Steamboat is not so well known among foreigners. Just a decade ago, Steamboat was a dormant ski resort only visited by true powder enthusiasts. In the nineties, however, the city begain to expand and evolve and has turned into the second largest ski resort in the USA. Families and skiers from all over the world come to Steamboat today.
Skiing in SteamboatSteamboat actually forms a mountain range with six major peaks: Mt Werner, Sunshine Peak, Thunderhead Peak, Christie Peak, Storm Peak and Pioneer Ridge. The slopes are found on the different mountains. Despite the fact that this is a large ski resort, it usually doesn’t get crowded. The pistes are wide and the ski lifts hold very good capacity as they are new.
There are 165 ski pistes and 20 ski liftes. The longest piste is 4.8 kilometers. You will find suitable areas to ski for the entire family and for skiers of all levels, from beginner’s slopes to daring and challenging black ones. Steamboat has an average snow fall of ten meters per year, which is more than other ski resorts close to Denver.
Piste map of Steamboat
You will stand good chances of finding your own, untouched snow outside of the skiing area. At the top of the lift Pony Express, head for the sign with the skull. Behind the sign you will find a large area with excellent off-piste skiing all the way down to Fish Creek. The views are breath-taking and so is the skiing.
For family or friendsSteamboat caters for skiers of all levels and ages. In case you want solitude and adventure, other ski resorts are, nevertheless, better suited. Steamboat is a paradise for families with loads of activities. They usually have very good offers for children and sometime free lift passes if purchased together with an adult lift pass.
Hotels in SteamboatYou will find a large selection of possible accommodation options; hotels, apartments, chalets, motels and bed and breakfast. Do consider that Steamboat is very popular so book well in advance, particularly during school breaks.
Book your ski holiday to SteamboatSteamboat even has its own airport: Steamboat/Hayden. It is trafficked by direct flights from e.g. New York. You can also fly to Denver and catch an airport coach or rent a car. The distance from Denver airport is 270 kilometers.
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