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Bike Town USA here we come! Steamboat Springs just awarded The Steamboat Springs Trails Alliance’s plan to transform the city into a world-class biking and hiking destination. 90% of the local Lodging Tax, which will generate an estimated $600,000 – $800,000 of tax revanue for the next decade, is now officially dedicated to helping improve the bike trails in Steamboat.

“This potential revenue source is a game changer for the community,” Trails Alliance representative Grant Fenton said after the committee announced the recommendation. “It will open up a lot of opportunities to leverage this revenue stream to make the entire community a world-class cycling destination.”

The group outlined 46 trail projects that span from the construction of a signature 20-mile, multiuse Walton Rim Trail to extending the Yampa River Core Trail.

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Merry Mainstreet Steamboat Springs

by Sage Local on December 11, 2012

Merry Mainstreet in Steamboat Springs was a bit extra special this year.  With many in town going to extremes in their superstitions in how to get snow to fall (burning skis as an offering to the ‘gods’, putting trailmaps in their freezers to encourage the trails themselves to freeze, to rather elaborate, and entertaining dances) it was a welcome change for large snowflakes to be heavily falling throughout shopping.  For those unfamiliar, Merry Mainstreet in Steamboat is an evening where Lincoln Ave is closed between Fifth and 11th streets from 5 until 8 p.m., and downtown stores are decorated in the theme of various holiday songs like “Frosty the Snowman” or “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree.”

The event gives holiday shoppers the opportunity to shop in a low-key, fun environment while enjoying some fun downtown activities.  The event features a Santa Light Parade, Gingerbread House Contest, Elf on the Shelf Scavenger Hunt & for the adults, a Santa Pub Crawl.

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100th Annual Winter Carnival Steamboat Springs

December 5, 2012

An annual event since 1914, making it the oldest, continuous Winter Carnival west of the Mississippi.  The Carnival initially started as a way to get through the tough winter months and has continued through the years as a fun experience for kids, families and everyone in the Steamboat Springs Communities.  Below we have included a loose schedule, [...]

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Kids Corner – Best Winter Activities for Kids in Steamboat Springs

December 5, 2012

Kids Corner – Winter Activities Create the Perfect Steamboat Adventures for your Kids or Grandkids this Winter.   Steamboat has so many activities that your kids will enjoy, take a look at the list of a few suggested activities below and enjoy your time in Steamboat.  If you have any questions about the activities below – [...]

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Kids Corner

July 3, 2012

Kids Corner Create the Perfect Steamboat Adventures for your Kids or Grandkids this Summer.   Steamboat has so many activities that your kids will enjoy.   Make sure they wear plenty of sunscreen and drink lots of water as it is easy to get dehydrated in the altitude.   We think the best Summer day begins [...]

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Major Events in Steamboat – July & August

June 28, 2012

Major Events in Steamboat – July & August July 1-4 109th Cowboys’ Roundup Days & July 4th Celebration This is a special holiday and Steamboat does it right with a hometown parade which ends in a big dance party in the street. Events like the Pioneer Days Block Party, featuring a free concert and Root [...]

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Huge Snow Storm In Steamboat Springs

February 20, 2012

While the snow wasn’t plentiful in Steamboat early this season, it appears as though the mountain is trying to make up for lost time. The snow started to come in early last night and we were all very excited with the 6-12″ prediction, hoping that mother nature would leave us with the upper range of [...]

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Winter Activities in Steamboat Springs

February 7, 2012

Winter Activities in Steamboat Springs Although winter has been a little light on the snow, this town is never lacking in activities. Mountain biking on Emerald has been particularly great this year.  The single track is in great shape making it one of the best winters for mountain biking!  The cross country skiing trails still [...]

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2012 Winter Carnival Schedule in Steamboat Springs

February 3, 2012

2012 Winter Carnival Schedule in Steamboat Springs Below we have included the 2012 Winter Carnival Schedule for Steamboat Springs. Hope you enjoy! Winter Carnival Street Events On Saturday and Sunday hundreds of people line Lincoln Avenue to witness the Street Events. The Street Events are a wildly popular and entertaining show featuring children on skis [...]

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The 99th Winter Carnival in Steamboat Springs

February 3, 2012

The 99th Winter Carnival in Steamboat Springs The 99th annual Winter Carnival is fast approaching in Steamboat Springs! For those unfamiliar, the Winter Carnival is an annual event in Steamboat where Lincoln Ave (Steamboat’s Main Street) is closed down to make way for various events throughout the long weekend. Ranging from children getting pulled behind [...]

