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Some may choose to spend their spring break at the beach, however, the ones who are really smart choose to spend their spring break in Steamboat Springs! During March, Steamboat Springs is blessed with beautiful weather, soft snow, world-class events, and fun activities for all ages, making it a great destination for a Spring Break vacation. If you’re thinking of coming to Steamboat for spring break, here are some tips to help you plan the best vacation.

Spring Skiing & Après Ski Fun

The most obvious reason to come to Steamboat for spring break is for the excellent skiing. By late February/early March, the Colorado mountains typically has a large snow base, so the skiing is great this time of year! The mountain is typically 100% open and the skiing is fantastic. While March is typically sunnier and warmer than earlier in the winter, Steamboat still typically gets a good amount of snow this time of year. In fact March is one of the snowiest months of the year historically.

There’s really nothing better than a bluebird powder day, followed up by après ski on a warm patio! After an exhilarating day on the slopes, this mountain town boasts a lively and welcoming après ski scene that’s sure to delight skiers and snowboarders alike. Whether you prefer cozying up by a roaring fireplace in a rustic mountain lodge with a hot cocoa, or gathering with friends at a bustling bar for craft beers and live music, Steamboat Springs has it all. You can savor delicious gourmet meals at local restaurants or enjoy the vibrant ambiance of après-ski parties at popular venues, which are especially lively over spring break. Some of the local’s favorites include the the T-Bar, Paramount, and Slopeside, and of course our downtown restaurant/bar scene is really fun after skiing/snowboarding as well. For the younger kids, the on-mountain spots are family-friendly and have something for the whole family while you rest your weary legs! 

Other Spring Break Activities

When bringing the family out to Steamboat Springs for spring break, explore Steamboat’s many activities outside of skiing! You’ll discover other snow sports such as snowshoeing, fat biking, and for the more adventurous – snowmobiling, dog sledding, and even horseback riding! For a list of activities, please check out this page for more information.

If you’re needing a break from the cold temps, try out some of our indoor activities. Bring the kids to a class at our rock climbing gym, Steamboat Climbing Collective, or to our extremely popular local bowling alley, Snowbowl. A visit to the hot springs, either the Town hot springs or Strawberry Park, is always a fun spring-time activity and a great way to restore sore muscles from skiing.

Exciting Spring Events

Spring Break in Steamboat is a time of celebration and excitement, with a lineup of thrilling events that showcase the town’s vibrant culture and love for the outdoors. Winter WonderGrass, a highlight of the spring season, combines bluegrass music with winter sports, creating a unique and unforgettable experience. This three-day festival features top-tier musical acts, craft beer tastings, and a fun atmosphere that brings the community together. Meanwhile, the Bud Light Rocks the Boat concert series takes the party to the base of Steamboat Ski Resort, where live music performances by renowned artists light up the slopes from March through mid-April. Both events are a perfect way to cap off a day of skiing or snowboarding and a great reason to plan a Steamboat Springs getaway for Spring Break.

Restaurants

Steamboat Springs is home to over 100+ restaurants ready to cater to your experience. Ranging from casual to fine dining, Steamboat Springs has fantastic happy hours, themed dining experiences, or relaxed and delicious family-friendly restaurants. Many of Steamboat’s restaurants really come alive during the spring months, and there are a ton of great patios to enjoy a meal in the warm mountain sun. The patio at the Mountain Tap Brewery is a favorite on warmer days, where you can enjoy one of their specialty pizzas and a local craft brew after skiing. The Yampa River Icehouse is another fun downtown apres spot to enjoy some appetizers and drinks in the sun. And of course all of the base area restaurants and bars at Steamboat Ski Resort have a fun and lively atmosphere during spring break as well!

Plan Your Stay

We hope you’ll join us here in Steamboat Springs for your spring break, and choose Four Seasons Steamboat for lodging. From downtown locations to mountainside properties, Four Seasons has homey and comfortable Steamboat vacation rentals for families, friend groups, individuals and more. View all of our Steamboat Springs properties here.

Why not plan a New Year’s Eve getaway to Steamboat Springs, with a stay in one of our Four Seasons Steamboat vacation escapes? New Year’s Eve in Steamboat is a festive celebration that combines our mountain town’s warm hospitality with the excitement of ringing in the new year. The town comes alive with a parade, fireworks, parties and live music. And as a bonus, if you’re not into partying and staying up late, you can even enjoy some quiet ski runs the next morning, as the rest of the town sleeps off their New Year’s fun. If you’re looking to visit Steamboat Springs for the New Year celebrations, here are some tips on what to do:

Steamboat Snow Cat Parade

Snow cats lit up for new years

One of the signature events in Steamboat on New Year’s Eve is the Light Up Snow Cat Parade at Steamboat Ski Resort. This event is a fun way to kick off the evening, featuring Steamboat SnowSports Instructors performing synchronized skiing illuminated by the light of torches. It’s a mesmerizing display of lights against the snowy backdrop of Steamboat’s base area. This family-friendly New Year’s Eve event is followed by a spectacular fireworks show.

Dining and Parties

Steamboat’s restaurants and bars host special New Year’s Eve dinners and parties. From cozy fireside gatherings to lively dance floors, there are options to suit all tastes. Reservations are recommended, as this is a popular night for dining out in Steamboat. If an elegant dinner out is on your New Year’s Eve bucket list, Harwigs is one of our favorite places to dine for special occasions. Offering an award-winning menu that never fails to please, the thought that goes into each ingredient of every dish ensures that your last meal of the year will be something to remember. And if you’re looking for a more casual place to celebrate, there are plenty of breweries and bars to enjoy the night at as well.

Live Music

You can find live music at various venues throughout town, with local bands and musicians adding to the festive atmosphere. Some venues even host themed parties and costume contests.

Steamboat Fireworks

In addition to the fireworks at Steamboat Ski Resort, there are often fireworks displays in the downtown area, creating a spectacular show that lights up the winter sky.

Family-Friendly Activities

Steamboat Springs is a very family-friendly and laid-back town, and New Year’s Eve is no exception. Many venues offer family-oriented activities, including early countdowns for kids and entertainment suitable for all ages.

Celebrate with Those You Love Most

Steamboat vacation rental with fire and slope views

Not every New Year’s Eve celebration has to be glamorous and glitzy; sometimes the best memories are made at home—or in this case, in your vacation home away from home! Pick up all the ingredients you need for an extra special New Year’s at any of our local grocery stores. Sometimes there’s nothing better than enjoying a festive night at home in your pajamas!

The fully equipped kitchens at our Steamboat vacation rentals make cooking easy and enjoyable. Grab some board games, sit by the fire, and spend an evening with family and friends. As midnight draws closer, turn on the television to watch the ball drop, and then

The New Year Has Arrived

However you choose to spend your New Year’s Eve in Steamboat Springs, waking up on New Year’s Day is guaranteed to be a happy occasion when you choose Four Seasons Steamboat Springs for your New Year’s nest—reserve yours today!

The holidays are one of the best times to visit Steamboat Springs and unwind from the long year behind you. The excited anticipation on our children’s faces, the sight of businesses and homes dressed up for the holidays, and, if you are lucky, the feeling invoked when snow starts falling on Christmas Eve all let us know that this year will be a white and peaceful yuletide! Of course, not everyone in the world is able to enjoy a white Christmas. If you happen to live in more “tropical” areas of the country, a visit to Colorado and a stay in one of our Steamboat vacation rentals may be the perfect gift to give your family. This guide will ensure a very merry holiday in Steamboat Springs!

Sleigh Rides Through the Snow

Sun coming through the trees in Steamboat

Horse-drawn sleigh rides are such a popular event at Christmas that they even made a song about them. If you have never been on a sleigh ride, your Christmas adventure in Steamboat Springs is the perfect time to change that! Locations such as Bar Lazy L Ranch or Haymaker offer sleigh rides throughout the winter months and over the holiday season.

