There is a lot of time between now and mid-December in which time pandemic measures will certainly evolve. We are currently evaluating and refining how we can adjust our operations in order to do our part to mitigate the associated risks of COVID-19. Given a large amount of uncertainty associated with the pandemic, we have not yet finalized these plans, but we do know that we will be abiding by any federal, state, or county mandated precautions.
With great pleasure, behold the Best of 2020 image gallery. Of the 127,464 images we took this winter, we have whittled down the mass to a manageable gallery of 500+ images for you to peruse. It took some time but for whatever reason, be it the epic face shot, the beautiful landscape, the smiling faces or the perfect crash sequence, we have created the gallery for us all to relish in one of our greatest wintery seasons ever.
As of today, Steamboat Powdercats is closing our doors on the 19/20 season due to the obvious reasons. Last night the Governor of Colorado issued an executive order requiring the closure of downhill ski resorts due to the presence of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in mountain communities with limited care capacity. We feel it prudent that we do our part and also shut down our operations.
Every year, we hear it from our guests that it is becoming harder and harder to book trips with us as our calendar fills up fast. We applaud everyone for wanting to come and have created a loyal following of returning guests who rebook their same day of the week year in and year out. We are laying it out now so everyone knows how to rebook or get in line for next seasons powder day with us.
We kicked off our 37th season today. It's been way too long since we last got to play on the pass. We had our new cat "Nala" out today with a ripping crew of repeat guests and loads of guides. After a 10-day training of our 6 new guides and an outstanding mechanic, we are very stoked to get this season rolling.
We hope we never wake up from this snowy dreamlike state we are in. 6" on the stake when we arrived at 9:00 am to the cabin this morning and another 3" fell during the day. Say what? It's as if our own fairy snow mother has waved her wand over Northwestern Colorado and her crystalized magic is falling from the heavens.