Steamboat Springs Attractions

Everyone has seen those picturesque villages, all covered in snow and candle light that grace the fronts of Christmas cards each year. But, how many are aware that those scenes are not just the products of romantic imaginations and that such places exist very close to home? One such hamlet, enchanted by the snowy peaks of the Rocky Mountains, is the Colorado town of Steamboat Springs.

Steamboat Springs, also called Ski Town USA, is famous for exactly the things its names suggest - hot springs and skiing. Once the natives were unjustly and forcible removed to reservations, the area became free for development. The main factor responsible for the development of the region as a tourist hub was the abundance of natural ski slopes. In fact, the first ski jump was built at Steamboat nearly a century ago and has been operational ever since. This jump is part of the Howelsen Hill Ski Area, the largest ski complex in the whole of North America. Adjoining the ski slopes, Howelsen also offers an ice rink and rodeo grounds. For the wintertime delights, Steamboat offers a range of sleighing, horseback riding and snowboarding facilities.

There are a few main areas in Steamboat dedicated to giving travelers the benefit of the hot geysers that abound in the Rockies. The foremost among them is the Strawberry Park Natural Hot Springs, which is located on the outskirts of the city. This Park has various facilities such as massage parlors, spas and hot pools that cater to needs of the weary traveler and at the same time highlight the health benefits of the springs. Nature is the best attraction at Steamboat Springs and the many natural reserves in the area testify to this fact. Travelers can relax in the arms of Mother Nature at the Pearl Lake State Park, the Rocky Mountain National Park and the Yampa River State Park among others on their Steamboat Springs vacation. The fly-fishing sites in this region are considered some of the best in the country.

The various attractions of Steamboat Springs also include various golf courses, ranches and centers for art.


Steamboat Ski and Snow Report

Steamboat started its season with large early snowfalls creating a solid mountain base. Fresh powder keeps falling almost daily and the slopes look even better than ever. This season is definitely shaping up to be one of Steamboat's finest.

Take a look at Steamboat's current ski conditions:

Snow Within Past 24 Hours: 0 inches
Snow Within Past 48 Hours: 1 inches
Mountain Snow Base: 55 inches


Winter Activities in Steamboat Springs

Skiing, Snowmobiling and More

If you are looking for an authentic western ski town full of character and history to spend your winter vacation this year, look no further than Steamboat Springs, Colorado. This unique ranch and ski town offers guests the opportunity to share in its 100-year old history, annual traditions and fantastic skiing and snowboarding surrounded by the majestic Rocky Mountains.

Known around the globe as Ski Town USA®, Steamboat has some of the most incredible skiing and snowboarding in Colorado and has produced more winter Olympians than any other town in the country. Skiers and snowboarders come from all over the world to explore Steamboat's 3,000 plus acres of trails, well-groomed cruisers, tree skiing and to ride the longest superpipe in the U.S. Beginners and novice riders can take lessons taught by World Champions and Olympic medalists right here at Steamboat Springs resort.

"there is more to Steamboat Springs than world class skiing"

But there is more to Steamboat Springs than world class skiing. The town also offers wonderful snow activities for all ages including family-friendly favorites like tubing and snowmobiling. Take a snowmobile tour or winter horseback ride with the family on miles of smooth trails or through the snow-blanketed Yampa Valley. Thrill seekers can get a rush with adventurous activities like mountain climbing along a frozen waterfall or hut to hut cross-country skiing and snowshoeing through Steamboat backcountry. Or if you are looking for high-flying fun, lift off in a glorious hot air balloon ride or helicopter tour over the valley.

Other mountain fun includes snow activities followed by incredible meals at fine mountain top restaurants. Take a beautiful guided winter snowshoe tour on Mt. Werner followed by a delicious gourmet lunch at a quaint après ski spot. Or hop on a dinner sleigh ride underneath starry skies to Ragnar's Restaurant for five course fine dining. If you want to take a break from the mountain, village dining also offers a variety of food with western flair to satisfy the most discriminating appetites.