Christmas Elves

No matter how organized you are, chances are there will still be a necessity for a little last-minute Christmas shopping. Be a happy Christmas elf when you visit the Jewelry and Fossil Shop of Steamboat Springs, located at 745 Lincoln Avenue, or Moose Mountain Trading Company at 824 Lincoln Avenue; filled with cool gifts and sweet surprises, the recipients on your very long nice list are guaranteed to be happy that you remembered them and even happier that you picked up something that will remind them of their unforgettable Christmas getaway in Steamboat Springs!

Stay in a Steamboat Ski-In/Ski-Out Rental

If you’re looking to visit Steamboat over Christmas, you’ll want to take a peek at some of our ski-in/ski-out Steamboat properties! Staying at a ski-in ski-out property is the ultimately way to enjoy a Steamboat winter vacation. Spend less time getting to and from the mountain, and have more time to make quality memories!  Some of our favorite Steamboat Ski-in Ski-out rentals include Learning to Fly, Slopeside Retreat, or Sun and Snow! Or browse all of our Steamboat rentals, because there really isn’t a bad place to stay in Steamboat.

A Celebratory Ski

Frosted Pine and Aspen trees line the ski slopes of Steamboat Springs, in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado.

Here in Steamboat Springs, we know when it’s time to kick our feet up and when it’s time to hit the snow. A Christmas day spent skiing or snowboarding at Steamboat Resort is the perfect way to start your holiday! Glide through our stunning aspen trees on our world-renowned Champagne powder is a day spent like no other. Stop by the base to get your fix of hot cocoa before heading back to your cozy vacation rental for presents and festivities.

The Spirit Is Strong in Steamboat Springs

When you live in a snowy mountain town, the addition of Christmas decorations make it feel like a holiday village, something you will soon discover during your Steamboat getaway! With our downtown decked out in colorful lights and displays, your Christmas spirit will slide right back into place with a simple walk. Everywhere you turn you will see something special, including at home in your Four Seasons Steamboat Springs Christmas cottages. Picking up a few pieces of holiday décor during your shopping expeditions was the smartest purchase you could have made.

Check out our Mountain Properties

Want to be close to the hill for the best views this holiday season, but away from the bustle of town? Check out our stunning Steamboat mountain-side properties for the best views this Christmas! These properties get you close to the mountain while giving the ambiance of a family home within the community, like Pronghorn Peak. When you’re ready to head downtown, just hop on the bus line and mosey on down!

Merry and Bright

Steamboat town at night during the winter

Everyone knows that you do not have to go far to discover the Christmas spirit. With or without holiday décor, it appears everywhere around you at this time of year. The gleeful cheer of your children as they begin making their Christmas lists, the warmth in the eyes of the one you love most as he or she intercepts a package that you know is destined to be a gift just for you, and the cozy comfort of our Steamboat condos. Turn on your favorite Christmas movie and marvel at how beautiful everything looks on our state of the art televisions or turn your laptop to your favorite Christmas station and host a singalong that consists of only your family members! Hot cocoa and Christmas cookies taste even better when made from scratch in our fully equipped kitchens, and once the children reluctantly drift off to sleep in our soft beds, even Santa wouldn’t mind sitting down for a sip or two eggnog before he heads back out into the elements.

Christmas Blessings

Reserve your merry getaway to Steamboat Springs for the Christmas holiday!

One of Steamboat’s most exciting events is the Pro Rodeo Series. During the summer months, this long-standing tradition hits Brent Romick Arena every Friday and Saturday night. This family- friendly activity includes all kinds of exciting events such as Bareback Riding, Team Roping, Steer Wrestling, and more. Steamboat prides itself in sticking to it’s Western roots — and the Steamboat Rodeo is an important way we do so. This event is largely popular with locals, and an absolute favorite of our visitors as well.

 

History of the Rodeo

The beginning of the Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo is known to go back more than a century. It is not known for certain when Steamboat Springs hosted its first organized rodeo competition, however mentions of competitive rodeo events date back to at least 1898. Steamboat has been been a long-standing Western town. It was full of cowboys and cowgirls, and horses that were bred for work, and cattle drives down Lincoln. The local cowboys’ casual betting often led to impromptu rodeo-type competitions.

 

Event Details

The rodeo begins at 7:30pm at Brent Romick Arena, located on Yampa Street. There is on-site barbecue with beef, ribs, chicken and of course, your favorite classic sides. To score the best seat, head over early when the doors open at 5:30. The Steamboat rodeo goes on rain or shine, and usually lasts about two hours. From roping games to rodeo clowns, this is the perfect event for the whole family!

Come check out Steamboat Springs’ incredible rodeo series going on all summer long. From a downtown condo to our mountainside locations, Four Seasons Steamboat can provide you with housing accommodations for your trip to Steamboat. We have what you need for for a luxurious vacation, a private home, or a place for the whole family to vacation. Therefore, we have the rental properties and vacation homes you and your loved ones will always remember. Vacation like a local with Four Seasons Steamboat. For lodging, head back to our home page here.

 

For your Colorado mountain summer vacation, the Fourth of July Weekend in Steamboat Springs is a can’t-miss event. With unique traditions, great food, and 4 days of exciting events — be sure to book your vacation rental in Steamboat Springs before they fill up.

The Fourth of July in our community is a highly anticipated event. While we love our hotdogs and sparklers, we throw our unique spin on this nationally celebrated holiday. The weekend begins and ends honoring our agricultural and Western heritage in Steamboat Springs — with our Pro Rodeo series that continues all summer long! There’s no bad views at Brent Romick Arena, and this event is fun for the whole family with events like Mutton Bustin’, roping, and of course, Bull Riding!

 

Weekend Schedule

Get plenty of rest at your vacation rental, because Fourth of July weekend in Steamboat Springs is jam-packed. Head from your downtown rental over to Howelsen Hill to witness one of Steamboat’s most renowned events – Jumpin’ and Jammin! See ski jumpers launch themselves from our Olympic Ski Jump at Colorado’s oldest ski resort, an event that is sure to invoke thrill and excitement for the whole family. After Jumpin’ and Jammin’, make your way back to Yampa Street for the Farmer’s Market. Enjoy an array of food and beverage trucks, local pop-up shops, and a gorgeous view of our flowing river. After fueling up at the Farmer’s Market, try renting a tube and floating down our peaceful river or enjoying an Alpenglow hike at Steamboat Resort!

 

The Parade

The arguably most important event of the Fourth of July weekend in Steamboat Springs is our beloved parade down Lincoln Street. Check out Nordic Roller Ski competitions, patriotic locals, and of course – our beloved town camel, Larry! Watch your childrens (and your partner’s) eyes light up as candy rains from the sky around them. Head back over for more Jumpin’ and Jammin’, enjoy a cocktail at one of our many delicious restaurants, and hit the pool at your family friendly Four Seasons Steamboat vacation rental.

Steamboat Springs cherishes this long-standing tradition (120 years in 2023, to be exact) and believes it’s an experience everyone should get to have. We hope you’ll book with us when planning your family vacation to our lovely mountain community. For more information about the Fourth of July schedule, check here. To book your 4th of July weekend with us, check here!

One of the best events of the summer in Steamboat Springs is the weekly Farmers Market. Whether you are a local or a visitor, this fun and family-friendly event is not one to miss. With the bustle of friends, neighbors and pets moving through the streets to buy local goods, this is easily a favorite summer activity for Steamboat.

The Steamboat Farmers Market, located Yampa Street between 5th and 8th, is held every weekend on Saturday from June to September. The morning kicks off at 9am with pastries, breakfast burritos and coffees. As the day continues, shop for local goods, accessories, pottery, and more. The event runs until 2pm and even has an array of food trucks for the lunch rush. A local favorite spot is the lemonade stand – perfect for the kiddos and adults alike!

The best items to pick up at Steamboat’s Farmer’s Market is the fresh produce. After all, Steamboat Springs is an agriculture community. Many of the vegetable vendors are from local Steamboat, but there are some other Colorado towns that make an appearance, such as Palisade & their famous peaches. While the focus is on food, the Steamboat Farmers also offers local handmade artisan goods as well.

