2017-2018 Far West Skier's Guide - 17
Summit Elevation - 3,939'
Base Elevation - 250'
Skiable Terrain - 1,500 acres
Total Runs - 72
Lifts - 7
We will stay at the Hotel Captain Cook
located in downtown Anchorage and within
walking distance to the Iditarod opening activities and the Fur Rendezvous. FWSA and Sports
America Tours are planning a fabulous trip.
Steamboat Ski Resort - encompassing
seven mountain peaks - is famous for its
Champagne Powder®. Many snow
enthusiasts also enjoy their gladed runs.
photos / Larry Pierce/Steamboat Ski Resort
Sara Clemons and Mike Hibbard of
Sports America Tours, plus Larry Young,
Steamboat Senior Sales Manager and April
Bruder, Steamboat National Sales Manager,
have teamed together to plan an extraordinary
ski week experience for our group. Information about the Steamboat Ski Week will be
available beginning in early spring 2018. Contact your Council Trip Leader, or check the
FWSA website www.fwsa.org for more information.
The downtown architecture of Steamboat
Springs is reminiscent of its early history as
a ranching and mining town. The area has
several natural geothermal hot springs. Early
settlers mistakenly thought they heard a
Steamboat coming down the river when they
heard the gurgling. Thus, the settlement was
called Steamboat Springs. Winter travel was
difficult in those early years. Putting long
boards on one's feet was the only method of
transportation during those long, harsh
mountain winters. Steamboat Springs was
in the forefront of skiing as a pleasurable
pastime dating back to 1913 when Carl
Howelsen moved into town from Norway.
He introduced ski jumping on Howelsen Hill,
now part of Howelsen Ski Area. He also
founded the still popular Steamboat Springs
Annual Winter Carnival.
Far West Skier's Guide 2O17 - 2O18