Archive for the ‘Steamboat Skiing’ Category

How Strawberry Park Got Its Name

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

How Strawberry Park Got Its Name

Steamboat Springs is full of history. Things you probably did not know and would not have expected, Ute Indian folklore, the legacy of producing Olympic athletes and how the town and neighborhoods got their names. Neighborhoods like our beloved and beautiful Strawberry Park. You don’t really expect strawberries to be prominent in a mountain town like Steamboat and yet….

                          Steamboat’s Berry Boom

(Written by Candice Bannister, Executive Director of Tread of Pioneers Museum in Steamboat Springs, for Steamboat Today on March 19, 2014.)

Picking strawberries in Strawberry Park in 1915. (Photo courtesy of Tread of Pioneers Museum)

Picking strawberries in Strawberry Park in 1915. (Photo courtesy of Tread of Pioneers Museum)

Did you know that even with our short growing season, the strawberry business flourished in Steamboat Springs between 1900 and 1916? It all started in 1900, when Lester Remington grew the soon-to-be-famous Remington berry on his land in the area now known as Strawberry Park.

Million Dollar Amenities for $289,000

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

Million Dollar Amenities for $289,000

Looking for a tranquil mountain retreat, a place to go or a place to call “home” that leaves you feeling refreshed and free of stress? Then consider this affordable 2 bedroom condo at The Ranch in Steamboat Springs as your ticket to leisure.


 

The Ranch, mountain views

Let the unobstructed views of Mt. Werner (Steamboat Ski Resort) fill your soul with beauty and gratitude….

 

…while the fireplace warms your feet.

 

Rest for the day’s adventures in one of the two quiet bedrooms.

 

The Ranch, Steamboat Springs

 

Get in your exercise on The Ranch’s tennis courts…….

 

The Ranch Steamboat Springs
…..or in the on-site fitness center.

 

pool, The Ranch
 
Then relax your muscles in the hot tub and soak up the sun by the pool.

 

Enjoy time with friends and the outstanding views from the open concept living area.

 

This is POW!

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

This is POW!

Last week Steamboat Springs enjoyed epic ski conditions – bluebird skies and champagne powder up to your thighs. Here’s what it looked it for those lucky enough to partake in it:

 

Thanks to Steamboat Ski Resort for sharing this awesome video.

See ya on the slopes,

Charlie

Charlie Dresen
Real Estate Associate Broker |Sotheby’s
Local Knowledge | Global Exposure| Defining Service
970-846-6435 | Charlie@SteamboatsMyHome.com
SteamboatsMyHome.com
610 Market Place Plaza, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

Filmed in Steamboat Springs

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

Filmed in Steamboat Springs

Have you seen the new Jeep Wrangler Polar Edition commercial? It’s pretty cool AND it was filmed right here in Steamboat Springs!

 

Did you see that gorgeous Champagne Powder? What is Champagne Powder, you ask? It is light, fluffy, dry snow that falls in the Rocky Mountains.  The name is derived from sparkling champagne and Steamboat Ski Resort holds the trademark on the term. Champagne Powder is a skiers dream. Beautiful, isn’t it?

Regards,

Charlie

Charlie Dresen
Real Estate Associate Broker |Sotheby’s
Local Knowledge | Global Exposure| Defining Service 
970-846-6435 | Charlie@SteamboatsMyHome.com
SteamboatsMyHome.com
610 Market Place Plaza, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

 

 

Upcoming Uniquely Steamboat Events & Shenanigans

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

Upcoming Uniquely Steamboat Events & Shenanigans

There is always something to do or some sort of celebration going on in Steamboat Springs. Our town is lively. Some of the events are unique to Steamboat, honoring our western roots with a little Ski Town USA folly, like the ones coming up.

 

Ski Jump Video

Sunday, December 22nd, 2013

As we approach the 2014 Olympic in Sochi Russia, I’m excited for the Steamboat Athletes that are competing. Steamboat Springs is an Olympic Producing Environment. And this video get me more excited to watch. This is the first time the women will be ski jumping in the Olympics.

Leap After The Great Ecstasy on Nowness.com

Steamboat School’s Recognized as Best in the State

Monday, December 9th, 2013

Steamboat School’s Recognized as Best in the State

Once again the Steamboat Springs School District was honored by the Colorado Department of Education as one of the best school district’s in the state. The district was one of 16 awarded the “Accredited with Distinction” honor for overall performance.

Photo courtesy of SteamboatToday.com

 

I’ve blogged about it before but Steamboat has been recognized with this award since the Colorado Department of Education began labeling schools with it four years ago. To reach the “Accredited with Distinction” award, a school must earn 80% or more of available points based on academic achievement, academic growth, reducing academic growth gaps, and postsecondary and workforce readiness.

Three of Steamboat’s schools – the middle school, high school and Strawberry Park Elementary School – were given the John Irwin Award. This honor is bestowed upon schools that show sustained academic excellence.

Wish List for the Perfect Steamboat Home

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

Wish List for the Perfect Steamboat Home 

If you are looking for a new home, you undoubtedly have a “wish list” of items and amenities that you would really like to have in your next home. Having such a list will assist your realtor in their search for homes to show you. Keep in mind though, that sometimes not all of the items on a wish list can be found in one home. With 695 Meadowbrook Circle, an unfulfilled wish list will not be the case. Or see all the active real estate in Steamboat Springs here. 

Wish List

1. Mountain town location 

Steamboat Springs CO
Steamboat Springs, CO, aka Ski Town USA and Bike Town USA

This beautiful home is located in the quaint mountain town of Steamboat Springs, Colorado. There is plenty of outdoor activitieseasy trail and bike path accessfriendly people, and great schools.

2. Good neighborhood

In Need of an Easy Mountain Escape?

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

In Need of an Easy Mountain Escape?

Has it been another busy, stressful week with the hustle-bustle of city life, work obligations and family commitments? Doesn’t an easy mountain retreat to your affordable condo in Steamboat Springs, aka Ski Town USA, sound like just the escape you and your family need?

2700 Village Drive, Unit B109 at The Lodge is the affordable, easy maintenance, close to the Steamboat Ski Resort, family condo that is perfect for that easy mountain get-away. Easy for many reasons, like it’s easy to get here if you live on the front range and easy to get here if you live out-of-state with our direct flights.

Downtown Steamboat

Mt. Werner from downtown Steamboat Springs

You will feel your worries melt away as Mt. Werner, in its snowy splendor, appears before you as you head to your mountain condo retreat.

Relaxing family condo in Steamboat Springs, CO

Top 10 Steamboat Winter Activities That Do Not Involve the Ski Slopes

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

Top 10 Steamboat Winter Activities That Do Not Involve the Ski Slopes

While skiing or snowboarding is typically the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of a ski town like Steamboat Springs, those activities are clearly not all we have to offer for outdoor winter activities.

Telemark ski racing

That’s me on my way to winning Overall National Championships in 2012

 

Here are 10 other winter activities to be enjoyed in The ‘Boat:

1.  Breath in the beauty of the backcountry on cross country skis. The Yampa Valley offers hundreds of miles of nordic skiing opportunities, check out the Steamboat Springs Nordic Council for that list.

Nordic skiing in Steamboat Springs, CO

Nordic skiing in Steamboat Springs, CO

2.  We dare you NOT to smile while tubing Howelsen Hill – it can’t be done! Rides to the top of the hill via the magic carpet means no lugging kids and tubes making this a great family outing. Steamboat’s snow tubing will have everyone laughing and smiling.