This event also runs along side the Yampa River! Many folks like to stroll the market, pick a delicious food truck or vendor for lunch and enjoy their afternoon by the river. Watch as fly-fisherman cast a line, tubers splash down the river, or athletic paddle boarders tear through the rapids.

When visiting or enjoying Steamboat Springs, be sure to stop by the Steamboat Farmers Market all summer long! We hope you’ll consider calling Four Seasons Steamboat home during your stay. With an array of rentals from condos, to full-sized family homes, and everything in between – we have just the right fit for you and your crew during your time in Steamboat Springs.

Steamboat Springs continues to lean into its Western Heritage with an annual event for music lovers – WinterWonderGrass. Full of just that (winter, wonder, and bluegrass), this three-day musical festival is an absolute must see. Located at Steamboat Resort, this traveling concert series brings nearly 30 artists over the course of the weekend. Some alumni of WinterWonderGrass include Leftover Salmon, Yonder Mountain String Band, Trampled by Turtles and many more.

About

303 Magazine states, “WinterWonderGrass began in 2013 as a tiny, homegrown music festival in a parking lot in Edwards and is now returning for its seventh year in 2019 at its new home in Steamboat Springs, with sister festivals in Lake Tahoe, California, and Stratton, Vermont. The trifecta that founder Scotty Stoughton and his team have created over the past seven years is not only tremendously impressive but is also a blessing for bluegrass and string music fans across the nation. Stoughton and crew are also the faces behind Campout for the Cause, and though they’re not strangers on how to carefully curate a near-perfect festival, the WinterWonderGrasses are officially in a league of their own.”

WinterWonderGrass in Steamboat

WinterWonderGrass celebrates it’s 11th anniversary in 2024, and will include a fresh lineup of yodellers, fiddlers, jammers and more. Enjoy skiing at Steamboat Resort during the day and find yourself at one of the night shows in the evenings. Or, spend your days under the sun listening to some of the most talented artists in the industry right now and enjoy your evenings at one of Steamboat’s 100+ restaurants, hot springs, or enjoying our many local activities.

Places to Stay during WinterWonderGrass

When joining us for the concert series of the season, consider staying in one of our Steamboat vacation rentals. Stay close to the action at one of our many mountain properties, or explore all of Steamboat by staying in our downtown locations. We have homes for the entire family if the kiddos need a bluegrass fix as well. Give us a call for assistance in planning your place to stay during WinterWonderGrass!

A Long-Standing Tradition

The Steamboat Springs Winter Carnival is a long-standing tradition in Routt County, and a favorite for locals and visitors alike! The Winter Carnival has been around since 1914, only 39 after Steamboat Springs was founded. The tradition began as an effort to bring the community together during the long winter months here in Routt County. The event served to bring people together, enjoy winter sports, and celebrate our Western heritage. The event is historically held every year in the second week in February no matter what weather conditions are bestowed upon us by “Mother Nature.”

Sponsored by the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club to assist athletic programs, the Winter Carnival is produced by volunteer efforts. Winter Carnival is quintessential Steamboat – the perfect blend of Western heritage mixed with a love for all things snow. It’s the only event that combines giant snow sculptures, kids skiing with road flares and adults skiing through fiery hoops and a high school band on skis.

What to Expect

The events begin mid-week with opening ceremonies including nordic jumps. As the week continues, check out freestyle skiing and snowboarding, snow sculpture judging, ski jumping, and s’mores! Into the weekend, you will be able to watch awesome events such as slalom, nordic sprints, street events and of course – the night extravaganza. Witness the magic of the carnival with once-in-a-lifetime views of the lighted man, adults on shovels being pulled down Mainstreet behind horses and even skiers jumping through fiery hoops!

We’ll See You At The Winter Carnival!

The Steamboat Springs’ Winter Carnival is one of Steamboat’s most incredible events, and one you won’t want to miss. To learn more about the Winter Carnival, please check here. While in Steamboat, it’s also a great time to check out our renowned restaurants, world-class skiing, and Steamboat’s amazing night life. Lodging goes quickly for Steamboat’s favorite event, so be sure to take a look at our vacation rentals to book now.

Opening Day at Steamboat Resort is a highly anticipated event each year from essentially the time the mountain closes. Both locals and visitors alike love opening day for it’s festivities, food, and of course – it’s snow. The kickoff of the season is always a party in itself, almost always happening the Wednesday before Thanksgiving Day.

The Season’s Grand Opening

Starting back in the 2022/23 season, Steamboat Resort has been revealing its newest mountain updates and additions as part of its Full Steam Ahead project, including $200+ million in improvements. The first leg of the updates were complete in 2022/23, including a re-graded Greenhorn Ranch learning center, the lower leg of the Wild Blue Gondola, the Ice Rink, the Range Food and Beverage Hall, and new snowmaking capabilities at the base. For 2023/24, we can look forward to completion of the upper leg of the Wild Blue Gondola, the new Mahogany Ridge chairlift, new terrain, and snowmaking expansions!

Festivities to Enjoy

The festivities begin at 7:30am and the resort opens at 8:30am. The festivities usually include breakfast in line such as donuts or breakfast burritos and mimosas (yum!). The opening ceremony also often includes gifts for the early birds who make it into line before everyone else! The countdown begins and the ringing of the Champagne Powder Bell fills gondola square, awakening the winter spirit in all of us.

Steamboat Resort also often hides goodies all over the mountain waiting to be discovered by the day’s riders! Stick around for  special performances, speeches, and artists.

Stay with Four Seasons Steamboat

Will we be seeing you for the next opening day?

Want to be close to the hill for the best skiing this  season? Check out our stunning Steamboat mountainside rentals for the best access all season long! Some of our favorites include ski-in/ski-out properties like Gondola Getaway, a privately owned condo within the Sheraton Resort Village. Book early as homes fill up for opening week and Thanksgiving every year!

April 25th Update (Courtesy of Steamboat Resort – See article here)

Across the promenade from Steamboat Square, the lower terminal of Christie Peak Express lift will be shifted to the south to make room for the lower terminal of Wild Blue. During Full Steam Ahead Phase II, the lower leg of Wild Blue Gondola will be completed to Greenhorn Ranch, spanning 4,212 feet with 54 cabins and about a 5-minute ride time. Eventually Greenhorn Ranch will serve as the mid-station for the Wild Blue Gondola, where it will extend its journey to the top of Sunshine Peak providing direct base area access to the resort’s most popular terrain. Upon completion of the second leg in Phase III of Full Steam Ahead, the Wild Blue Gondola will be the longest 10-person gondola in North America, spanning 16,008 horizontal feet and 3,371 vertical feet with 171 cabins and a total ride time of 13 minutes. The second leg is scheduled to be completed for winter 23/24.

To make room for the Christie Peak Express lower terminal shift and maximize skier/rider egress to the Steamboat Square, the Outlaw Mountain Coaster and Maverick’s mini golf course will be removed after the end of the winter season and are not expected to be reinstalled. “We have long recognized the Mountain Coaster is not in an ideal location as the first impression in the base area,” said Perlman. “Now we have the opportunity to be thoughtful about our approach to base area improvements. As we move Full Steam Ahead with shifting Christie Peak Express lift to make room for the Wild Blue Gondola, it is time to remove the mountain coaster from the main thoroughfare in the base area.”

Known as one of the best family resorts in the world, Steamboat’s new beginner’s area Greenhorn Ranch will redefine the first timer’s experience by whisking skiers and riders to 7,513 feet to start their mountain adventure. Instead of keeping first time skiers and riders in the base area out of convenience, as many resorts do, Steamboat’s beginners will be immersed in the mountains. Greenhorn Ranch will feature one lift, four beginner magic carpets, 30 snow guns on 14 acres of terrain-based learning utilizing the re-graded terrain to teach skiers and riders. Students of Steamboat SnowSports School will have access to the Greenhorn Ranch Sprung Structure for lunch and warming.

