Archive for the ‘Arts and Culture’ Category


Monday, October 9th, 2017

Gold Rush – Capturing the Beauty of Steamboat’s Fall Foliage

Fall in Steamboat is as beautiful as it is fleeting, which is why we want so desperately to be able to capture the moment with a photograph. How many times have you tried with your smart phone camera and felt like the image didn’t do it justice? We turned to Corey Kopischke, a professional photographer who has spent most of his life chasing light and seizing the moment one frame at a time for some tips.

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A former freestyle skier, he learned a lot about photography from working as an athlete in numerous photoshoots over the years. Kopischke was never formally trained in photography, but learned firsthand how it was done in the field. “I would bring my camera and shoot over the photographer’s shoulder,” he says. After living in Steamboat for 28 years and working for Steamboat magazine as a senior staff photographer and part time photo editor, he has logged in a lot of days shooting fall colors.

Steamboat Restaurant Week – Fall 2017

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

Steamboat Restaurant Week – Fall 2017

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Join us in for the 2nd Annual Steamboat Restaurant week. For 10 days this fall in Steamboat Springs, Colorado restaurants all over town will be offering select seasonal menus and special pricing.

From September 29th – October 8th join in this culinary celebration and take the opportunity to revisit old favorites or try something completely new to you.

Organized by Mainstream Steamboat, new menus and new venues are being added daily ranging from farm to table extravaganzas to home style comfort foods. Currently 33 restaurants are participating, click here for the list but be sure to check back regularly as more establishment and information gets added.




Taking “Farm to Table” Behind the Bar

Friday, September 8th, 2017


Bolstered by the farm-to-table movement, craft cocktails give mixed drinks a major upgrade.

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Bourbon and duck fat? Egg whites and edible flowers?

Believe it or not, these are the ingredients featured in some of Steamboat’s finest craft cocktails, as bar menus around town are seeing the same farm-to-table concept that has been influencing chef’s menus, only applied behind the bar.

“It’s almost like you’re a chef, but for drinks,’ says Rena Day, Cocktail Curator at Low Country Kitchen in downtown Steamboat. “Each drink should hit on bitter, sweet, salty, and sour, just like a well-balanced dish.”

The Writing is on the Wall

Thursday, August 10th, 2017


Artist Jeff Roth, the man behind some of the most well-known murals in downtown Steamboat, talks about what it means to become part of the Steamboat landscape.

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From Sleeping Giant to the Yampa River and Mount Werner, the Steamboat landscape is practically iconic; its sense of place is defined by its surroundings.

For artist Jeff Roth, becoming part of the Steamboat landscape in a more literal sense, by painting murals on two of its most visible downtown buildings, was not only a highlight of his career but the perfect ending to his Steamboat chapter.

Roth recently moved to Flagstaff, but his works “Yampa River Flow” a 130-foot mural on the side of the Natural Grocers building and “Wings” on the Bank of the West and Kali’s Boutique building, have left their mark. As a photographer, graphic designer and teacher, Roth’s approach to art is about more than paint and a brush.

A Day in the Life of a Rodeo Cowboy

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017


It takes a lasso and a skilled rider to catch up with Cole Dorenkamp, who has competed in the Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo Series. Steamboat Sothebys thought it would be fun to get a unique perspective on the Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo Series and what it is like to be a rodeo cowboy.

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Cell phone reception cuts in and out as Cole Dorenkamp heads south to Texas to take his horses to the vet, for no other reason except to make sure they’re ready for the Greeley Stampede over the Fourth of July weekend. The way Dorenkamp explains it, a cowboy is only as good as his horse. Life as a rodeo cowboy means lots of time on the road, mostly to places that don’t have great phone reception and Dorenkamp wouldn’t have it any other way. Raised in a rodeo family, Dorenkamp can’t even remember the first time he got on a horse. Competing wasn’t so much a choice as his birth-right.


Tuesday, June 6th, 2017


Steamboat Sotheby’s International Realty partners with Yampa Valley Community Foundation to support local non-profits.

