3 FEET OF SNOW AT SUMMIT IN PAST 3 DAYS

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Storm Brings 13 Inches in 24-Hours; 29 Inches in 48-Hours and 44 Inches in Past 7 Days At Summit and Nearly 12 Feet of Snow Blankets Mountain Since October 1 Including 6.5 Feet In December

Santa Claus is going to have a hard time impressing holiday guests after Powder Claus delivered several feet of Champagne Powder® snow from a series of storms across the Steamboat Ski Resort. With snow still falling across the mountain, the Steamboat Ski Resort is closing in on the 150-inch season snowfall mark for the year.

"It truly is a white Christmas in Steamboat," said Rob Perlman, president and chief operating officer for the Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation. "Snow began falling in Steamboat around December 11th and hasn't let up. With another storm on the horizon, Steamboat should be at the very top of every powderhounds wish list right now for the holidays."

Steamboat is currently in a storm cycle that has yielded 10.5 inches at mid-mtn and 13 at the summit in 24-hours; 22 inches and 29 inches in 48-hours and 39.75 inches and 44.25 inches in the last seven days. Snowfall will continue over the mountains today with additional accumulations of 2 to 4 inches. After a brief lull Thursday morning, snow is expected to increase during the afternoon into Christmas Eve as another system moves into the area.

In December, snow has fallen 15 out of 23 days with 8 of those days recording four or more inches. The resort has enjoyed 23 inches more this month than at the same time last winter and 17 percent more than the December monthly average of 67 inches with 8 days still to go. So far this season, Steamboat has seen 5.5" in October; 58.5" in November; and 79.5" in December for a combined total of 143.5" (11.96 feet). The resort is reporting a 51-inch base at mid-mountain and 58-inch base at the summit on powder conditions.

Currently 15 lifts with 161 trails covering 2,900 acres, or 98% of the resort's terrain, are open, including the resort's entire legendary tree skiing areas. A complete list of open mountain trails and lifts is available each morning. The resort anticipates opening Rabbit Ears Terrain Park within the next day or two. In addition, several new pocket parks on Vagabond and lower Concentration are on tap to open by the New Year.

"With more storms headed to Steamboat-Ski Town, U.S.A.® over the coming days, winter is in full force and everyone should be ready for any type of weather. DEEP SNOW CONDITIONS exist on all parts of the mountain," said John Kohnke, patrol director. "If skiing and riding in deep snow or near trees, steer clear of tree wells and stay with a partner. Remember; there is always room for a friend on a powder day."

With an avalanche warning in effect for the backcountry around the ski resort, the current Colorado Avalanche Information Center backcountry avalanche rating for the Steamboat zone is HIGH near and above treeline slopes and CONSIDERABLE below treeline. In addition, the CAIC recommends avoiding traveling in or under avalanche terrain or any slope steeper than about 30 degrees. Skiers and riders venturing beyond the resort boundary need to be cautious of unstable conditions, carry proper equipment and be knowledgeable of backcountry terrain.

Steamboat is serving up heaps of Champagne Powder® snow and package values almost as deep as the snow! Steamboat's nonstop flight program offers convenient access to Ski Town, U.S.A.® via nonstop air service from 11 major airports on Alaska, American, Delta and United Airlines. Contact Steamboat Central Reservations® to explore travel options or for winter vacation packages including the SVIP package at 800-922-2722.


100-INCH SNOW MARK SURPASSED DUE TO NEARLY
TWO FEET OF POWDER IN TWO DAYS

Storm Brings 10.5 Inches in 24-Hours; 22.5 Inches in 48-Hours and 34.5 Inches in Past 7 Days

More Than 8.5 Feet of Snow Has Blanketed The Mountain Since October 1

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO-December 16, 2015-With snow still falling across the mountain, the Steamboat Ski Resort surpassed the 100-inch season snowfall mark for the year due to a series of storms over the past week and nearly a foot of Champagne Powder® snow which fell overnight.

