Seven thousand feet up in the Colorado Rockies, nestled quietly below one of the largest ski mountains in North America, sits a small ranching community that serves as a constant reminder that the Old West is alive and well.
Never far from its ranching roots, Steamboat remains firmly linked to a Western tradition that sets it apart from every other ski resort in the world. Whether you're stepping foot into a local pub, one of our charming boutiques, or stepping off the gondola, the reception is the same--warm. But the down home friendliness is only half the reason people choose to vacation here. With 165 trails, 3,668 vertical feet, and nearly 3,000 skiable acres, its six peaks are filled with world-class groomed cruisers, bumps, steeps, open meadows, legendary trees & Mavericks-North America's longest superpipe.
Steamboat is simply known around the globe as Ski Town USA®. Its skiing heritage dates back to the early 1900s. No other town in North America has produced more winter Olympians than Steamboat Springs, a record 54 and counting. In fact, Steamboat sent more athletes to the 2002 Games than many small countries including Travis Mayer, 2002 Olympic Silver Medalist.
And long before people strapped on skis for fun, Steamboat residents in the late 1800s were using ski and snowshoes in their daily lives. In fact, Steamboat Springs recently celebrated its 100-year anniversary. You'll be hard pressed to find another resort town that exudes this much history, heritage and character. Come see for yourself why so many people call Steamboat home.
"My fiance and I were passing through Steamboat and decided to stay for the night. We stayed at the Hotel Bristol and it was such a nice little place, the bed was so comfortable I just fell asleep as soon as I lay down. The staff was so pleasant and very helpful when it came to recommending a good restaurant. It was also snowing and when I asked about getting to the mountain from the hotel they told us that there was a free city bus that runs every ten minutes, and I just think it's awesome they had that. I will be back to ski and will be staying there again."
~ Agelia - charlevoix, MI