I'll post a TR upon my return. Really neat place, but too many near slope condos. Crazy conditions, lots of snow but more like "Eastern Packed Powder" for first 4 days, lots of "scrunch" sounds under ski, then today, over a foot of somewhat wet powder. Hard for me to ski these conditions...but I will survive.
This was the weekend for Steamboat Winter Carnival...wow, something else. Downtown main street covered with a foot of trucked in snow for events such as young skiers being pulled behind speeding horses, being pull over a small jump, shovel races behind horses, the local high school band marching on skis, local ski hill jumping events, massive fireworks display, lighted man skiing in darkness down the hill while roman candles fired from a pack on his back, and many other very unique events. On ride from airport to ski area saw my first "kite skiing".