The sound of trickling water can be heard throughout town. More runners are beginning to be spotted, and in shorts no less. And sandals, while still rare, are starting to be pulled from the depths of many closets. After the cold months, the 45 degree days have been a nice, if only brief, change. While still excited for skiing, the talk around town is beginning to turn. How early will Mad Creek be open this year? What about the Free Summer Concert Series? And perhaps this is one of the best things about Steamboat, the anticipation for the coming season, whether it is winter, summer, fall or spring, is always in people’s minds. Never disappointed with the change in temperatures or activity, everyone seems to embrace the new beauty and sports that each bring. The longer days, the warmer temperature and the grass that is slowly beginning to peak 0ut getting many bubbling with that new anticipation for the next great season.