Howelsen Hill Ski Area is owned and operated by the City of Steamboat Springs and holds a unique place in the history of skiing. It has sent more skiers to international competition than any other area in North America. Experience skiing history in the Yampa Valley!
Howelsen Hill boasts a remarkable heritage. It is Colorado's oldest continuously operated ski area, since 1915, and has the largest and most complete natural ski jumping complex in North America. Howelsen has been the training ground for more than 79 Olympians making over 130 Winter Olympic appearances, 15 members of the Colorado Ski Hall of Fame, and 6 members of the National Ski Hall of Fame.
The Steamboat Ski Touring Center offers 15 km of trails groomed for classic and skate skiing for novice to advanced skiers, plus 10 km of snowshoe trails. Our trails wind across meadows, into Aspen groves and along Fish Creek, offering some of the most enjoyable and accessible winter recreation in the Yampa Valley.
Steamboat is a resort near Steamboat Springs, Colorado with 2965 acres of ski-able land, 3,668 vertical feet and 20 lifts. Traditionally it has been known for its cowboy and mining roots, but the resort is shiny and new with all the modern accommodations. This mountain is actually a 6-peak mountain range, which encompasses all ability levels and has some... of the best glade skiing around. You will not find jaw-dropping chutes here, but there is plenty of fun for tree skiing. Especially by Mount Werner, there are a number of double black diamond runs with some steep descents and tree skiing.
Steamboat gets some of the most snow in the region with an average 335 inches per year. This snow is also known to stay deep and stick because fo the prevalence of trees in the area. Steamboat also hosts a large number of easy winding trails that offer a new and fun experience for those at that ability level. A number of slope-side lodging is available and downtown Steamboat Springs is only a couple minutes away by either car or shuttle. Overall, Steamboat is a fun place to take a multi-day trip and experience the outdoors in a combination of the best tree runs and deep snow.
The Steamboat Gondola will be open Friday - Sunday, September 6th through September 29th with mountain biking, the Steamboat Bike Park, hiking trails and the Coca Cola Adventure Zone.
Gondola operating hours November 27 thru April 13, 2014 Daily 8:30am - 4:00pm
Enjoy scenic tours with Zephyr Helicopter Company. Incredible views of North Routt County, Hahn's Peak, Steamboat Lake, Mt Werner, Strawberry Park and Emerald Mountain await you. We can design a custom tour anywhere in the Yampa Valley for up to 5 people, depending on passenger weights. There is nothing quite like a bird's eye view of the Steamboat area when you are there on vacation! A helicopter ride makes a great gift, and is an exciting way to celebrate a special occasion.
Just outside of Steamboat Springs nestled alongside Hot Springs Creek lies one of the most spectacular mineral springs in the world. Imagine relaxing in 104 degree mineral water while Steamboat's famous Champagne Powder gently collects in the surrounding forest. Enjoy a massage in one of our beautiful private massage huts or a watsu therapy in our private pool. The pools are perfect for relaxing after a long day of skiing or hiking, and after your first visit you may want to come for the entire day!
Saddleback Ranch is an 8000 acre working cattle ranch in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. It is family owned and operated, activities include Horseback Rides, Dinner Sleigh Rides, Snowmobile Tours, Horseback Rides, Tubing and many more.
Located in the heart of downtown Steamboat Springs, The Rio Grande serves delicious TexMex specialties and famous award-winning margaritas in a fun, energetic atmosphere. Try the grilled fajitas, spinach enchiladas, or veggie quesadillas. Whether you live or just come to visit Steamboat, The Rio is sure to please.
McKnights Irish Pub & Loft is the family gathering place for Steamboat Springs. Located near the base of the Steamboat Ski area, they are an authentic Irish Pub and home to the best game room in town with 3 pool tables, ping pong and darts. Great food, drink and fun for the whole family.
Slopeside Grill is nestled just above the Steamboat Ski Base Area in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. They pride themselves on being a family-friendly restaurant as well as a fun place where everyone can feel at home. Stop in for a drink or a meal next time you're in town as they strive to make your trip to Steamboat a memorable one!
Laundry is the latest endeavor from creative chef/entrepreneur Rex Brice. Located in the historic Soda Creek building, the home of the Steamboat Laundry from 1910- 1977, Laundry will feature Executive Chef Chris Randall's award-winning food. Laundry's delightful blend of Western charm and contemporary urban atmosphere are complimented by an eclectic beer and wine selection. The Americana themed bar features whiskeys, tequilas, and many tantalizing house infused vodkas. Gather your friends for creative food, handcrafted cocktails, and lively conversation.
Enjoy a gourmet lunch or sleigh ride dinner with a Scandinavian flair in an atmosphere reminiscent of the Norwegian culture that helped establish skiing in Steamboat in the early 1900s. Ragnar's is one of Steamboat's finest on-mountain restaurants and features pastas, seafood, game and beef specials. Stop by while you are out skiing on the mountain or as part of the Guided Gourmet Snowshoe Tour.
For over 25 years, this has been Steamboat Springs's favorite hangout spot for a quick bite and a chilled drink. Enjoy their mouthwatering spread inside or on the deck which overlooks the Howelsen Hill and the Yampa River.
Relax in the charming, casual elegance of L'Apogee/Harwigs, family owned since 1979. Sit and savor culinary delights prepared from the freshest ingredients possible. When available, we harvest locally grown herbs and vegetables from our greenhouse and Steamboat's botanic gardens. Ask to see our comfortably priced Wine Bar Menu that features delicious tidbits to snack on while you ponder a glass of wine from a list of over 30 wines by the glass or opt for a bottle from our award winning wine list. Our list features over 800 selections from the greatest growing regions of the world. Desserts are made daily, in house, by our pastry chef Kelly Yepello...don't miss trying one!
