Steamboat Springs Vacations
Steamboat Springs, Ski Town USA®, offers numerous skiing and outdoor activities. Next to Mt. Werner, the town is one of Colorado’s top sports destinations. When you aren’t skiing on pristine slopes, explore miles of hiking trails, relax in hot springs and retrace the town’s pioneering history.
The main attractions are two ski resorts, where you can ski on the town’s Champagne Powder®. This dry, light, smooth snow produces near-perfect skiing conditions from November to April. Find 50 acres (20 hectares) of skiable area at Howelsen Hill Ski Area, an early training ground for Olympic ski jumpers.
Steamboat Ski Resort has a terrain of 2,965 acres (1,200 hectares) and 165 runs spread over seven mountain peaks. Try everything from alpine skiing and snowboarding to Nordic skiing, sleigh rides, snowmobiling and tubing. Ski with Billy Kidd, a 1964 Olympic silver medalist.
Summers in Steamboat Springs are ideal for exploring green mountain valleys and wildflower meadows. Hike along family-friendly nature trails and visit the picturesque Fish Creek Falls. Enjoy aerial views of the natural surroundings on scenic gondola and hot-air balloon rides. Go tubing at the Yampa River State Park and play a round of 18 holes at Haymaker Golf Course.
Tackle the thrilling obstacles at the Steamboat Bike Park. Alternatively, rejuvenate your body at Old Town Hot Springs and Strawberry Park Hot Springs.
Wander the streets of the Old Town, where cowboys walk side by side with skiers. Learn about the town’s Ute tribes, settlers and ranchers at the Tread of Pioneers Museum. Spot work by local artists at the Steamboat Art Museum and watch a show at the Chief Theater.
Steamboat Springs is located 156 miles (251 kilometers) northwest of Denver. Fly into Yampa Valley Regional Airport and drive or catch a shuttle to the town. Time your visit to coincide with events such as the All Arts Festival, Hot Air Balloon Rodeo and Winter Carnival.