Local Ray Heid was once asked, “How do the cowboys get along with the skiers?” His simple answer sums up the vibe of Steamboat Springs, Colorado perfectly. “Well, the cowboys are the skiers.” This is the vibe that permeates everything in town. Whether it’s the skiing, the nightlife, the carnivals, or the food, a visit to Steamboat will always be an authentic Western experience.
When it comes to riding some the lightest, driest powder imaginable, Northern Colorado’s Steamboat Resort is the place to be. With 2,965 skiable and rideable acres of terrain inbounds, you'll never run out of fun to explore.If a backcountry adventure is on the list, Steamboat allows access through gates at the top of the resort, offering eight different access points.
Northern Colorado is best known for expanses of open range and a funky character. It should then come as no surprise that the area’s biggest ski resort – Steamboat – describes itself as a ranching town with a ski problem. With some of the deepest snow totals in the state, and brilliantly light champagne powder, the skiing is bound to be good, but the nightlife and après scene are defined by never-ending celebrations of winter and American cowboy culture.