Steamboat remains in the elite ranks of North American resorts despite a cash-strapped ownership that hasn't spent much in recent years. Why? Good bones: 2,939 acres, 20 lifts and a saucy 3,668-foot vertical drop.
Snow is falling with a vengeance in Utah's Cottonwood Canyons. Alta, Brighton, Solitude, and Snowbird all opened last weekend with near-50 inch bases. The resorts will be open for the season by the weekend.