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 RESORT STATS
- Steamboat has a total skiable terrain of 2,965 acres.
- The resort features a total of 165 runs – 14% beginner, 42% intermediate, 44% advanced
- Average annual snowfall is 314 inches.
- Vertical lift is at 3,668 feet.
steamboat springs snowboard rental
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.
STEAMBOAT 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|