"This past week has been a huge snow maker, providing one of the largest mid-mountain bases of the major Colorado destination resorts, and a summit base that's topping out over 40 inches," said Rob Perlman, president and chief operating officer for the Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation. "Steamboat is enjoying some of the best snow in the Colorado Rocky Mountains."

Steamboat is currently in a storm cycle that has yielded 10.5 inches in 24-hours; 22.5 inches in 48-hours and 34.5 inches in the past seven days at mid-mountain. Snowfall will continue for the northern mountains with an uptick on Wednesday evening and during the day Thursday when a shortwave moves over the area, bringing possibly 6 to 11 inches of new snow.

In December, snow has fallen 9 out of 16 days with 4 of those days recording four or more inches. So far this season, Steamboat has seen 5.5" in October; 58.5" in November; and 39.75" in December for a combined total of 103.75" (8.65 feet). The resort is reporting a 42-inch base at mid-mountain and 41-inch base at the summit on powder conditions. Currently 13 lifts with 120 trails covering 2,085 acres, or 70% of the resort's terrain, are open, including most of the resort's legendary tree skiing areas. The resort recently opened Sunshine Bowl and Morningside Park as well as some of its extreme terrain such as the Chutes off Mt. Werner (10,568 feet). Additional terrain is expected to be available over the coming week. As conditions change, lift operations and terrain may vary based on additional snow. A complete list of open mountain trails and lifts is available each morning.

Snowmaking crews recently surpassed the 95 million gallons mark, far ahead of what is typical for this time of year, and will continue to take advantage of weather patterns that are favorable to snowmaking. Crews are currently focused on Huffman's, Moonlight, lower Valley View, Bashor Bowl, Maverick's Halfpipe, NASTAR, Rough Rider, Sundial and Voo Doo. As snowmaking slows, the resort anticipates opening Rabbit Ears Terrain Park as early as this weekend. In addition, several new pocket parks on Vagabond and lower Concentration will open over the coming week.

"With more storms headed to Steamboat-Ski Town, U.S.A.® over the coming days, winter is in full force and everyone should be ready for any type of weather. DEEP SNOW CONDITIONS exist on all parts of the mountain," said John Kohnke, patrol director. "If skiing and riding in deep snow or near trees, steer clear of tree wells and stay with a partner. Remember; there is always room for a friend on a powder day."

The current Colorado Avalanche Information Center backcountry avalanche rating for the Steamboat zone is CONSIDERABLE near and above treeline slopes and MODERATE below treeline. Skiers and riders venturing beyond the resort boundary need to be cautious of unstable conditions, carry proper equipment and be knowledgeable of backcountry terrain.

Steamboat is serving up heaps of Champagne Powder® snow and package values almost as deep as the snow! Steamboat's nonstop flight program offers convenient access to Ski Town, U.S.A.® via nonstop air service from 11 major airports on Alaska, American, Delta and United Airlines. Contact Steamboat Central Reservations® to explore travel options or for winter vacation packages including the SVIP package at 800-922-2722.


Tahoe Storms Delivering Big Snow!

Wow did it snow hard here in the Sierras last night, and there's more on the way! Schools are closed, the sound of plows and avi blasts fill the air, and the trees are heavy with pillows of white stuff. Its gorgeous! Come on up! Every resort is open, the skiing is phenomenal. And there's more storms on the way!
Come on up to Tahoe and go skiing with NASTC!


Wolf Creek Snowfall so far this Season 161"

Settled Midway Base: 75 Inches

Snowfall Last 24 hours: 28 Inches

Snowfall Last 48h hours: 28 Inches

Latest Storm Total: 28 Inches

Wolf Creek Ski Area is enjoying the 28 inches that Santa gifted right before Christmas! Skies are overcast and it's still snowing at Wolf Creek! The skiing is fantastic with powder galore! Santa will visit Wolf Creek on December 24th and December 25th.

