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Located in western Colorado, Steamboat Springs is an unpretentious (by ski resort standards) old mining town with a western cowboy ambiance masking as a ski town. It has both a superb ski mountain and ski town combination. The mountain has a variety of terrain suitable for all levels of skiing with groomed cruisers, steep chutes, mogul runs and wonderful tree glades.
The village at the base of Steamboat
The following photos were taken off of "Pony Express":
Beginners will not have to venture far for their runs as there are plenty at the base of the mountain with eight short lifts dedicated just to the beginner. You can walk down the short ski run right into the apres ski bars if you find that it is in any way intimidating.
After getting past the beginner phase, you will want to quickly graduate to the "Walley World" area (far right side of the trail map) serviced by the main run "Tomahawk" and "Sunshine Express" lift. Wide spaces and gentle slopes between the Aspens also make it ideal for one's first tree skiing experience. (wear a helmet)
This mountain has a ginormous terrain park, "Maverick's". It has the longest superpipe I've even seen, 650ft long and 50ft wide with 15ft walls.
Apres Ski Bar recommendations: Try the "Ice Bar" at "Slopeside Grill" at the base of the mountain for live entertainment and a bar made of 3000 blocks of ice.
Apres ski activites start slopeside at "The Bear River Bar and Grill" often with live music or at the "T-Bar", a trailer turned watering hole and a good mountain base option as well. There are options in town but they get typically have a late start.
Located in town off of Lincoln Avenue on the western bank of the Yampa river, this ski jump training facility is serviced by a single lift and hosts three jumps.
Historical note: It is the oldest operating ski area in Colorado.
The Steamboat Ski Touring Center has 10 km of beautiful forested cross country ski and snowshoe trails. The rental shop can provide you with all the ski equipment you need.
This town has no shortage of places to eat. Just wander down Lincoln Avenue and you will find plenty of choices.
Cafe Diva - base of the resort
Bistro CV - Downtown Steamboat
Ragnar's: Sleigh pulled by Snowcat from Thunderhead. Includes entertainment.
Steamboat has it all, a woderful town and base village.
Shopping is most plentiful on Steamboat Spring's main street, Lincoln Ave.
You can also wander down Lincoln Avenue and pick something to suit your taste.
Steamboat Springs has a plethora of condos for rent, hotels, motels and hostiles.
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