Steamboat Ski Holidays

Champagne powder and fantastic ski terrain, with a classic western town and incredibly friendly locals - Steamboat makes the perfect ski holiday.
James Rivers
Product Manager - USA
Champagne powder and fantastic ski terrain, with a classic western town and incredibly friendly locals - Steamboat makes the perfect ski holiday.
James Rivers
Product Manager - USA

Summary

4
Beginner
5
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Intermediate
4
Average: 4 (1 vote)
Advanced
  • Family Friendly
  • Nightlife
  • Village Charm
  • Non-Ski Activities
  • Quick Transfer Time

The home of Champagne Powder, Steamboat’s varied terrain, Cowboy town appeal and great value hotels are a winning combination.

The term ‘champagne powder’ was coined here, thanks to the abundant dry snow that falls on Steamboat’s quiet slopes. With genuine all-round appeal, ski holidays in Steamboat suit all types, while the western atmosphere promises a great resort town experience.

With nearly 3,000 acres covering six peaks, the ski area sits entirely below the treeline. There’s a dedicated learners’ zone as well as rolling tree-lined groomers and steeper slopes on the back of the mountain. Steamboat also shares a lift pass with Winter Park, so it works well as a dual-resort holiday.

Free shuttles take you from the ski area to the town’s rustic bars, liquor stores and cowboy shops. To really soak up the atmosphere, it’s worth taking an afternoon to visit the local hot-springs, go horse riding or simply browse the boutiques in your cowboy boots.

Every holiday is tailor-made, just for you.

Call 01273 224060 for advice from our ski specialists.

Resort Guide

Steamboat

Make the most of your Steamboat ski holiday with our insider tips.

Resort stats

Season
November to April
Nearest airport
Hayden / Denver
Flight time
10 hours
Direct flight
Direct
Transfer time
40 minutes / 4 hours
Transport
Transfer or car hire
Elevation
10,568 ft
Vertical drop
3,668 ft
Avg snowfall
29 ft
Ski area
2,965 acres
Ski lifts
16
Runs
165
Grade
44% advanced
42% intermediates
14% beginners

Maps

Resort Map

Google piste view

Accommodation

Accommodation in Steamboat tends to be excellent value for money. The most affordable hotels are in Steamboat town, where the Steamboat Grand is the best value and one of our top family properties. Self-catering condos and higher-end hotels are mostly located around the base of the ski area.

We’ve stayed at or visited all our Steamboat accommodation options, so call us for advice and we’ll recommend the best ones for you.

Featured accommodation

Steamboat Grand Exterior
  • Breakfast Included
  • Close to Ski School
  • Close to Slopes
  • Close to Village
  • Fitness Facilities
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hot Tub
  • Pool
  • Spa
The Grand is Steamboat's premier property located at the heart of the mountain village, only 75 yards from the Gondola and Children's Ski School.
  • Close to Ski School
  • Close to Slopes
  • Close to Village
  • Fitness Facilities
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hot Tub
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Ski-in Ski-out
  • Spa
The Sheraton is Steamboat’s flagship hotel and the ideal choice for those looking for a ski-in ski-out hotel in the centre of resort.

Reviews

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27/02/2017 Edith Brown

Lovely resort with a genuine mining town. The snow was excellent with a wide variety of runs. The winter carnival was fun with great fireworks.

25/02/2017 Linda Conley

Plenty of lovely restaurants to suit all different pockets. Not an awful lot in the way of 'nik nak' shops if that's your thing!!

24/02/2017 Emma Burton

A characterful resort located in two areas - ski base and town but serviced by frequent and efficient shuttle busses. The walk from the hotel (Grand) to the gondola was a good warm up and there were enough restaurants to dine out in for a month. Lots of shops to explore and there seemed to be many other activities on offer if you wanted a day off from skiing. Lift queues were either non existent or short despite us being there over half term and the pistes were joined together well with a good selection of restaurants to take a break in.

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News

Mammoth Sign Buried January 2017  © Jayson Smith

JanuBURIED - Record Snowfall in North America

3rd February 2017 - Craig Charley

January was a record-breaking month for snow, with some resorts receiving over seven metres. While Canada didn't have as many powder days as the USA last month, over a metre of fresh snow is forecast before Tuesday in British Columbia. Read our January snow report for all the best photos and videos...

Whistler 27 November 2016  © Nick Thomas Photography

Powder Alert as North America Opens

9th December 2016 - Craig Charley

The past two weeks has seen huge snowfalls across our North American resorts, and many of them have plenty more in the forecast over the weekend. Up to a metre could be falling over the Rockies and the Pacific Northwest, setting up for a deep Christmas. Read on for an update on conditions across...