Accommodations can be found in the mountain towns of Pagosa Springs or South Fork, Colorado.


moved through Colorado's high country today, leaving a fresh blanket of powder on the slopes of Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) resorts. This most recent round of snowfall will yield joyful conditions for skiers and snowboarders leading into the holiday season.

The storm left substantial accumulation across Colorado's ski resorts, with resorts in the southwestern part of the state hit especially hard. Wolf Creek received 23 inches of snow, while Purgatory recorded 14 inches in the last 24 hours and 25 inches since Saturday. Silverton Mountain, which opens for the season on Saturday, December 19, measured 12 inches of new snow overnight and 22 inches this week. Additionally, Telluride saw 3 inches of new snow.

Closer to Denver, Front Range skiers and snowboarders rejoiced as Winter Park received 11.5 inches of fresh snow while Loveland measured 10 inches. Eldora recorded 9 inches of fresh powder, Arapahoe Basin and Cooper saw 8 inches, and Copper Mountain welcomed 5 inches of fresh powder. Further north, Steamboat welcomed a foot of new snow and Howelsen Hill measured 6 inches. Ski Granby Ranch recorded 8 inches of fresh powder, setting up a memorable Opening Day this Thursday, December 17.

Elsewhere in Ski Country, an impressive 14 inches of new snow fell on Snowmass, while Aspen Mountain saw 9 inches and Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk each recorded 8 inches of fresh powder. Sunlight recorded 7 inches of new snow, Monarch saw 6.5 inches, Powderhorn welcomed 5 inches of powdery accumulation, and Crested Butte saw one inch of new snow.

By the end of the week, all 21 of CSCUSA's member ski areas and resorts will be open for the season. Ski Granby Ranch will open Thursday, December 17 while Silverton Mountain opens Saturday, December 19.


OVER A FOOT OF FRESH POWDER AT WINTER PARK RESORT!

WINTER PARK, Colo. (December 15, 2015) - The biggest single snowfall of the season so far has dropped 13" of fresh powder on Winter Park Resort in 24 hours, with even more on the way. For the season, Winter Park has already racked up over 100" of total snow, approximately 120% of average for this time of year.


Winter Storm delivers THE GOODS WITH MORE THAN a foot OF SNOW at aspen snowmass

Aspen Snowmass, Colo., December 15, 2015 - Aspen Snowmass was in the crosshairs as a winter storm dumped from 8-14 inches of snow in the last 24 hours, and it's still coming down. Snowmass was buried with 14 inches. Aspen Mountain received 9 inches and Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk have seen 8 inches of new snow. To see current conditions and an up-to-date view of Aspen Snowmass, visit our roundshot panoramic cameras


With 3.5 Feet of Snowfall since Thursday, Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows to Open KT-22 Express, Headwall Express and Scott Chair

[Olympic Valley, Calif.] December 14, 2015 - Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows has been blanketed with 3.5 feet of snow over the last four days, and is ramping up for the holiday season with even more new terrain. On Tuesday, December 15, Squaw Valley is scheduled to open the iconic KT-22 Express at 1:00pm, conditions permitting. Voted best chairlift in North America for its 2,000 vertical feet of steeps, chutes, and cliffs, the KT-22 zone is a haven for expert skiers. Similarly, Alpine Meadows will open up some of its greatest intermediate and advanced terrain off of Scott chair in the Promised Land zone, also scheduled for Tuesday, December 15. Conditions permitting, Squaw Valley plans to open Headwall Express later this week. With these added lifts, the resort will be spinning a total of 27 chairlifts, accessing a wide variety of terrain for all ability levels. In addition, Alpine Meadows plans to open Tiegel terrain park on Tuesday, December 15, while Squaw Valley plans to open up Belmont park on Wednesday, December 16, with Gold Coast park scheduled for Saturday, December 19. The SnoVentures Start Park is currently open at the base of the mountain near Far East Express, and additional features will be added there this week.

