Every autumn dozens of industry reps from resorts, properties and more descend on Ski.com headquarters in Aspen, Colo. to update us on what’s new for the coming season. We sat down to chat with Larry from Steamboat, and here’s what he had to say:
Q&A with Larry from Steamboat
Q: What’s new at Steamboat for 2015/16?
A: Quicktrax, which offers hands-free RFID lift ticket and pass access. For events, we have the Steamboat Mascot Stampede Dec. 11—13, 2016 NASTAR National Championships March 24—27, 42nd Annual Bud Light Cowboy Downhill Jan. 18 and 2016 NCAA Ski Championships March 9—12.
Q: What makes Steamboat unique or different from other resorts?
A: Champagne Powder, tree skiing and family-friendliness.
Q: In your opinion, what are the top three reasons skiers and snowboarders return year after year to Steamboat?
A: Genuine Western friendliness, quality snow and lack of crowds.
Q: What’s the No. 1 reason Steamboat partners with Ski.com year in and year out?
A: History of valued partnerships, and Ski.com’s marketing materials and promotions.
Q: Do you know how many years Steamboat has partnered with Ski.com?
A: A lot!