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.


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.