The Full Steam Ahead project began in spring 2021 with the demolition of the Gondola building, relocation of the lower gondola terminal and the addition of escalators from the resort’s main entrance to Steamboat Square. Full Steam Ahead will continue through winter 23/24 with Phase 3 completing the second leg of Wild Blue from Greenhorn Ranch to the top of Sunshine Peak, adding 655 acres of advanced/expert terrain and a detachable quad into Pioneer Ridge/Fish Creek Falls and finalizing Steamboat Square amenities. With the addition of new expert terrain, Steamboat will become the second largest ski resort in Colorado. For more details on Full Steam Ahead including a complete timeline, projects already completed and what to expect in the future visit www.steamboat.com/FullSteamAhead.

In addition to Full Steam Ahead, Steamboat will invest more than $2 million in on-mountain improvements to snowmaking, lift maintenance, ski patrol equipment and mountain machinery including 2 new tier 5 snowcats which reduce NOx emissions by 90 percent and particulate matter by 75 percent over a tier 4 engine. The resort will also demo hybrid snowcats to understand their sustainability in cutting fuel use and increasing energy efficiency to our on-mountain fleet. Sunshine Express lift will undergo more than $800,000 in maintenance and nearly half a million dollars will be put into new ski and snowboard rental fleets including performance equipment from Rossignol and Burton. The resort continues to invest in its staff with $400,000 in upgrades to employee housing in the Walton Pond complex including a complete interior renovation of one of its buildings.

Known as one of the best family resorts in the world, Steamboat’s new beginner’s area Greenhorn Ranch will redefine the first timer’s experience by whisking skiers and riders to 7,513 feet to start their mountain adventure. Instead of keeping first time skiers and riders in the base area out of convenience, as many resorts do, Steamboat’s beginners will be immersed in the mountains. Greenhorn Ranch will feature one lift, four beginner magic carpets, 30 snow guns on 14 acres of terrain-based learning utilizing the re-graded terrain to teach skiers and riders. Students of Steamboat SnowSports School will have access to the Greenhorn Ranch Sprung Structure for lunch and warming.

In addition to Full Steam Ahead, Steamboat will invest more than $2 million in on-mountain improvements to snowmaking, lift maintenance, ski patrol equipment and mountain machinery including 2 new tier 5 snowcats which reduce NOx emissions by 90 percent and particulate matter by 75 percent over a tier 4 engine. The resort will also demo hybrid snowcats to understand their sustainability in cutting fuel use and increasing energy efficiency to our on-mountain fleet. Sunshine Express lift will undergo more than $800,000 in maintenance and nearly half a million dollars will be put into new ski and snowboard rental fleets including performance equipment from Rossignol and Burton. The resort continues to invest in its staff with $400,000 in upgrades to employee housing in the Walton Pond complex including a complete interior renovation of one of its buildings.

Steamboat Springs holds a lot of its own unique history and culture. Many creative traditions were established as a way to bring the community together during long winters and vibrant summers. Check out our breakdown on some of our favorite Steamboat annual traditions!

Winter Carnival

2022 will mark the 109th Annual Winter Carnival in Steamboat Springs. The carnival — established as a way to help residents cope with the long winters of Colorado — created the carnival to celebrate winter. Neighbors gathered back then as they do today for ski jumping, snow sculpting, street slalom, ski joring and even a shovel race (there’s a horse involved – that’s all we’ll say). More recent additions to the carnival include the famous ‘Lighted Man’, the World’s Largest Firework, and the Diamond Hitch Parade. This is one of our most beloved events – so make sure you book your Steamboat Springs lodging well in advance!

Cowboy Downhill

This year was the Cowboy Downhill’s 47th Anniversary at Steamboat Ski Resort. 40 years ago, famous local olympian Billy Kidd got together with Larry Mahan, World Champion cowboy. The two invited local cowboys out for a day on the resort which quickly became what we know today as the Cowboy Downhill. Over 100 professional rodeo cowboys and cowgirls come to the resort to test their ability on a pair of skis — a wildly entertaining and incomparably unique Steamboat tradition.

Hot Air Ballon Rodeo

41 years ago, Steamboat created the stunning Hot Air Balloon Rodeo. Over 20 balloon will fill the sky in the early mornings of the weekend, a spectacle like no other. The tradition is iconic as they have even added a balloon glow in the evenings at the base of Steamboat Resort. Gather at Bald Eagle Lake or sit on the deck of your south-facing Steamboat Springs Vacation Rental (see our available homes!) and watch as the spectacular colors fill the sky.

All of these heart-warming events are anticipated by locals and tourists alike. We are so proud to live in a community that works hard to bring our city together for fun, beauty, and celebration of history and culture. These are can’t miss, popular events! Be sure to book with Four Seasons Steamboat for lodging and vacation rentals here in beautiful Steamboat Springs.

Steamboat Springs has so much to offer during the winter months. However, for the traveller who doesn’t partake in downhill or backcountry skiing, the snow can feel somewhat intimidating. You want to be able to participate in the great outdoors and all the beauty Steamboat has to offer— so how do you do it?

Snowshoeing is one of our favorite activities in Steamboat. With spanning views, Champagne Powder, and endless trails, we’d like to tell you about some of our favorite spots to go snowshoeing locally here in Steamboat.

Getting Your Gear

Don’t have your own snowshoes? No worries. There are multiple shops around town that provide day rentals at a great price. One of our favorites is Ski Haus, where you can rent snowshoes for an entire day for about $20. You can also rent boots, snow pants, jackets, gloves— anything you’d need for a day on the trail.

Trails

There are tons of trails in the Steamboat Springs and surrounding areas. If you’re wanting to stay close to town, a great place to try your hand at this activity is Fish Creek Falls. This 7.6 mile loop, although you don’t have to take the whole loop. There are a few trails you can snowshoe in this area, though most review this space to be easy and beautifully scenic.

If you are a more active person, Rabbit Ears is an absolutely stunning place to snowshoe. The trails on Rabbit Ears Pass offer a wide array of terrain with many ascents and descents. These trails range closer to 3-4 mile loops, but are more of a challenge.

Another beautiful local snowshoeing trail is Emerald Mountain and Howelsen Hill. This is a slow ascent with absolutely stunning views of town below with many opportunities to offshoot into more narrow and remote trails. You’ll have an easy hike down with a breathtaking view of Sleeping Giant!

At Four Seasons Steamboat, we encourage all of our guests to get out into nature and see all the beauty our slice of heaven has to offer — even if it’s not skiing!

When you visit Steamboat Springs, make sure to book with Four Seasons Steamboat for more personalized recommendations and homey accommodations to snuggle up in after a long day enjoying Steamboat.

It may not be much of a surprise to some of our more frequent visitors, but we at Four Seasons Steamboat are absolutely a huge fan of the winter season! When the mercury drops and that cold and fluffy white stuff starts to fall, we practically trip over ourselves sliding into our parkas and snow boots in preparation for own winter adventures. Although there is something to be said for the beautiful charms of a summer day, the unique thrills of a shorter winter day never fail to bring a smile to our face, and when you follow this guide to the top winter adventures in Steamboat Springs, the smiles on your own faces will be impossible to remove!

Skiing in Steamboat Springs

Skiing is a popular wintertime activity, as you can all well imagine, and Steamboat Springs has a couple of places in which you can participate. In fact, Steamboat Ski Resort is one of the largest resorts in the state! Offering 18 lifts, nearly 3000 acres, and 169 trails, your options for excitement are virtually limitless. Taking lessons when you have never skied before isn’t just fun, it’s easy and divided into classes by age, keeping the embarrassment levels down. Kids always seem to pick up the sport quicker than we adults, so it’s nice to be in classes with people who probably won’t show us up! Our trails are designed for all ski levels, but with only 14% of the trails devoted to novice skiers, the remaining 86% of the trails fall relatively even along the lines; 42% are intermediate and 44% are expert, ensuring your day on the slopes is challenging without being too intimidating—unless, of course, intimidating is what you want! Snowboarding is also offered at the resort, with three different terrain parks being utilized by lovers of the sport.

