From horse-drawn sleigh rides to winter fly-fishing, charming boutiques and day spas, to hot live music and nightspots, Steamboat offers activities for everyone, from the young to the young-at-heart. Incredible skiing and riding brings powderhounds to Steamboat, but this real ranching town with a wide array of adventure filled activities is what turns visitors into long-time locals. Try a soak in the legendary natural hot springs, ride a snowmobile along the Continental Divide, and enjoy the majestic views of the Rocky Mountains from a hot-air balloon, or hone your skills at the Winter Driving School.
Steamboat Ski Resort > Legendary Western tradition sets Steamboat apart from every other ski resort. With six peaks, nearly 3,000 acres of terrain, Champagne Powder® snow, Olympic heritage and family programs rated best in the industry, Steamboat – Ski Town, U.S.A.® is a premier resort destination. 800-922-2722, 970-879-6111 or Steamboat.com
Howelsen Ski Area > Howelsen Hill is the oldest ski area in continuous use in Colorado and has the largest and most complete natural ski jumping complex in North America. Howelsen also features the Howler Alpine Slide. With a sled provided to you at the top of the lift, you are in control of your exhilarating ride as you wind down a 2,400 foot track through the bends and curves of the natural landscape of beautiful Howelsen Hill. 970-879-8499.
Historic Downtown Steamboat > Located along the Yampa River, historic Steamboat Springs maintains much of its turn-of-the-century western flavor. This unique town holds treasures like antique stores, museums, galleries, book stores, retail and outdoor, as well as casual and fine-dining restaurants.
Nordic Skiing, Snowshoeing & Snowmobiling > Steamboat Springs Chamber offers detailed information on trails, directions, tours and rentals. 877-754-2669, steamboat-chamber.com
Old Town Hot Springs > Historic hot springs pools open to the public year-round in downtown Steamboat Springs. Includes waterslides, aquatic climbing wall, fitness center, exercise classes, and massage. 970-879-1828, oldtownhotsprings.org
Steamboat Art Museum > The mission of the Steamboat Art Museum is to collect, preserve, and present fine art to the public, with a primary focus on Northwestern Colorado. 970-870-1755, steamboatartmuseum.org.
Tread of Pioneers Museum > Exhibits feature the history of skiing, Native American arts, historic children’s toys, Wild West and more. Step back in time and take a walk through history. 970-879-2214.