Our family just arrived home from seven wonderful days in Steamboat. We drove in from Michigan on the 21st/22nd and skiied five days. On our day off we did the Strawberry Park Hot Springs. What a blast! The kids loved it and the Sweat Pea Tours driver was really fun. The mountain was less crowded when we arrived in blue sky and sunshine and got busier as the week went on. Other than the gondola, though, we never waited more than a few minutes. The Stormpeak and Pony lifts rarely had lines, and we had one really great powder day. The high point of the week was heading over to Howlson hill Wednesday night to watch the Olympic hopefuls practice. My husband and I stood at the bottom of the hill and talked to the managers and listened to the athletes receive pointers from coaches while the kids climbed up and actually stood with the coach as the athletes took off. What an amazing experience!! The managers pointed out the past champions and the athletes were very accomodating to all of the kids watching. We LOVE Steamboat, this was our fourth trip, and can't wait to go back in March for the Nastar Championships! An excellent trip and mountain, highly reccommended!
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12/30/05 at 4:14pm