Steamboat Springs is nestled in an array of mountains, ranches and farms with the population of 12,088. Called Ski Town USA, it is known for its authentic western cowboy culture and alpine athletics. You will find mostly locally-owned boutiques stores and art galleries. Still family-friendly, live music can be heard almost every night from the many bars and pubs around town.
Located 115 mi/185 km northwest of Denver, it's a favoritespot for skiing and snowboarding as it is slightly lower in elevation than most resorts resulting in a more tempered climate.
Skiing is the most popular activity in Steamboat Springs, with 165 named trails and 2,965 acres/1,200 hectares of skiable terrain in addition to the most preferred tree skiing in the world. Steamboat Springs is popular among family vacationers based with its kids-ski-free program and discounted teen lift tickets. Steamboat Springs enjoys more than 300 in/760 cm of snow each year.
Note the obvious speed of the horse!
As with all Colorado resorts, year round outdoor activities are easy to find. During the winter months, if you want a break from the slopes you can take a hot air balloon ride, snowmobile, cross-country ski or take a sleigh ride but of course, there is always shopping.
During the summer months there is golfing at several 18-hole golf course, hiking in Routt National Forest, fishing and horseback riding. The Yampa River is a great in the summer to cool off and go floating in an inner tube, kayaking. Colorado Vacations arranges overnight professional rafting tours.
Steamboat Springs has festivals throughout the year including the Wine Festival, Beer Festival, Hot Air Balloon Festival, USA Pro Cycling Challenge,Steamboat Marathon, the historic Pro Rodeo Series, Winter Carnival, and String Music Festival. Whew!
|Season||November 27-April 13|
Night Skiing: January 10-March 30, Friday to Sunday 8:00am-9:00pm
1 six-person express
5 high-speed quads
|Located||157 miles from Denver via I-70 west to Silverthorne (exit 205). Then Colorado 937 miles to Kremmling, then go west 53 miles on U.S. 40 to Steamboat Springs|
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