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Steamboat Mentioned in Outside Magazine

September 30, 2011

Steamboat Springs pursuit of the ‘Bike Town USA’ moniker is continuing to gain more recognition across the country. Outside Magazine wrote in a blog post on Wednesday about Steamboat’s look forward at becoming more recognized for the summer activities and local trail infrastructure. The author begins the article questioning whether Steamboat, of all the towns [...]

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Colors Beginning to Change in Steamboat

September 23, 2011

The leaves and landscapes are beginning to change this weekend as the temperatures begin to cool in Steamboat Springs. While the temperatures in the day have remained in the 70s this past week, evening temperatures have regularly dipped into the high 30s making for excellent sleeping weather and an even better ‘Indian Summer.’ For those [...]

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USA Pro Cycling Challenge a Success in Steamboat

August 28, 2011

The first annual Pro Cycling Challenge that came through Steamboat this past weekend seemed to be a success on all counts. With fans pouring in downtown and covering the courthouse lawn everyone seemed to be beside themselves as they watched the finish. The finish was a photo finish with almost every rider coming into the [...]

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Events in Steamboat this Weekend

July 29, 2011

The weather looks like it will be clearing up this weekend just in time for everyone to get out and enjoysome mid-summer activities around Steamboat.  It is the first weekend where tubers are allowed on the Yampa River and it is sure to be a bit busy.  The great weather has helped dry out some of the trails up in [...]

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Tubing Season Begins In Steamboat!

July 28, 2011

Off to a bit of a late start this year, tubing season has officially now begun as the Yampa River has finally dropped below 800cfs.  ‘Record spring snowpack led to a longer-than-usual runoff period. Tubers typically are able to get on the river on about July 4, but this year, the Routt County Sheriff’s Office [...]

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20th Anniversary Free Concert Series Show Tonight – Featuring Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

July 14, 2011

The Steamboat Springs summer concert series is celebrating its succesful tenure tonight putting on a weekday show headlined by Grace Potter and the Nocturnals.  A band that has been around for a few years, they recently broke into the mainstream with the hit Paris (Ooh La La) and have excited listeners across the country with [...]

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Beautiful Weekend at Steamboat’s Art in the Park

July 12, 2011

A yearly event that coincides with the Balloon Rodeo, Art in the Park In addition to the fun display of local talent in fields ranging from photography and painting to fun sculptures and Christmas Tree Ornaments.  While the rain was threatening on Saturday it held off through the afternoon to allow everyone to get out [...]

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Steamboat Ski Area Opens for the Summer

June 15, 2011

The Steamboat Ski Area opens the Gondola today for summer activities on the mountain.  Despite the heavy snow fall the resort has been hard at work ‘to get the trails ready for users. Crews have been plowing, snowblowing and shoveling snow from some trails to help the drying process. As of this point in time, [...]

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Rocky Mountain Mustang Roundup 2011

June 14, 2011

The 23rd Annual Rocky Mountain Mustang Roundup is this weekend in Steamboat Springs. An event where over 500 Mustang Owners will arrive in Steamboat on Thursday the 16th, through Sunday the 19th. A great Fathers Day weekend event! The events schedule includes a scenic mountain tour, auto cross, Friday night social, Show n’ Shine Car [...]

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2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge in Steamboat

June 8, 2011

The routes have been announced.  The 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge is a 7 day, 600 mile journey, featuring 128 Pro Cyclists. Steamboat is featuring a stop this year with riders coming into town on Friday, August 26th from Avon and leaving for Breckenridge on Saturday August 27th. A race that is considered by many [...]

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30th Annual Steamboat Marathon, Half-Marathon, & 10K

June 4, 2011

The streets are coned off, the weather is shaping up nicely, and Steamboat is welcoming running fanatics who have traveled here from around the country.  This can only mean one thing: its Marathon season.  Today ended the last day of registration for the Steamboat Marathon, Half-Marathon and 10K and the race will begin at 7:30 [...]

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Steamboat Springs 2011-12 Ski Season Pass – Best Price by Tomorrow!

May 31, 2011

For those who are already looking forward to next year’s ski season, or still may be getting in a few turns tomorrow is the deadline for the best prices on Steamboat Springs Winter Ski Passes is Tomorrow!  Purchasing your season pass by tomorrow gives you the best overall price ($929) while allowing you to only [...]

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Golfing in Steamboat Scheduled to Open Tomorrow

May 19, 2011

Haymaker Golf Course in Steamboat is scheduled to open their greens tomorrow, officially kicking off the summer for Golfers throughout the Yampa Valley.  With Steamboat’s penchant for erratic weather, the opening is tentative and will be decided based on the weather.  The quick warming of temperatures throughout the valley have allowed much of the snow [...]

