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STEAMBOAT LAUNCHES KORBEL GUESS THE NUMBER OF CHAMPAGNE POWDER® INCHES FOR THE SEASONCONTEST
8 Inches of Snow Overnight and More Than 4 Feet Since October 1st at the Steamboat Ski Resort
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO-November 4, 2013-Steamboat is known for its legendary Champagne Powder® snow and now powderhounds can enjoy a free trip to Steamboat if they successfully guess the total snowfall for the 2013/14 winter season during the Korbel Guess the Number of Champagne Powder® Inches for the Season Contest.
“The Korbel Champagne Powder® snow contest kick starts the fun as Steamboat gets ready to usher in the 2013/14 winter ski and snowboard season,” said Rob Perlman, senior vice president of marketing and sales for the Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation. “This contest is for everyone whether you’re an avid powderhound or snow greenhorn, you simply have to love snow and Steamboat.”
From now until 11:59pm on December 1st, simply guess the number of total inches of snow recorded at the Steamboat Ski Resort’s mid-mountain measuring point for the 2013/14 winter season, which is measured from October 1 through and including closing day, April 13, 2014. If more than one lucky winner correctly guesses the total, a tie breaker, guessing the highest number of inches of snowfall reported in one 24 hour period by Steamboat’s 5am daily snow report from November 27 through and including Sunday, April 13, will decide the overall contest winner.
The Korbel Guess the Number of Champagne Powder® Inches for the Season Contest offers the winner a prize package for a trip for two to Steamboat-Ski Town, U.S.A® during the 2014/15 season including five-nights lodging at the Steamboat Grand, a Steamboat Powdercats day trip, 3 days of lift tickets and demo equipment, two spa treatments at the Grand Spa, two Korbel ski jackets and a case of Korbel California Champagne (no purchase necessary, must be at least 21 years old to enter and win). See Official Rules where indicated below for details and restrictions.
“Steamboat is legendary around the world for its signature trademarked snow, so it’s only natural that the resort celebrates the opening of a new season by giving away the ultimate powder vacation,” continued Perlman. “With the Korbel Guess the Number of Champagne Powder® Inches for the Season Contest, we invite everyone to join the fun and see what makes Steamboat one of the best resorts in North America.”
Korbel is Steamboat Ski Resort’s Official Champagne Powder® Partner and is proud to support Steamboat as the presenting sponsor of the Korbel Guess the Number of Champagne Powder® Inches for the Season Contest. Established in 1882 in Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley, Korbel Champagne Cellars produces the United States’ most popular méthode champenoise champagne. But the true measure of Korbel’s success during its 130 years can be seen in the impact it’s had on American consumers and its presence at various celebrations throughout the years. Owned and managed by the Heck family since 1954, Korbel currently makes eleven California champagnes and a limited amount of still wine.
Famous for its authentic western atmosphere, friendliness, Olympian tradition and Champagne Powder® snow, Steamboat, one of North America’s top family resorts, encompasses 165 trails, 3,668 vertical feet and nearly 3,000 skiable acres with six peaks filled with world-class groomed cruisers, bumps, steeps, meadows, legendary trees, and five terrain parks, and The Steamboat Grand. Plus, getting to Steamboat has never been easier through the resort’s direct flight program and convenient Steamboat/Hayden Airport (HDN).
EARLY SEASON UPDATE:
MORE THAN A FOOT OF SNOW PILES UP AT THE STEAMBOAT SKI AREA IN PAST 48 HOURS
More Than 5 Feet of Snow Has Blanketed The Resort Since October 1st
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO-November 5, 2013-A series of storms rolled through Steamboat-Ski Town, U.S.A.® over the past week bringing more than a foot of Champagne Powder® snow to the ski resort in the past 48 hours and nearly 2.5 feet of powder in the past seven days at mid-mountain.
“To say Steamboat has experienced a change in the weather pattern would be an understatement,” said Chris Diamond, president and chief operating officer for the Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation. “Mountain crews are feverishly working to take advantage of all that Mother Nature has provided this past week and will continue around-the-clock efforts as we approach the start of a new winter season.”
As of this morning, Steamboat is reporting 9 inches of new snow in the past 24-hours; 17 inches over the past 48 hours; 29 inches in the past week; and, 61 inches since October 1st. Steamboat remains under a Winter Weather Advisory until noon MST today with continued periods of snow and cold temperatures through the morning. Another weak system is expected to move across the area on Friday bringing a chance of snow showers and a cooler air mass ahead of another system early next week.
“With nearly two and half feet of snow over the past week, mountain crews are working day and night to prepare the ski area for the upcoming 2013/14 ski and snowboard season,” said Doug Allen, vice president of mountain operations for Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation. “The Home of Champagne Powder snow has received a lot of snow recently providing a fantastic foundation for the season and one that mountain crews will work to leverage.”
Steamboat’s mountain crews are making preparations for the season and uphill access is not recommended. The resort is asking that people help ensure a great start to the season by using extreme caution if on the mountain. Individuals should understand that snowcats, the winch cat and its long cable system, snowmaking equipment and other machines may be encountered at any time and may not be marked. In addition, all snowmaking areas are CLOSED.
The Steamboat Ski Area is currently scheduled to kick off its 51st season on Wednesday, November 27, 2013, with its traditional opening day benefit, Scholarship Day, where proceeds from specially-priced tickets are donated to the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club’s Scholarship Fund.
“Early season snow is always celebrated here in Steamboat,” said Rob Perlman, senior vice president of sales & marketing. “The snow will be here all season, but the incredible early season deals we’re offering will only be around for a limited time. The early season snow is a great reminder for powderhounds to book their winter vacation now.”
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. The Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation “Korbel Guess the Number of Champagne Powder® Inches for the Season Contest” is subject in all respects to the complete Official Rules available at the sweepstakes website located atwww.steamboat.com, at the Contest link or by sending a S.A.S.E. to “Korbel Guess the Number of Champagne Powder® Inches for the Season Contest – Rules Request,” c/o Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation, 2305 Mt. Werner Circle, Steamboat Springs, Colorado 80487 (VT residents may omit return postage). Open only to entrants who, as of the entry date, are permanent legal residents of the 48 contiguous U.S.A. or D.C. (i.e., excluding AK and HI) who are at least 21 years old. The Sweepstakes is void outside the 48 contiguous U.S.A., and where prohibited or restricted by law. Sweepstakes entry period begins at 12:01 a.m. Mountain Time (“MT”) on November 1, 2013 and ends at 11:59 p.m. MT on December 1, 2013. LIMIT: One (1) entry per person (regardless of method of entry) or address (physical or email) with only one (1) guess for each snowfall total. Entry methods, limits, restrictions and instructions, and prize information, requirements and restrictions are set forth in the Official Rules. Sponsor: Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation, 2305 Mt. Werner Circle, Steamboat Springs, Colorado 80487. Click here to view complete Official Rules or go to www.steamboat.com.