Just booked a long Easter weekend trip to Steamboat. It will be the first trip out west for my kids who are aged 12 & 8. I found lodging deals that were too good to pass up at the Sheraton and airfares were cheaper flying into Hayden than they were into Denver, which is crazy in my mind.
Upon reflection, I started wondering if there is good reason for such good deals. I'm aware of the lower base elevation and westward face. Having never been to The Boat, I am a little concerned that it may be a little late in the season for optimal conditions. Dates are March 24-28, I guess every year is different and is up to the snow gods anyway. Powpow or slush, we will have a great time I'm sure!