Two thousand metres up in the Colorado Rockies, nestled below one of the largest ski mountains in North America, sits a vibrant ranching community that serves as a constant reminder that the Old West is alive and well. Steamboat was settled over 100 years ago by pioneering cattlemen. Here on one of North America's biggest ski mountains, you can ski every type of terrain imaginable: 165 trails on 2965 acres of terrain, with six peaks filled with groomed cruisers, bumps, steeps, meadows, legendary trees, Mavericks Superpipe and terrain parks.
The combination of low humidity, high altitude, and Rocky Mountain sunshine creates that special snow known to all who have skied it as "champagne power". With excellent access through Hayden; Steamboat's regional airport, the "Kids Ski Free" program, "Kids Night Out" and excellent ski school programs, you'll find it easier than ever to enjoy Steamboat with your family. Enjoy genuine small town friendliness and the sophistication of a world class ski resort and over 100 local pubs and restaurants. SKI Magazine rates Steamboat the #1 Family Resort in North America!
Merit SkiBitz: 30 minutes from Hayden Airport, 3 ½ hours from Denver International Airport
Best après-ski: Slopeside
Must do: Strawberry Park hot springs