Just hearing the word 'Steamboat,' you picture the essence of Colorado: Cowboys and cowgirls in an old town, and GREAT skiing. This year, earlier than ever.

In 2018 Steamboat Resort opened on November 21. This year, you'll be able to get your 'shred' on almost a full week earlier.

They've announced the Christie Peaks Express will be open for ski-bum business on Friday, November 15.

It looks like you can book a room at the Steamboat Grand for about $115 per night, but their site is "pizza-ing when it should be french frying" when it comes to getting pricing on lift tickets. I'm sure they'll fix that, soon.