Steamboat Springs is known for being a great winter playground and for the World Class Steamboat Ski area. But what keeps our loyal customers over time is the incredible array of the things you can do in a day and how close everything is. It is not uncommon to see a local or frequent visitor ski in the morning, fly-fish for some big trout in the valley, snowshoe up to watch the sunset, and then play hockey at our Olympic sized rink after dark. Some will skate ski up the mountain on Why Not at 5am then make tele-turns down in the freshly groomed snow on Vagabond without metal edges or solid boots. In the spring, they could ride their bike up Howelsen hill on the frozen snow or Rabbit Ears Pass first and finish up with some early season kayaking.
The point is that there are some great choices on how to spend your day in Steamboat whether it is one sport or five that are on your agenda for the day, something expected or something that is only normal in a place like Steamboat. It is all up to you and only limited by your imagination. Ask people what they did today around town and you will find some great ideas and often a new friend that is game for adventure. It is the reason we live here you know.
On non-ski days, Steamboat is a great place to have fun even if you don’t hit the slopes that day. There are many other options, ranging from snow-mobiling, to snow-shoeing, to relaxing in the Strawberry Park Hot Springs after a long day on the mountain. If skiing is not your sport of choice, Steamboat has other areas that can keep you busy day after day.
But this is just a small sample of the activities that can be found throughout town in the winter. To turn these ideas into plans for your winter, continue to the ACTIVITIES page, for more ideas and get ready for Winter in Steamboat Springs!