28″ at Mid-Mountain and 34″ At The Summit in Past Two Days Nearly 6 Feet (70 inches) of Champagne Powder® Snow Has Fallen Since Nov. 4th

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO–November 28, 2005–The winter storm that started dumping snow Saturday, November 26th, in the Yampa Valley has brought the Steamboat Ski Area over two feet of Champagne Powder® snow at mid-mountain and nearly three feet at the summit in the past 48 hours. Snow continues to fall at this time in Ski Town, U.S.A. with an additional 5″ at mid-mountain since 5am this morning.

“While ski season in Colorado is off to a great start, once again, Steamboat’s proud to lead the pack in mid-mountain snow depths among the major destination resorts,” said Chris Diamond, president of the Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation. “We’re only six days into the season and the resort has opened with phenomenal snow, 3600 vertical feet of top-to-bottom terrain and nearly 1000 acres.”

As of 5 a.m., 14″ had fallen overnight at mid-mountain and 18″ at the summit in a 24-hour period (5a.m.-5a.m.). Since 5a.m. Saturday morning (5a.m.-5a.m.), an additional 14 inches has fallen at mid-mountain and 16 inches at the summit for a total of 28 inches and 34 inches respectively in the past 48 hours. Forecasts call for snow to taper off this afternoon with another system arriving on tomorrow and Wednesday. Since Nov. 4th, the resort has received nearly 6 feet (70 inches) of snow.

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