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Steamboat, CO
Jan 13-20, 2018
It should be no surprise to those of you that have attended TSC Steamboat trips in the past that this is just one great place to ski and meet up with fellow Texas skiers. Why? Because Steamboat has 26% more trails and 10% more lifts than the average Colorado ski resort, so you’ll spend less time in liftlines and more time on our slopes. With such a wide variety of terrain you’ll have the perfect experience weather novice or expert, (expert being relative to one’s own perception). From the adrenaline pumping chutes to the kids-only terrain, no one will be left out.

Tired of skiing for the day? Then take some time and experience world-class dining and mountain hospitality at any of Steamboat's many restaurants and cafes. Whether enjoying breathtaking views over drinks on the Oasis Sundeck, or embarking on a magical snowcat journey to Four Points lodge for a five-course culinary experience. Believe it, there's no shortage of dining options. Need something more casual? Not to worry. There are several laid back options, and yes the rumors are true. A new restaurant and bar are opening in the iconic Tugboat saloon. When the music and beer return, the new establishment will fittingly be known as The Wreck.

Not enough? How about you short trippers?

 

Free Night skiing day of arrival When flying into Steamboat/Hayden (HDN)


                


If you have a boarding pass for Tuesday or Wednesday arrival, Ski free Thursday night. Just show your boarding pass at the ticket window. The Christie Peak Express high-speed chairlift whisks you to top of Christie Peak (8,000’) to embark on your night adventure across five trails including Sitz, See Me, Vogue, Stampede and Lil’ Rodeo. All levels of skiing and riding will be available with two beginner, two intermediate and one advanced trail. So stay up late and cruise down 1,100 vertical feet of terrain under state-of-the-art Ultra-Tech Lighting that significantly improves the night skiing experience. I’ll be waiting for you!


Now that you’ve ready to unpack, let’s talk about the TSC’s events for the week. There will be a welcome ritual on Sunday evening to say hello, swap some lies about the last time we were here, and plan our meet-ups for the week. Were still planning some slope-side happy hours, but I can assure you there will be a “Where’s Waldo” type of treasure hunt for the more adventurous participants. 

Après ski drinks and eats usually make for a more rowdy scene than late night endeavors, so be sure to partake in this Steamboat tradition. There’s no shortage of Western pubs in Steamboat. Carl’s Tavern, on TK, for instance offers great eats, a fun atmosphere, creative cocktails and a great happy hour from four to six p.m. daily. Be sure to try one of the rustic-inspired cocktails, which incorporate local ingredients and liquors.


The majority of Steamboat night life sways towards the pub scene. Many of Steamboat’s pubs, grills and breweries become late night, casual hot spots to get local drafts and strong cocktails. Popular establishments like Mahogany Ridge Brewery and Grill, The Tugboat and The Boathouse Pub transform from low-key, reasonably priced lunch and dinner joints to hopping bar scenes, complete with live music. The Mahogany Ridge Brewery, Steamboat’s local brewery, features seven handmade brews. If late night adventures are on your radar, then head to The Tugboat, a locals hangout, or The Ghost Ranch, which offers live music and entertainment from large national gigs to local bands Thursday through Sunday night.

 

We’re looking at Wednesday for the race director’s meeting with races on Thursday. Friday afternoon around 4:00PM we’ll do the race awards at a slope-side location, and then start up the hill at 5:30PM for the final event. We have a great menu, and are still working on a theme. I hope to get some more information and maybe a demo tape of the band to see what type of party best suites there performance.


Until then, stay thirsty my friend, and be aware the only cure for that restless anticipation is to sign up and come to Steamboat!

 

For more information contact
James Mershon ,VP Traditional