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In a continued commitment to support local charitable organizations, Steamboat Sotheby’s International Realty is proud to have collaborated with the Yampa Valley Community Foundation to create the Steamboat Sotheby’s International Realty Community Fund. The company-wide fundraising effort will provide an opportunity for SSIR brokers, owners and staff to contribute to the collective fund, which will then issue grants to local non-profits.

“Our goal is to really make a meaningful impact in organizations within our community,” says Traci Smith, Director of Marketing for Steamboat Sotheby’s International Realty. “Almost all our brokers already contribute significantly to over 100 local organizations, either financially or through volunteerism, so our team is already making an impact in our community on an individual basis. We saw this as an opportunity for everyone within our firm to work together toward a common goal. The beauty of collective giving is that you don’t have to give a lot individually to create a situation where the group, collectively, can contribute significantly. It’s a perfect example of the old adage: ‘the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.’”

Farm & Ranch to Table – Steamboat Style

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017


Farm & Ranch to Table – Steamboat Springs Style

How to throw your own Steamboat-style BBQ using fresh, local ingredients.

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Coloradoans live for summertime – those 3-4 short months from June to September when fresh local produce is in abundance. But one thing we have year-round when it comes to fresh, local ingredients is meat. With several working ranches that sell product direct to market, it’s a meat lover’s dream when it comes to preparing some of the best quality meats available anywhere in the world. The best way to celebrate the bounty of seasonal produce and to let local ingredients shine is with a backyard summer BBQ. With the BBQ season upon us, we met up with local chef Lulu Cox, owner of Amuse Bouche, for some advice on how to create the perfect Steamboat summer BBQ.


Like Beer? Your Timing Is Impeccable!

Friday, September 16th, 2016

Like Beer? Your Timing Is Impeccable!

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Today is the kickoff of the 8th Annual OktoberWest! This is a unique Steamboat Springs version of the globes oldest beer festival, with a plethora of brews to enjoy, local food and plenty of entertainment. Colorado loves its microbreweries and there will be more than 45 Rocky Mountain Brewers featured throughout the weekend, including some local favorites.


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Friday Sept 16th:

Friday night beer stroll through downtown Steamboat Springs

Saturday Sept 17th:

Live music from The Young Dubliners, taste all the beef you can eat at the “I Love Beef” cook-off, and sample beverages from a selection of over 45 Rocky Mountain Brewers at the beer garden. These events are being held at Gondola Square in the Mountain Area.

Click here for full OktoberWest schedule and ticket information.

Things to do with Kids in Steamboat this Winter

Thursday, December 10th, 2015

Things to do with Kids in Steamboat this Winter

So you plan on visiting Steamboat Springs with the family this winter and are looking for things to do with kids? Or you live here and are not sure how you are going to keep your children entertained while out of school for the holidays? Here are a few suggestions for kid-friendly activities and events:

Here’s a great article in the Washington Post about kid friendly areas. 

Ice Skate / Bumper Cars on Ice

When:  Various times. Check the December 2015 ice rink calendar here.

Where:  Howelsen Ice Arena

What:  Steamboat’s Howelsen Ice Arena is the only ice skating facility in Colorado with bumper cars. Kids love it! Call ahead or check the ice rinks public skate and bumper car schedule before going.

Cost:  Varies


Lyon’s Drug Store & Soda Fountain

When:  Open 7 days a week

Where:  Lyon’s on 9th and Lincoln Avenue

Steamboat’s Best Prices on Gear – SSWSC Ski Swap

Friday, November 6th, 2015

Steamboat’s Best Prices on Gear – SSWSC Ski Swap

Gearing up for this year’s ski and snowboard season? If you find yourself needing equipment, clothing and outdoor gear, don’t miss the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Clubs‘ annual Ski & Sport Swap. Here, local and regional vendors selling new gear and thousands of locals consigning their gently used goods come together to sell all sorts of outdoor equipment in this benefit for our local Winter Sports Club. I will warn you though, it gets crazy but it can be worth it.


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A few things to note:


  1. Go with a list. It’s easy to get overwhelmed by all the people, items for sale and deals. Have a list to keep yourself on track.
  2. Get there early. For $5 you can be among the first to pursue and purchase tonight, Friday, November 6, from 7:00 – 9:00pm. Depending on what you are looking for, it may be worth it.