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Category - Winter Activities

by Kaitlyn Kinshella

In Colorado, when ski towns start to get busier in the winter months, many avid skiers will head to the backcountry in order to fill their powder needs. Anyone who has experienced a quiet tour around Buffalo Pass or Rabbit Ears Pass knows that there is nothing better than skiing

With a pair of snowshoes strapped to your feet, you’ve got a whole new world to explore - and it’s as easy as walking. When it comes to selecting the ultimate routes for wandering the Narnia-like wonderland in and around Steamboat Springs, Colorado, these trails are the area’s cream of the crop.

Due to its unique location as Colorado’s northernmost ski and snowboard resort, Steamboat often gets snow that no other place does, averaging nearly 30 feet a season. The Boat’s sprawling terrain stretches across almost 3,000 acres and features 165 trails—more than you could ski in an entire week.

Possibly the most “Colorado” photo of all time is the famed depiction of a pair of Stetson- and spur-wearing cowhands on horseback riding through two feet of snow in Steamboat Springs and carrying wooden skis across their laps. This also happens to be the quintessential image of Steamboat, which

There’s one other thing besides snow that brings together tourists and Colorado locals: hot springs. After a day filled with wild activities in Colorado’s gorgeous outdoors, there is nothing like a soak in the hot springs to take away the sting of a fall mountain bike ride or burning through

Colorado is a beautiful state in any season! However, as personal preferences occur, I am happy as a Coloradan to give you the pros and cons of the weather so you can plan for the best season to make your trip (unless you want to move here like me!)

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There are 2,965 skiable acres at Steamboat Ski Resort. Not a skier? That still leaves more than 1.5 million acres of peaceful forests, vast meadows and stunning vistas. And with hundreds of miles of trails, there’s more than one way to explore Routt County and the Yampa Valley around Steamboat

The wilderness calls and backcountry adventure awaits in Steamboat Springs.

Snowshoe

Get a new perspective on Steamboat’s hiking trails in winter, when snowflakes coat the aspen trees and hiking boots are traded in for snowshoes. This activity functions as both your workout, and a great way to sight