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Snow is Starting to Melt in Steamboat

May 17, 2011

The warm temperatures and blue bird days in Steamboat are starting to make it feel like summer. While looking up toward Mt. Werner can get one lost in thoughts of continuing to make a few more turns on your skis, a quick glance in the other direction, toward Howelsen can quickly change the sport racing [...]

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Denver Life Magazine Reports on Steamboat’s Great Biking

May 14, 2011

Steamboat’s Biking is beginning to attract attention on a broader scale. Denver Magazine, just released an article in their latest issue that follows the authors journey on the 26 mile ride along the Continental Divide trail. Citing the fantastic community involvement behind biking in Steamboat, he cites Steamboat Springs as one of the best places [...]

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Bears Stop by in Steamboat

May 12, 2011

Living in Steamboat always gives one the opportunity to see some fantastic events in nature, right out our front door. We live only about a mile from downtown and the warming weather from the past few days has brought a few different groups of animals right through our backyard. Most recent, and to the delight [...]

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Steamboat Springs Snowpack Deepest in Colorado History

May 5, 2011

Buffalo Pass has set a new record. The Snow accumulation for this season is currently sitting at over 200 inches deep, with 72.6 inches of water content. “This exceeds the previous record reading of 71.1 inches of water equivalent measured in 1978.” This snowpack on the pass is about the equivalent of 6 feet of [...]

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End of April Powder Skiing!

May 2, 2011

While the calendar says that we should be well into spring, the weather and conditions in Steamboat are making if feel as though it were the 2nd week of January. The snow has continued to fall and Steamboat currently has the deepest base of snow in history with one individual saying that the summit stake [...]

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Spring Mountain Biking in Steamboat

April 29, 2011

Spring Mountain Biking in Steamboat Springs.  With the record setting snow base we had this year, mountain biking in Steamboat is still a few weeks away.  So for those interested in getting their legs warmed up a few weeks early, spring mountain biking means heading out of town to Fruita or Moab.  We went out [...]

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Steamboat Springs Biking Schedule for Summer of 2011

April 25, 2011

The biking schedule in Steamboat Springs for the summer has been announced and everyone is eager to see the snow melt and the trails begin to dry.  Late spring/early summer should see some action on one of Steamboat’s newer trails on the Backside of Emerald Mountain. Aryeh Copa led efforts in fall to build the [...]

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Top 5 Mud Season Activities!

April 17, 2011

When the lifts stop running and the temperatures begin to warm, some are at a bit of a loss for sports or activities to take up until the summer arrives! 1. Ski – With the deepest base in Steamboat’s History grab a pair of snowshoes or your skins and hike up the mountain or Buff [...]

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End of the 2010-11 Ski Season

April 12, 2011

The 2010-11 Ski Season ended with some powder skiing, a great concert and smiles all around as everyone took their last lift-powered runs of the season. We were blessed with a few inches of fresh snow bringing everyone in town over to Mt. Werner. Highlighting the weekend’s activities were the always fun and entertaining to [...]

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New Mountain Bike Trails in Steamboat

April 6, 2011

Steamboat’s pursuit of the moniker ‘Bike Town USA’ appears to well underway. Organizers are currently hoping that the first trails of the planned downhill mountain bike park in Steamboat will be shovel ready by mid-July. Steamboat, currently known by the nickname ‘Ski Town USA’ is also pursuing getting the nickname ‘Bike Town USA.’ The quest [...]

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Late Season Powder Day in Steamboat Springs

April 2, 2011

The Forecasts were correct and many people around Steamboat were calling in for what could be the last big powder morning of the year. We saw 6″ fall on Monday and with the big forecast for Monday night, we decided to join in, took Tuesday morning off and prepared ourselves for the snowfall. No one [...]

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Springillicious in Steamboat

March 24, 2011

Spring is in the air in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.  While there are only 2.5 weeks left with the mountain open, there is still many events left and it appears as though more snow is on the way!  Springillicious gives skiers and snowboards the opportunity to ride any 4 days from Friday, April 1 to Closing [...]

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Ski 4 Yellow in Steamboat this Weekend

March 22, 2011

This weekend Mt. Werner is hosting the Inaugural Ski 4 Yellow. After the success of the Ride 4 Yellow this past summer, the event coordinators created a similar winter event. The Ski 4 Yellow gives everyone the opportunityski/ride with a US Olympian/World Cup athlete in the fight against cancer. This event will give those that [...]

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Best of the Boat 2011 Results Released!

March 10, 2011

The 2011 Best of the Boat Results were released last night showing off local and visitors favorite places, people, restaurants, ski runs, events and more in Steamboat Springs. This years survey was extremely popular and was completed by 3,172 voters. The survey was a great idea to help people show their love for their favorite [...]

