Steamboat Ski Resort
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- 98%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 98%Family Travelers
- 98%Adventure Travelers
- 83%Luxury Travelers
- 82%Budget Travelers
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- Steamboat Ski Resort
Skip the front range crowds and head to Steamboat where the lift lines are short and the runs are long. A family destination with skiing for all and a excellent base area with many evening events.
Don't forget to visit in the summer -- hiking and biking with a Gondola ride to the top.Recommended for:
- Steamboat Ski ResortMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2
CHAMPAGNE POWDER: the best kind of snow. Powder snow in Steamboat was different from what I was used to back in California. It was so soft and fluffy! Two days here was not enough.
For the best conditions, my friends and I hung out around Sunshine and Storm Peaks. The blue and black diamond runs were great for snowboarders. We stayed local to the upper half of the mountain, only heading down past Thunderhead Peak for lunch or at the end of the day. We found the runs icy and hard-packed near the base area. Also, beware of the green runs. They were long, flat traverses. No fun for snowboarders.
Steamboat had the best on-mountain food I've ever had. My favorite lunch spot was Hazie's, a fine dining restaurant in Thunderhead lodge at the top of the Gondola. Their gourmet soup and salad bar was all-you-can-eat for $15. They also had unforgettable views of Steamboat's village and valley below.
Steamboat had both free and paid parking options. To be closer to the village, we opted to pay the $15 for garage parking.
Overall, I can't wait to come back again. A very memorable trip. It's my favorite ski resort to date.
- Steamboat Ski ResortMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness TravelersFoodies+ 2
I grew up in Colorado, and Steamboat has a special place in my heart. It is one of the nicest ski areas in Colorado - a big mountain, great snow, and unlike most mountains, has big groves of white-trunked aspen trees to ski through - both magical and slightly less dangerous than tree-skiiing among pines since there are fewer low hanging branches to get snagged on. Steamboat is a bit off the beaten track - 3 hours from Denver versus 90 minutes to places like Vail or Summit Valley - but this distance helps it retain its small town charm versus the slicker towns like Aspen or Vail. Highly recommended.