Steamboat Springs Skiing & Snowboarding
If your ski trip is a family affair, head up to Steamboat Springs this year. Steamboat is known for it’s incredible tree skiing for skiers of all abilities, and their fluffy “champagne powder”. The town’s more distant location in northern Colorado keeps the crowds at bay.
Steamboat has enough steeps to satisfy the experts, but it’s really known for it’s expansive and unintimidating intermediate terrain. Kid-friendly activities with an emphasis on it’s Wild West roots make Steamboat an excellent family-friendly destination.
The base village has plenty of great happy hour spots, but for a party that lasts all night head to the Double Diamonds bar – recently named America’s best apres ski spot. Finally, don’t miss the namesake hot springs, a fantastic way to relax after a day on the slopes.
GETTING TO STEAMBOAT
Steamboat’s regional airport has nonstop flights from 14 cities during the ski season, as well as 2-3 daily express flights from Denver. Alternatively, fly to Denver and rent a car for the 3-hour drive to Steamboat Springs.
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS SKI RESORT
The ski area at Steamboat is not just one mountain, but a complete mountain range called the Park Range and consists of Mount Werner, Sunshine Peak, Storm Peak, Thunderhead Peak, Pioneer Ridge, and Christie Peak. With a family friendly atmosphere, Steamboat offers a wide range of terrain for skiers and riders of all abilities – 14% Beginner, 42% Intermediate, and 44% Advanced trails. Just in case you didn’t get enough skiing in during the day, the resort also offers night skiing. Ski under the lights across 5 trails including Sitz, See Me, Vogue, Stampede and Lil’ Rodeo. All levels of skiing and riding is available at night with 2 beginner, 2 intermediate and 1 advanced trail.
Click here for the interactive Steamboat trail map.
|Base Elevation:||6,900 ft|
|Summit Elevation:||10,568 ft|
|Total Acres of Skiable Terrain:||2,965|
|Vertical Rise:||3,668 ft|
|Number of Trails:||165|
|Annual Snowfall:||336 inches|
|Longest Run:||3 miles|
HOWELSEN HILL SKI AREA
Howelsen Hill Ski Area is owned and operated by the City of Steamboat Springs and holds a unique place in the history of skiing. It has sent more skiers to international competition than any other area in North America. Come experience skiing history in the Yampa Valley!
Howelsen Hill boasts a remarkable heritage. It is Colorado’s oldest continuously operated ski area, since 1915, and has the largest and most complete natural ski jumping complex in North America. Howelsen has been the training ground for nearly 90 Olympians making over 150 Winter Olympic appearances, 22 members of the Colorado Ski Hall of Fame, and 13 members of the National Ski Hall of Fame.
Click here for the interactive Howelsen Hill trail map.
HOWELSEN HILL STATS
|Base Elevation:||6,696 ft|
|Summit Elevation:||7,136 ft|
|Total Acres of Skiable Terrain:||50|
|Vertical Rise:||440 ft|
|Number of Trails:||17|
|Annual Snowfall:||170 inches|
|Longest Run:||1 mile|
Renting Skis in Steamboat Springs
Book your ski or snowboard rentals online with Black Tie Ski Delivery in Steamboat. Booking on TripOutside gets you an extra 10% off! They will deliver your rental equipment right to your hotel or accommodation.
TripOutside also allows you compare gear rental prices at the local shops before you book.
Where to Rent Skis in Steamboat
TripOutside features the local Steamboat Springs ski shops with the highest reviews on Google/Yelp/TripAdvisor (at least 4.0 star weighted average) to make sure you have the best ski rental experience possible. We partner with the top local outfitters with the best gear for your ski or snowboard vacation.
How far is Steamboat Springs from Denver?
Steamboat Springs is 157 miles northwest of Denver, about a 3-hour drive. Daily shuttles are available from Denver to Steamboat Springs.
How much does it cost to ski Steamboat Springs?
The total daily cost to ski in Steamboat Springs, including ski rental, lift ticket, lunch and accommodation is as follows:
|Resort||Total Daily Cost||Ski Rental||Lift Ticket||Lunch||Accommodation|
|Steamboat Ski Resort||$389||$65||$149||$14||$173|
Get an exclusive 10% discount with Black Tie Ski Delivery when you book on TripOutside!
How much is ski rental in Steamboat Springs?
On average, the cost for a Performance Ski Package in Steamboat Springs, CO is $35 per day. Renting only the skis or a snowboard is less, and rates may vary based on weekdays/weekends and holidays.
How much snow does Steamboat Springs get?
Steamboat Springs gets an average of 200 inches of snow a year, making it a fantastic place to ski, snowboard, snowshoe and get outdoors in the winter.
What are the differences between the types of Steamboat ski rental packages (demo, performance, sport)?
Demo (or premium) packages are for the advanced skier that wants a specific ski or snowboard rental to match their specific riding style or matching the skis to the terrain. These are high-end, high-performance skis and snowboards.
Performance packages are intended for intermediate to beginner levels, typically for groomed terrain and generally have a stiffer, more specialized flex pattern, and may be wider in the waist.
Sport packages are primarily for groomed runs and intended for more beginner level skiers or snowboarders.
**All packages include downhill skis or snowboard, bindings, boots and poles (ski).
What is included in the Steamboat ski rental package?
Packages include downhill skis or snowboard, bindings, boots and poles (ski).
How can I save money on Steamboat ski and snowboard rentals?
Renting online in advance can save you money. Many outfitters offer online reservation rates that are better than walk-in rates. This helps the shops manage their inventory and plan in advance. It also guarantees availability of equipment. TripOutside also has exclusive discounts for customers booking rental gear online from Black Tie Ski Delivery and other ski rental shops.
Can I just rent skis or a snowboard? I don’t need the full package.
Yes, most shops also rent just skis or a snowboard.
How does Steamboat Springs ski rental delivery work?
Don’t ever wait in line at the ski shop again! Black Tie Ski Delivery’s hassle-free delivery service will save you time, which means you’ll have more time on the slopes to enjoy with family and friends. They open earlier and stay open later to ensure the best delivery time for guests and to provide slope side assistance when needed.
Fittings are generally done the night before your first day of skiing, this way you can wake up stress-free and have everything you need to hit the slopes for first tracks. Certified ski rental technicians will select and deliver your ski or snowboard equipment to your lodging property at your scheduled delivery time. Their ski technicians will custom fit you with the latest ski and board equipment based on your rental package, ability level, and the current snow conditions. Their delivery vans come fully stocked with lots of options and sizes so they can be sure all of your equipment fits properly.
Returns are just as convenient and easy as delivery. When you are finished with your rentals, Black Tie Ski Delivery will come back to your lodging and retrieve the equipment with no need to intrude on your dining or travel plans.