Steamoat Springs Ski Resort: Visitor Essentials
Steamoat Ski Resort: Visitor Essentials
Steamboat Springs, Colorado – or Ski Town, USA – boasts more Olympic skiers than any other town in North America, but perhaps its more important claim-to-fame is the incredible ski resort that makes everyone feel a little bit like an Olympian. Steamboat Ski Resort offers 165 trails spread out over 3,000 skiable acres that cover six impressive Colorado peaks. Steamboat Ski Resort benefits from the kind of dry, fluffy snow (AKA Champagne Powder) and that is the envy of skiers from around the globe. Indescribably soft and light, the snow makes it possible to float instead of ski.
If you’re one of those skiers coming from other areas, you may find your equipment – made for heavy, wet or icy conditions – will hold you back on Steamboat’s famous deep. Or you may not want the hassle and expense of flying your gear to Colorado. If you’re looking for quality rental equipment, knowledgable staff and location convenience, check out Fleischer Sport. Added perks like free overnight ski and boot storage overnight and onsite basket check for your personal belongings while you’re on the slopes give it added value. But you won’t find any shortage of quality rental shops in Steamboat. Check out more listings here.
Steamboat Resort’s ski terrain is a little like an all-you-can-eat-buffet, with something for every taste and skill. Beginner runs that are non-threatening and provide opportunities to improve; long, comfortable cruisers; the steep and the deep; and great adventures in the trees. Plus, don’t forget the assortment of terrain parks!
And don’t think this mountain takes a vacation. Summer on the mountain is equally as fun, beautiful and challenging with the recent addition of the new Steamboat Mountain Bike Park. More than a “park,” it’s like a ski resort for two wheels – with lift access, groomed trails and trail maps delineated by green, blue, black and double black runs.
If the biking, skiing, snowboarding, menu is making you sore just reading it, check out the other major draw for Steamboat Springs, Colorado: delicious, scenic, natural hot springs. There are several options for hot springs, a popular one being Strawberry Park. It’s a trek out of town, but worth the drive for the riverside ambiance. Cold plunge, anybody?
Looking for other activities for your Steamboat Springs Vacation? Check out our full activity directory and easily direct your search according to season, kids or other criteria.
If all this biking, skiing, snowboarding, hot springs soaking and countless other activities is working up your appetite, don’t worry: you won’t go hungry! Steamboat has an enviable array of dining options, many with apres ski specials, live music or bar perks. And, if you’re a budget traveler, don’t forget to check out the Specials and Daily Deals to make your Steamboat Springs vacation more affordable!
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