Let's see what the snow does. I could probably be convinced to make the trek out to Steamboat for a day at least. Buffalo Pass has some pretty nice back country riding and unlike most spots, it's pretty damn safe. Avalanches are not much of a threat back there. December is still a little early. Conditions could be could back there, or it could be pretty limited. Buff pass does get about double the snow of the resort so it should be easy to tell if it's ready to go or not.