A winter storm rolled into northwest Colorado last weekend and dropped 19 inches of snow on the summit of Steamboat Resort. The storm total is an early October record, rivaled only by the 14 inches that was recorded at the summit Oct. 4, 2013.

This afternoon, there’s nothing but blue sky in every direction. With temperatures forecast in the 50s through this weekend, the snow won’t stick around long, but it’s a welcome reminder that winter is on the way.

Steamboat’s first snow of the season was recorded on Sept. 16, but this latest storm brought the first big, fluffy flakes to downtown Steamboat. In Colorado, some of the most beautiful scenes are when the seasons are changing. With golden fall colors on the leaves and pristine, white snow falling from the sky, this is one of my favorite times of year.

Opening day is just 50 days away. Scholarship Day on Nov. 22 is our annual opening tradition, when revenue from specially priced lift tickets benefits the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club Scholarship Fund. Scholarship Day has raised over $1 million for the fund, which provides financial support for local children participating in club programs.

Steamboat is open Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 22. Find information about hiking, biking, activities and events at Steamboat.com/fall.


Nicole Miller is the digital communications manager at Steamboat Resort and manages the ski area’s social media channels. She moved to Steamboat in 2006 after earning a Bachelor of Science in journalism from the University of Colorado in Boulder. She enjoys rooftop margaritas and snuggling with her dog, Tija.