If you’re set on testing out some of the champagne powder that has increased Steamboat’s fame, maybe a last minute trip would work the best for you. There’s nothing more satisfying than correctly predicting when there’s likely to be a huge dump, and the smug feeling of ploughing through powder knowing that you only booked a few weeks before.
If you do want to check ahead before booking, you can look at our snow history, report and forecast pages to see if snow conditions are conducive for this last minute booking. Steamboat’s height is perfect at snow retention and allows quality skiing throughout the season. With the town alone being over 2000m, the ski area is between 2100 and 3200, which is great news for spring skiing. Relatively consistent throughout the season, the average snowfall of about 350 inches a year is not to be sniffed at, especially when it’s usually the lightest and fluffiest snow of any resort. If there isn’t that much snowfall before your trip, the 375 acres of artificial snowmaking will ensure that there’s some terrain to ski on, although this isn’t often needed.
Off the mountain, there are numerous activities that make the last minute booking safer. If the skiing isn’t what you expected, the dining, drinking and non-skiing activities are sure to make you leave feeling more than satisfied. As it is an established town, the sheer number of amenities, bars and eateries on offer mean that if your first pick is booked up, there’s likely to be one just as good a little further on.