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Ice Bar Opens Today at Slopeside Grill

February 27, 2011

Spring looks to be just around the corner – the ice bar at Slopeside Grill is opening today!  The weather in Steamboat this past week has been the perfect combination of a few bluebird days along with a few big powder mornings.  Waking to 8″ of new snow this morning and watching as it continues [...]

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Spring Hours on the Mountain Start this Saturday

February 22, 2011

With the temperatures warming and the Ice Bar at Slopeside Grill opening this week, it appears as though spring is really in the air in Steamboat.  Adding to the fun, the resort is extending lift hours this Saturday to help those interested in skiing or snowboarding a few extra runs before hitting the Apres Ski [...]

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Short Warren Miller Clip on Steamboat Springs

February 14, 2011

Always putting together fantastic ski videos that seem to capture the essence of skiing, Warren Miller has made a few stops in Steamboat Springs in the past few years.  Sometimes devoting entire segments describing the beautiful town, friendly people, and of course, the Champange Powder.  Check out the clip below from the movie Off the [...]

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Billy Demong Featured in Wall Street Journal

February 6, 2011

Local Nordic Combined athlete Billy Demong was featured in a recent and interactive WSJ article!  The article discusses his success in the 2010 Winter Olympics along with what efforts are required to maintain the fitness to be competitive at a World Championship Level.  ‘Mr. Demong and his teammates Johnny Spillane, Todd Lodwick, Brett Camerota won [...]

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Beautiful Weekend in Steamboat Springs

January 30, 2011

This past weekend the skies parted in Steamboat and the weather warmed a bit, giving everyone a brief taste of spring skiing on Mt. Werner.  We took the opportunity to get out early and enjoy the morning at the Steamboat Nordic Center before heading to the mountain.  The warm morning proved to be great for [...]

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The Annual Winter Carnival in Steamboat

January 25, 2011

Join us for the 98th Annual Steamboat Springs Winter Carnival, February 2-6, 2011. The Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club, one of the largest and oldest winter sports clubs in the U.S., hosts this winter festival which is the oldest continuing Winter Carnival west of the Mississippi. For 5 days, the entire town of Steamboat Springs [...]

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HD Flyover Videos of Steamboat Springs

January 24, 2011

HD Flyover Videos of Steamboat Springs Take a tour of some of the areas in Steamboat Springs, using the map below you can hover over what section interests you the most and go to an HD fly over tour! Each video highlights information and gives you a link to a video of the area, giving [...]

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Steamboat’s Off the Beaten Path Event

January 10, 2011

Poetry Slam at Steamboat Springs Off the Beaten Path Bookstore Join Steamboat’s Off the Beaten Path to watch poets battle it out, speaking their mind in poetry. Enjoy 1/2 price wine, win prizes, listen or speak. Guest Host will be an author by the name of John Wilkinson. Thursday, January 20th, 2011 from 6:00 – [...]

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Off the Beaten Path in Steamboat – Upcoming Event

December 2, 2010

Steamboat Springs Off the Beaten Path Bookstore is presenting an Artist’s Reception and Book Signing for Susan Gill Jackson on Friday, December 3rd, 2010 from 5:00pm till 8:00pm. They will be serving light pastries and 1/2 price wine all night. Off the Beaten Path is located on 68 9th Street in downtown Steamboat Springs. The [...]

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Early Season Powder Skiing in Steamboat Springs

November 18, 2010

2nd day skiing this year and it already time to get your powder legs ready!  We got up to Dry Lake Campground this morning at 615 and carefully stuck skins to the bottom of our skis and started hiking up the road.  About a mile up we cut into the woods and began breaking trail [...]

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Chili in Steamboat

October 27, 2010

As the weather begins to cool down, many are looking for hearty, warm meals to get them through the mud season. Chili is always a crowd pleaser.  We’ve included 2 recipes of our favorite chili dishes below.  Living in the Rocky Mountains we like to add elk or deer into the mix to give it [...]

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Top 5 Things to Do in Steamboat this Month

October 20, 2010

Top 5 Things to Do in Steamboat this Month Fly-Fish – Try getting out to a different location on the Yampa which extends outside of downtown Steamboat. There is sure to be a spot you can try for the first time! Mountain Bike – The New Rotary trail over the backside of Emerald Mountain is [...]

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Moose in Steamboat

October 13, 2010

For hunters, getting a license for a moose can be a once-in-a-lifetime experience.  In Steamboat viewing a moose can be a fairly common occurrence but is breathtaking each time. Moose generally stay close to water sources. Best sightings are now and in the spring. The most common recreational spaces to see moose are at Whistler [...]

