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®.