Steamboat Springs, Colorado
A community steeped in true western tradition, Steamboat Springs is nestled in the Rocky Mountains of Northwest Colorado. Steamboat is best known for its authentic western charm and world class ski resort on Mt. Werner.
The historic buildings that line the main street of Lincoln Avenue hint at the story of an area first inhabited by the Ute Indians and later settled by ranchers and farmers.
Legendary Champagne Powder® snow and a down home family-friendly community are just the beginning of why Steamboat has been ranked as one of the best towns in ski country. No wonder our community has produced more winter Olympians than any other town in North America (70+) and is known around the world simply as Ski Town, U.S.A.®
Just because we enjoy the laid-back lifestyle of our resort town doesn’t mean that we don’t have our share of cultural, educational and recreational opportunities including iconic traditions such as the Steamboat Arts Council, First Friday Art Walk, Winter Carnival, Perry Mansfield, Strawberry Hot Springs, Cowboy Downhill, Strings in the Mountains, Wine Festival, Olympic Team Trials and the Steamboat Marathon to name a few.
Even though we enjoy hundreds of days of sunshine and snow, the thousands of smiles are what bring people back year after year and make it home to many.
And the fun does not stop when the snow melts. It is also a destination for outdoor summer enthusiasts from all over the world coming to Steamboat to enjoy golf, tennis, cycling, kayaking, tubing, rafting, hiking, camping and backpacking. There is no better place to call Home.
Dates of the Season
Winter: November 21, 2012 to April 15,2013
Summer: June – September 2013
Base Elevation: 6,900 feet/2103 meters
Summit/Mt. Werner Elevation: 10,568 feet/3224 meters
Vertical Rise: 3,668 feet/1118 meters
Permitted Acres: 2,965 acres/1,200 hectares
Trails: 165 named trails
Trail Classification: 14% Beginner - 42% Intermediate - 44% Advanced
Longest Run: Why Not – over 3 miles/4.8km
Annual Snowfall: 349”/886cm
Snowmaking: 375 acres/152 hectares
Gondola (8 Passenger)
High Speed Quad/Six: 6
Total Lifts: 16
Uphill Capacity: 41,465 per hour
HOW TO GET HERE:
Commercial: Yampa Valley Regional Airport. 22 miles/35km west of Steamboat Springs
Private: Spectrum Jet Center/Bob Adams Airfield
From Denver: 157 miles/250 km northwest of Denver, an easy 3 hour drive