Howelsen Hill Ski area is another popular ski area, offering a much more intimate skiing experience, but one that is filled with history. Open since 1915, it is one of the oldest continually open resorts and features 17 alpine trails and nine Nordic ones! Also known for the Olympic-caliber skiers who have made their homes on these slopes, Howelsen Hill Ski Area is owned by the city and loved by everyone who visits. Although they don’t have terrain parks for snowboarders, they do offer an ice complex for another of our favorite winter adventures, ice skating!

Ice Skating in Steamboat Springs

The romance of ice skating should never be overrated, and Howelsen Ice Complex is designed for it! Things are slightly different now, with fewer people being allowed on the ice, but that helps with the romance factor, don’t you think? Even better, the two outdoor tennis courts that are hopping spots in the summer become sweet spots for gliding on the ice under the open skies when they are flooded and iced over—especially at night! Just imagine gliding around the ice hand in hand with cold air on your cheeks and the velvety sky looming overhead; it just does not get more romantic than this!

Taking a Stroll Through Our Winter Wonderland

Hikes have a place in all seasons, not just the warmer ones, and if you are looking to take in the sights with the family, a leisurely stroll through our winter wonderland can be exactly the adventure you seek! Make a path to the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Company at 624 Lincoln Avenue for some hot cocoa to warm your bones or discover the way to the Strawberry Park Hot Springs and submerge your entire body in waters that are 104 degrees year-round. If the idea of staying cold until you make your way back to your Four Seasons Steamboat winter escape sounds scintillating, a hike to Fish Creek Falls never to fails to please. Discover a glittering picture so magical, it lingers in your mind long after you leave its base! Ice climbers love to make their way to the top of the frozen falls, but if you do nothing more than photograph it, you will not be disappointed!

Shopping, Art, and So Much More

Eventually, you may find yourself looking to spend some quality time inside warming up! These are the moments when you discover how much fun this mountain town can be as you shop at cute boutiques, explore the art-filled walls of Steamboat Art Museum, or soak in a hot tub in your own Four Seasons Steamboat magical home away from home. Reserve your stay today and discover the wonder of Colorado in the winter!

In Steamboat Springs, some of the best dining available is the local Asian restaurants. We take great pride in the craft of food, and these restaurants have perfected Asian dining. Whether you’re a fan of poke, pho, or the classic sesame chicken, we have provided our three favorite restaurants below.

Talay Thai and May Thai – two locations from one great family

Talay Thay and Mai Thai are two great Thai restaurants run by the same family in Steamboat Springs.  Mai Thai is located downtown at 435 Lincoln Avenue and Talay Thai is on the mountain at 2300 Mount Werner Circle, at the base of the Steamboat Grand.  Both feature authentic Thai dishes and the mountain location has a tiki bar. The Sunti family has been serving authentic, traditional Thai cuisine in America for over 30 years. They started with Bahn Thai Restaurant in Seattle in 1982, and now live in Steamboat Springs.

 

Noodles and More – 635 Lincoln Ave

Are you looking for the best pho in Steamboat Springs? Look no further than Noodles & More Saigon Cafe, the restaurant choose as Best of the Boat! This authentic Vietnamese restaurant is a noodle lover’s paradise. At this restaurant, everyone will find something they love with diverse options, even the pickiest of kiddos. Dining out, picking up and delivery are available through Noodles and More, making this the perfect place on a snowy Steamboat evening. Furthermore, the restaurant sits right next to a popular local bar, The Barley. Pick up your dinner and head next door. Enjoy beverages and delicious Asian food on The Barley’s patio! Noodles & More Saigon Cafe serves up meals for the prices you love, at prices you can afford.

Sumatera – 1106 Lincoln Ave

Sumatera offers authentic ‘Ring of Fire’ Pacific Rim Cuisine ranging from the Indonesian Islands, Singapore, Thailand to Japan. For more intimate date nights, check out the special ‘Reservation Only’ dining room. Most dishes come in the traditional spicy levels of 1-5, therefore allowing you to take it as hot or not as you want! Sumatera even offers catering and sushi chefs available for private parties. This “hole in the wall” restaurant is perfect for Asian dining, furthermore with it’s intimate and warm setting.

Come check out Steamboat Springs’ incredible eateries around the city. From a downtown condo to our mountainside locations, Four Seasons Steamboat can provide you with housing accommodations. Our rentals include luxurious vacation rentals, a private homes, or a place for the whole family to vacation. You will always remember our rental properties and vacation homes. Vacation like a local with Four Seasons Steamboat. For lodging, head back to our home page here.

Four Seasons Steamboat is thrilled to partner with Steamboat’s premiere snowmobiling rental company, Thunderstruck Adventures. When you choose Thunderstruck Adventures, you are choosing to ride some of the most exclusive terrain that’s available in Colorado. The privately owned mountain holds tons of untouched terrain while providing brand new top of the line snowmobiles, service, equipment, and professional guides.

In addition to our Champagne Powder skiing, Steamboat Springs is known for its miles of open valleys — perfect for snowmobiling. Therefore, with extensive terrain and plenty of snow, Routt County is well-known in the snowmobiling community. From Rabbit Ears pass to moonlit and sunset tours, Steamboat Springs has become well adversed in the sport. Check out some of the snowmobile tours in Steamboat Springs below!

Rabbit Ears Pass

Steamboat Snowmobile Tours 

Some of Colorado’s best snowmobiling resides on Colorado’s Continental Divide — Rabbit Ears Pass. The endless miles of trails always allow for a unique experience! If you are an experienced snowmobiler, test your skills on a variety of terrains and treks. In addition, for those who are new to the sport, there are companies are town to give you the guidance and expertise you need. Through tree lined trails and big open meadows,  your guide will give you free time to play around. Certain companies even provide evening rides followed by dinner. The dinner tour on Rabbit Ears Pass takes you through sunset-lit snowfields on world-class snowmobiles, then just below a 10,000 foot peak in our secluded mountain cabin.

Stay close to Rabbit Ears by avoiding downtown and staying in one of our mountainside properties like Powder Day Rendezvous where you can cozy up after a long day in the snow. Warm up next to a cozy fire and get to cooking in our state of the art kitchens!

Zirkel Wilderness

High Mountain Snowmobile Tours

Heading North out of Steamboat, experience snowmobiling through more experienced terrain. Scenic guided tours through the stunning terrain overlook the Mount Zirkel Wilderness area near Clark, Colorado. Higher ability levels, even expert, is necessary for this area of Steamboat. Riders will experience groomed trails that wind through beautiful high mountain meadows and up onto scenic ridges.

Stay closer to North Routt in a downtown condo or home with Four Seasons Steamboat. Sunlight Mountain Lodge is a fan favorite with its beautiful modernity, mountain views, and ability to bring the pets!

Hayden

Elk Mountain Adventures

Elk Mountain Adventures offers open meadows and incomparable views on 10,000 acres of private land. This service in Hayden provides full day snowmobile tours in Steamboat Springs that include lunch, transportation, professional guide, all snowmobile gear and gas & oil. All guests are required to do is meet at the location in Hayden, and enjoy!

In addition to these specific companies and locations, Steamboat Springs also offers a multitude of companies who also provide these services. For a full directory of these business, click here!

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Book with Four Seasons Steamboat during your vacation for a personalized experience and a local’s knowledge on all things Steamboat. We have great vacation rentals for you and the whole family! From a downtown condo to our mountainside locations, Four Seasons Steamboat can provide you with housing accommodations for your trip to Steamboat. Therefore, if you are looking for a luxurious vacation rental, a private home, or a place for the whole family to vacation, we have the rental properties and vacation homes you and your loved ones will always remember. Vacation like a local with Four Seasons Steamboat.For lodging, head back to our home page here.

Skiing doesn’t always mean downhill.

For those who aren’t keen on the idea of downhill skiing, there are tons of other ways to get out into the snow. Nordic skiing is a popular sport between locals and visitors alike. For those looking for an intense morning cardio, or a peaceful ride through the valley, there is something for everyone! If you’re trying your hand at Steamboat Springs nordic skiing, we have compiled local trails from beginner to expert levels below!

