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The sixth stop on FREESKIER's Elevated Après Tour, at Steamboat Resort's T-Bar, kicked off over 100 miles east, on Berthoud Pass. With our trusty Range Rover Evoque (pictured below) as our steed, we took advantage of the almost two feet of snow that had blanketed Grand County in the past few days to have stories to tell when the party began, at 2 p.m. 


The FREESKIER branded Range Rover Evoque.

Following our feast of delicious powder snow, we took to Highway 40, weaving through the rolling, picturesque Rabbit Ears Range before arriving in the quintessential ski town of Steamboat Springs. Skies were blue, the sun was shining, life was good.

The location of our après ski soiree was the T-Bar, the legendary Steamboat establishment which doesn't actually have a posted closing time... it simply states that the bar closes when the party is over. There truly was no better place to celebrate the stellar conditions the resort has at the moment, having received over 35 fresh inches in the last week.

The outdoor patio of the T-Bar was filled with countless skiing fanatics clanking drinks together in cheers, telling stories, laughing and enjoying dance-worthy beats.


The beats were flowing.

VIPs and PBRs.

The party, while hoppin' for the majority of the afternoon, really turned up when it was time for the raffle. Prizes included new goggles from Marker and Von Zipper, bibs from Spyder, a pack from MHM, a jacket from Faction and a brand spankin' new pair of RAMP skis.


The crowd gathers for the raffle.

New pack for this guy.

Faction jacket, FTW.

The winner of the grand prize, the RAMP skis, would have to out duel their fellow competitors in a PBR tallboy chug. And what a duel it was.

On your marks, get set...

Go!

We have a winner.

Ski guitar, always wins.

The sixth stop on the Elevated Après Tour was a smashing good time and our next stop, tonight at Deno's Mountain Bistro in Winter Park, Colorado, is sure to follow suit. A thank you is in store for the fine staff of Steamboat Resort as well as the T-Bar.



Want to know more about Steamboat? Keep scrolling to the "Eat, Sleep, Ski" section, below.


SKI

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If you're looking to test yourself, hit the runs off of Storm Peak Express and Morningside for chutes and cliffs. Ruddy's Run is a great groomer for screaming high speed turns. The Mavericks halfpipe and terrain park are also great options for progressing freestyle skills.

EAT

Located at the top of the gondola, the Western Style BBQ Buffet offers an all-you-can-eat smorgasbord of meats of all kinds, smothered in sauce. Hazie's, also at the top of the gondola, offers nighttime dining with views of the sprawling town of Steamboat Springs below.

SLEEP

The Steamboat Grand is located at the base of the resort and offers 328 top-notch rooms. All rooms come complete with a Sealy Posturepedic mattresses to help you rest easy after a long day on the hill.

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