1) Ski town USA consistently hosts the most annual snow fall in Colorado as well as some of the top tree skiing in the world. Champagne powder and perfectly spaced aspen trees make this lesser known mountain hidden gem. Dotted with world-class restaurants whilst having the feeling of a Wild West town, “the Boat” is a unique vacation destination all year round. Be sure to treat yourself to soak in one of the natural mineral hot springs for a truly memorable vacation.
2) Steamboat Springs is home to a variety of incredible restaurants. One of the local’s favorites, La Montana, is located just across the street from the ski mountain in a cute little shopping center. The margaritas are extra refreshing after skiing hard all day and the Shrimp wrap with bacon covered in Jalapeno Hollandaise will not only warm you up but it will keep a smile on your face the whole day. A short 5 minute drive into the downtown area will bring you to an eclectic array of shops and restaurants such as the original malt shoppe located in the historic pharmacy, an old school candy shop with homemade goodies, a candle making shop and the best breakfast restaurant on the planet called “……..”. Between an epic mountain experience, unforgettable hot springs, fabulous restaurants and shopping, Steamboat Springs has something for everyone.
3) Appropriately named, the “Heavenly Daze” could just about be the most fun run on the mountain. It gently weaves all the way from the top of the gondola down to the base of the ski area. This easy skiing blue run is a very popular way to cap off the day while watching the valley floor close in with every turn as friends and family await your return. I have fond memories of lining up on top with all of my friends. We each take turns guiding each other down while playfully weaving amongst each other and celebrate in gratitude another epic day on the mountain!
4) The Eagle Ridge Condos are a well-kept secret right down the street from the Steamboat Springs Ski Area. When my family and I had the pleasure of skiing and relaxing in Steamboat we were elated with the perfect location and comfortable accommodations. Not only did our 2 bedroom condo have a view of the mountain but it was ground level right next to the pool and hot tubs. The kitchen was fantastically appointed with a complementary bottle of wine waiting for us. The lobby at Eagle Ridge Condos was very welcoming with a gracious staff, free coffee and baked goods to lounge around the fire with. Should you be in the mood for a short 10 minute walk to get warmed up, there is an easy bike path that leads right to the gondola. On the way there is a health minded mini-market to grab a coffee or some snacks. The condos also offer a shuttle to the slopes which is very convenient for those who would rather not walk with their equipment. Either way, once aboard the gondola the whole mountain is accessible and you are sure to have a great time. Our family had such a memorable and pleasant experience we will be sure to stay at Eagle Ridge on our next Steamboat Springs vacation.