Steamboat Resort to start snowmaking Nov. 1
October 17, 2018
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Though both Arapahoe Basin and Loveland ski areas have announced they will open this weekend, it will likely be a couple more weeks before Steamboat Resort cranks up the snowguns.
Overnight temperatures have been cold enough recently to make snow, but with a warming trend this week, there is a chance that any snow made would melt away. High temperatures for the rest of the week are expected to be in the 50s.
Overnight lows are expected to be in the 20s.
The ski area tested a snowgun Monday.
The ideal weather for artificial snowmaking begins at 19 degrees with low humidity, but production can be done with temperatures as high as 22 degrees.
Steamboat Resort spokeswoman Loryn Kasten said the resort's snowmaking employees do not start work until Oct. 22, and then they need to get trained.
Recommended Stories For You
"That's why we've targeted Nov. 1 to start snowmaking," Kasten said.
The resort will then have three weeks to make snow leading up to the Nov. 21 opening day.
Trending In: Sports
- Red’s road: Silverthorne Olympic gold medalist Red Gerard ponders where his career goes from here
- Snow strong: After Olympics, Silverthorne snowboarder Chris Corning focuses on having fun, improving strength
- Collinson, Thovex win fan vote at 19th annual Powder Awards; Harlaut wins Best Male Performance
- Deja Dew: Scotty James, Chase Josey, Toby Miller go 1-2-3 on modified pipe week after finishing on Copper podium
- Arapahoe Basin Ski Area to host unprecedented ski mountaineering event
- Mountain Wheels: Colorado drivers – I have some questions for you
- Two arrested for participation in poaching operation
- Summit County comes together and sings Christmas carols for cancer-stricken SHS student Taylor Ash
- Denver loses U.S. bid for 2030 Olympics to Salt Lake City
- Colorado Mountain College purchases Breckenridge apartment buildings, certifies mill levy