Steamboat Springs Vacation Planning

About the Steamboat Ski Area

About the Steamboat Ski Area

Steamboat is actually a complete mountain range: Mount Werner, Sunshine Peak, Storm Peak, Thunderhead Peak and Christie Peak. 2,939 acres (1176 hectares) of permitted terrain offer a diversity of trails for all levels of ability. Gladed areas of Sunshine and Storm Peaks are Steamboat's particular claim to fame, with "champagne powder" in the trees for the most avid powder hounds. The Morningside Park Expansion opened 179 acres of new terrain at Steamboat. The four-phase Pioneer Ridge Expansion, is a 770-acre area of intermediate and advanced terrain to the north of the existing ski area.

Steamboat Ski Resort offers the remoteness of the Colorado Rockies, but is one of the easiest ski resorts to get to. We have the closest major airport of any major ski resort in Colorado or Utah, with non-stop and connecting flights from points nationwide and internationally.

For the complete ski vacation for families, couples and individuals, or for a full service convention facility, Steamboat Springs is the destination of choice.

Steamboat Mountain Facts

  • Base elevation: 6,900 feet/2103 meters
  • Midway: 9,080 feet/2768 meters
  • Summit: 10,568 feet/3221 meters
  • Vertical rise: 3,668 feet/1118 meters
  • Trail system: 165 trails, including gladed tree areas
  • Permitted acres: 2,965 acres/1,200 hectares
  • Longest run: Why Not, over 3 miles/4.8km
  • Trail classification: 14% Beginner 42% Intermediate 44% Advanced
  • Uphill capacity: 33,619 per hour
  • Snowmaking: 375 acres
  • Annual snowfall: 338"/859cm (15-year average)
  • Bed base: 18,782 Pillows

Steamboat Lift System

Steamboat Ski Area has a total of 18 lifts.

  • 1 Gondola (8-passenger)
  • 1 High Speed Six
  • 5 High Speed Quads
  • 1 Conventional Quad Chair
  • 6 Triple Chairs
  • 2 DoubleChairs
  • 2 Surface Lifts
  • Uphill Capacity: 36,619 skiers per hour
  • Snowmaking: 375 acres
  • Annual Snowfall: Over 338"/859 cm (15yr average)

Steamboat Trail System

Steamboat is one of the biggest ski mountains in North America with 165 trails, 3,668 feet of vertical and 2,965 acres of terrain.

  • Trail system: 165 trails, including gladed tree areas
  • Trail classification: 14% Beginner 42% Intermediate 44% Advanced

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