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Steamboat, Colorado

Saturday, March 18, 2017 - Saturday, March 25, 2017

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The Trip Leaders

Roger Copp

Trip Leader
Roger Copp
1501 W. Horatio Street, Unit 108
Tampa, FL 33606

Marty Maranto Trip Co-Leader
Marty Maranto
650 37th Avenue NE
St. Petersburg, FL 33704

Let’s Have Some Fun, Fun, Fun!!

COME SKI THE “Champagne Powder® ”
A World Class experience----


The Details

Cash Price: $1749 Per Person
Double Occupancy in a Ski-In/Ski-Out 4-STAR HOTEL

See the Lodging section below for details and the complete Price Chart.
We offer two trip application options:
Download a PDF or a Word doc.

To pay by Credit Card contact your trip leader for instructions.
The Credit Card Authorization Form is available as a PDF download.

Trip Highlights

Steamboat Gondolas
Photo Credit Roger Copp

Only a 30 minute drive from Hayden Airport to Steamboat Springs. We are staying at the Steamboat Sheraton a 4-STAR HOTEL. The Sheraton Steamboat Resort is the closest hotel to the ski lifts at Steamboat, making it truly ski-in/ski-out. We will have a welcome reception party, après ski, final banquet party. The skiing will be on snow which is called Champagne Powder Snow, and though it may sound like a local folk tale, it’s a pure unadulterated, scientific fact. The powder that falls in this secluded little corner of the Rockies is 70% drier, 70% fluffier and 100% more fun to ski and ride than any other powder around. We will have an entire week of fun and GREAT SKIING!!!!!!!


The Sheraton Steamboat Resort is the CLOSEST hotel to the ski lifts at Steamboat, making it truly ski-in/ski-out. Hotel rooms are available with either two queen beds or a single king bed. Wireless internet, in-room bottled water and coffee service, ski/board valet, and shuttle service to downtown are complimentary. There is an in-hotel fitness gym, spa, and yoga classes. The hotel has an on-site restaurant and a bar in the lobby and an adjacent fire pit where we can meet to share our experiences. Steamboat Ski & Sports and Mountain Outfitters are located in the lobby.

Sheraton Steamboat Resort Kitchen
Photo Credit Cody Miles
Sheraton Steamboat Resort Bedroom
Photo Credit Cody Miles
Sheraton Steamboat Resort
Photo Credit Cody Miles

Price Chart

Use the following chart for the cash pricing of your group:

Number of
Traditional 2 Queen
Deluxe King

Resort Only (No Air) DEDUCT $533

Prices are per person. Accommodations are assigned in order deposits are received. No space is held without a $250.00 per person deposit. Early commitments get first choice! All prices reflect a cash discount. There is a 3% convenience charge for credit card transactions.

The Mountain

Steamboat Snowy Scene
Photo Credit Roger Copp

Steamboat is actually a complete mountain range: Mount Werner, Sunshine Peak, Storm Peak, Thunderhead Peak, Pioneer Ridge® and Christie Peak. 2,965 acres of permitted terrain offer a diversity of trails for all levels of ability. Maverick’s Super pipe is a free rider’s dream. Mavericks is 500 feet long, 56-feet wide, has 18 foot walls, and a 22 foot radius. Steamboat's terrain park adjacent to Mavericks features an outdoor sound system, a variety of rails; kinked, sliders, rainbows, "S", mailboxes, double barrel, and Mini-Mav, a miniature version of the super pipe with five-foot walls, perfect for novice riders. Gladed areas of Pioneer Ridge, Sunshine and Storm Peak are Steamboat's particular claim to fame, with groomed runs with a First Tracks ticket or find your way with free, daily guided ski and snowshoe tours. The tree skiing options range from tight, steep runs to gradual slopes with widely-spaced trees. The resort is far enough from Denver that it does not get the weekend crowd, which means short lift lines and soft snow that last for days after a major storm. The base elevation is 6,900 feet for an easy adjustment to the altitude! There are four on-mountain restaurants. The lists of activities that are on the mountain are endless, but I will guarantee you will have a GREAT TIME!!!!!!

