Everything you need to know about Steamboat - MountainWatch Travel

Steamboat | Colorado | USA

Everything you need to know about Steamboat

Never far from its ranching roots, Steamboat remains firmly linked to a Western tradition that sets it apart from every other ski resort in the world. With 2,965 acres (1200 hectares) of permitted terrain offer a diversity of trails for all levels of ability. Steamboat offers an abundance of winter activities and services to create a unique Colorado ski vacation experience for everyone. There’s plenty to do off the ski slopes. From mountain dining, to spa services and concerts, Steamboat resort activities provide a lifetime of memories!

Insider Ski and Snowboard Tips

Steamboat enjoys a certain degree of isolation, it’s a little too far from Denver to attract the day trippers the way the other resorts along the 1-70 do and it’s this little extra distance that keeps the lift queues down. Riding straight on to the lifts is commonplace in Steamboat and when it’s dumping hard fresh tracks are available every run through the Aspen trees.

Steamboat, CO


With nonstop flights to Steamboat from 15 cities during the ski season and two cities in the summer months, you can be on the mountain in only a few hours. Steamboat Springs is only minutes from the Hayden Airport and between 3 and 4 hours from Denver International Airport (DEN).

For those without their own transportation, the City of Steamboat Springs offers a comprehensive system of FREE transportation between the ski area, downtown, as well as most hotel, condominium, restaurant, grocery and entertainment locations. The ski area is located 3 miles/4.8 km southeast of downtown Steamboat Springs.


Whatever you’re after, you’ll find it in Steamboat, from four star hotels, to downtown condos and town homes, to affordable motels.

Grand Hotel

Restaurants and Après

Whether enjoying breathtaking views over drinks on the Oasis Sundeck during the summer, to embarking on a magical snowcat journey to Four Points lodge for a five-course culinary experience in the winter. There’s no shortage of dining options for visitors to Steamboat Resort. There are both a number of on-mountain haunts worth eating at including, Café Diva, The Truffle Pig and Hazie’s. However, the majority of Steamboat’s restaurants can be found downtown. A word of advice – a lot are worth booking in advance.

Non Skiing Activities 

Steamboat is more than just skiing and riding. Immerse yourself in western heritage with horseback rides, snowmobiling, hot springs, sleigh ride dinners, winter photography tours, and more.

Steamboat town

If you like the sound of Steamboat and want to visit it yourself then click here to make an enquiry for a quote and our team will create your ultimate ski holiday. 

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