Combining cowboy charm with world-class amenities and rising above the Rocky Mountains of northwest Colorado, Steamboat Ski & Resort features activities year-round, from hot air balloon tours to night skiing.

Rising above the Rocky Mountains of northwest Colorado, Steamboat Ski & Resort features activities year-round, from hot air balloon tours to night skiing. Steamboat Ski and Resort, nestled in the Yampa Valley of northwest Colorado, is located on Mount Werner at a base elevation of 6,900’ above sea level. The mountain range consists of six peaks—Pioneer Ridge, Sunshine, Thunderhead, Mount Werner, Storm and Christie Peak. Covered with Champagne Powder snow, the driest and fluffiest snow you’ll ever experience, Steamboat has an annual snowfall of 349 inches and 240 days of sun per year. Originally a ranching and mining community, the city of Steamboat Springs retains its western charm, with cowboy boots and livestock a familiar site in town. For a family-friendly and relaxing antidote to the price and glamor of other Colorado ski areas, Steamboat is a welcoming resort with conditions impossible to top.


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Skiing Steamboat

  • 165 trails
  • 2,965 acres
  • Trails: 14% beginner, 42% intermediates and 44% advanced/expert
  • Five terrain parks—Lil’ Rodeo (beginner), Rabbit Ears (intermediate), Sunbeam (intermediate), Maverick (advanced) and Maverick halfpipe (expert).
  • 7 miles of snowshoe trails
  • 16 lifts with a capacity of 41,026 skiers per hour
  • Night Skiing/Riding: Thursday-Monday, Mid-Dec through late March

Where Can We Stay?

The resort offers a variety of lodging options on- and off-site. One of the top hotels on the mountain, less than 100 yards from the slopes, is the Steamboat Grand Hotel. Also available are on-site condominiums and homes managed by independent companies. For an off-site stay, downtown Steamboat Springs has many hotels, bed and breakfasts and lodges one to three miles from the resort.

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Activities and Entertainment

Whether you want to indulge in an extravagant meal or prefer something quick and easy, Steamboat has a collection of bars and restaurants on the mountain. Lincoln Avenue and Yampa Street in downtown Steamboat Springs are filled with restaurants, night spots, clothing boutiques and art galleries. Old Town Hot Springs and Strawberry Park Hot Springs are outdoor mineral springs that offer a relaxing atmosphere after a long day on the slopes. For a romantic evening or family dinner on the mountain, Steamboat offers four on-mountain restaurants for every taste. A nighttime gondola ride up to mid-mountain brings you to the Western BBQ Dinner, a buffet complete with hoedown band, and Hazie’s, a gourmet dining experience with jet-fresh seafood and locally ranched steaks. A sleigh ride to take you further up the mountain to either Ragnar’s, a cabin atmosphere with Scandinavian cuisine, and Four Points Lodge, which specializes in hearty northern Italian. Other local attractions include hot air balloon rides, sleigh rides, jeep tours, helicopter rides, snowmobile tours, tubing and horseback riding.

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Special Offers for Groups

Steamboat is internationally renowned for its family-friendly amenities and benefits for large groups. Let representatives know ahead of time the size of your party and you’ll be able to save hundreds on lift tickets, lodging and equipment rentals. Friendly travel agents are also available to help you create customized vacation packages that include transportation, ground transfers and dining discounts.


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Getting There is Easy

Located in northwest Colorado, Steamboat is 160 miles/267kms northwest of Denver, an easy three-hour drive. The resort is accessible by nonstop air service from 12 major U.S. airports directly into Steamboat/Hayden Airport (HDN) on Alaska, American, Delta and United Airlines in addition to connecting service from over 300 other domestic and international cities.