Ski and Snowboard Steamboat Springs

To relax and soothe sore muscles at the end of an active day, soak in one of the several natural hot springs in downtown and Strawberry Park. Or indulge in deep-tissue massages, herbal wraps and rejuvenating facials at village spas. These services offer the perfect way to unwind after a long day on the slopes.

After a refreshing time at the spas and springs, get ready for more outdoor fun in the evening with Steamboat Spring's exciting after dark activities and lively nightlife. Many local pubs and restaurants offer live music and entertainment; while cool nighttime snow activities like tubing under the stars and full moon snowshoe tours are also good choices. Holiday celebrations, festivals and concerts are also available for evening fun, like the annual western heritage Winter Carnival and the rock, blues and bluegrass Musicfest.

You will be hard-pressed to find another resort town that exudes this much history, warmth and character. Spend your winter vacation this year in Steamboat Springs and discover Ski Town USA®.


Steamboat Ski and Snow Report

Steamboat Springs Ski and Snow Report Steamboat started its season with large early snowfalls creating a solid mountain base. Fresh powder keeps falling almost daily and the slopes look even better than ever. This season is definitely shaping up to be one of Steamboat's finest.

Take a look at Steamboat's current ski conditions:

Steamboat Springs Ski and Snow Report 3/19/07

Snow Within Past 24 Hours: 0 inches
Snow Within Past 48 Hours: 0 inches
Mountain Snow Base: 59 inches

Steamboat Springs is currently operating 19 of the mountain's 20 chairlifts.

Welcome to Steamboat Springs

Located in northwestern Colorado, not far from Wyoming, cowboy country meets ski country in Steamboat, where Lee jeans and big hats are as common as ski jackets and snowboard boots. Steamboat trademarked the name “Ski Town USA” as a testament to its skiing roots and the generations of Olympic athletes who grew up there. Stroll downtown and you might catch a glimpse of future Olympians soaring off the 90-meter jump at Howelsen Hill. Kids ski free, and parents will love the generous snowfall (an average of 330 inches a year) and legendary tree skiing. With infinite lodging options, Steamboat offers a truly unique Colorado experience.

Your Steamboat Springs Vacation

One of Colorado’s authentic Old West towns, Steamboat is over 100 years old but modern in every amenity. Ski Steamboat and discover special programs for children and a unique savings program for teens that give Steamboat its family appeal. With close to 3,000 skiable acres, a Steamboat ski vacation package offers every level of terrain and it’s all easy to reach by a vast lift system including the Silver Bullet TM eight-passenger gondola.

This year powder-hounds will head for Pioneer Ridge, the resort’s newest mountain. Ski Steamboat and discover small-town hospitality and friendly service both on and off the mountain.

There are affordable restaurants for every taste- from Norwegian to barbecue smokehouses and post-dinner nightspots to round out the evening. Steamboat’s lodging accommodation choices are as huge as the mountain, everything from family-oriented condominiums to European-style bed and breakfasts.

Make your Steamboat Reservations and let us help create an unforgettable ski vacation today to a remarkable ski resort. can provide you with lodging accommodations, air travel, ground transportation, lift tickets, ski or snowboard rentals, activities to events around town and more. We know how to customize a Steamboat ski vacation package just for you that will truly be an unforgettable ski vacation experience. Ski Steamboat Springs this winter and see for your self.

Rental Information & Rates - 2006/2007

General Reservation Information

Confirmation letters are sent via email once your online reservation request is received. If you do not receive a confirmation, your request did not go through, and your reservation is not guaranteed. Please contact our shop directly at 800-859-9959 [toll-free] if you have problems sending the online form. Hours are 8:00am-6:00pm daily (MST).

