Steamboat Ski Resort Overview
Steamboat continues to offer up truly memorable Colorado skiing experiences and adventures across its unique range of mountain peaks and Steamboat’s world-famous Champagne Powder.
From Mount Werner, Sunshine Peak, Storm Peak, Thunderhead Peak, and Pioneer Ridge to Christie Peak there is a diversity of terrain with 165 trails for all levels of ability across 2,965 acres of ski terrain.
Why Choose Steamboat?
With a base elevation of 6,900 feet (2,103 meters) and a vertical rise of 3,668 feet (1,118 meters) the slightly lower elevations, as compared with Steamboat’s front range neighbor resorts makes arriving into Steamboat a really great option as it’s easier to acclimatize to the elevation, especially if you are flying in from sea level.
Steamboat is a genuine Colorado mountain town located in cowboy heritage Steamboat Springs is surrounded by ranches, horses, and cattle, and remains steeped in tradition. The town folk are real, genuine, and friendly just like skiing and riding and they form a big part of the rich community feel and ranching heritage.
Each February, cowboys, and cowgirls race their horses down Lincoln Avenue and tow young skiers behind them on ropes, as part of the Winter Carnival, in a tradition that has brought the Steamboat Springs community together, which began in 1914.
Known as Ski Town USA, there may be something in the Steamboat Springs water, having produced 98 Olympians and 19 medals and still counting. In 2018 they sent 15 athletes to the games. Steamboat is one of the only ski towns in the world where you can rub shoulders with so many locals, who also just happen to be Olympians.
Why Choose Steamboat Ski Resort?
- Champagne Powder & Amazing Gladed Tree Skiing
- Wide Variety Of Terrain Suiting All Riding Styles Across 3,965, 21 Lifts, 171 Trails
- Ski & Ride A Complete Mountain Range – Mount Werner, Sunshine Peak, Storm Peak, Thunderhead Peak, Pioneer Ridge, and Christie Peak
- The Ski Town USA Adventurous, Excellence, Fun Town Vibe
- The Strawberry Park Hot Springs
- Three-course Sleigh Ride Dinner at Haymaker
Steamboat Ski Resort Key Statistics
- Beginner Runs 14%
- Intermediate Runs 42%
- Advanced Runs 44%
- Summit Elevation 10,568 feet/3224 meters
- Ski Area 2,965 acres/1,200 hectares
Steamboat Ski Resort Terrain
A big resort with big fun and endless options across six peaks. Famed for its champagne powder, Steamboat is world-renowned as one of the best powder tree skiing destinations in North America. With 2,965 acres it’s not an understatement to say there is something for every type of rider. Powder, bumps, tree skiing, glades, groomers, wide open family friendly and beginner trails, four terrain parks you name it steamboat is a complete destination where you can spend a week or a season and every day is a blessing. Steamboat offers one of the lowest base elevations for ski resorts in the area, so it’s one of the best ski resorts to visit first to get acclimatized to the Coloraod elevation.
Steamboat Resort Lodging
When staying in this authentic ski town or at the resort there is plenty of ski in ski out lodging including luxury hotels, a large range of condos to choose from nestled in and around the Gondola and as you move further afield you have the option to indulge yourself, your family, and friends in a spacious luxurious townhome or quaint cabin.
Steamboat Ski Resort Lift Tickets
You can buy every lift ticket you can imagine to ski a and ride Steamboat from dawn to dusk and even into the night with night skiing available from Thursdays to Sundays. You can also ski and ride Steamboat on the IKON pass. The sooner you grab your lift ticket the sooner you can jump on the Steamboat gondola and head to Storm Peak Express Lift, Sunshine Express Lift, and Burgess Creek Lift, and experience the Steamboat snow, Steamboat’s terrain, lap back to the mountain village, and enjoy the Colorado mountains.
Steamboat Ski School
A world-class international ski and ride school ski lesson experience awaits you and your family on a trip to Steamboat. Choose from group snowboard and ski lessons from beginner to expert for adults, teens, and kids, or you may prefer the private one-on-one experience with a private instructor for groups of the same ability and using the same style of equipment (ie. ski or snowboard) for up to 5 participants in a private group. Steamboat boasts some of the best Summit County extreme terrain and rich western heritage.
Top 10 Things To Do In Steamboat Ski Resort In Winter
- Ride Six Mountains across 2,965 acres
- Fat Biking
- First Tracks
- Scenic Gondola Rides
- Old Town Hot Springs Tours
- Ice Skating
- Sleigh Ride Dinners
- Horseback Riding
- Snowmobile Tours
- Night Skiing
- Snow Tubing
Steamboat Restaurants and Bars
Between Downtown Steamboat Springs and Steamboat Resort, there are around 40 dining options from grab-and-go, to apres bars, pizza and pasta, family dining, steakhouses, and fine dining all featuring local and imported flavors and styles.
Steamboat Resort Shopping
Plenty of shops in Steamboat at the resort and downtown Steamboat Springs including all the high-end ski and snowbard brands, plus specialty stores like North Face and Marmot.
Estimated Ski Season Opening Dates
Late November to mid April.
How To Get To Steamboat Ski Resort
Steamboat Ski Resort is located in Steamboat Springs which is a 4 hr winter drive from Denver Colorado, and a 20-minute transfer from Yampa Valley Regional Airport. Steamboat Springs is located in northwest Colorado and is about a 6 hr drive to Park City.
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