Steamboat, nestled up by Rabbit Ears pass in Colorado, offers an intimate skiing experience with all the big resort highlights. The intermediate runs are long and fun, while the tree and glade skiing is some of the best out there. The resort reaps the benefit of the “champagne powder” that falls here, some of the lightest snow to play in, making it a glorious place to be after a storm. Anyone can feel comfortable skiing Steamboat’s mountain since there are several areas on the mountain that cater to different ability levels. The resort is also in the process of expanding it’s collection of tree skiing by opening the Pioneer Ridge area in the coming years. This should increase Steamboat’s advanced skiing options nicely.
There are some great bars and restaurants in town and at the resort itself. From local’s only watering holes to more tourist-friendly spots, the choices are good. There are a couple of good bars located right in the base area that have a tremendous apres ski scene, ones that seem to end well after the lifts have!
Why Go There?
Why Go Elsewhere?
Amazing tree skiing
Perfect mountain for all ability levels
Great for kids
Genuine Colorado town
Excellent lodging options
Small ski area for keen intermediate piste bashers not on a 2-centre
There are a ton of places to stay at Steamboat. You can stay slopeside at one of the self-catering condos or in one of the hotels at the base area. All of the condos in Steamboat are a terrific value for money. If you want a bit more of the western town feel, there are a nice selection of hotels in town that are perfect for taking it all in. Car-hire isn’t absolutely necessary since there is a good shuttle service that runs between town and the resort.
The Iron Horse Inn: Located between downtown Steamboat Springs and the ski area, The Iron Horse Inn offers a friendly, relaxed atmosphere that is great value for money. The rooms are comfortable and provide great views of the mountains and/or the Yampa River. The inn is independently owned and Suzie, your host, lives on site. She provides a complimentary continental breakfast each morning before the guests head out on the ski shuttle to the mountain. The inn also has an indoor hot tub and sauna, a short stroll from the rooms. Free city transportation is available if you don’t feel like walking the short distance to downtown.
Steamboat Properties: slopeside condos and hotels Steamboat is a condo heaven. There are literally hundreds of units to chose from, in any configuration imaginable. Best thing to do is to contact us with your specific needs and we will sort through the list and find one that suits your needs perfectly. Steamboat’s slopeside accommodation is consistently of high quality, almost every unit will offer the same basic amenities, some complexes that have a deluxe rating may offer slightly more amenities.
The Bristol: A great little B&B, right in the heart of Steamboat Springs. If you are looking for a smaller hotel right in town, look no further!
Steamboat is a fun place, good for families and groups of friends who are looking for fine skiing and good value. Steamboat is, without a doubt, one of the nicest places for skiing through trees in North America.
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