Seeking the next best ski
- Nov 8, 2015
- Steamboat Springs, Co
It would be a game changer for steamboat adding in that area. It’s the kind of terrain the mountain has come up short on. I’m sure there are some locals not excited about that though.I am still uncertain as to what area is encompassed in the expansion. I will have to see if there's a more detailed map
I've got a 3 week trip to Utah Feb-Mar next year and plan to swing by and hopefully get a couple days at Steamboat mid March on my way back home. Will definitely hit you up as the time gets closer...
So this is when I'll be coming out- my rental is done in Salt Lake on Mar 15, so I'll leave there and drive to Steamboat on the 15th and will most likely ski Mar 16-18. Really excited to get back as I haven't skied at Steamboat since the early 90's. So I'll be happy with any type of conditions/crowds12-19 is typically very busy. Hard to say about the weather, Ive been in full on spring skiing to 10* and deep powder.
Have a great trip there, Steamboat was a ton of fun. It was a great place to go with my dad because he was able to have fun on the groomers while I zipped through the trees, and we were able to meet up at the bottom and ride the lift up together.
@Eagle93 , perhaps the lodge runs a shuttle to the base? Lots of the lodgings have shuttles so with a bit of luck, maybe.
There is Right-O-Way but it may be a bit of a hike to catch unless there's a cut through path. I don't recall any specific locations as many of the homes between you and the trail appear to be private verse condos on the opposite side of the hill ... under the Gondola - Ski Trail Lane area.
The Scandinavian Lodge folks would likely know if any shortcuts exist if not having a shuttle option.
It's very flat with a little bit of uphill in places in the last 1/3 as you really get to the base (snowfall and grooming dependent I'd imagine). I wound up doing some polling/skating when coming down that way last season, even when well groomed. Prior to that it was OK - just your standard gentle slope.From Google Earth, it looks like there is only 500' of vertical from Thunderhead bottom terminal to the Gondola terminal. Not much drop over about a mile of distance as the crow flies between the two.
very true, with powder I don't know one could ski clear to the base without a track or two allowing one to keep up the speed needed to get past the Christie III lift ... and that may be optimistic.It's very flat with a little bit of uphill in places in the last 1/3 as you really get to the base (snowfall and grooming dependent I'd imagine). I wound up doing some polling/skating when coming down that way last season, even when well groomed. Prior to that it was OK - just your standard gentle slope.
That's a good point. I'll check that out as that would be best if it is a powder morning. The walk to Thunderhead doesn't concern me, but trying to ski/skate down a catwalk isn't appealing on any day, let alone with a coating of fluff to slow us down. From Google Earth, it looks like there is only 500' of vertical from Thunderhead bottom terminal to the Gondola terminal. Not much drop over about a mile of distance as the crow flies between the two.
It does seem like that entire area near Thunderhead is private homes... probably makes a cut-through unlikely and probably makes the Scandinavian Lodge an unpopular neighbor as the only condo in the area. From a quick look on Zillow, most of the homes are in the $2M-$8M range. The few vacant lots are priced between $786k and $1.8M
maybe im not following the posts correctly but you dont need to go to the base if you can walk to/get dropped off at thunderhead.
yes, that neighborhood is all residences and a steep walk up hill to Thundehead. on a powder day., that road is not the best to walk on. its narrow and there's little room for cars. Oh, and you wont find a home there for 2M. .