Austin Skiers


Steamboat Springs, CO 

January 18-25, 2020

An Austin Favorite!
 

The Resort

Steamboat Ski Resort is located just outside Steamboat Springs – a premier ski resort in NW Colorado 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 (turned 75 last year) and started his 48th year of skiing! 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. You'll also get some of the best "tree-lift" served skiing anywhere.


The Skiing
With an average annual snowfall of 336" - one of the most among Colorado ski resorts, you'll find plenty of great skiing (Trail Maps}

over the 1,832 acres! Because of it's location in the Northwest part of Colorado, they get storm fronts tracking from Utah and Wyoming - so when others report scant snow Steamboat may have a "powder day." Steamboat has a base elevation of 6,900' rising to the Summit/Mt Werner at 10,568' with a mid-mountain elevation of 9,080'.

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 450' long, 56'-wide half-pipe with 18' walls. The adjacent terrain parks 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 Powdercat Skiing!"

Steamboat is undergoing some changes - on April 15 they began tearing out the 30 year-old Doppelmayr gondola. It's replacement at a cost of $15M will increase lift capacity by 38% thereby reducing ride time from 12 to 10 minutes and adding 12 new cars for a total of 137. It will move more than 1,000 additional people per hour.

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 snow-making 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 Powderhounds.com for on/off mountain dining and the apr├Ęs-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 early 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 Jeff Zarse know at steamboat@austinskiers.org

Airline Schedule:
 Southwest Airlines

JAN 18  WN2506    AUS/DEN    6:15AM/7:30AM

JAN 25  WN4121    DEN/AUS    5:25PM/8:35PM





You must be a current Austin Skiers member to join a trip. 

NOTE: Prices and air subject to change

Read Austin Skiers Cancel Policy

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Registration will open on August 23
at 12 noon


T
rip Chair:
 Jeff Zarse
Assistant Trip Chair:
Mary Jo Humphreys


Full Trip Price:  $1,200
(air, lodging,  and ground transportation included)

Single Supplement: $720
(additional cost)

Ground Only: $863
(lodging only)


Ground Transportation (to/from airport):

$91/person - round trip
$52 (airport to lodging - lunch incl) $40 (lodging to airport no lunch)

(additional cost for Ground only participants) 
 

ADULTS (All Ages) - Lift Tickets
(Senior Group Lift Tickets are not available).

3 days -   $238
4 days -   $278
5 days -   $321
6 days -   $373

NOTE: IKON Pass 
Guests purchasing their 2019-20 IKON Pass product from Ski White Diamond will have the following: $60 credit toward any trip offered by Ski White Diamond this season.  For IKON purchase see this LINK.


$300 DEPOSIT REQUIRED PER PERSON. MAKE CHECK PAYABLE TO AUSTIN SKIERS AND MAIL IT TO THE TRIP CHAIR. YOUR SPOT IS NOT SECURE UNTIL WE RECEIVE YOUR DEPOSIT CHECK. FULL PAYMENT IS DUE: 11/22/19
 
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* DO NOT PAY WITH A CREDIT CARD VIA OUR WEBSITE! 

* Many credit cards provide free trip insurance with payment of a trip.  This could save you 6-8% on your trip. Check with your credit card provider regarding the scope of coverage. 


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