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Welcome to Steamboat


Steamboat is a hugely popular holiday resort boasting a wide variety of options for families of all skiing levels, and topped off with rustic cowboy charm. Its reputation and quality has earned it the nickname 'Ski Town USA'. The resort is located in Steamboat Springs, Colorado on Mount Werner in the Park range. With almost 3,000 acres of varied terrain, reaching a height of 3,668 feet (1,118m), 165 trails including mogul fields and tree runs there is bound to be enough for everyone. The Steamboat resort is incredibly popular for holidays due to its rich Olympic heritage and friendly atmosphere. It is also perfect for families, accommodating beginner skiers and snowboarders quite comfortably with experienced instructors at the ski school.

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There is no shortage of holiday activities to keep one entertained in Steamboat including hiking, snow-shoeing, hot-air balloon rides, helicopter tours, tubing, and horse riding. The region is famous for its hot springs which can be enjoyed at Strawberry Park, a stunning location just seven miles (11km) out of town.

English is the most common language but Spanish is often spoken in south-western states.

The US Dollar (USD) is the unit of currency and is divided into 100 cents. Only major banks exchange foreign currency. ATMs are widespread and credit cards and travellers cheques are widely accepted. Travellers cheques should be taken in US Dollars to avoid hassles. Banking hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm.


Can be little vertically challenged for advantaged skiers. In recent years the big reputation has left some skiers disappointed with the over-hyped terrain.


There is something for all tastes in Steamboat with numerous bars and restaurants staying open late when the beer, wine and tequila flows a lot freer. Tugboat is a rocking bar on the slopes of the mountain while Level'z in town boasts to be 'the only real night club' in the area staying open later and pumping out the tunes. Mahogany Ridge has some of the best live music in town with a fantastic selection of beers on tap. Slopeside Grill has a great evening menu but also stays open late with some decent drinks deals. The Tap House is ideal for any sporting occasion and with 40 screens is sure to keep everyone on top of the score. A good place to start an evening out is Dos Amigos where the margaritas are cheap and good.


There are more than 75 bars and restaurants in the Steamboat area. Don't miss Slice O' Life Bakery for high quality artisan breads and pastries. Hazie's, on the mountain, is perfect to enjoy a fine dining experience with a continental menu. For true Steamboat fare there's Western BBQ at the top of Steamboat gondola, often accompanied by some live country and western music to enhance the famous Steamboat atmosphere. Double Z is also good for for true BBQ, and authentic Mexican can be found at Fiesta Jalisco. For an all-round menu, there is Chaps, maintaining the cowboy feel with a relaxed vibe, and serving everything from breakfast through to dinner. Gourmet cuisine can be found at Bistro CV and Cafe Diva.


There are plenty of shops throughout Steamboat selling everything one could possibly want for a skiing and snowboarding holiday. Apart from regular groceries and food supply stores, there is which delivers groceries to your accommodation while you ski. Specialty stores include All That Jazz, the only true record store in town; FM Light and Sons has sold fine clothing for over 100 years; and The Steamboat Art Company which sells a multitude of local arts and crafts. Other well-known local stores are The Homesteader, specialising in domestic goddess wares, and The Silver Lining selling beads and jewellery.

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