Topping out at the summit of Mount Werner, Steamboat Springs Ski Resort is a mountain for everyone. Regardless of skill level, there is plenty of terrain to explore, from the beginner runs off Christie Peak, the powder-hugging glades off Pioneer Ridge and Storm Peak, or the terrain parks, including the renowned Mavericks Superpipe.
Skiing starts as soon as possible, which is usually late November, and ends in mid-April, when the last of the famous Champagne Powder has gone.
- Price Range
$110 to $165 for Adult Full Day. Discounts are available if you pre-purchase online.
Steamboat Ski Resorts is less than 10 minutes drive from the town of Steamboat Springs, south along Highway 40.
Being the oldest downhill ski area in Colorado has certain advantages. Steeped in history, with over 70 Olympians who called Howelsen home, this gem of a mountain is perfect for families, groups on a budget, and anyone who wants to get a glimpse of a possible Olympic gold medal winner in training.
Howelsen is normally open from December until March, depending on weather.
- Price Range
At $25 per day for an adult, Howelsen is music to the budget travelers' ears.
The ski area is located directly across the river from downtown Steamboat, making it one of the most accessible hills around.
Steamboat Springs plays host to a number of different rental shops who are able to provide visitors with the necessary equipment for any ski or snowboard vacation.
Ski resorts aren't the only way to ski around Steamboat Springs. Backcountry options abound in the Rabbit Ears Pass, Flat Tops Wilderness, and Buffalo Pass, which are all within a short drive of town.