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Steamboat’s Yoga Retreat this Weekend

October 5, 2010

This weekend we have the Yoga Retreat in Steamboat, October 9th – 10th located at the pavilion at Perry Mansfield Performing Arts Camp, just outside of town. This event is tucked away in Northwest Colorado, where it’s a perfect place to practice yoga, the beauty and tranquility of the Rocky Mountains will inspire you to [...]

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Steamboat Tour de Forks Event

September 27, 2010

September 30th – October 2nd, 2010: Steamboat Springs Young Professionals Network will be presenting the Tour de Forks, this event raises scholarship funds for Routt County high school students. This event allows you to celebrate many delicious restaurants around Steamboat either on the mountain or in downtown Steamboat. We have so many great unique restaurants [...]

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Weddings in Steamboat

September 23, 2010

Steamboat has long been a destination for incredible mountain weddings. Just outside of town are numerous ranches and outdoor spaces that can be rented for the day. Imagine the bride meeting her groom in a horse drawn carriage, or saying ‘I do’ as the Steamboat Valley spreads out below you. Bella Vista is an incredible [...]

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Hiking the Devil’s Causeway

September 19, 2010

A popular hike just outside of Steamboat, the Devil’s Causeway is a trail that no matter how often you visit, the views will always leave you breathless. The Devil’s Causeway is located in the Flat Tops Wilderness. You can get a map from the Forest Service, Ski Haus, or use ‘Hiking the Boat,’ for directions. [...]

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“Steamboat Springs” A Vacation Spot You Don’t Want To Miss

September 16, 2010

“Steamboat Springs” A Vacation Spot You Don’t Want To Miss Emerald Mountain located downtown Steamboat is back open for riders, hikers & explorers from a break for loggers to finish their work. This time of year is perfect for a great bike ride down Emerald, catch a glimpse of the Aspens & Oak bushes changing [...]

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Emerald Mountain Bike Trails Open

September 16, 2010

The upper loops of Emerald Mountain have opened back up and are ridable through the end of the summer. The trails at the top of Emerald Mountain have been closed for a majority of the summer due to the logging ‘more than 100 acres of lodgepole pine trees destroyed by the mountain pine beetle infestation.’ [...]

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Cyclocross in Steamboat

September 14, 2010

This past weekend Wildhorse Meadows hosted a cyclocross event on their property next to Trailhead Lodge – just below the base of the ski area. The 1.8 mile loop proved to be quite challenging but very successful event for those involved. Almost 100 riders turned out for the race and while very tired crossing the [...]

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Aspen Leaves Changing in Steamboat

September 13, 2010

Aspen Leaves Changing in Steamboat Springs, Colorado! How to see the Aspen Leaves change? Aspen trees are by far one of the most colorful trees in existence. The leaves of these majestic trees change from a summery green to a pale gold to a rich deep red. People flock by the thousands to the Colorado [...]

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Riding Mad Creek in the Fall

September 12, 2010

A beautiful day, this morning I got out for a nice leisurely bike ride on Mad Creek Trail. For those who have not had the opportunity to enjoy this trail, it is one of my favorites in Steamboat. And with the changing of the seasons it is a trail I would highly recommend everyone take [...]

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Wild West Air Fest in Steamboat

September 6, 2010

During Labor Day, Steamboat Springs hosts the Wild West Air Fest. On display are vintage and warbird static aircraft and classic cars. The entertainment consists of radio controlled airplane shows and the Wings Over the Rockies KidSpace as well as incredible aircraft performances. The Air Fest features an 18,000-pound C-47 that flew in World War [...]

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Steamboat Stock Dog Challenge

September 2, 2010

In celebration of the relationship between dog handlers and their sheepdogs, Mariane Sasak has organized the Steamboat Stock Dog Challenge. Handlers, through voice and whistle commands, have their dogs herd sheep through a complicated obstacle course. The stock dog challenge is free for visitors and reminds us how intelligent dogs are and how useful they [...]

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First ‘Fall’ Bike Ride in Steamboat

August 30, 2010

With the fall steadily approaching and winter quick on its heels, I realized this past week that I needed to get out for a few more of those ‘epic,’ long bike rides I have managed to put-off this past summer. This weekend I set off with a friend early Sunday morning and rode from Dumont [...]

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Fiesta Jalisco

August 27, 2010

Serving traditional Mexican food, Fiesta Jalisco is one of the best Mexican Restaurants in town. The carne asada is a local’s favorite for good reason – The seasonings will have you smacking your lips for days. It’s not spicy, but the portions are big, the flavors fantastic and if you make friends with the staff [...]

