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.
  • 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.


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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05/01/2017 Stephen Dauris

Visited in December 2016 and I would recommend Steamboat as a USA destination with terrain to suit all abilities. Great snow conditions, uncrowded pistes, efficient shuttle system from hotel to slopes, free transit buses to/from Steamboat town. Good selection of places to eat and drink.

11/04/2016 Richard Russell

Great Western ski town. Such a friendly place with a great ski hill, lots of variety and very snow sure. Go in the guided tour (free) and there is also a free ski clinic with olympic medallists! Food is excellent: Steamboat BBQ good, good mexican at Vaqueros, and the best is the Laundry- but you must book. Real authentic Western experience and will be brilliant in the winter.

18/03/2016 Andrew Boyd

Steamboat is a fantastic ski resort. The Steamboat Grand was an excellent choice for location, comfort and friendly service. Amazing skiing. Would highly recommend this resort.

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