Steamboat has earned a world-wide reputation for its tree skiing/riding and signature Champagne Powder™ snow. Skiing or riding in tree areas and deep snow is an individual choice and carries with it inherent risks. A fall into deep snow or a tree well can be suffocating and fatal.
First of all, trees are an important and integral part of the natural mountain environment and exist across ski areas, predominantly in the ungroomed areas of the resort. A tree well is an unstable hole or depression that forms around the base of a tree when low branches prevent snow from filling in and creating snowpack around the trunk.
Usually there is no easy way to identify if a particular tree has a tree well by sight, because the branches often block visibility of what hole may exist. Individuals should assume that a tree well accompanies every tree.
The biggest difference is that Aspen typically don't have low-lying branches, which can hide tree wells and help them form like what you see with Evergreen trees.
How Do I Prevent From Falling Into Tree Well: Fortunately, the risk of falling into a tree well is completely avoidable and preventable: Precautions include but are not limited to:
Absolutely not, no matter where you ski/ride on the mountain, individuals should understand tree skiing is not groomed and hazards may exist at any time during the season.
No, individuals should be aware of encountering deep, ungroomed snow at any time on the mountain. Skier/riders should pay particular attention after heavy snowfalls.
The old adage 'there are no friends on a powder day', couldn't be further from the truth. Always ski/ride with others and remember deep snow conditions, tree wells and other natural and manmade obstacles may be encountered at any time, anywhere on the mountain.
Steamboat Patrol Dispatch may be reached via phone at 970.871.5911 or by most resort employees via mountain radio.
Safety Hint: Never Ski or Ride alone, always go with a buddy.
Current Avalanche Conditions can be found at http://avalanche.state.co.us/Forecasts/Steamboat/
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Korbel is Steamboat Ski Resort's Official Champagne Powder® partner and is proud to support Steamboat as the presenting sponsor of the 50th Anniversary Celebration.
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