Steamboat Springs is a vacation destination all year long, but it is particularly popular in the winter. It has earned the nickname of “Ski Town, USA,” for its excellent skiing conditions, including its legendary Champagne Powder snow. While Alpine skiing and snowboarding are some of the most popular activities for winter guests who choose Steamboat Springs for their Colorado vacations, there are other memorable things to do, including hot air ballooning over the mountains, sleigh ride dinners through the countryside, and fishing year round, including both ice and fly fishing.
Summer, spring, and fall may be considered the “off season” in Steamboat Springs, but that does not mean they do not offer interesting activities. Wilderness hikes, Alpine sliding, camping, boating, and golf all welcome the summer traveler.
Steamboat is sometimes called “Bike Town, USA,” and those who love mountain bikes will find plenty of things to do in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. People often come to hunt and fish, and guests will find plenty of options for these activities as well.
Steamboat Springs Travel Plans:
Start with Finding the Right Lodging
Before you can plan your trip to Steamboat Springs, you will need to book a hotel. The community is a resort community, so you will have plenty of hotels to choose from. Finding the right one is the biggest challenge. Here are some favorites among repeat travelers.
The Steamboat Grand
Steamboat Grand is one of the largest resorts in Steamboat Springs. Open year round, it offers combination packages in the winter that include lift ticket values and other discounts for its guests. Outdoor heated pools, indoor arcade games, and DVD rental make this an ideal destination for a family vacation. Some rooms and condos at this resort have kitchenettes to make your stay that much more comfortable.
Guests at the Nordic Lodge enjoy cozy amenities like a swimming pool with Jacuzzi, a free continental breakfast, and refrigerators and microwaves in every room. The guestrooms were recently remodeled, giving guests the chance to enjoy modern décor and amenities in their room.
The hotel sits in downtown Steamboat Springs, making an excellent base to enjoy the many Colorado attractions of the city, including those off of the ski hills.
The Alpiner Lodge offers pet-friendly lodging in Steamboat Springs in the style of a classic ski lodge. Rooms are equipped with a microwave and refrigerator to make for convenient snacking, and the hotel serves a deluxe continental breakfast daily. All guests can access the high speed Internet in their rooms during their stay. The hotel sits in downtown Steamboat Springs, so you can walk to your dining and shopping options.
If You Go
If you decide to travel to Steamboat Springs, take the time to check out the information available from the Chamber of Commerce at www.steamboat-chamber.com.
The Steamboat Grand
2300 Mt. Werner Circle
1036 Lincoln Ave.
420 Lincoln Ave.
Nicole Harms has been writing professionally since 2006, and as an experienced travel writer, her work has been featured on USA Today as well as here on Go Colorado!
Special Thanks to the Steamboat Grand for providing the photos of their resort featured in this article.
Steamboat Grand Photos by: Larry Pierce
Alpiner Lodge photo by Flickr user steamboat springs.