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It's Who We Are - Iconic Steamboat Scenes

02/14/2023 08:00AM ● By Ski Town Media
(Photo: Barb Shipley, Olive Broiler, Jeff Broiler, John Shipley and  Brent Romick on horseback at Lake Catamount in 1987. Courtesy of Larry Pierce Photography.) 

From Steamboat Magazine Mountain Edition 2023. 

Longtime Steamboat Resort photographer Larry Pierce shares some of his most famous images in honor of the resort’s recent 60th anniversary.

J.C. Trujillo, world champion bareback rider and member of the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame, also helped to establish the Cowboy Downhill, held every winter in Steamboat Springs. Courtesy of Larry Pierce Photography.


Hazie Werner, the “grand dame of Steamboat,” was the mother of three Olympians, including Buddy Werner, after whom Mount Werner is named. She was renowned for her hospitality and grace. Her family owned Werner Storm Hut, the town’s first ski shop. Courtesy of Larry Pierce Photography.


Vintage ski area signs show up in unexpected places, like an old barn in rural Routt County. Courtesy of Larry Pierce Photography.


Jon Smalley gets a face shot in the  powder on Twister-Cane, 1984. Courtesy of Larry Pierce Photography.

Tom Barr (otherwise known as T-Barr) plows through powder on the cornice in 1992. T-Barr was among the first people to bring snowboarding to Steamboat Resort in the 1980s. Courtesy of Larry Pierce Photography.


Glen Plake, whose signature Mohawk came to epitomize extreme  skiing in the 1980s, skis with Steamboat skiing ambassador Billy Kidd. Both are members of the U.S. National Ski Hall of Fame. Courtesy of Larry Pierce Photography.


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