 

Ski Touring Center

For those who are new to the sport, a trail well-traversed by locals is positively the way to go.  Steamboat Ski Touring Center is an ideal place to try your hand at this sport. The Ski Touring Center not only has miles of snowshoeing trails, but they have some of the best cross-country and skate skiing trails around. Keep your eye out for seasonal rentals, multi-day passes or full season passes. The Ski Touring Center offers lessons as well with reservations. Skiers can buy equipment or clothing out of the outfitter shop before fueling up with a warm lunch at The Picnic Basket Cafe. Get yourself outside and participating in this awesome sport!

 

Lake Catamount

Lake Catamount also provides Nordic tours for skiers. There are tons of trails along Lake Catamount throughout the valleyed area. The property even provides a convenient service rental shop and a log cabin to warm you up post-ride. Therefore, Lake Catamount is a great place to try your hand at Nordic. There are both classic and skate ski rentals available on site, and a quick call ahead of time can assure there are plenty in stock. Catamount caters to skiers of all levels with trail maps guiding them to beginner, intermediate and expert terrain. Grooming reports, prices and hours are listed at the Steamboat Nordic Center website. With plenty of easy terrain, this is a great choice when strapping on your Nordic skis for the very first time.

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Haymaker Nordic Center

Haymaker is another similar trail system to Lake Catamount. Large vistas and groomed tails provide easy terrain, great for the meandering Nordic skier. It is maintained for beginners, making this an ideal place to test the waters. However, this is also a great place for more experienced skiers to work on fine-tuning their own techniques. There are 10 kilometers of classic and skate ski trails that allow skiers to take in the view of Mount Werner on one side and the Flat Tops Wilderness Area on the other. Between laps on the Rabbit Ears or the Yampa View loops, visitors can get lunch at the Haymaker Bar and Grill while warming up. An updated trail report, as well as prices and hours can be found on the Steamboat Spring Nordic skiing website.

 

Rabbit Ears

To avoid the beginner courses and crowds of a Steamboat winter, head to the endless terrain located at Rabbit Ears Pass. There are miles and miles of untamed, ungroomed backcountry trails. Therefore, these trails should be trekked along by the more experienced Nordic skier. In addition, it is also best led by an individual who is familiar with the pass and its dense terrain. Rabbit Ears is located out of the way of civilization, where there are no facilities. Therefore, you should pack your own water, food, extra layers and whatever else you may need — and always be prepared for changing weather conditions.

 

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Book with Four Seasons Steamboat during your vacation for a personalized experience and a local’s knowledge on all things Steamboat. We have great vacation rentals for you and the whole family! From a downtown condo to our mountainside locations, Four Seasons Steamboat can provide you with housing accommodations for your trip to Steamboat. Therefore, if you are looking for a luxurious vacation rental, a private home, or a place for the whole family to vacation, we have the rental properties and vacation homes you and your loved ones will always remember. Vacation like a local with Four Seasons Steamboat.For lodging, head back to our home page here.

Bike the ‘Boat!

Summertime biking is one of Steamboat’s many hobbies. From cruises on the core trail to participate in the Town Challenge, men, women and children alike never say no. Most families won’t pass up an opportunity to pedal around on the best Steamboat Springs bike trails. When staying with us in Steamboat Springs, check out some of our incredible biking trails throughout the summer and fall. We have plenty of recommendations! 

The Yampa Valley Core Trail

For those who prefer to cruise around town, the Yampa Valley Core Trail is perfect for all ages and all experience levels. This 7.5 mile paved trail runs riverside through downtown Steamboat, while it remains uncrowded and perfect for families. Therefore, it provides a pleasant journey into the heart of Steamboat. When staying on the mountain, it is even accessible through a smooth-sailing ride from the hill. Be ready for that uphill battle on the way back, though! Along the way, stop at the Yampa River Botanic Park, Bud Werner Memorial Library, or one of our many delicious eateries and breweries. This is a great way to dip your toes into the biking community and see how you do. 

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Road Biking

With tons of loops and rides for road bikers, people come from all over the state and all over the country to test their skills on our terrain. From cruising up and down Rabbit Ears Pass or the challenging route to South Routt on 131, there are many scenic areas to try out road biking. Elk River Road allows for a 36, 49, 62, and 73.5 mile ride, therefore allowing you to choose your distance and difficulty with ease. With road biking, of course, comes safety and rules of the road as well. Always stay visible, use hand signals, and wear your helmet. Share the road regardless of if you’re on the bike or on the road. We recommend this for more experienced road bikers, as there can be traffic along these stretches of road as well as tight shoulders for the bikers. 

Mountain Biking

Mountain biking is a sport Steamboat locals frequent — the Town Challenge being the first example of that. For a first stab at mountain biking, try Buffalo Pass and Long Lake Loop for a quick 14 miles. For those who want to progress in their sport, Emerald Mountain Trail System provides easy, moderate and difficult biking, therefore making this is great for those who want to track their progress.  In the summer, Steamboat Mountain even allows you to haul your bike up to the top and cruise over the snowless ski runs! Load your bike onto the chair lift and cruise all the way down — one of the best parts of summer here in Steamboat. 

Whether you are new to biking or looking to test your skills, Steamboat has a diverse and close-knit biking community. It allows you to interchange the sport and constantly challenge yourself. You’ll experience different terrains with gorgeous scenic views, and also find opportunities to introduce your children to this active sport as well. 

Rentals:

Steamboat Bike Shop

Steamboat Ski and Bike Kare

Bike Rentals

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Book with Four Seasons Steamboat during your vacation for a personalized experience and a local’s knowledge on all things Steamboat. We have great vacation rentals for you and the whole family! From a downtown condo to our mountainside locations, Four Seasons Steamboat can provide you with housing accommodations for your trip to Steamboat. We have luxurious vacation rentals, a private home, or a place for the whole family to vacation. Therefore, our rental properties and vacation homes you and your loved ones will always remember. Vacation like a local with Four Seasons Steamboat. For lodging, head back to our home page here.

Kid-Friendly Activities in Steamboat Springs

With the vast amounts of recreation, arts, culture, and unique activities in Steamboat Springs, there are a variety of activities perfect for children and families of all ages. When you stay with us in Steamboat, we will ensure there is never a dull moment!

Warm Weather

The Yampa River

In the summer, take a leisurely bike ride downtown on the Yampa River Core Trail. You will be amazed at the amount of activities going on with families by the river. During the summer months, the water is a popular place to cool down. The Yampa River hosts an assortment of recreation, such as whitewater rafting, tubing, fishing, kayaking, and stand up paddle boarding. Many companies can guide you in these activities. For the younger kiddos, there are a few parks along the river with a couple wading areas to play in.

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Amaze’n Steamboat Family Fun Park

Amaze’n Steamboat Family Fun Park is an all around great time! Play a fun round of Mini Gol, run the Giant Maze and race against the clock in a labyrinth of twists and turns, or test your skills in the Gyro. Try your hand at Gemstone Panning in our authentic sluice where you pan for gems just like the miners used to and keep what you find! In the heat of summer, cool off with Squirt Gun Fun in the maze! Amaze’n Steamboat offers a fun experience that will bring everyone together for a great time. With catering options, an event tent, picnic tables, grills, and fun activities for all ages, there’s everything you need on-site to host your group all day long. With plenty of shaded seating areas, you can relax and take a break while watching your family have a blast!

Cold Weather 

Steamboat Ski Resort

Steamboat Ski Resort base area is also great all year round. The first activity is obvious — world clas skiing. However, after working up a sweat and an appetite, head to the base area. This is a great spot for kids and to hang out — with patio space, snow activities, and often live music. Parents can grab food and drink at the many dining establishments and relax along the base in an Adirondack chair while the kids play. The base area also provides activities such as tubing. In the public land areas, Steamboat resort offers sleigh rides, or even snowshoeing. With endless amounts of snow and terrain, there are lots of family friendly activities in Steamboat Springs for families who don’t ski!

