We’re giving you more. “More of what?” you might ask. More skiing, more music and more snow. I can guarantee the first two, but Mother Nature plays a role in the third, and she’s delivering this morning.

Our Bud Light Rocks the Boat free concert series continues today with Ripe playing the Steamboat Stage at 3:30. You can get free music every Saturday through closing weekend. Our Saturday concerts are the biggest parties in town. Locals, visitors, dogs and kids are welcome.

More skiing comes in the form of giving you more of what we all want: More time to ride the lifts. With the clocks changing tonight, we push our lift operations back, but only on closing times. So starting today, you can ride from 8:30am to 4:30pm. And if that’s not enough, night skiing now kicks off at 6pm and keeps going until 9pm. The real bonus is in the upper lifts, where you can ride Burgess Creek, Storm Peak, Sundown and Sunshine lifts an additional 45 minutes. More time to soak up the sun or ski fresh lines, kinda like today. It’s been snowing, and more will fall as the day goes on. Check out all the extended lift hours.

Looking out a few weeks is a fun event for all. The Slash & Burn Banked Slalom is open for registration. Sign up and compete against the best or stop by and check out the fun in between runs.

Don’t tell the boss, but I slept in today. Slept in to save some energy to ski off the Four Points lift until 4:15 today. I’m rolling the dice that there’ll be fresh lines to be skied. If no freshies, then there will be sun. And if the sun is not out, I’ll be checking out the music at the base with a few good friends.

Hope to see ya soon.


Garett Mariano, Alpine skier

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