Everyone wants a White Christmas, and Steamboat knows how to do it big. Aside from the fact that it looks like a snow globe, Steamboat Springs has an array of activities to make this your very best Christmas yet.

No matter if your perfect holiday includes taking a stroll through a lit-up downtown Steamboat, or perhaps a sleigh-ride at saddle back ranch, or even a day on the world renowned Champagne Powder — Four Seasons Steamboat is here to help you plan your dream escape.

Sleigh Rides

There are a multitude of ranches around Steamboat Springs that offer sleigh rides. Many even offer a dinner service to round out the unique experience. Bar Lazy L is one of the ranches in Routt County that provides the sleigh rides for a one-of-a-kind holiday experience.

The scenic sleigh ride follows the river through the lower pasture, drifts through the trees, and traverses back down our meadow to the loft of our remodeled barn. There, a country dinner is prepared as you warm up and browse the many western artifacts accumulated by the owners’ over the years as well as traditional western music performed by local artists. The after-dinner entertainment concludes as you bundle up for the sleigh ride back to the bus and the return to town. Reservations are required for all sleigh rides.

Downtown Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs has a unique, Western aesthetic to it that perfectly encapsulates a winter wonderland. What better way to celebrate the holidays than doing some holiday shopping, walking along the lit-up street, and watching snow fall onto our mountain. There are tons of beautiful & locally owned stores that hold beautiful keepsakes that your family members will love to receive this Christmas. Or, perhaps a new ornament for your tree! You will feel like you’re walking through a snow globe when spending time in our stunning downtown environment.


Perhaps you’re a family who likes to spend their holidays on the slopes! Who can blame you when visiting one of the most beautiful ski resorts in the country?

Take your family out on the slopes for a day of fun at Steamboat Resort. There you can enjoy our favorite Champagne Powder snow, spend quality time with your family, and enjoy an après cocktail or beer on our scenic mountain. With new renovations this year, there are exciting additions to our base area to enjoy as well.

There are tons more activities that may be perfect for your family this holiday that can be found on our blog, such as snowshoeing, tubing, dining, and more! Four Seasons Steamboat is here to provide any and all accommodations you’ll need during your Christmas vacation. From slope side condos to beautiful family homes, we have exactly the rental you’re looking for. Feel free to bring your Christmas tree and presents, or cook a Christmas dinner in one of our beautiful kitchens. Or, Tuck your kids into one of our homey bedrooms while they await the arrival of Santa Claus and his reindeer!

Our goal is to make these homes feel like your own, especially during a time as special as the holidays. We hope to see you in Steamboat Springs this Christmas!