Book with Four Seasons Steamboat during your vacation for a personalized experience and a local’s knowledge on all things Steamboat. We have great vacation rentals for you and the whole family! From a downtown condo to our mountainside locations, Four Seasons Steamboat can provide you with housing accommodations for your trip to Steamboat. Regardless if you are looking for a luxurious vacation rental, a private home, or a place for the whole family to vacation, we have the rental properties and vacation homes you and your loved ones will always remember. Vacation like a local with Four Seasons Steamboat. For lodging, head back to our home page here.

 

Some of the best fishing in Colorado can be found right here in Steamboat. From fly fishing in the Yampa river, to spin rod fishing in the Flat Top lakes, there are tons of areas to try your luck. Regardless of how you engage in the sport, Steamboat has something for every fisherman and woman here in the county. We’ve compiled some of our favorite spots for fishing in Steamboat Springs for both fly and spin rod fishers!

Stagecoach State Park – South Routt

Stagecoach is a great place to fish due to its versatility. Bring the family to Stagecoach reservoir for some awesome lake fishing, and plenty of trout! The reservoir sits about 25 minutes South of Steamboat, and also has available amenities such as boat rentals. In addition, fly fishers also frequent this area at the Stagecoach Tailwaters or at Sarvis Creek just down the road. There are great opportunities for anglers in this area, with peak hours around 10am.

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Steamboat Lake

Steamboat Lake is the ideal setting for those teaching their kiddos how to fish. Just North of Steamboat Springs, this stunning area is complete with a view of Hahn’s Peak. From summer to winter, this lake is chalk-full of fish. In addition to the early morning bite, try an evening dry fly on the lake, or an afternoon classic worm-on-a-hook.

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Yampa River

One of the locals’ favorite pastimes in Steamboat is fly fishing the the Yampa River. Without having to travel too far, there are several miles of public access in town casting for rainbow and brown trout. The river offers a quiet setting with stunning views of the mountain, and in addition, world-class trout. If you’re not fully confident if your angling ability, try out one of our guided fishing in Steamboat Springs trips in town.

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Guides

Freestone Anglers

Bucking Rainbow Fishing

Yampa Valley Anglers

Steamboat Flyfisher

Book with Four Seasons Steamboat during your vacation for a personalized experience and a local’s knowledge on all things Steamboat. We have great vacation rentals for you and the whole family! From a downtown condo to our mountainside locations, Four Seasons Steamboat can provide you with housing accommodations for your trip to Steamboat. Regardless if you are looking for a luxurious vacation rental, a private home, or a place for the whole family to vacation, we have the rental properties and vacation homes you and your loved ones will always remember. Vacation like a local with Four Seasons Steamboat. For lodging, head back to our home page here.

People from all over the world come far and wide to ski Steamboat’s unmatched Champagne Powder. We have thousands of acres to ski, unbeatable trees, and runs for every level of expertise. Therefore, there is nothing quite like skiing Steamboat. Aside from our awesome resort, you can also ride Howelsen Hill and try out backcountry skiing. No matter where your interests lie, Steamboat has anything you need to achieve the perfect ski Steamboat day.

Steamboat Resort – 2305 Mt Werner Cir – (970) 879-6111

One of Colorado’s best ski resorts consists of multiple mountains and peaks. With 18 lifts, 165 trails, and more than 3000 skiable acres, Steamboat Resort has terrain for the beginner to the expert skiers and snowboarders. Champagne Powder snow, an 84-year Olympic heritage, and family programs therefore make Steamboat worth riding. Our snow, coined Champagne Powder®  for its light powdery texture, is an experience to ski on like no other. With a ten-year average of 338 inches of this magical stuff, you’re bound to find an untouched stash somewhere.

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Howelsen Hill – Howelsen Pkwy – (970) 879-8499

This unique ski area not only hosts the same Champagne Powder, but you can even check out the Olympic ski jumps while you’re ridging the lifts. This is the birth place of so many incredible Olympic Athletes,  therefore providing this ski area has a unique heritage. It is Colorado’s oldest ski area in continuous use, as it was opened in 1915. With the largest natural ski jumping complex in North America, Howelsen Hill offers downhill and cross-country skiing too! In addition, night skiing/riding is available 3 nights a week. Folks can ski Steamboat for free on Sundays.

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Backcountry Skiing

The peaks  surrounding Steamboat offer some of the deepest snow in Colorado. With endless miles from Rabbit Ears to Clark, there are a multitude of places to check out backcountry and cross country. However, we absolutely recommend using a guided tour in order to try out the backcountry. Not only will you be further protected in this unique endeavor, but also will get the local’s knowledge. Sometimes the best places to try your hand are hidden. For a full list of popular trails, check our the Chamber’s information provided here.

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Book with Four Seasons Steamboat during your vacation for a personalized experience and a local’s knowledge on all things Steamboat. We have great vacation rentals for you and the whole family! From a downtown condo to our mountainside locations, Four Seasons Steamboat can provide you with housing accommodations for your trip to Steamboat. Regardless if you are looking for a luxurious vacation rental, a private home, or a place for the whole family to vacation, we have the rental properties and vacation homes you and your loved ones will always remember. Vacation like a local with Four Seasons Steamboat. For lodging, head back to our home page here.

Steamboat Ski Rentals

Many of our guests choose to rent skis, especially if they want to try the latest and greatest skis each year, or avoid the hassle of lugging big ski bags through the airport. If you’re looking to rent skis or snowboards while you’re visiting Steamboat, we have a few ski rental partners that offer our guests discounts on gear rentals. Check out our Ski Rentals partners page, or go directly to our deals page for more info on renting through Black Tie Ski Rentals, Christy Sports, or Ski Butlers.

When arriving in Steamboat, there’s no need to spend time, money, and gasoline! We pride ourselves on the multiple modes of transportation our city supports. From summer to winter, there are a multitude of ways to find your way around town that are kind to your wallet, your mileage, and the environment! We have compiled just a few ways in which to get around Steamboat Springs — regardless the time of year.

Steamboat Springs Transit – (970) 879-3717

One of most efficient ways to get around Steamboat is the Free Bus System. With tons of stops all over town, this is the perfect way to get your from one side of town to the other. Whether you’re heading to the river to begin your tubing journey, or loading up your skies to hit the mountain, this is the most environmentally and financially efficient transportation Steamboat offers. In order to learn about times, routes, and stops, click here!

Steamboat Express – (970) 879-2800

Steamboat Express is another awesome way to get around Steamboat! This company can get you around town or will safely transport you to and from Denver International Airport or the Hayden airport outside Steamboat Springs. They own an array of vehicles — shuttle vans, SUV’s, taxis, a limousine, and more! Therefore, Steamboat Express is another great way to get around Steamboat.

Snowstang

All of Colorado’s winter sports draw thousands into the Front Range every weekend. And because I-70 is about the only way into the mountains, the ski traffic can at times get pretty severe. If you’re heading to Steamboat for the Champagne Powder, the newest “Snowstang” is an exciting new way to do that. Beat the dreaded I-70 ski traffic with this new bus that rides from Denver to Steamboat beginning this winter. Keep in mind, the Steamboat fare will be $40.

Come check out Steamboat Springs’ incredible activities around the city. From a downtown condo to our mountainside locations, Four Seasons Steamboat can provide you with housing accommodations for your trip to Steamboat. Regardless if you are looking for a luxurious vacation rental, a private home, or a place for the whole family to vacation, we have the rental properties and vacation homes you and your loved ones will always remember. Vacation like a local with Four Seasons Steamboat. For lodging, head back to our home page here.

Regardless of the season, there is nothing quite as relaxing as a dip in the Hot Springs. With two diverse but equally relaxing natural hot springs in Steamboat Springs, there is never a bad time to check one of these unique locations out. With family in tow, Old Town Hot Springs allows for the kids to wear themselves out on slides and water features. Strawberry Park Hot Springs is a gorgeous spring nestled against the hillside surrounded by trees, mountains, and the passing river. These 104 degree pools are not something to miss. On your next Steamboat vacation, book with Four Seasons Steamboat and hit the springs!

