Austin Skiers

Steamboat Springs, CO 

Feb 9-16, 2019

An Austin Favorite!
 

The Resort

Steamboat Ski Resort is located just outside Steamboat Springs – a premier ski resort with plenty of terrain that’s covered in “Champagne Powder” - a term “Steamboat” created used to describe the light fluffy snow that falls in abundance. "Ski" magazine" just released their 2019 survey and Steamboat was among the top 10 for "most charm" in the West. It has a rich Western history replete with cowboys, ranches and horses. It’s often called Ski Town, U.S.A. due to the fact that it was produced more Olympians than any other town in the country. None other than Billy Kidd calls Steamboat home! He was the first American to win an alpine medal when he came in 2nd in the mens slalom at the 1964 Innsbruck Olympic games. He serves as director of skiing at Steamboat. 


The Skiing
With an average annual snowfall of 360" - one of the most among Colorado ski resorts, you'll find plenty of great skiing (Trail Maps)!  Steamboat is a paradise for intermediate skiers! Many of the single black runs are also great for strong intermediate riders. If you're a rider or a free-style skier, put your skills to the test on the Mavericks Superpipe, a 500' long, 56'-wide half-pipe with 18' walls.  The adjacent terrain park offers a variety of rails, and a miniature version of the Superpipe with 5' walls - perfect for novices!  The mix of trails by ability is: 14% Beginner, 42% Intermediate, and 44% Advanced, with the longest run, “Why Not”, just over three miles. Those skiers looking for "fresh tracks" can head out "cat skiing" with "Steamboat Powdercats."

Steamboat was chosen as No. 11 Western ski resort for 2018 by SKI Magazine. The Christie Peak Express, a high speed six-passenger lift makes the ride time to the summit of Christie Peak to just under five minutes.  An option to unload at the midway station also guarantees easy access to the Headwall area.  If you haven’t been to Steamboat recently, the Headwall area has undergone a transformation to make the area more beginner-friendly, with a complete re-grade of the entire terrain, and improved snowmaking capabilities. 

The Town
Steamboat (pop. 12,690) is a town with a long, rich history and an authentic western flair - it's one of the elite ski towns in North America. Most notable is the simple, genuine friendliness and relaxed, down-home atmosphere that will make you feel welcome during your ski vacation.   There are really two towns - a village at the base area of the resort, and the town of Steamboat Springs itself. Both offer an array of dining and nightlife options and shopping as well. Check out this list put together by Powderhouds.com for on/off mountain dining and the après-ski scene. 

Accommodations

We'll be staying in the elegant 2-bedroom/2-bath condominiums at Canyon Creek, located about 1/4 mile from the Steamboat Gondola (9 min walk or short shuttle).  There is large outdoor heated pool & hot tub, a workout that overlooks the pool and sits above the lobby. Each condo is equipped with a fully-equipped kitchen, living area with a gas fireplace, washer/dryer, large covered balcony and Free Wi-Fi along with parking. While this is not a ski-in/ski-out location you'll find free private shuttles are available to transport guests to skiing, dining, shopping and nightlife in the historic downtown district.  Ski shuttles run every 10 mins, and trips into town every half hour till 11PM. From getting onto the shuttle to the slopes its a 5-minute ride!
Condo Address: 2740 Eagle Ridge Drive, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
Local phone: (970) 879-6606

Transportation 
We have a late morning departure from Austin on a non-stop flight into Denver. We board a bus for a 3 hour scenic ride to Steamboat Springs.  Return flight is an afternoon departure which allows plenty of time for the 3 hour bus ride.   If you want transportation to the Snowmass Trip on Feb 16, please let Gary Roth know at steamboat@austinskiers.org

Air - Southwest Airlines

February   9, 2019 - SWA#2929 - AUS/DEN -  11:25 AM-12:40 PM (Nonstop)
February 16, 2019 - SWA#3124 - DEN/AUS -  2:50  PM-5:55 PM (Nonstop)





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Space is available for 2 couples.  Your registration will be on the waitlist and Gary will change the registration manually for the first 2 couples.

Trip Chair:  Gary Roth


Full Trip Price: $1,160
(air & lodging, bus is extra)

Ground Only: $842
(no air, bus is extra)

Single Supplement: $641
(additional cost)
Ground Transportation (to/from airport):
$43/person - one way
$85/person - round trip
*note this is a separate cost and includes porterage. 

ADULTS (All Ages) - Lift Tickets
(Senior Group Lift Tickets are not available).
3 days -   $268
4 days -   $349
5 days -   $412
6 days -   $462

NOTE: IKON Pass 
Guests purchasing their 2018-19 IKON Pass product from Ski White Diamond will have the following: $50 credit toward any trip offered by Ski White Diamond this season.  For IKON purchase see this LINK


Full Payment is required.
MAKE YOUR CHECK PAYABLE TO AUSTIN SKIERS AND MAIL IT TO THE TRIP CHAIR:

Gary Roth
305 The Hills Dr
AUSTIN, TX 78738


FULL PAYMENT IS DUE: 9/24/18
 
If you wish to pay the balance of your trip via credit card tell your trip chair so that an invoice can be generated via Pay Pal. (A 3% fee will be applied.) DO NOT PAY WITH A CREDIT CARD VIA OUR WEBSITE! 

NOTE: Many credit cards provide free trip insurance with payment of a trip.  This could save you 6% on your trip. Check with your credit card provider. 


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