First Tracks Steamboat
- Rating: 3.5 Star
- Location: Ski In / Ski Out / Slopeside
- Room Type: Condominium / Apartment; Studio; 1 - 2 Bedroom
Steamboat continues to offer up truly memorable Colorado skiing experiences and adventures across it’s unique range of mountain peaks and Steamboat’s world famous Champagne Powder. From Mount Werner, Sunshine Peak, Storm Peak, Thunderhead Peak, 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.
Steamboat is a genuine Colorado mountain town surrounded by ranches, horses and cattle and remains steeped in tradition. The town folk are real, genuine and friendly just like the 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, the may be something in the Steamboat 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 an Olympians.
With a base elevation of 6,900 feet (2,103 meters) and vertical rise of 3,668 feet (1,118 meters) the slightly lower elevations, as compared with Steamboat’s front range neighbour 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.
|Skiable Terrain||2,965 acres (1,200 hectares)|
|Vertical||1118 m (3,668 ft)|
|Top Elevation||3224 m (10,568 ft)|
|Base Elevation||2103 m (6,900 ft)|
|Average Snowfall||854 cm (336 in/28ft)|
|Winter lifts Total||18|
|Longest Run||4.8 km (3 mi)|
|Snowmaking||375 ac (152 hectares)|
Outlaw Mountain Coaster
Location: The track near Christie Peak Express
The longest coaster in North America at more than 6,280 linear feet.
Steamboat Snowmobile Tours
Location: Colorado’s Continental Divide on Rabbit Ears Pass and Routt National Forest
Snowmobile tour plus tubing adventure,
Location: Steamboat Springs at Saddleback Ranch on the Yee-Haw Tubing Hill. Tubing sessions are each 1.5 hours.
Location: Haymaker is located at 34855 E Us Hwy 40, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487 – 1.5 miles south of Steamboat Springs on US Hwy 40
The Haymaker Nordic Center has 8km of cross country ski and skate ski trails, snowshoe trails, as well as 10K of dedicated fat bike trails.
The Steamboat Ski Touring Center offers 15 km of trails groomed for classic and skate skiing for novice to advanced skiers, plus 10 km of snowshoe trails.
Steamboat Ambassadors provide guided snowshoe tours from the top of the gondola. Tours depart daily from Steamboat Ski & Sport in Gondola Square at 1pm.
Steamboat Mountain Masters
For skiers 50+ who enjoy cruising the mountain together on blue and black trails.
The Ambassador staff offers a free mountain ski tours.Meet at the mountain tour sign at the top of Vagabond ski trail.
Ski with Billy Kidd
Steamboat’s Director of Skiing, Olympic medalist and World Champion Billy Kidd for free pointers and a rundown Heavenly Daze.
Nelson on Nelson’s
Nelson Carmichael, Olympic medalist and World Cup champion, hosts a free mogul clinic on Nelson’s Run.
Location: Terrain from the Sundown Express, Sunshine and South Peak lifts and the famous Priest Creek area. For a level 5 skier or snowboarder.
Ph: +1 877-783-2628.
Steamboat operates one of the largest recreational race facilities in the world, and the Bashor Race Arena offers daily NASTAR racing.
The new Timber and Torch restaurant and bar at the base area, which replaces the old bear River Grill. Is a modern space with a comfortable dining area, big horseshoe shaped bar with lots of seating and plenty of beer taps, and a permanent stage for live music. They offer breakfast, lunch, après-ski, dinner, and late night menus.
Rye Wine and Whiskey Apres
Location: Torian Plum Plaza
Food: Flavors from Yampa Valley
Ph: +1 970-871-5192
Location: The Steamboat Grand Hotel
Food: Great burgers, steaks, salads and appetizers. Our chef favors scratch cooking and local ingredients.
Phone Number: +1 (970) 871-5150
Timber & Torch Restaurant
Location: center of the base area and the perfect spot to stop in for a break from night skiing or enjoy one of the events on the Gondola Square stage.
Food: Appetizers and wine
Four Points Lodge
Location: atop the Four Points chairlift on Storm Peak, the Four Points Lodge is a unique mountain retreat restaurant nestled 9,716 feet above sea level.
Food: Natural, healthy, made-to-order menu items featuring local ingredients, fresh made salads, pastas, homemade soups, and hot-stone grilled entrees.
Stoker Bar and Restaurant
Location: first floor of Thunderhead
Food: The Stoker offers hot sandwiches, salads, soups, and signature dishes such as the Cilantro Pesto Shrimp Tacos and Grilled Bacon Mac N Cheese Melt.
Haymaker Grill and Nordic Center
Location: 34855 E Us Hwy 40, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487 – 1.5 miles south of Steamboat Springs on US Hwy 40.
Food: Casual dining in a fun and friendly atmosphere. Enjoy a hearty lunch featuring house-made chili, salads, Boat Burgers and a variety of sandwiches.
Location: 3rd floor of the upper gondola terminal
Food: variety of lunch choices including healthy entrees, soup, salad, burgers, pizza, gyros, and daily specials.
Red’s Bar at Thunderhead
Location: 3rd floor adjacent to the food court
Food: Appetizers and wine
Food: Grab a pastry, breakfast burrito or bagel to enjoy as you head up the gondola, or settle in with some piping hot Starbucks coffee, a soda from the Coca-Cola Freestyle machine, or a specialty drink.
The Grand Café
Location: Steamboat Grand hotel
Food: Starbuck’s coffee drinks, freshly made breakfast sandwiches, donuts, bagels and pastries much more.
Korbel Sunday Brunch at Hazie’s
Location: Top Gondola
Food: Enjoy mimosas, Bloody Marys, and specialty coffee drinks as you choose from a wide selection of seasonal fresh brunch items.
Ph: +1 (970) 871-5150
Four Points Snowcat Dinner
Food: Five-course culinary experience. Rooted in the traditions and flavors of Northern Italy, our chef blends innovative Italian cuisine
Ph: +1 970-871-5150
Ragnar’s Sleigh Ride Dinner
Food: Gourmet dinner and live acoustic entertainment.
Food: offers a three course dinner featuring seafood, steaks, game, and the best views in the valley.
Haymaker Sleigh Ride Dinner
Friday Night Fondue
Location: Thunderhead Lodge.
Food: After a nighttime ride up the gondola, guests will enjoy an array of fondue options, wine and cocktail selections
Location: Gondola Square across from the Ski & Sport Transit Center location.
Rendezvous Food Court
Location: halfway down High Noon
Food: Variety of lunch choices including Mexican specialties, pizza, pasta, salad bar, sandwiches, soups, and burgers.
Steamboat Apparel and Gifts
Items: The North Face, Lole, Kavu, Vissla, 10 Tree, Wallaroo, and much more.
Location: Lincoln between 7th and 8th streets
Phone Number: +1 970-871-5681
Clothing for men, women, and youth seeking casual to active wear.
Location: corner of 7th and Lincoln Ave.
Phone Number: +1 (970) 871-5306
Items: Mountain themed gifts and unique home décor.
Location: Sheraton Hotel
Phone Number: +1 970-871-5360
Giggle Gulch Candy
Items: Rainbow of colorful candy treats
Location: Gondola Square
Phone Number: +1 970-871-5424
Sweet Mountain Tees
Items: sweets, treats and souvenirs
Location: Gondola Square
Items: Steamboat logo wear, souvenirs and gifts, and daily essentials for the mountain
Location: Gondola Stop