Old Town Hot Springs – 136 S Lincoln Ave – (970) 879-1828

Old Town Hot Springs, newly renovated and ready to go, is an all-encompassing experience. With slides, water features, eight different pools and a full gym, this is the perfect place for families. Soak, relax and rejuvenate in the year-round, natural outdoor hot spring pools during in season. The pools, over 100 years old, were once enjoyed by the Native American Ute Indians who first settled the area and later the first homesteaders. Bring your kids for an afternoon in spring, summer, fall and winter — there is never a bad time!

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If you’d like to stay closer to Old Town Hot Springs, check out some of our Downtown Properties. If you want to be just a few blocks from our world renowned hot springs, check out our property Apres on Yampa. Go right from the river, to shopping to the hot springs and beyond!

Strawberry Park Hot Springs – 44200 Co Rd 36 – (970) 879-0342

Located just outside of town, this beautiful hot spring provides ultimate relaxation. With multiple pools backed up against the bubbling river, the outdoor elements make this spot so incredibly peaceful. Enjoy a massage in one of the private huts or a watsu therapy in the private pool. The pools are perfect for relaxing after a long day of skiing or hiking, or for a day-long visit! Take advantage of the gorgeous views, unique amenities, and the warm natural pools.

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Regardless of the season, there is nothing quite as relaxing as a dip in the Hot Springs. With two diverse but equally relaxing natural hot springs in Steamboat Springs, there is never a bad time to check one of these unique locations out. These 104 degree pools are not something to miss. On your next Steamboat vacation, book with Four Seasons Steamboat and in addition, hit the springs!

Come check out Steamboat Springs’ incredible activities around the city. From a downtown condo to our mountainside locations, Four Seasons Steamboat can provide you with housing accommodations for your trip to Steamboat. Regardless if you are looking for a luxurious vacation rental, a private home, or a place for the whole family to vacation, we have the rental properties and vacation homes you and your loved ones will always remember. Vacation like a local with Four Seasons Steamboat. For lodging, head back to our home page here.

When heading out for a hike or camping trip, a quick sandwich to go is a must. Steamboat has some incredible sandwich shops — from high-piled italians to more deluxe concoctions, there a diverse and delicious options all over town. While enjoying your Steamboat getaway, make sure to book with Four Seasons Steamboat and in addition, try one of our favorite sandwich shops in town!

Yampa Sandwich CO – 635 Lincoln Ave – (970) 879-3617

Yampa Sandwich CO, previously known as Backcountry Deli, is an all-time local favorite. This incredible shop has self-proclaimed “inspiring ingredients, inventive flavors, and quality nutrition” — and we concur! One of our favorite go-tos, this shop is perfect for a post-ski quick bite or for a pre-camping meal. Hot breakfast, speciality creations, and build-your-own bites is just a few delicious ways Yampa Sandwich CO serves it up.

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Cruisers Sub Shop – 685 Marketplace Plaza – (970) 879-1747

Located in two places — Steamboat Springs and La Jolla, California, this shop puts a beachy twist on our little mountain town. After a long day of winter sports, this shop will take you somewhere on a beach with it’s unique interior and menu. From pulled pork to italians piled high, these sandwiches are to die for. In addition, it is conveniently located on the mountain. This shop is the perfect pull-off when heading back downtown for a hot tub and a shower.

 

Drunken Onion – 685 Marketplace Plaza – (970) 879-8423

Putting a more opulent twist on the casual grab and go sandwiches, these concoctions are nothing short of delicious. Located right near Cruisers, this is your place for delicious sandwiches. There is also an array of other grab and go meals. Sandwiches such as Chicken, Basil Pesto, and Gruyere or Prosciutto and Asiago are truly mouth-watering. These pre-made sandwiches are quick to pick up so you can spend more time savoring every bite.

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When heading out for an activity-packed weekend, a quick sandwich is always a fan favorite. Steamboat has fantastic sandwich shops — whether it be the quick and delicious bite or more deluxe concoctions, there a diverse and delicious options all over town. Come check out Steamboat Springs’ incredible eateries around the city. From a downtown condo to our mountainside locations, Four Seasons Steamboat can provide you with housing accommodations. Our rentals include luxurious vacation rentals, a private homes, or a place for the whole family to vacation. You will always remember our rental properties and vacation homes. Vacation like a local with Four Seasons Steamboat. For lodging, head back to our home page here.

When visiting Steamboat, there are endless amounts of hikes all over the county. Whether you’re around Steamboat, checking out North Routt, or hanging in the Soutt Routt Flat Tops, there are no shortage of great hikes. Quick family hikes to rugged outdoor loops, we have compiled three of our favorite hikes around Steamboat Springs.

Fish Creek Falls – Steamboat Springs

Just a short drive from downtown Steamboat, this is the perfect family-friendly hike. A short 1/4-mile walk down a gravel path is a pristine view of the lower falls. In the spring, these falls roar with snow melt off, while winter calls for ice climbing up the waterfall. For the more acquainted family, you may take the more adventurous to Upper Fish Creek Falls and Long Lake. This trail tends to be busy on weekends, so plan your trip to Fish Creek Falls accordingly to enjoy a more serene hike.

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Hot Springs Trail – North Routt & Clark

From downtown Steamboat Springs, head west and take a right onto Routt County Road 129/Elk River Road and follow it for about 5 miles. Once you arrive at Strawberry Park Hot Springs, visit the front desk for access to the springs. Strawberry Park Hot Springs are private; admission is charged to access the springs. These 104 degree pools is perfect for a relaxing soak after your hike, is family friendly, and located in a beautiful spot.

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Devil’s Causeway – South Routt & Flat Tops

Located about 1.5 hours South of Steamboat Springs, this hike is well worth the drive. For the more experienced hiker, this unique location includes a slim, at times 3ft food wide, trek across the ridge of the Flat Tops. Either shoot for the 10 mile loop, or hit the Causeway and back for a quick 5.6 miles. Not for the faint of heart, this hike is a high bucket-lister, and one that is loved by locals.

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There are endless amounts of hikes all over the county that are great for any level of experience. Whether you’re around Steamboat, checking out North Routt, or hanging in the Soutt Routt Flat Tops, there is so much beauty to check out. From quick family hikes to rugged outdoor loops, visit Steamboat Springs for the trail of a lifetime.

Book with Four Seasons Steamboat during your vacation for a personalized experience and a local’s knowledge on all things Steamboat. We have great vacation rentals for you and the whole family! From a downtown condo to our mountainside locations, Four Seasons Steamboat can provide you with housing accommodations for your trip to Steamboat. Regardless if you are looking for a luxurious vacation rental, a private home, or a place for the whole family to vacation, we have the rental properties and vacation homes you and your loved ones will always remember. Vacation like a local with Four Seasons Steamboat. For lodging, head back to our home page here

Whether you’re fresh off the slopes are enjoying a summer evening in Steamboat Springs, a burger always seems to hit right. From the classic cheese lover or every topping in the book, Steamboat can satisfy all those delicious cravings. When enjoying your Steamboat Springs vacation, make sure to check out one of our fantastic burger restaurants and stay with Four Seasons Steamboat for your vacation rentals!

Back Door Grill – 825 Oak Street – (970) 871-7888

Back Door Grill is the perfect place to go when looking for unique concoctions. The ideal summer restaurant, Back Door has a awesome patio — that is even dog-friendly! Sure, you can order a plain, All-American cheeseburger. However, if you’re feeling adventurous, try the Twilight Zone (cheddar, peanut butter, bacon and creamy sriracha). Or maybe indulge your taste buds on the Holy Spicoli (corn dog, bacon, friend egg, american cheese). This unique burger joint will surely put you in a food coma, and will not be an experience you soon forget!

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Big House Burgers – 2093 Curve Plaza # 101 – (970) 870-8500

Big House, located on the far North end of town, is the perfect family restaurant when on the hunt for a good burger. With unbelievable appetizers, other entrees, and classic creations, this is a popular Steamboat favorite. Big House puts a fun twist on some favorites, such as adding green chili, to your favorite burger creation. This joint allows you remain as casual or  crazy as you want with your experience!

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