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


Average: 5 (1 vote)
Average: 4 (1 vote)
  • 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


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

Resort stats

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


Resort Map

Google piste view


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.
  • Fitness Facilities
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hot Tub
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Pool
This high standard condo complex offers excellent value for Steamboat, whilst being only about 200yds from the gondola at the resort base.


See our Steamboat offers for some excellent savings and superb package prices.

Giving you the best available prices, the offers below are based on our lowest cost departure dates. We can save you money on many other dates and properties but we can't show every single offer here - for more options, please call us on 01273 224 060 or request a quotation.


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15/02/2018 Ian Ramsden

Authentic town with ski slope, not the other way round.

06/02/2018 Victoria Lloyd

Lovely resort with excellent facilities and everything you needed on your door step.

07/06/2017 Matt Fraser

Steamboat has all the charm of a traditional Wild West town, with a very modern ski resort/facilities, and welcoming people. The ski mountain itself has something for everyone, and the ski school is by far the best I've ever used across the world. Ask for T.Barr in particular :) If you like craft beer then Steamboat has four breweries in town, and is a diamond in the impressive Colorado scene.

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