Ski in Steamboat

Steamboat - Ski Resort and Snow Summary

Steamboat - Ski Resort in American Rockies - 105km of Piste (2100m to 3220m)

The American Ski Resort of Steamboat has direct access to 105km of downhill skiing, with 142 individual pistes, served by 20 ski lifts.

The ski resort itself is above 1500m, so skiing or boarding back to the resort is usually possible. With pistes above 2500 metres, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.

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Who is Steamboat good for?

Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers
Beginners
Snowboarding
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Steamboat Ski Area

59Black Pistes
63Red Pistes
20Blue Pistes
105kmDownhill Pistes
30kmCross Country Pistes
20Ski Lifts

Steamboat Ski Area Height

1120mMax Vertical
3220mHighest Lift
2100mLowest Piste
2100mResort Altitude (Steamboat)

Steamboat

There is an airport within two hours drive, so ski weekends, snowboard breaks and short ski holidays to Steamboat are perfectly feasible. Reno Tahoe Airport is just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.

Skiing in Steamboat

Steamboat is actually a complete mountain range: Mt. Werner, Sunshine Peak, Storm Peak, Thunderhead Peak and Christie Peak. 1176 hectares (2,939 acres)of permitted terrain offer a diversity of trails for all ability levels. Gladed areas of Pioneer Ridge, Sunshine and Storm Peak are Steamboat's particular claim to fame, with Champagne Powder in the trees for the most avid powder hounds.

The Alarm Clock trail from the top of Mt. Werner gives you nearly a 360 degree view of the surrounding mountain ranges including: Gore Range, Flat Tops, Buffalo Pass, Park Range, Rawah Range, Never Summer Mountain, the southern tip of the Medicine Bow Range and part of the Mummy Range - eight different mountain ranges from one location!

As you would expect from a world class ski centre of this standard, Steamboat offers great skiing for all ability levels. Beginners have gentle runs by Christie Base. The Bashor area has some lovely green runs and the Sunshine Peak is ideal for improvers. Intermediates have equally excellent opportunities with Buddy's Run, a long cruiser from Storm Peak one of the best on the mountain.

Experts will find dozens of trails to challenge and excite. Storm Peak is a particular mecca with moguls and powder fields. Alternatively look at the bumper migration trail, christened The BMT by Steamboat locals. It is comprised of a series of trails located off of Four Points that allows you to ski bumps the entire day. You won't find it on the map or any trail signs for the BMT, so you'll need to be lucky enough to catch up with, follow and ski with some of Steamboat's famous bump skiers to find out where this super bump route lies.

Some of Steamboat's best tree skiing and riding, are available in around 800 acres on Pioneer Ridge, bringing the expansion area's total trail count to twenty. Skiers and riders will enjoy a variety of most difficult, more difficult and gladed terrain.

For cross country skiers there are many kilometers of marked trails to choose from on Rabbit Ears Pass, accommodating novices and experts alike. The Ski Touring Center offers 30-kms of groomed trails for skating and track skiing, winding along beautiful Fish Creek and the surrounding countryside. Lift and clinic packages are available at the Steamboat Ski Area Ticket Office. A free shuttle service runs daily between the resort and the Touring Center offering half-day and all-day trips.

Snowboarding in Steamboat

All of Steamboat's terrain is open to riders and offers excellent conditions including trees, meadows, groomed trails, terrain parks, half pipe and, of course, Steamboat's legendary Champagne Powder.

Steamboat Aprés Ski

Steamboat has a good selection of bars both at the base village and in the old town. The Old Town Pub is particularly popular 'downtown' . Slopeside there are plenty of excellent venues including a microbrewery. Throughout the winter the Steamboat Community Players offer weekend theatrical performances at the 7th Street Playhouse downtown. For movie-goers Steamboat has two movie theater complexes, Chief Plaza Theater downtown, and Time Square Cinema, at the base of the ski area.

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Steamboat in brief

Steamboat Ski Resort is:
Very good for Expert Skiers.
Excellent for Intermediate Skiers.
Very good for Beginners.
Excellent for Snowboarding.

Steamboat Season Dates

 Closed : April 13, 2014.

Usual opening - Late Nov.

Usual closing - Mid April.

NOTE:- Opening subject to Snow Conditions in Steamboat.

Map of Steamboat

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Steamboat Ski Lift Capacity

Ski Lift Capacity :- The 20 Ski Lifts of Steamboat are able to uplift 36,195 skiers / snowboarders per hour.

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11nts BB from
₤944
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 inc. Flights
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$59
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