In the summer of 2001 Steamboat decided to supersize its pipe to attract more extreme sporting enthusiasts. New snowmaking machines were also installed in 2002, allowing Steamboat to open its Maverick sooner rather than later. Now the superpipe attracts freeriders from far and wide who want to experience the longest pipe on the continent.
TransWorld Snowboarding Magazine listed Steamboat as the Number 7 resort in all of North America - number seven in pipes and number thirteen in terrain parks. They published this information in their "Annual Top 10 Resort Guide." This marked Steamboat's first mention in the rankings of Transworld Snowboarding Magazine.
When the Maverick opened it received amazing reviews - it's a huge superpipe with 15-foot walls, spanning 50 feet, and covering 675 feet in length. It also has a 75-foot quarterpipe kicker at the end.
This town is well-known for its authentic western atmosphere, the warmth of the local people, and the fantastic snow conditions. Steamboat Springs is a resort, community, and more.