"Ski Town USA"

  • Home of "Champagne powder"
  • 6 peaks of world class skiing
  • Old West flavour



Steamboat ski resort summary

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  • Steamboat is known as "Ski Town USA" & really does retain the distinctive flavour of the Old West.
  • The term Champagne Powder was coined in Steamboat and this is the only place you’ll officially find it!
Groomed ski runs in Steamboat ski resort USA   Holiday festivities in Steamboat Springs town Colorado
  • Steamboat's 6 peaks are filled with world-class groomed cruisers, bumps, steeps, open meadows, legendary trees & Mavericks ­North America's longest superpipe.
  • The cowboy town of Steamboat Springs is located approx 10-12 mins drive from the ski slopes & is filled with western style shops & a wide variety of restaurants & bars to explore.


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What's new

Steamboat ski resort what's new?

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  • Phase 2 of Steamboat's "Full steam ahead" redevelopment will come to fruition in the 2022/2023 ski season with US $90m invested:
  • The first leg of the Wild Blue gondola will take guests to the new learning centre mid mountain: Greenhorn Ranch.
  • The lower teminal of the Christie Peak Express lift will be relocated & Steamboat Square continues its redevelopment with the "Skeeters"  ice rink, The Range food hall & new slope side guest amenities.
  • 2021 / 2022 will see the start of a $135m gondola square redevelopment starts with phase 1.
  • The 3 year project will transform Gondola Square plaza into a multi-use base area, with new amenities including dining, apres ski, shops & entertainment.
  • For 2021 / 2022, 650 new acres of advanced & expert terrain is planned on Pioneer Ridge, plus work is ongoing on a new teaching area & the first leg of a new Big Blue gondola.
Face masks to be worn skiing on your USA ski holiday   View of the Rocky Mountains from the Steamboat gondola Colorado United States
  • 2021 / 2022 ski season all guests are now required to wear a mask in indoor public spaces.
  • Face masks are required on shuttles.
  • Lifts & gondolas will operate at full capacity.
  • New gondola for 2019 / 2020 season with extra cars giving increased capacity & a shorter 10 minute ride time.
  • 2018 / 2019 improvements at the Steamboat base area include a complete makeover of the Timber & Torch main restaurant in Gondola Square, with expanded indoor seating, new outdoor heated patio, indoor & outdoor bars, exterior fireplace & new outdoor BBQ, plus "Taco Beast" food truck, serving trailside in Winter.


Steamboat ski resort piste classification


Steamboat ski resort terrain

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  • 165 runs
  • 14% Beginner
  • 42% Intermediate
  • 44% Advanced
  • Longest run in Steamboat: Why Not, 3 miles
  • Terrain parks: 3
  • Steamboat is actually a complete mountain range: Mt. Werner, Sunshine Peak, Storm Peak, Thunderhead Peak, Pioneer Ridge® and Christie Peak with a diversity of trails for all levels of ability.
  • Gladed areas of Pioneer Ridge, Sunshine and Storm Peak are Steamboat's particular claim to fame, with Champagne Powder® snow in the trees for the most avid powder hounds.
  • Steamboat's terrain park, serviced exclusively by its own chairlift features terrain for all ability levels spread over 11.8 acres, an outdoor sound system, professional designed rails and jumps.
  • Mavericks Pipe is a monster of a superpipe: 18-foot walls, 56 feet wide, 22-foot transitions & 500 feet long.

Piste Map

Steamboat ski resort piste map

Steamboat ski resort piste map   Click on map to see larger version

Lifts / Snowfall / Elevation

Steamboat ski resort lifts

Steamboat resort has 18 lifts:

  • 1 x gondola
  • 1 x six-pack chairlift
  • 6 x quads
  • 5 x triples
  • 2 x double chairlifts
  • 1 x surface lift
  • 2 x secondary lifts

Steamboat ski resort snowfall & elevation

Steamboat ski resort snowfall & elevation

  • Base Elevation: 6,900 feet/2103 meters
  • Summit/Mt. Werner Elevation: 10,568 feet/3224 meters
  • Vertical Drop: 3,668 feet/1118 meters

Apres Ski & Events

Steamboat ski resort apres ski & events

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  • Check out the cowboy ski race & Winter Carnival in Steamboat, what a fun winter activity!
  • Stunning serene hot air balloon rides winter activity in Steamboat Springs.
  • Celebrate Christmas & New Year holidays with festive lights.
Shop for cowboy boots in Steamboat Springs town   Steamboat dining at Four Points restaurant on your ski trip
  • Peruse the shops in charming Steamboat Springs town, Colorado, America & shop for cowboy boots!
  • Steamboat boasts more than 100 bars & restaurants to take care of even the most discriminating appetite.
  • It's a great place to try local favorites such as elk, buffalo and Rocky Mountain trout.
  • Dine at Four Points restaurant (above).

Restaurants in Steamboat recommended by Chalets USA clients:

  • " Laundry, T Bar, Salt & Lime, Mahogany Ridge Brewery" Lilley Jan 2021.


Steamboat winter activities

Romantic winter non-skier activity in Steamboat Colorado   Soak in the calming water at Strawberry Hot Springs Steamboat Colorado USA
  • Immerse yourself in Steamboat's western heritage with a horseback ride or romantic dinner sleigh ride. 
  • Soak in the calming water of Strawberry Hot Springs followed by a massage or facial in the spa.
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  • Rent some snowshoes & explore the snowy forest trails with the family or try some Nordic skiing.
  • Or try snow tubing, snowmobiling or a dog sled ride for more excitement.