Steamboat, town in the Colorado Rockies, Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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Mostly known as Ski Town, U.S.A., Steamboat is a unique little town set 7,000 feet up in the Colorado Rockies, but it is one of North America’s largest ski mountains with six peaks of world-class terrain. This small ranching community has the sophistication of a world-class resort boasting the best family programs, genuine friendliness and a western heritage that serves as a constant reminder of the Old West.
The combination of old and new blends perfectly here, where the ranching roots and Western tradition makes this resort a bit special and different from the other. Not much has changed in the atmosphere of the place in the last hundred years and this gives it a special appeal. Recently celebrating its 100-year anniversary, Steamboat Springs is among the few resorts that exudes this much history, heritage and character. In fact the use of skies goes way back to the late 1800’s when the locals were using ski and snowshoes in their daily lives, only later it was seen as a fun outdoor activity.
Another just as attractive reason for making people choose this place is the warmth of the locals that do their best to ensure the visitors a pleasant stay. The facilities and the excellent terrain are just as good reasons to lure people here. Here you can find North America’s longest super pipe, 3000 skiable acres, 164 trails, groomed cruisers, bumps, steeps, 3,668 vertical feet but also open meadows.
With such a great place to ski, no wonder those who have trained on these slopes are among the winter Olympians and their number exceeds the number of Olympians from other resorts.
Steamboat is mythical, unique and incomparable, a land of legends, history and a natural environment surpassing all expectations. It is an endless source of enjoyable experiences provided by the many activities. Just about any activity you can think of is available in this year round resort. Whether you choose to come here in summer or winter you can definitely find something to suit you and your children. Among the most popular activities are: cross-country skiing, tubing, helicopter tours, hot air balloon tours, horseback riding, hiking, disc golf, mountain biking, gondola rides and hunting.
Cross-country skiing enthusiasts can choose between 15 km of groomed trails or go hut-to-hut in the back country while tubing fans can enjoy a 5 to 10pm program. Those enjoying being up in the air the Helicopter and Hot Air Balloon Tours offer unforgettable views of the Yampa Valley and the Rockies and the chic ceremony with flight certificates will definitely be the cherry on the cake.
Steamboat is also a prime location for those eager to leave life's beaten path in search of a unique summer vacation. Here activities like are horseback riding and fishing are suited for both cold and warm periods. Fly fishing and ice fishing trips are a delight and you don’t have to worry about bringing your gear. After a day full of activity, relaxing in natural hot springs to be found in downtown or Strawberry Park is something you definitely won’t refuse.
With the living so good on the slopes, it'll come as no surprise that things are equally stellar off slope. Entertainment facilities and possibilities are plentiful with over 70 restaurants and bars. You can throw a dreamed party with your friends; attend different concerts at the Steamboat Music Tent, the Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel and Gondola Square; dine in style at one of the restaurants; or go on a Full Moon Snowshoe Tour.
Needles to say, all those who come here consider that Steamboat deserves a special place in their hearts.
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Two local men Jim Temple and John Fetcher contributed to the development of Steamboat Springs Resort. The Valley of Steamboat Springs attracts a large number of visitors from all over the world. Steamboat Springs offers an array of outdoor recreational activities to the tourists. Whatever is your style and budget you can find every type of sporting and entertainment spots and outdoor activities. Steamboat Springs Resort offers separate activities for summer and winter. Visitors enjoy fishing, rafting, kayaking, tubing, skiing, snowboarding and snowmobiling etc. Steamboat Spring is home to many popular attractions of Colorado.... Read more »
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The oldest ski resort of the US - Oct 9, 2007, by lindamura
Set at a 7,136-foot summit elevation, Howelsen Hill ski area holds a unique place in the history of skiing boasting a remarkable heritage. The International Skiing History Association and the Colorado Ski Museum Ski & Snowboard Hall of... Read more »
Go to ski in Steamboat Springs - Dec 11, 2007, by lindamura
Steamboat Springs is a small town in Colorado of about 10,000 residents but its size does not match its importance. It is important as a historic and ranching town and it is also important as a resort, namely a skiing resort. The... Read more »
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