A resident of the Denver metropolitan area, Scott F. Gelbard enjoys skiing throughout the winter and spring. Taking advantage of the quick, three-hour drive from Denver to Steamboat Springs, Colorado, Scott Gelbard made the trip for the first day of skiing at Steamboat Ski & Resort several years ago.
One of Colorado’s two dozen ski resorts, Steamboat Ski & Resort features nearly 3,000 acres of terrain spanning Mount Werner, Sunshine Peak, Christie Peak, Pioneer Ridge, Storm Peak, and Thunderhead Peak. The resort is divided into 14 percent beginner, 42 percent intermediate, and 44 percent advanced terrain. Known for its exceptional Champagne Powder snow, Steamboat Ski & Resort operates 16 lifts and maintains 165 named trails. In recent years, the resort has made an array of improvements to the slopes, making beginner-level trails easier to navigate and its terrain parks more fun and challenging. Moreover, the resort has invested in its chairlifts and restaurants in an effort to enhance the overall patron experience.
Situated in the northwestern part of the state, Steamboat Ski & Resort generally stays open from mid-November until mid-April. To enjoy the resort’s stellar powder, be sure to arrive early. Lifts typically start running at 8:30 a.m.