Reservations received more than a week in advance of rental date will receive a 10% discount. Reservations received less than a week in advance cannot be guaranteed. We are not able to reserve your equipment without complete information on participant's height, weight, age and skier type. A $25.00 fee is assessed to any cancellations received within 48 hours of rental date.

Equipment damage insurance is available at $2.00 per day per person, and should be added for Kids Rent Free as well. Insurance covers repair for equipment damage while in renter's possession, but it does not cover loss by theft or other means.

Prices listed in the rate tables are per person, per day.

Please note on the form if the renter needs skis only, rather than a package. Special rates are available for component rentals.

Skier Types

Your skier type, height, weight, age and ski boot sole length are used by the rental shop to determine the release and retention settings of your ski bindings. Be sure to provide accurate information - any errors may increase your risk of injury.

Ski Rental Products

  • High Performance - Rossignol, Bandit X and skis for powder, bumps, trees and crusin'.
  • Sport Super Side-Cut - Rossignol and Rock X for the beginner and novice skier.
  • Junior - Rossignol Comp J skis and Technica boots.
  • Boots & Bindings - Dalbello boots and Rossignol bindings.
  • Telemark - Skis from K2, Garmont boots, and Voilé bindings.
  • Helmets - Available to rent for $8.00/children and $10.00/adults. Reservations are not being accepted for helmets.
Snowboard Rental Products
  • Snowboards, Boots & Bindings - Snowboards, boots and bindings for Juniors and Adults from Rossignol. Freestyle bindings only.
  • Helmets - Available to rent for children and adults. Reservations are not being accepted for helmets.
Rental Rates
  • Kids Rent Free - At Steamboat Ski Rentals, Kids Rent Free! One child 12 or under rents free with each five-day parent's adult rental; certain restrictions apply. Kids rates are available for kids who do not participate in the free rental program. Proof of age is required for all 11 and 12-year-olds.
  • Teen Discounts - At Steamboat Ski Rentals, teens 13-17 years of age receive a 25% discount on all rental equipment (excluding helmets); certain restrictions apply. Proof of age required for 17 year olds.
Equipment Age *Daily Rate
High Performance Ski Package Adult (18 and up)
Teen (13-17)
High Performance Skis Only Adult (18 and up)
Teen (13-17)
Sport Ski Package Adult (18 and up)
Teen (13-17)
Sport Skis Only Adult (18 and up)
Teen (13-17)
*These are the 2006-2007 rates. Prices do not include 8.4% sales tax. Optional Equipment Damage Insurance available for $2.00/day

Equipment Age *Daily Rate
Snowboard Package Adult (18 and up)
Teen (13-17)
Snowboard Only Adult (18 and up)
Teen (13-17)
Junior Ski Package Child (12 & under) $24.00
Junior Skis Only Child (12 & under) $19.00
Junior Snowboard Package Child (12 & under) $24.00
Junior Snowboard Only Child (12 & under) $19.00
*These are the 2006-2007 rates. Prices do not include 8.4% sales tax. Optional Equipment Damage Insurance available for $2.00/day.

For questions and additional information, please contact Steamboat Ski Rentals® at 800-859-9959 [toll-free] or 970-871-5346, or 970-871-5344 for a fax.
Rental Reservation Form

You can reserve your ski and snowboard rentals by filling out our online reservation form.

Steamboat Central Reservations®
[toll-free]: (877) 237-2628 or [international]: (970) 879-0740


Official Steamboat Ski & Resort Site


Enjoy your winter ski vacation in Steamboat Springs, Colorado

At an elevation of 7,000 feet, Steamboat Springs receives about 335 inches of annual snowfall on average. Whether you are an acclaimed skier or not, Steamboat Springs is a wonderful place to spend the winter months and there are so many activities to enjoy. Other than skiing and snowboarding at Steamboat Springs Ski Resort, visitors enjoy backcountry skiing and snowmobiling, cross-country skiing on 15 kilometers of groomed trails, snowshoeing, ice climbing, sleigh rides, helicopter tours, horseback rides in the snow, tubing, soaking in local hot springs, or even soaring high above in a hot air balloon. Downtown Steamboat also has great boutiques and outdoor gear stores, as well as exceptional restaurants and cafes.