Tahoe Super Pass Prices to Increase up to $100 after Dec. 15, 2015
Skiers and riders looking to take full advantage of this season's snowfall can purchase the Tahoe Super Pass starting at $429 for adults, and gain access to 6,000 acres, 42 lifts and over 270 trails at both Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows. Plus, Tahoe Super Pass Gold and Silver passholders receive benefits at Sugar Bowl and Sierra-at-Tahoe as well as the Worry-Free Guarantee: those who don't ski or ride at least five days on this season's pass will be credited up to four days towards their 2016-17 pass. Current prices are only available through December 15.

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Tahoe Storms Delivering Big Snow!

Wow did it snow hard here in the Sierras last night, and there's more on the way! Schools are closed, the sound of plows and avi blasts fill the air, and the trees are heavy with pillows of white stuff. Its gorgeous! Come on up! Every resort is open, the skiing is phenomenal. And there's more storms on the way!
Come on up to Tahoe and go skiing with NASTC!

It's a bluebird day in North Lake Tahoe!

Overall, North Lake Tahoe has received between 12-24" of snow within the last 24 hours. The skies are clearing making for a perfect powder weekend to come up and ski or ride, possibly even getting more fresh tracks with another storm system coming in on Sunday.

Copied below are the current stats and deals for all North Tahoe resorts.STATS & DEALS:

Alpine Meadows

New Snow (last 24 hours): 13"

Base Depth: 34"

Runs Open: 40

Deals:

Ski any 4 days for less than $73 per day

Boreal

New Snow (last 24 hours): 14"

Base Depth: 22"

Runs Open: 33

Deals:

$15 Fridays

3 Pack tickets

Diamond Peak

New Snow (last 24 hours): 14"

Base Depth: 30"

Runs Open: 17

Deals:

BYOP (bring your other pass): Show your seasonpass to any other resort and ski for $35 or $45 during holidays

Diamond Peak Stay & Ski package at Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort

Granlibakken

Skiing opening today December 11, 2015

Sledding Open

Deals:

$50 lessons

Homewood

New Snow (last 24 hours): 13"

Base Depth: 13"

Runs Open: 11

Deals:

Unrestricted 3 Pack

Drone Video Service

Ski Lessons: Learn to Ski & Ride Guarantee and Free Intermediate Lessons

Mt. Rose

New Snow (last 24 hours): 13"

Base Depth: 40"

Runs Open: 46

Deals:

Save when purchasing tickets and rentals online

Two Fer Tuesdays

Ladies Day Thursdays

Ski for a Discount the Day You Fly

Northstar

New Snow (last 24 hours): 24"

Base Depth: 18"

Runs Open: 50

Deals:

Book by January 7, 2016 and save

Squaw

New Snow (last 24 hours): 17"

Base Depth: 34"

Runs Open: 7

Deals:

Ski any 4 days for less than $73 per day

Soda Springs

New Snow (last 24 hours): 13"

Base Depth: N/A

Runs Open: 5, Tube Town and Planet Kids

Deals:

Save money by booking online

Sugar Bowl / Royal Gorge

New Snow (last 24 hours): 21"

Base Depth: 28"

Runs Open: 16

Deals:

Buy online and save

Ski and Stay Package

Tahoe Donner

New Snow (last 24 hours): 12"

Base Depth: 18"

Runs Open: Downhill and Alder Creek Adventure Center for cross country

Deals:

Parents' Day Tuesdays

Wacky Wednesdays

Throwback Thursdays

School Dayz

Exclusive deals on Twitter and Facebook

Tahoe XC

New Snow (last 24 hours): 12"


Wolf Creek's total snowfall year-to-date is an astonishing 110 inches!

Summit Base Midway Depth Last 24 Hours Last 48 Hours Snowfall YTD

52" 51" 12" 13" 110

Latest Storm: 32"

Wolf Creek closes the month of November with the monthly snow total of 84 inches of powder.

The continuous moisture has created excellent conditions!

The most recent storm dropped 32 of powder alone, creating a settled base of 51 inches.

Wolf Creek has a variety of events to help everyone get out and enjoy the copious amounts of snow.


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