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October 13, 2009

Great Book--Life in the Boat

I got a request to review a book by Joanne Palmer of Steamboat Springs. You can read her weekly column here. The book is a compilation of her weekly columns and she is outstanding to read.

You can buy the book on

Cheating on a hairdresser. Come on, that is just funny stuff. Plenty of stories about raising kids and in general living in a small ski town.

I am bookmarking her weekly column and adding it to the links at the sidebar.

Posted by Justin at 12:02 PM

September 17, 2006

Nice Early Snow at Steamboat

Jon at Steamboat Blog posts this little nugget:

I just heard from a friend that Buffalo Pass just above Steamboat Springs got 1.5 feet of fresh snow last night. That means that the ski area probably got over a foot on top. As you can see from the picture below the grass on Heavenly Daze is virtually covered which is no small feat because it was pretty tall and standing a couple of days ago. It is still snowing up there and it just started snowing nice sized flakes here at the base of the Steamboat Ski area. The forecast is for more snow tonight so I'll keep you posted. I'm trying to get up the gondola to see it for myself but it is closed due to the weather at the moment.

I talked to Jon yesterday and he sent several other pics of snow across the Front Range. We are full swing into fall now.

Posted by Justin at 11:42 AM

July 18, 2006

Tired of $75 Lift Tickets? Pony up $100M+ and Buy Steamboat

The Boston Glob has an article stating that American is putting Steamboat on the Market:

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. --American Skiing Co. said Friday it is looking to sell the Steamboat Springs ski area, five years after putting the resort on the market and then backing out of a deal at the last minute.

Park City, Utah-based American Skiing confirmed it has retained Bear Stearns & Company to market the sale. The company owns eight ski areas in Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Colorado and Utah.

"Steamboat's status as a world-renowned destination resort, combined with the financial performance generated by its tremendous management team and dedicated staff, have positioned the resort for success well into the future," said BJ Fair, American Skiing's CEO and president who was in Steamboat Springs to meet with employees Friday. "Our intent is to drive the maximum value for the company's stakeholders."

The company last tried to sell the Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. as part of a financial reorganization in 2001. The sale to Triple Peaks LLC for $91.4 million was scheduled to go through in March 2002, but American Skiing backed out.


Posted by Justin at 03:36 PM | Comments (1)

December 03, 2005

Steamboat is Sick, but even sicker when it is A. Free and B. You get first tracks

Why does Wil torment me like this:

A gift from the gods I tell you. That’s what we received last night. It snowed a rock-star 15″ on the mountain and this morning, yours truly enjoyed first tracks! I moseyed to the head of the line, grinning as if getting away with something criminal, while no less than a hundred or two ski patrons waited for the gondola to open I could only think, “Wow, this is going to be awesome isn’t it?”

The answer was, of course, yes.

As the gondola zipped up the mountain Rich, my volunteer supervisor, and I spoke a little bit about Steamboat, the amazing snowfall, and so on, but deep down inside all I could think was, “This is going to be sick isn’t it?!”

And, as you already know, the answer was yes.

Rip it up dude!

Posted by Justin at 04:05 PM