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Steamboat’s Happy Hour Specials

August 27, 2010

Steamboat Springs Happy Hour Specials! Steamboat Springs restaurants come in almost every flavor and price range, from gourmet Mexican, to chic sushi bars, to casual burger joints. With over 100 restaurants and bars to choose from even the pickiest eaters will find plenty of delicious grub to fill up on. Best of all, they are [...]

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Bellas Wine Bar

August 25, 2010

Bellas wine bar is a fairly new addition to Steamboat’s Downtown. The cellar-like atmosphere lends itself to the fragrant aromas of wine and cheese. The space is uncluttered, using stone walls for effect and pillowed benches for seating. While the space has an old-world flavor, the feel is as sophisticated as the wine menu. The [...]

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6th Annual Wild West Air Fest & Labor Day Weekend Celebration

August 24, 2010

Steamboat’s 6th Annual Wild West Fest & Labor Day Weekend Celebration September 4-5, 2010 Labor Day Weekend in Steamboat Springs is packed with entertainment in the air, on the mountain and all over town! It’s a Labor Day celebration for the whole family. The Wild West Air Fest features a vintage and warbird static aircraft [...]

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Hiking Rabbit Ears Pass

August 23, 2010

“Hiking Rabbit Ears Pass in Steamboat Springs, Colorado! Summer 2010″ Steamboat comes to life in the spring and summer seasons, with green trails promising invigorating hikes everywhere you look. Rabbit Ears Trail is one of my favorites here in Steamboat! The hike to Rabbit Ears Peak, named for its twin rock pillars visible from the [...]

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Steamboat Wild Flowers

August 23, 2010

“Steamboat Wild Flowers on Rabbit Ears Trail – Summer 2010″ Steamboat, this past weekend, was absolutely gorgeous out. Yesterday, Sunday August 22nd, I woke up early and went on a hike up to Rabbit Ears Trail to the peak. This was such a wonderful experience especially how beautiful everything still is. Summer is definitely not [...]

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Events & Activities going on this Weekend in Steamboat

August 20, 2010

Events & Activities Going on This Weekend in Steamboat: August 20-22, 2010 Photo by Anne Lauinger, if you have a Steamboat Photo & would like to share it feel free to send it to – bestofsteamboat@gmail.com 2nd Annual Steamboat All Arts Festival – From August 20 – 22, 2010 “The Steamboat All Arts Festival is [...]

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Steamboat Water Skiing

August 19, 2010

“Steamboat Water Skiing – Summer 2010 – photo by Anne Lauinger” If you have a Steamboat Photo & would like to share it feel free to send it to – bestofsteamboat@gmail.com Steamboat Springs offers excellent water skiing opportunities in many surrounding areas. The lakes here are mostly spring & river fed, so they are very [...]

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Wildflower Adventures in Steamboat

August 18, 2010

“Steamboat Springs Wildflowers – Summer 2010 – photo by Anne Lauinger” If you have a Steamboat Photo & would like to share it feel free to send it to – bestofsteamboat@gmail.com Steamboat Springs is one of the most picturesque towns in Colorado. The alpine wildflower displays spreading through meadows and under aspen and fir forests [...]

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Hiking Steamboat

August 17, 2010

” Hiking Steamboat Springs” – photo by Anne Lauinger If you have a Steamboat Photo & would like to send it in, send it here! – bestofsteamboat@gmail.com Steamboat Springs offers so many hiking trails in surrounding areas. If you’re planning a trip to Steamboat, then I recommend you to try out some of Steamboat’s best [...]

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Snowboard Film ‘Deeper’ Coming to Steamboat

August 16, 2010

Time to mark your calendars! While the temps are still reaching the upper 80s, the buzz about the upcoming ski season has already started. Fueled by many different events – season ticket prices currently at their cheapest, the big tent sale coming up, and now the first official (to my knowledge) date for a snowboard [...]

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Steamboat’s Season “Early Savings” Passes End Soon

August 11, 2010

What better way to commit to a great winter than ponying up for a healthy number of days or a full season pass? Isn’t one of your goals is to ski more?The Steamboat’s Season & New Pure Pass ends the early season prices on August 15th, 2010. Steamboat has always been known for its legendary [...]

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Steamboat Wine Festival a Success

August 9, 2010

The 7th Annual Steamboat Wine Festival had another successful year, drawing a around 3,000 people to different parts of the festivals and events. ‘The three-day event features daily seminars on everything from whiskey to wine glass shapes, and nightly gatherings offer tastings from international wineries and some local restaurants.’ The events occurred all around Steamboat, [...]

