Fondly nicknamed “Ski Town, USA,” Steamboat Springs has trained and sent 79 skiers to the Winter Olympics, more than other place in the country. This remarkable heritage echoes in the ski resort’s world-class character: 3,000 acres of terrain, 3,668 feet of vertical drop, and 165 trails offering thrills for all levels. Consistently ranked one of North America’s top mountain resorts, Steamboat is famed for its dry, “champagne” powder and wealth of tree skiing.
In addition to downhill skiing, visitors to Steamboat enjoy Nordic skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and powder-cat skiing. The Annual Cowboy Downhill and week-long Winter Carnival are just two of the town’s celebrated ski-season events. Year-round, this ranching- town-turned-ski town is justifiably acclaimed for its shopping and 60-plus restaurants and bars.