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Steamboat posts record snow season 
- and it’s still snowing
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22 Mar 08 - With more than 37 feet of snow this winter, the Steamboat Ski Resort has broken its previous season snow record of 447.75 inches set in 1996/1997.

"Despite early forecasts calling for a warmer and drier winter, big snows, often the norm in Steamboat, were a common occurrence and provided a season full of epic powder days," said Chris Diamond, president & chief operating officer for Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation.

Overnight, a storm blanketed the resort with 4 inches moving the season snowfall total to 450 inches, 2.25 inches more than the previous record-breaking season. Currently, the top-three season snow totals for Steamboat include this year’s 450 (& counting); 447.75 in 1996/97; and 447.5 in 1983/84.

In addition to establishing a new all-time snowfall record, the resort hit three key milestones within just a month of each other: surpassing 300-inch mark on 2/1/08; six days later surpassing 350-inch mark; and on March 2nd surpassing the 400-inch mark. Furthermore, Steamboat-Ski Town, U.S.A. received more than 100 inches of snow for three months (December, January & February) for the first time in resort history.

Since November 21st, snow has fallen 91 out of 122 days with 51 of those days

recording four or more inches. This season at mid-mountain, the resort has seen 126 inches in December (3rd snowiest); 129 inches in January (2nd snowiest) and 104 inches in February (2nd snowiest); and 51 inches in March for a combined total of 450 inches (37.5 feet).

"With each additional flake over the next few weeks, a new snowfall record will be set," continued Diamond.

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