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Steamboat’s Alpine Slide

August 6, 2010

Photo by Anne Lauinger – “Steamboat’s Howler Alpine Slide Summer 2010″ If you have a Steamboat Photo & would like to send it in, send it here! – bestofsteamboat@gmail.com The Howler Alpine Slide in Steamboat at Historic Howelsen Hill is one of the most exciting summer attractions for families and friends. While visiting the Alpine [...]

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Downhill Mtn Bike Trails Planned for Summer 2011

August 5, 2010

Steamboat’s pursuit to also be know by the moniker Bike Town USA has many thinking of ways to improve Steamboat’s biking scene. Currently improving Steamboat’s downhill-only trails is on the forefront of the discussion. ‘Jim Schneider, ski area vice president of skier services, said the first two trails for what will become a bike park [...]

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Steamboat’s All Arts Festival

August 4, 2010

This year in Steamboat the All Arts Festival is August 19-22. This is the Yampa Valley’s 2nd Annual All Arts Festival, so come to Steamboat Springs to enjoy the arts, culture and beauty that this fun filled event brings! This event is one of the newest and most collaborative event in Steamboat. It is a [...]

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Steamboat Springs Hot Air Balloon Rides

August 2, 2010

Steamboat Springs Hot Air Balloon Rides Imagine with your family and friends the view as you soar high above Steamboat’s town, valley and mountains! With Steamboat’s hot air balloon rides you can enjoy and discover Steamboat’s surrounding mountains, lakes and rivers with an adventure of fun. These flights include breakfast, a flight certificate and a [...]

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Steamboat Fly Fishing

July 28, 2010

Fly fishing last night out at Marabou in Steamboat Last night out at Marabou in Steamboat, I went out fly-fishing with a few friends. Pat “on right” is a fly fishing master guide at Marabou Ranch is a long time Steamboat resident. He has a contagious enthusiasm for life, no surprise since gets to fish [...]

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Summer fun things to do in Steamboat

July 26, 2010

Steamboat’s summers are endless with options of things to do. Whether you prefer scenic hikes, tubing down the river, mountain biking, or spa treatments, Steamboat has something for everyone. As we approach another weekend in Steamboat I wonder how everyone is going to take advantage of this amazing weather. Add these exciting summer activities to [...]

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What’s going on in Steamboat today?

July 23, 2010

Today Friday, July 23rd in Steamboat has an event for everyone. The Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo Series is a great family entertainment, which is put on by our Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) – sanctioned pro rodeo series takes place every Friday and Saturday evening through Saturday, August 21st. The rodeo is held at the [...]

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Music on the Green – Yampa River Botanic Park

July 22, 2010

The Yampa River Botanic Park, located between downtown Steamboat and the mountain, is in the middle of the Music on the Green summer concert series. Every Thursday afternoon, from 12-1, the Botanic Park sponsors a group of musicians to come and play a set on the large lawn in the middle of the Park. This [...]

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The 7th Steamboat Wine Festival is just around the corner

July 22, 2010

Summer in Steamboat has many festivals and events throughout, in two weeks we’ll be celebrating a weekend of tasting! A weekend celebration of wine, spirits, beer and food in the mountains! Throughout the festival guests can enjoy a number of wine tastings, culinary creations, educational seminars and outdoor adventures amid Steamboat’s spectacular, mountain-town setting. Event [...]

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Steamboat Horseback Riding

July 21, 2010

“A beautiful day horseback riding in Steamboat out at a few Ranch properties” I woke up early morning on another beautiful day in Steamboat. In a few short hours I experienced and embraced Steamboat’s Western mystique while riding horseback. I sat back and took in all the majestic mountain beauty and held on as I [...]

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Sweetwater Grill Opens in Steamboat Springs

July 14, 2010

The Sweetwater Grill opened up this past Monday in downtown Steamboat Springs. Featuring a beautiful new layout, the lounge now opens up to the lower deck for evening cocktails and entertainment. In addition, the upper level deck provides panoramic views of the Yampa River and Howelsen Hill. The menu and the atmosphere caters to families [...]

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Hot Air Balloon Rodeo a Success!

July 12, 2010

The Steamboat Springs Balloon Rodeo had another successful year. Steamboat Springs Cham­ber Resort Association officials estimated that about 3,500 people went to the launch field for the 30th annual Hot Air Balloon Rodeo on Saturday morning. A beautiful and fun event in town, you can enjoy the balloons with your morning coffee at your home [...]

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Lance Armstrong is set to ride in Steamboat’s Ride 4 Yellow Bike Event

July 7, 2010

Steamboat Springs is having their first annual Ride 4 Yellow mountain bike event, which is going to be held at the beautiful Steamboat Ski Mountain. The ride is 26 miles on a singletrack across the stunning Continental Divide Trail of the Rockies. The ride starts on Rabbit Ears Pass and ends at the top of [...]

