Skiing in Steamboat is a true escape. The distance from Denver keeps Steamboat just out of reach from a large population of day-trippers, yet the easy access of Hayden Airport allows for the seamless flights to come in daily, miles outside of Steamboat.
Once you arrive in Steamboat, the Gondola and the Champagne Powder await. Whether you are a new or returning visitor, the signature snow is sure to be a highlight of the trip. But it is not only the snow that separates Steamboat from other resorts but the terrain as well. You might spend most of your afternoon enjoying the sun in Wally World (by the Sunshine Lift) or carving through the Chutes. With endless options, you will face fun and variable terrain. Cruising in Wally World along the groomers can be great for parents and younger children, but the trees and moguls off to the side can give older kids the sense of adventure they desire.
Even if the crowds are heavy and the snow is light, people continue to come back to the mountain, day after day, year after year. The camaraderie built in lift lines, on chairs, whether through your own family or a new group of friends can always be found. The atmosphere of the town and the mountain exude are classic Steamboat. The town helps you not only strengthen the relationships you come to the town with but build new ones as you come back.