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Winter in Steamboat

While summers in Steamboat Springs are nothing short of amazing, it's winter that made us famous. What else would you expect from a place called Ski Town, U.S.A.?

Up here in the winter you'll find the lightest, driest, fluffiest snow on earth, Champagne Powder snow. You'll also find six towering peaks, 3,000 skiable acres and 165 trails that offer up a little bit of everything -- from perfect beginner runs, to long cruisers, to the steep and deep -- and just for a little icing on the cake, some flat-out awesome tree skiing.

Up here we’re home to more Olympic skiers than any other town in North America. For anyone lucky enough to experience it – our snow means more joy, bigger smiles, and an unmatched intoxicating feeling as you float through it.

Winter Events

Steamboat boasts a plethora of events during the winter season, all enriched in a celebration of snow. Holidays such as New Year's Eve, Valentine's Day, and St. Patrick's Day are all accented with a torchlight parade and fireworks show at the Steamboat Ski Area.

Celebrate the Holidays

During December, downtown is lit up with events such as the Light Up the Night Community Tree Lighting, opportunities to visit with Santa, and the Merry Mainstreet parade and celebration. On the mountain, the Holiday Festival event features cookie decorating and Santa on horseback!


Spring in Steamboat brings the Bud Light Rocks the Boat Concert Series which features a variety of bands through out March and kicks off the first concert at the annual Bud Light Mardi Gras Steamboat event. This concert series leads up to closing weekend and the long standing Cardboard Classic event, the Splashdown Pond Skimming Competition, and a double threat musical performance to celebrate the ending of the season.

Winter Activities Directory

In the winter, our legendary Champagne Powder® snow provides a perfect playground for alpine skiing, snowboarding, Nordic skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing and much more.

The magic of a Steamboat winter and a memorable vacation extends far beyond the ski slopes to include a wide variety of winter activities that will help make this a unique Colorado vacation.

Yes, Steamboat Springs is known as Ski Town USA®, and for a good reason. However, downhill skiing is just the beginning of what this valley has to offer. There are a variety of winter activities and adventures to broaden your horizons and get the whole family excited for another winter season!

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