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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

steamboat ski resort

First day at Steamboat Ski Resort in the books & what a day it’s been… 

Let me start by saying that people always ask me what my favorite resort out west has been so far—and to be honest, I feel that they’re all so different it’s hard to choose just one. They all have their own flare to them. It all depends what you’re looking for, but if you’re anything like me, you love to try everything. So, here’s what I thought of my first day at Steamboat: 

Steamboat definitely has more of a “family friendly” feel to it with a wide variety of terrain, with plenty of options for any ski level. Laid back, relaxed, down-to-earth atmosphere. Incredible views and beautiful scenery. Steamboat does have some steep terrain in the chutes, but other than that, I wouldn’t say it's one of the most challenging resorts I’ve ever been to. Nevertheless, I still had an absolute blast today. 

Now for the not-so-great thing about Steamboat…a day pass costs $170—Holy F*CK! When the girl I was buying my pass from said, “Okay that will be one hundred and seventy dollars,” I honestly thought she made a mistake…and because I’ll be skiing tomorrow too, it cost me $350 all together. I just about fell over considering a day pass at Deer Valley is *only* $135. You win some, you lose some…or a lot (lol). 

Aside from skiing, I stopped and had lunch at the “Slopeside Grill.” This was recommended to me by a few people on the lift today. I ordered the cobb salad and a beer—an English Mild Ale made here locally at Butcherknife Brewing Company here in Steamboat. Whenever I travel, I like to try local brews, spirits and wines. 

It was a toasty -3 degrees when I took my first run this morning. I wore so many layers that I was actually sweating by the time I got my skis on. Haha oops—rather be over prepared than under. By mid-afternoon, my toes were numb though. It took me a good hour to warm up when I got back to my room. 

I completed a quick workout, showered, and now I’m getting ready to head out to Steamboat’s downtown—one of the main reasons I decided to come here. Stay tuned!

Keep on keepin’ on—

XX, Laura 

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