Steamboat Ski Deals & Travel Info

Steamboat is a family-friendly ski resort in Steamboat Springs, CO. The resort is owned by the Alterra Mountain Company, and they have been investing heavily into the base area here, including installing a new gondola that has increased uphill capacity. The resort has been in business since the 1960s and it has always had a reputation for accommodating skiers of all levels and having a taste of something for everyone.

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Steamboat Ski Resort Highlights

Here is what you need to know if you are considering a vacation to the Steamboat Ski Resort:

Steamboat Ski Resort scenic view

Getting to Steamboat

Rabbit Ears Pass in Winter going to Steamboat Ski Resort
Rabbit Ears Pass, Rt. 40

Skiers and riders can fly into the Yampa Valley Regional Airport, located about 30 minutes to the west of Steamboat Springs. This is a small airport, but it does have multiple major carriers flying in and out of here.

This resort is located 3.5 hours away from Denver. It requires a drive westward on I-70 from the airport if you fly into DIA. You would hop off at Silverthorne to head north on Rt. 9. When this runs into Rt. 40, you take this north into Steamboat Springs. The drive to Silverthorne can be crowded, but once you leave the interstate the drive becomes easier as you head north. You’ll need to go over Rabbit Ears Pass to get here from the south.

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Hike up to the top of Mt Werner and try the chutes heading down from there. This includes No Names, North St. Pats, East Face.

Shallow pitch, lots of trees, cool scenery. This is not beginner terrain, but it is relatively easy.

Trail Map

map of steamboat ski resort in colorado

You may view the full-size trail map on Steamboat’s website here.

steamboat ski area tree skiing section on upper mountain

Tips for Skiing at Steamboat

Accessing Steamboat’s hiking terrain. Use the Morningside lift on the backside and you’ll have access to the hike-to territory at Steamboat. The hike takes no more than 5 minutes. Drop into Christmas Tree Bowl for steep, spaced out glades. Or, continue to the top of Mt. Werner and drop into No Names for fast pillow-like rollers.

Head over to Chutes 1, 2 & 3 for the most extreme skiing on the mountain. This is where Steamboat holds their freeride events, so there is no lack of cliffs and technical skiing.

When you are ready to move on from the beginner terrain, head to the Sunshine Express chairlift. You will find trails that have easy access to wide open trees and you can take laps near this area. Slow, open trees, not too difficult. There is a green circle pathway to get you home.

If tree skiing is your thing, head to Closets and Shadows. These two runs are world renowned; it’s hard to find more sustained, well-spaced trees in North America. They hold snow well, so you can find powder here days after a storm.

Visit the Fleischer Sport tune shop & bar. Ride down to the base of the gondola and visit Fleischer Sport, the local tune shop that has a built-in bar. You can grab a drink and relax while the staff tunes your gear to perfection. Some of the town’s biggest characters work at this shop and they love to chat with out-of-towners.