On the majestic slopes of the Steamboat Range (yes, it’s actually multiple mountains), there is an incredible wealth of runs and Steamboat activities available to the intermediate-level skier. You’ll enjoy spending your ski vacation exploring them all, as you warm up and increase your skills to a higher level.
Even if you already know how to ski, if you’re a bit rusty, consider starting your trip with a lesson. It’s a great way to make sure you’ll be safe on the slopes, and who knows? You might pick up some really useful tips by spending a little time with an expert teacher. The Steamboat Snow Sports School is a solid place to find some good instruction. Adult day clinics last from 10 am to 3 pm, so they won’t take up your entire day. Or if you really want some specifics on improving your form, consider a private lesson.
If you’re interested in a specialized program or clinic, there are a variety to choose from, no matter your age or ability. Especially popular are the women’s 3-day camp, the Billy Kidd race camp, and the Olympian program, for those who want a chance to ski with one of Steamboat’s pros. All of these are excellent things to do in Steamboat!
A Fun Intermediate Ski Day Full of Things to Do in Steamboat
It’s always a good idea to start out slow with the more physical Steamboat activities, so why not warm up on a few of the bunny slopes before you go big? Ride the Gondola up, then come down on Why Not and Right-O-Way for a nice long warm-up run. When you’re feeling good and warm, head up to the summit of Sunshine Peak for a great ride down one of the many intermediate-level runs there, like Tomahawk, Quick Draw, or High Noon. Head across on Daybreak or Lower High Noon to get back to Thunderhead Lodge at mid-station.
When you’re feeling a bit more adventurous, head over to the summit of Storm Peak for some more challenging trails. Watch out which one you pick: Many of the trails on this mountain are black-diamond rated! But some are intermediate-rated; try Buddy’s Run and Tornado Lane. If you’re still feeling energetic by the evening, consider the unique Night Skiing experience offered on select slopes here!