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The Colorado Department of Education announced that the Steamboat Springs School District is one of 14 districts statewide to be “Accredited with Distinction.”
The Department of Education announced the school districts that received the highest accreditation rating based on a new process that evaluates whether districts experience academic growth based on certain performance indicators and prepare students for postsecondary education or careers.
“I just wrote staff an e-mail saying compliments to each and every one of you for your high standards, professionalism and commitment to our students. I am privileged to work with you,” Steamboat Springs Superintendent Shalee Cunningham said. “That’s how I feel. I really believe this entire community is…
With 9 inches of new snow Monday, Steamboat Ski Area broke the record for snowiest November in resort history.
The previous record was set in 2005, when 83 inches fell on the mountain.
As of 5 a.m. Tuesday, the resort had received 90 inches of November snow with one more day to go in the month.
The mountain reported a midmountain base of 47 inches and a 62-inch base at the summit, which Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. reported is the deepest base in the state.
“Obviously, whenever we get snow, it’s a great message, but to be able to say it’s a record-breaking November, it really gets our guests near and far excited for the upcoming ski season,” Ski Corp. spokeswoman Loryn Kasten said.
Joe Ramey, climate specialist and forecaster with the National…
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The Home of Champagne Powder® snow will be serving up a plate full of pre-holiday powder when it opens for the 2010/11 season on Wednesday, November 24th with 5 lifts, approximately 926 acres and 66 trails, including much of its legendary tree terrain. In addition, a specially-priced $30 lift ticket and a $20 lower mountain lift ticket option will be offered on opening day, also known as Scholarship Day.
“You have to go back more than a decade, all the way to the 1996/97 winter, to see as phenomenal a start to the season as we’re experiencing this year,” said Chris Diamond, president and chief operating officer of the Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation. “With arguably the best snow conditions in Colorado, powderhounds at Steamboat will truly have…
Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. started making snow Tuesday evening, according to a news release from the resort.
A record 93 guns were being used, the release stated.
“The early season snow product will be significantly improved this winter due to ongoing snowmaking improvements, technological advancement and additional hardware,” said Doug Allen, Ski Corp.'s vice president of mountain operations. “With this technology, crews take advantage of shorter cold weather windows; cover more of the trail; and treat guests to a drastically better early season skiing and riding product in the process.”
Steamboat’s snowmaking system was expanded and upgraded this summer resulting in an increase in water flow, pressure, production and power, according to the…
Economist Carl Steidtmann offered an audience of Steamboat Springs business people the prospect of a thaw in consumer spending in time for the holidays. However, he likened the steepness of the hits the local economy has taken during the past 30 months to a double black diamond ski run.
“You lost 2,000 of Steamboat’s 15,000 jobs over a 30-
month period. That’s a fairly depressing number,” Steidtmann said. “The fact that you’re surviving this tells me you are very savvy businesspeople. I think (employment) will stabilize in the summer and fall (of 2011). Consumers are coming out of the bunker to spend more on gifts and entertainment.”
Steidtmann is the chief economist for Deloitte Research and works on behalf of a list of global clients. He’s also a…
YVRA is in the middle of a $6.8 million project that, when completed, will include a new restaurant, an expanded baggage claim area and a second story on the main terminal building. It’s the third and final phase of massive improvements that began in summer 2003 and have overhauled the Yampa Valley’s biggest travel hub.
This winter, interior work will continue on the new, ground-floor restaurant in the heart of the airport’s terminal. Rex Brice, owner of four Steamboat Springs restaurants, said he’s the “operations consultant” for the new eatery.
The restaurant is slated to open in about a year and will offer full-service, sit-down meals along with a grab-and-go format. Brice described the food as “whimsical American fare” that will be “spins on…
Forecasters say a major storm could bring 16 inches of snow to parts of the state.
Loveland Ski Area became the first resort in Colorado to open Sunday. One run opened at 9 AM with an 18 inch base of snow.
"This is the first time we've opened on a weekend in at least eight years" said John Sellers, resort spokesperson.
Arapahoe Basin is scheduled to open today.