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Steamboat’s events this weekend… July 9th, 10th & 11th

July 6, 2010

“Steamboat’s Hot Air Balloon Rodeo” Steamboat Springs always puts on an outstanding annual Hot Air Balloon event every year in the summertime. This year is the 30th Annual Hot Air Balloon Rodeo along with the 36th Annual Art in the Park, which takes place July 10th-11th. This weekend is a very colorful and fun event [...]

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Steamboat’s Town Challenge Race Series

June 30, 2010

A seven-race mountain bike series is held in Steamboat Springs every summer. The bike race challenge includes both hill-climb and cross-country events. If you’re interested in registering for the races, visit Parks, Open Space & Recreational Services office Monday-Thursday 7:30am-5:30pm, except for race days at the office. At the race-sites you may also register for [...]

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Steamboat’s week of Strings Music Festival

June 29, 2010

The Strings Music Festival is a fun-filled summer event that goes throughout the summer with a variety of live performances. They also present a few concert series in the winter. Strings Park is located at the corner of Mt. Werner Road and Pine Grove Road. These live performances are nationally recognized and award-winning. They present [...]

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Summer Activities in Steamboat

June 24, 2010

Your only limit is your imagination…the options of things to do in Steamboat Springs in the summer is endless! Whether you prefer scenic hikes, tubing down the river, mountain biking, spa treatments, Steamboat will always have something for everyone. Alpine Slide – Ride a chairlift to the top of historic Howelsen Hill and enjoy The [...]

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Enjoy Steamboat’s “Bike to Work Week”, which starts today!

June 21, 2010

Steamboat puts on a “Bike to Work Week” every year. They also have bike to work week events starting today! Steamboat is definitely unlike other places, you can actually enjoy the ride without too much traffic. Take advantage of Steamboat’s wonderful bike path, which helps the environment as well as it’s people because it allows [...]

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Top 10 Must Attend – Steamboat Summer Events

June 18, 2010

Top 10 Must Attend Steamboat Summer Events: 1.  Strings Music Festival – “Tuesdays-Saturdays, June 26-August 21. Strings Music Festival presents over 70 performances of chamber music, jazz, rock, country, bluegrass, world rhythms, and many other genres every summer.” 2. MainStreet Farmer’s Market – “Every Saturday from 9am-2pm. June 12-September 11. The Steamboat Springs MainStreet Farmer’s [...]

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It’s officially Summer in Steamboat

June 15, 2010

Here’s the low down on Summer activities in Steamboat Springs from the ski area.  It is gorgeous now in Steamboat and everyone is making the most of the the good weather to get out and play in town and the surrounding areas.  Make some plans to get outside and  enjoy summer in Steamboat soon. Here [...]

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Steamboat’s weather over the weekend

June 14, 2010

Steamboat Springs received an entire month’s worth of rain in the four-day period from Friday to today, causing a temporary spike in the rivers. However, water levels have already resumed their decline this morning to more seasonal norms. June is typically Steamboat’s driest month, official weather station had picked up 1.67 inches of rain since [...]

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Steamboat’s MainStreet Farmers Market

June 11, 2010

Come downtown on Saturdays to the weekly farmers’ market on 6th Street next to the Routt County Courthouse. Featuring locally and regionally grown meats, produce, baked goods, cheeses, sauces, plants, handcrafted arts and crafts, live music, hot food, and more. Now in it’s 6th year, the market has become the not to be missed weekly [...]

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Kick-off Summer in Steamboat

June 10, 2010

In my humble opinion, not many things trump Steamboat Springs, Colorado in the summer time. What I love most about mountain living is exemplified between the months of May and October. With literally perfect weather; low humidity and mild temperatures, Steamboat Springs comes alive in the summer months with captivating original and diverse summer events [...]

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Steamboat’s Yampa River overflows

June 8, 2010

On Monday, June 7th, Steamboat’s Yampa River rose up to 6.5 feet, the highest level in seven years and matching the average bank-full level of the river due to the warm temperatures and the rapid snow-melt. A local photographer took a phenomenal photo of the Howelsen Hill tunnel where the Yampa River Core Trail crosses [...]

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Biking Trails in Steamboat

June 7, 2010

Biking Trails in Steamboat • Buffalo Pass/Long Lake Loop: Take the Buffalo Pass Road, #60 to Summit Lake. Turn right on Road 310 and follow approximately two miles to trail 1101. Park in the parking area and begin biking along the Continental Divide to junction 1102. Turn right onto 1102 to Long Lake. At Long Lake follow [...]

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