The Steamboat Ski Area covers a 3,000 acreage area within the Medicine Bow/Routt National Forest. It has a 3,668 foot vertical drop, 142 ski and snowboard trails, and an exciting snow park, home to the country’s longest superpipe. The ski area encompasses five peaks, making a wide variety of runs for those who like groomers and open meadows, for those who like the steeps and bump runs, as well as for those who enjoy skiing fresh powder in the trees. Skiing is in no way a new activity to the Steamboat Springs area. In the late 1800s, locals used skis as a method of transportation each day. A great way to start your day off on the resort is by taking advantage of a free mountain tour, offered daily at 10:30am. They last about an hour and a half and welcome all level skiers and snowboarders to get to know the mountain a little better.

There is no lack of activities for the whole family. Kid’s programs on the ski hill are well known and highly respected. Ski school classes are small so that kids can receive the individual attention they need to improve and have fun. Other annual events in the winter months include film and music festivals, US freestyle team Olympic trials, a winter carnival, various races, and Mavericks Superpipe Challenge.

Come enjoy the winter months in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. There are many types of accommodations, dining options, and endless activities. Check out package deals including lodging and skiing passes.

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Steamboat Springs Ski Resort opens November 23rd and closes April 9th. The lifts are open daily between the hours of 8:30am and 3:30pm. The fun thing about the prices for lift tickets is that they change throughout the season. They are cheapest at the beginning and end of the season, and most expensive around the holidays. Adult passes start off at $60 and during high season sell for $76. Teens, ages 13 to 17, and seniors, 65 or older, start at $45, and run $57 during the holidays. Children, ages 6 to 12, ski lift tickets range from $34 to $48, and kids five and under can go skiing for free. Steamboat Springs Ski Area also offers multi-day ski tickets and season passes. Make sure to check out lodging and skiing packages too.

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Away from the glitz of Aspen and Vail and the crowds of Denver, Steamboat Colorado is a skier's paradise, a dream come true for the snow-lover. But Steamboat is so much more than just a ski resort. Known for the friendliness of its people and the town's fondness for its western way of life, Steamboat exudes warmth. It's not unusual to see the postman call people by name or to see a horse pull a skier down a snow-covered road. Residents and visitors alike don western boots and cowboy hats and won't hesitate to shout a hearty greeting to passers-by.

At we specialize in creating the perfect vacation for your visit to Steamboat. We can arrange lodging, airfare, transportation and activities for any season. Our huge inventory of vacation lodging includes luxury hotels, exclusive vacation homes, condominium rentals and secluded lodges. Our vacation planners are ready to assist you with your Steamboat Colorado vacation package.

No matter what time of year it may be, hospitality and friendliness are always in season in picturesque Steambot Colorado.

What could be better than combining all that good will and genuine hospitality with phenomenal skiing? Located 7,000 feet up in the majestic Colorado Rockies, Steamboat is one of the largest ski mountains in all of North America. There are 142 trails for skiers of varying skill levels, and Steamboat Colorado boasts about 3,000 ski-able acres.

When you've had your share of skiing, there are plenty of other activities available to fill your days in Steamboat, like snowmobiling, sleigh rides, and snowshoe hiking. When it's time to head inside, the town offers literally dozens of restaurants, bars, and clubs for your enjoyment.

Even in the warm summer months, there's more than enough to keep you busy on your trip to Steamboat Colorado. Families can go kayaking or rafting together, golfers will enjoy a great choice of well-designed courses, and biking and hiking make for exhilarating adventures. And be sure to leave a little extra time for shopping!

No matter what season, Steamboat Colorado offers friendly smiles, fine service, picturesque scenery, and all the best for the perfect vacation. Make Steamboat your next vacation destination.

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