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steamboat report for blues

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Just skied 3 days at steamboat. Mon was overcast and lightly snowing, Tue was snowing all day with 6-18 inches of powder on all the runs, Thurs was sunny all day, but a bit chiily, and the snow was "sqweeky". I have to say that for the first time at SB we really enjoyed the trip. We stayed at Super 8, which was a great place, very close to the mountain and a great outdoor hot tub! The resort itself was impressive and very friendly with a lot of ambasadors to help when needed. We skied Mon-Thurs and for mid week this was Great!. Very open trails and really fun. We really loved Wally's world, and BUDDY'S RUN. Very long, intermediate, runs. We ventured into a blue/black run today, Longhorn, which was very nice. A bit narrow but very skiable for our level. I know a lot of the reports are geared toward the expert, but since my wife and I are blue skiiers, mostly, that is what I can report.
We had several good meals at the local eaterys. First night was at The Tap House, a local bar/restaurant with decent food and a good local atmosphere. Second day we ate lunch at the Cantina. About 1000 choices of tequila, and good food. We also ate dinner at Johnny be Goods, great people and good food. We breakfasts one morning at the Village inn at the Holliday Inn, and it was ok and right accross the street from the Super 8,motel. If you stay at the Super 8 get a room on the 2nd or 3rd floor,with an East side view. Right accross the street from the SB trails. We would highly recommend this as a destination ski trip IF the conditions(snow) are right. Which they were for us.
Happy skiing!!!!!
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Glad to hear that...

you enjoyed "the boat". Some folks complain that there isn't enough challenging terrain at Steamboat and that may be true but the place is huge and there is enough there for just about everyone. Your timing was great as I was there the week before and conditions were not good but who can control mother nature. At least they had snow to ski on which is more than some places in the Northwest US can say this year.
I find that the top of "Tomahawk" can get chewed up really quickly especially considering that that particular part of the mountain is geared for beginner/intermediates. It doesn't take long for that area to develop some pretty decent sized bumps between scratched over ice patches. Hope you return to Steamboat and continue to enjoy it in the future.
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