If you are an avid skier or even a lover of winter weather, a trip to Steamboat Springs may interest you. The stellar snow quality and the slopes are some of the best in the United States. While in Steamboat Springs, you should definitely try night skiing. You’ll enjoy the unique experience of skiing amidst lighted slopes under the moonlight.
Skiing Under the Stars
Steamboat Ski Resort is one of the only resorts in Colorado to offer night skiing. As of December 2018, the resort offers 1,100 vertical feet of skiable turf for you to enjoy during the evening. These particular ski areas will be open three hours longer for night skiing. To enhance the nighttime skiing experience, Steamboat Ski Resort installed the latest in lighting technology from Ultra-Tech. For those interested in experiencing night skiing, Ikon Pass holders can include night skiing as an add-on to their resort activities for a fee or upgrade to a season pass. Additional night skiing in Steamboat and night snow activities are available at Howelsen Hill as well as tubing and access to the ice arena.
Skiing at Night
To ensure that you enjoy your night skiing experience, it is important to be properly prepared. Make sure that you bundle up in layers and remain dry and warm for the colder temperatures. Temperatures drop in the evening, making you more susceptible to frostbite. Keep your face properly protected from the cold air with a scarf, face mask or other covering. Wearing gloves and using hand warmers is highly recommended. Wearing goggles with light-colored lenses is recommended as mirrored goggles can impair nighttime visibility. With limited visibility it is important to take extra care with icy spots to avoid possible injuries. While nighttime skiing is an amazing experience, it is always important to know your limits. If you get too cold, take a warm-up break. Following these tips can make your nighttime skiing experience enjoyable to the fullest.
Other Nighttime Snow Activities
In addition to night skiing in Steamboat, there are other night time snow activities available. A guided snowshoe tour at Mt. Werner allows you to experience the beautiful snowy terrain amidst the moonlight. These tours are offered by various touring companies. Your tour will include a knowledgeable guide that will share details about the history of Yampa Valley as well as the ecology of the terrain. Most tours last about an hour and some even include dinner.
Come to Steamboat Springs to experience the unique adventure that is night skiing.