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

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

Read honest reviews, direct from our customers.

If you’ve recently returned from this resort, we’d love to hear from you.

If no reviews are available yet, ask for first-hand advice from Ski Safari staff who have visited this resort. Call us on 01273 224 060.

Leave a Review

21/04/2019 Christine Fowler

Steamboat Springs is a town with plenty to offer. The base area had enough bars, shops etc. One of our group had an injury, she went to the Medical Centre and was really well looked after. Steamboat had a nice relaxed feel bout it, everyone we met was delighted we had come all the way from Scotland to ski in Steamboat. We all agreed that as a resort, it was one that we would be happy to go back to. Skiing was really good. Plenty of runs - well signposted on the runs, not always the case in some resorts.

12/04/2019 Anne McDonald

We loved Steamboat, such a friendly resort and town. Well marked runs, ski ambassadors very helpful. Good conditions.

23/03/2019 Jan Clifford

We loved the resort of Steamboat, the facilities and the accessibility and the lovely "buzz" around Gondola Square. We didn't have the best of weather conditions so the skiing and snowboarding were challenging even for the experts amongst us. The grooming wasn't great either but there was certainly plenty of snow. The skiing and snowboarding must be excellent in good conditions.

Holiday ideas

News

Aspen 12 November 2018

Winter Season 18/19 Has Arrived!

30th November 2018 - Vicky Bamford

Winter 18/19 has begun, the lifts are turning and the daily updates are coming in as thick and fast as the snow is falling. We couldn't be more excited! Here's how our resorts are shaping up after a week or two of operations.​ View this post on Instagram 17-22" in the past 48 hours and no looking...

Big Sky 8 Person Chairlift

Winter Improvements in North America

1st June 2018 - Craig Charley

This summer, North American resorts are going to be busy with a huge amount of investment planned to improve customer experience, from new gondolas and chairlifts to reimagined on-mountain dining options. We've dug through the news to highlight the most significant developments planned, all of...