Ahhh, the final weekend before the mountain officially opens for the winter season. This is exactly the time of year I take a last-minute rundown on my gear and make sure I’ve got everything ready to go when the first rope drops.

Skis: Waxed, sharpened and ready? Check!
Boots: Inner shell still fits without feeling too packed out? Check!
Helmet, gloves and parka: Pulled out of the hallway closet? Check!
And most importantly, ski pass? DOUBLE CHECK!

When the chairlifts begin to churn and our trails officially open this year, I’m planning to be ready. And with the recent snowfall provided by Mother Nature herself, our mountain is beginning to really take shape.

Four Points mountain cam, clouded with snow.

As you begin to gear up like me, you might want to take this opportunity to bookmark a few helpful resources.

If you’re curious to see how the resort is quickly becoming a winter wonderland, feel free to spend some time viewing the Steamboat mountain cams.

If you’re the type that needs the latest conditions sent directly to your phone, make sure to register for QuickTrax mobile alerts.

Four Points chairlift and view of the valley.

For the latest weather conditions and forecast, go here: Steamboat mountain conditions report.

And for a selection of area maps including our trails, navigating the base area and parking maps, go here: Resort Maps

Getting things in order now will save you headaches and a slow start to your season of fun. So get things dialed in and get ready. This is going to be a GREAT winter!


Dave Wittlinger, Alpine skier

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