hikeChampagne Powder® and Much, Much, More!

When Steamboat Springs starts to measure snowfall in feet, the Champagne Powder® poses an irresistible allure. And there’s even more to a Steamboat winter adventure than the world-class skiing and snowboarding at the Steamboat Ski Area.

Whether you wake up early or stay up late, fill your time off the hill with these Steamboat staples.

bridgestoneRevel in the Great Outdoors

At the first light of dawn, the crisp winter air is perfect for floating through the valley in a peaceful hot-air balloon.

And you don’t have to wait for the lifts to open to try a different approach to two planks with several cross-country skiing courses that vary from rolling ranch hills to steep, mountainside inclines.

After a day outdoors, soak those tired muscles in the naturally-fed hot pools at the Old Town Hot Springs. The kids will enjoy waterslides and a rock climbing wall, while the Heart Spring pool inspires sheer relaxation.

snowmobileIf a high-speed adventure is up your alley, Steamboat Snowmobile Tours offers a sunset ride high on Rabbit Ears Pass complete with dinner prepared by your guide.

Or, take a short drive to Saddleback Ranch where you can snow tube, ride on horseback through the snow or glide in a magical horse-drawn sleigh sure to delight the whole family.

Other unique winter activities include dog sledding; testing your winter driving savvy; chipping your way up a frozen waterfallmountain biking the snow-covered trails on Emerald Mountain; and fly fishing for trophy trout in the Yampa River.

... Or Warm Up Indoors

Winter performances at the Strings Music Pavilion feature everything from classical to bluegrass, and your inner artist will shine at the Steamboat Arts and Crafts Gym, a creative outlet that’s open to all ages.

After dark, the nightlife in Steamboat offers everything from cozy underground escapes to dancing the night away with a live band.

Steamboat provides plenty of opportunities to play on and off the slopes, and the winter getaway of a lifetime is just a few clicks away.