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.
  • 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.

Offers

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.

Reviews

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07/04/2017 Lorna Dixon

Good varied skiing. Great tree skiing especially challenging over the Morningside part of the resort. Glad we didn't stay more than a week as we had skiied the whole resort by this point. Town of steamboat very characterful.....almost bought a stetson! Would strongly recommend using Steamboat Powdercats for a brilliant back country day. Was a brilliant experience from start to finish.

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!!

Holiday ideas

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...