Also: kids 6 to 12 ski free if a parent or grandparent purchases a 5-day or longer lift ticket. One child per paid parent, limit two/family.

Mountain Numbers:

  • Base Elevation: 6,900 feet
  • Christie Peak Elevation: 8,020 feet
  • Mid-Mountain Elevation: 9,080 feet
  • Summit/Mt. Werner Elevation: 10,568 feet
  • Vertical Rise: 3,668 feet

Trail System:

  • Permitted Acres: 2,965 acres
  • Trail Classification: 14% Beginner 42% Intermediate 44% Advanced
  • Longest Run: Why Not – over 3 miles
  • Uphill Capacity: 33,619 per hour
  • Snowmaking: 375 acres
Snowfall Graph

March Snowfall in Steamboat
OntheSnow.com has historical snowfall records, and March is a great snowfall accumulations. Average March snowfall is 39 inches, with 18 of those inches falling between March 18 and 26. The graph below shows March snowfall amounts between 2009 and 2016. March is a great time to be in Steamboat!

Roger in a Tree Well
Photo Credit Roger Copp

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS was founded and has flourished with cattle and sheep ranches throughout the Yampa River Valley high up in the Northwest Colorado Rockies. Hundreds Of natural mineral springs surrounded the area in the 1800’s and those existing today offer relaxing healing powers after an energetic day on the slopes. Steamboat still retains its small town friendliness. Real western stores in business for nearly 100 years sit side by side with modern day shops serving summer and winter sports enthusiasts. Choose from over 100 restaurants and pubs. Dining can be elegant or casual, and nightlife ranges from relaxed to raucous. So, with a small town, big mountain, huge heart when you come to Steamboat, you’ll find a town that welcomes you with open arms. It’s part of the western hospitality that’s made the town as famous as the Champagne Powder snow that covers six peaks that tower over it.

Other Activities

Strawberry Park Hot Springs
Photo Credit Roger Copp

The Old Town Hot Springs , is located conveniently downtown at Third Street and Lincoln Avenue, accessible by lodging shuttles or the Steamboat Springs Transit free bus.

Rustic relaxation at Strawberry Park Hot Springs: Head out of town for the most breathtaking experience in Colorado at Strawberry Park Hot Springs. Nestled in an aspen grove in the mountains about 15 minutes from downtown Steamboat, the wilderness setting highlights the rustic beauty of the Yampa Valley. Several hot pools of varying temperatures are fed by the natural spring water and the rushing Hot Spring Creek.

Ride a snowmobile along the Continental Divide, take a Snowshoe hike for a new aerobic experience or view the majesty of the Rocky Mountains while listening to the teachings of an experienced nature guide. Sample the varied offerings of the restaurants in Ski Time Square, in town or enjoy a Sleigh ride to a secluded spot for a unique dining experience.

Snowy Scene
Photo Credit Roger Copp
Snowy Scene
Photo Credit Roger Copp
6 Guys Posing in the Snow
Photo Credit Roger Copp

Sign Up Details

Price Includes:
Round trip airfare from Tampa to Hayden, charter bus service to Steamboat Resort, seven nights of amazing lodging, and an entire week of fun-filled activities and LOTS OF FUN!!!

The Steamboat Sheraton
See Price Chart above for pricing for your particular group size.

Trip Size:
42 Persons.

$250.00 per person with a completed and signed trip application.
See above for trip application options.

Cancellation Date:
All cancellations must be received in writing by December 5, 2016.
See cancellation policy on the back of the trip application.

Balance Due:
December 5, 2016

Make checks payable to "TAMPA BAY SNOW SKIERS and BOARDERS" and mail to: Marty Maranto at 650 37th Ave NE, St Pete, FL 33704.

Deposit and balance of trip costs may be paid with a major credit card. You will be billed later for the final payment. At that time you will be able to order lift tickets. To pay by Credit Card contact your trip leader for instructions. The Credit Card Authorization Form is available as a PDF download. A charge of 3% will be made for credit card convenience


Background photo: Roger Copp