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Ski Guides Steamboat

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  1. Resort Information
  2. Ski Resort
  3. Ski Slopes
  4. Apres Ski

Resort information for Steamboat

Useful Resort Contacts

Steamboat Ski School:001 800-299-5017
Tourist Information:001 970-879-6111
Steamboat Grand Hotel:001 970-871-5050
Ptarmigan Inn:001 970-879-1730
Alpine Taxi:001 970-879-0740

Useful Resort Information

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  • Download Steamboat piste map
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    Transfer Times

    Denver:3.5 hours

    The Ski Resort

    Steamboat is a resort village, 10 minutes drive from the old working cattle-town of Steamboat Springs. The lift-base village is no beauty; but it's best to stay there, and near the gondola there are a few shop- and restaurant-lined multi-level squares, some of which are receiving a much needed facelift over the next few years. The resort also sprawls across the valley.

    The Ski Slopes

    Steamboat's slopes are prettily set among trees, with extensive views over rolling hills and the wide Yampa valley. The place is relatively isolated, but you could combine it with resorts west of Denver, from Winter Park to Vail. The term 'Champagne Powder' was invented here, so it's no surprise to find that, despite a relatively low altitude, Steamboat has an excellent snow record. It has a 10-year annual average of 335 inches, and there is snowmaking from top to bottom too. Queues form for the gondola first thing, but they move quickly (and can be avoided by using chairs instead).

    Apres Ski

    There are food courts and table-service restaurants up the mountain, though peak time crowds can be a problem. There are over 70 bars and restaurants, and the base lodge area is livelier than the old town in the evening. There's a nightlife trail map presumably for the ultimate bar crawl.

    We'd like to wish you an enjoyable holiday in the snow and please don't hesitate to get in touch with us if you have any queries regarding your insurance cover.

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