If you’re a seasoned pro who can’t wait to hit the slopes every Steamboat Winter season, you’ll have a great time checking out the many runs in Steamboat Springs. Colorado boasts some of the very best powder anywhere, and has turned out plenty of Olympians to prove it. Come ride their favorite home slopes here in Steamboat Springs!
Ski Steamboat, One of the Best Things to Do in Steamboat Springs
Besides being a fun family resort with lots of cool extras, Steamboat offers tons of amazing ski runs for experts to try. Start your day off right with a First Tracks ticket, which will allow you to board the gondola a bit early and be the first one on the mountain.
Steamboat is actually more than just one mountain: It’s a complete mountain range, comprised of Mount Werner, Sunshine Peak, Storm Peak, Thunderhead Peak, Pioneer Ridge, and Christie Peak. Not only are there 18 lifts and 2,965 acres of permitted trails (165 in all), but 44% of those are advanced trails! For snowboarders, Mavericks Terrain Park is the largest in Steamboat, and it offers jumps from 50 to 70 feet, as well as a fun variety of rails, log jobs, and boxes.
Advanced skiers and snowboarders will enjoy the variety of black diamond trails to choose from. The Tornado lift line will take you to the top of Storm Peak, where you can ride Storm Peak North and South, and continue on down with Twister, Hurricane, or Nelson’s Run. The Morningside Liftline will allow you access to Chutes 1, 2, and 3, which are all rated for experts only. Reach the summit of Sunshine Peak via Sundown Express, Priest Creek, or Sunshine Express, and head down Kuus’ Cruise, Three O’Clock, Twilight, or more. There are just so many black diamond runs to choose from, and they are all the best things to do in Steamboat Springs!
Steamboat is also known for some amazing tree runs. On a powder day, check out the infamous Closets and Shadows runs. From the top of Morningside Express you can also hike a little ways to the top of Mt. Werner and check out runs like Christmas Tree Bowl or North St. Pat’s.
Howelsen Hill Ski Area
If you’re an expert skier, chances are you already know about Howelsen before you head to the Steamboat area. Howelsen Hill Ski Area is owned and operated by the City of Steamboat Springs, and it’s the oldest continuously operated ski area in Colorado, since 1915. Even more impressive: Howelsen Hill has been the training ground for nearly 90 Olympians since its inception. It boasts 17 Alpine and 9 Nordic trails, and has been acknowledged as a Pioneer Ski Resort by the International Skiing History Association. You won’t want to miss this chance to ski where the pros train!
And of course, at the end of the day, you’ll enjoy getting warm again during this Steamboat winter in your cozy vacation rental home! Contact us to book today!