Steamboat Springs is a bit off the beaten path — and that’s just one of the things that makes it special. Because far from the crowds and the traffic, nestled in the northwest corner of Colorado, Steamboat marches to the beat of its own drum.
While summer is a glorious time to be in Steamboat, it’s winter that made the ‘Boat famous — because it’s home to one of the best ski mountains in the country. Here you’ll find six peaks and 169 trails, with a little something for everyone, including one of the best kids programs anywhere. And to top it all off, Steamboat is blessed with what’s been described as the best skiing snow in the world. It’s so light and dry, it’s earned the name Champagne Powder® snow.
But it’s not just the quality of skiing and riding that makes Steamboat special. It’s the friendly people and genuine Colorado mountain town that retained its western charm and hospitality despite growing up into a first-class resort.
Speaking of first-class resorts, this season Steamboat is unveiling its new high-speed, high-tech gondola that will get everyone up to the mountain faster than ever. And the base area continues to grow with more dining and drinking options, including the new Timber & Torch après ski hot spot.
While the mountain is the center of attention, there are all kinds of events, festivities and winter activities to help you create an unforgettable winter vacation. From the family fun of Winter Carnival, where horses pull skiers down Main Street, to a whole season of concerts highlighted by the multi-day music festival Winter Wondergrass, there’s always something happening.
In town you’ll find a multitude of dining options, from brewpubs to fine dining, as the food scene in Steamboat continues to grow. And you’ll need that nourishment for all the activities that Steamboat offers up. Besides skiing and boarding, there’s the adrenaline-pumping mountain coaster, snowmobiling, snow biking, horseback riding, sleigh rides, tubing and dog sledding.
After all those activities, you can soak away your sore muscles in one of Steamboat’s natural hot springs. Downtown there’s the Old Town Hot Springs and tucked away up the mountain is not-to-be-missed Strawberry Hot Springs.
Steamboat is one of the most welcoming towns, and one of the most fun. This winter come experience the snow, the mountain, the town and the people that make Steamboat … Steamboat.