Ski Butlers Blog - July 2019

Using Your Ski Pass in the Summer

If you skied or rode just about anywhere in North America this season, you experienced the record amounts of snowfall that has led to resorts across the West extending their seasons. But they say all good things must come to an end, and with Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows and Snowbird recently closing, Mammoth will be one of the last resorts to end its ski season with an estimated close date of July 27th. 

Whether or not you have next season’s Ikon or Epic pass collecting dust in your desk drawer, maybe you have recently decided to book a summer trip to your favorite ski resort. What will you do without some nice groomers and beautiful glades, you’re wondering? Have no fear, because these days, ski resorts are offering summer services like never before. 

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2019-2020 Resort Updates

Ah, summer. Maybe you’ve been spending time at the beach, on a worldly vacation, or getting after it through outdoor recreation like hiking, biking, and fishing. While you catch some rays and wait for the upcoming ski season, some of your favorite resorts are hard at work making crucial upgrades that will have a big impact on the 2020 season. Below, we will list some of the biggest changes you may notice at Ski Butlers serviced resorts when you hit the slopes next winter. 

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Steamboat Local Guide, Part Two

If snowshoeing or hiking is more your speed, you can start on foot right in town and follow signs to Fish Creek Falls for some beautiful hiking trails that lead to waterfall views. If you are a mountain biking junkie who wants to get some riding in during winter, most of Steamboat’s local bike shops rent fat tire snow bikes. You can head to Emerald Mountain in the winter to hit single track, groomed fat bike trails. If you happen to find yourself in Steamboat in the beginning of February, make sure you check out the annual Winter Carnival festivities. Created by locals as a way to celebrate winter during the middle of the season, visitors can enjoy sleigh rides, fireworks, and a real “skijoring” competition right on Main Street. 

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Steamboat Local Guide

If you are looking to book a ski vacation at a Colorado resort, Steamboat should be at the top of your list. Not as remote as some other ski areas in the state, Steamboat is more easily accessible being only 157 miles from Denver International Airport, but it still feels like it is a world away. In the northwest region of Colorado, at an elevation of 6,732 feet and with 6 individual peaks and the ever popular Steamboat Ski Resort, this Ikon Resort town has been officially dubbed “Ski Town, U.S.A.” 

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