Skiing Steamboat Springs, Colroado

Steamboat Springs, Colorado, or "Ski Town USA", located in the northern tier of Colorado offers the snow lover a mountain of snow depth and great terrain year in and year out. This has made Steamboat our top 4 places to ski in Colorado. While the town offers a historic moment in Colorado ranching history, the ski mountain welcomes with over 2939 acres, of skiable terrain and endless steep glades.

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Picture taken from downtown Steamboat.

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Famous for the great powder steamboat constantly recieves.

Ski Town, has upheld that reputation by boasting the oldest Colorado Resort: Howelesen Hill, named after Carl Howelesen, has produced the most Olympic ski atheltes than any other ski resort in North America. In 1913, this Norwegian introduced ski jumping to Steamboat, and was an Olympic ski jumping champion himself. Familiar names like: Wallace "Buddy" Jerold Werner, Rudi Schnackenberg, J.H Cooper Schell, Billy Winston Kidd, and Maria Quintana, have multiple olympic appearances and winter sports resumes long enough to sled on. They are truly some of the Pioneers that shapped the Yampa valley and made it into Ski Town USA. These Pioneers, really were skiers, but back then, they weren't called skiers. They were called, ranchers, farmers and claim stakers. All who used skis as their way to get around in winter conditions and to do their work .

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Sunrise offers a orange glow on the surrounding runs.

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Light and fluffy.

Steamboat got it's name from the sound made by one of the hot springs in the area. It was said to resemble a steamboat chugging upstream. Even though the town bills itself as Ski Town, USA the area abounds in year-round recreational activities.

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Ski school is always going the extra mile! Your kids are sure to have a memorable time.

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The half pipe is offering X-games enthusiast an all season opportunity for practice.

*Feature written by Phillips, January 2003.  Photographs provided by Steamboat Mountain Resort photographer. All information is sourced from the, "History of skiing at Steamboat Springs", by Sureva Towler 1987.



Base Elevation: 6,900 Peak Elevation: 10,568 Vertical Rise: 3,668 Number of Lifts: 22, Number of Trails: 140 Skiable acres: 2,939 Longest Run: 3 miles, Half Pipe: Yes Snowboard Park: Yes Average Snowfall: 300"

Steamboat Springs is 166 miles from Denver, 194 miles from Grand Junction, 98 miles from Vail, 209 miles from Colorado Springs, and 345 miles from Durango. Steamboat does have a regional airports from connecting light in Denver and Colorado Springs. other regions varry. To get to Steamboat Spring from Denver or any other fron range city: Drive west on I-70 until reaching Wollcott. Take highway 131 North approximately 80 miles until reaching steamboat. To get in touch with them via phone call: Main: (970) 879-1111 Reservations: (800) 922-2722 Snow Report (970) 879-7300 Ski School1(800) 525-6200 To reach them via the web go to:

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