Steamboat Springs ski vacations come in all shapes and sizes depending on how much time and money you have to spend in this quaint and beautiful Colorado town. You will be sure to have a memorable and exciting experience in the snow with your family or friends.
Steamboat Springs is located in northwest Colorado in the Routt National Forest of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. The forest was named after John Routt, the first governor of Colorado.
During the ski season, Steamboat receives more than 335 inches of snow. Its season usually starts on November 21st, but may be delayed until November 30th or later when there is a lack of snow. Snowfall is typically expected prior ro the opening day. Steamboat Springs boasts of some of the best skiing in the world.
The mountain where the western town is located has six peaks and 143 trails spread out over 2,939 acres. There are twenty lifts. A special treat are the four high-speed quad chairlifts. Swinging out at 3,668 vertical feet is a gondola which seats eight passengers.
Activities in the Snow
The area has a seasonal calendar filled with activities. Besides basic slope skiing, some of these include:
- Nordic skiing
- Powdercat skiing
- Snowmoblie tours
The Steamboat Ski School
The Steamboat Ski School is recognized as one of the finest in the world. It offers a full line of programs to suit all ages and ability levels. There are over 400 instructors who have all been trained in PSIA, Professional Ski Instructors of America. They are on the cutting edge of keeping up with the latest skiing and teaching techniques and are ready to share these with their students.
Ski Touring Center
For all those interested in cross-country skiing, the town has a Ski Touring Center. It is located at Mount Werner, and offers trails that are gentle and challenging to the cross-country enthusiast.
Mineral Hot Springs
The town is famous for its hot springs. The natural setting of the Strawberry Park Hot Springs is particularly well-known. This hot springs is located just seven miles outside of town.
The Steamboat Health and Recreation has three hot pools that are heated naturally. They can be enjoyed by relaxing or swimming laps in them.
The accommodations in Steamboat are broken down into three categories which include:
If you go during peak season, expect to pay between $225 to $350 per night for your stay.
The town offers a variety of restaurants for all different preferences. Some of these eateries include:
- Lucile's - Feast on Creole favorites.
- Shack Cafe - Opened since 1969, this place serves the classics and is a local favorite.
- Mazzola's - Select an Italian sandwich and eat it with fries or spaghetti at this restaurant.
- La Montana - Pricey Mexican food, but perhaps this is due to the signature dishes that have been written about in Gourmet and Bon Appetite magazines.
- Saketumi - Come here if you want the experience of a sushi and sake bar.
- Old Town Pub - Serving lunch and dinner in a building over 100 years old. Colorado microbrews are on tap.
- Gondola Pub and Grill - Enjoy baby back ribs and steak in this relaxing atmosphere where children are welcome.
- Panda Garden - Delve into some Chinese cuisine with a buffet at lunchtime.
- Cafe Diva - How about some roast tenderloin of elk or North Atlantic salmon?
Packages for Steamboat Springs Ski Vacations
One More Tip
To further serve you as you plan and think about what to expect on one of the Steamboat Springs ski vacations, visit the local town website.