Rex's American Grill and bar is a fun, entertaining, restaurant where you enjoy the best homemade food and service from a friendly, attentive staff. Our Chefs take care in making everything from scratch, using the highest quality, all-natural ingredients the way it is meant to be. Our upscale casual restaurant boasts jet fresh fish, hand cut Angus steaks, gourmet burgers and pizza, innovative salads and the best happy hour in the valley. Enjoy half-price appetizers and discounted cocktails from 4:20 - 6:00 every day. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner every day of the year. In the summer our huge patio offers great mountain views and a full service bar, along with live music on the weekends. Come see why Rex's was voted the best family dining experience in Steamboat Springs. See you at Rex's American Grill and Bar!
Some people actually think the Wright Brothers perfected human flight. Around here, we know better. Carl Howelsen turned Steamboat into a playground, skis into wings, and mustaches into an art form. His adventurous spirit is our inspiration. And Carl's Tavern is a place for adventurous spirits to call home. Here, the hospitality is genuine, the beer is cold, and the food is made from scratch. So come as you are, make yourself at home, and share a few of your own legendary stories. Just don't try to one-up Carl; you'll hurt yourself.
Mambo Italiano, located in the heart of Steamboat Springs, features flavorful Italian cuisine in a fun and lively atmosphere. The menu at Mambo Italiano uses family Italian recipes and fresh ingredients to create unique dishes like "Pasta Francesco alla Vodka" and "Fettuccine alla Rustica" with shrimp, chicken and pancetta in a parmesan cream sauce. Featured in Food & Wine Magazine's "Best Ski Town Restaurants", Mambo Italiano has a energetic atmosphere that you won't find anywhere else in Steamboat. There is also outdoor seating and live music on select evenings. Mambo Italiano -"Always delicious. Always Fun. Always a Great Choice!"
Truffle Pig features casually elegant cuisine crafted from the finest and freshest ingredients - Expect simple, satisfying dishes paired with outstanding wines from around the region and the world.
The goal at Bistro C.V. is to celebrate and showcase the freshest ingredients of the season. We love the region we live in and pride ourselves on supporting our local and organic farmers. Our food is a reflection of our belief in cooking simply, honestly and innovatively. We designed our restaurant to provide a dining experience of superior quality within a comfortable atmosphere, unique to Steamboat.
The Old Town Hot Springs is a historic hot spring and recreational facility in the heart of Steamboat Springs, Colorado. It is a family-friendly facility, which has been a location for recreation and rejuvenation for visitors and locals alike for over 100 years.
In the spirit of attending to Steamboat Springs' recreational and relaxation needs, Old Town Hot Springs offers two 230-foot water slides, a new 3,000 square foot hot activity pool, refurbished Heart Spring pool, eight lap lanes and more. It is a multi-use complex open seven days a week.
Johnny B. Good's is a 50s style diner located in Steamboat Springs Colorado serving breakfast, lunch and dinner everyday. If your kid has a hunger for artistry fame as well as food, head to Johnny B. Good's Diner, where crayon-colored place mats get hung up on the wall for all patrons to see. This family friendliness is exactly what owner Mike Diemer envisioned when he started the downtown diner in 1994 after moving to Steamboat from New York. "We built the diner on taking care of kids and giving them the respect they deserve. Kids can be kids here."
The Coca-Cola Adventure Zone Slingshot Bungee Jump Trampoline, at the base of the ski area in Gondola Square, operates daily during ski season from 2:00pm - 6:00pm, weather permitting.
Don't miss the Hot Air Balloon Tours. Enjoy the ultimate mountain high! Fantastic views of the Yampa Valley and the Steamboat Ski Resort. Exceptional fun for the entire family.
The Tap House is Steamboat's place to hang out and watch a ball game, get a snack or have a family meal. The Tap house has a full menu of burgers, wings, sandwiches, appetizers, and a lot more. With over 40 satellite TV's and 21 beers on tap, The Tap House is one of Steamboat's best places to watch sports. There is also a children's menu and a video arcade to keep the kids happy.
Mahogany Ridge Brewery & Grill is a Steamboat hotspot for local beers, incredible Happy Hour, and a creative menu found nowhere else in town. The two-level dining room features a large bar area and is completely non-smoking. Mahogany Ridge's menu features a large number of creative vegetarian selections, along with a "Dipping Menu" that features over 15 sauces for dipping a large selection of meats and veggies. The brewery at Mahogany Ridge creates fresh, hand-crafted beers like the famous Alpenglow Ale that is a favorite among Steamboat locals. There is also a large outdoor patio area and live music every Friday and Saturday night.
Sweetwater Grill is a casual family dining restaurant bringing a new vibe to the Valley on the beautiful Yampa River. Located downtown at 811 Yampa Street, our newly remodeled restaurant and lounge is the definition of modern casual elegance. Enjoy affordable New American cuisine created by our chefs incorporating seasonal and locally grown products. You can also join us for happy hour everyday from 4:00pm - 6:00pm and live acoustic music in the lounge. Enjoy our amazing new rooftop deck overlooking the river. We also feature a lower deck with a year-round fire pit and contemporary lounge, all offering a unique, fun atmosphere for dining and drinking. We're open seven days per week at 5:00pm serving dinner year-round. Visit our website for our current seasonal menu, specials and entertainment schedule or call us for information, reservations, private parties or special events. We look forward to serving you!