Archive for the ‘Steamboat Skiing’ Category

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.

Get Your Apres Skiing Here

Monday, November 18th, 2013

Get Your Apres Skiing Here

Ski season is upon us, so where will you be staying? Steamboat Ski Resort opens in 8 days. With record breaking snowfall in October and November, the ski season is looking pretty epic this year. So the question is – where will you be staying to enjoy apres skiing Steamboat’s champagne powder?

Steamboat ski resort

This could be you skiing champagne powder from your condo’s doorstep.

Allow me to introduce you to the best priced 5 bedroom condo ON the slopes – Unit #213 at The Antlers at Christie Base. Actually, it’s one of the only ski in/ski out condos of this size in Steamboat.

Invite your friends and family to join you at your beautiful condo in its premier location at the ski resort. With 5 bedrooms and 5 baths, everyone will have their own space.

Spacious great room with fireplace and views.

More Winter Olympians Being Produced Here

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

More Winter Olympians Being Produced Here

Did you know that more than 79 Winter Olympic athletes since 1932 have called Steamboat Springs their hometown? That is more than any other city in the United States, or so I’m told. And if all goes well, we could be sending over 30 more athletes to compete in the upcoming 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

Olympic Skier, Skeeter Werner, born and raised in Steamboat Springs, on the cover of 1955 Sports Illustrated. (Photo courtesy of Sports Illustrated)

Some of those 30+ athletes vying for the upcoming Winter Olympics came here specifically to train for their sports career while most were born and raised here. Either way, Steamboat offers great training facilities, good terrain and weather for year-round athletics, fantastic coaches and an unconditionally supportive community.

CD racing

Competitive realtor and telemark skier, Charlie Dresen

Bang for your Buck – $5,400 Income Per Month

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

Bang for your Buck – $5,400 Income Per Month

How would you like to bring in an average of $5,400 net per month and enjoy the comfort and beauty of an incredible vacation home? That’s over $64,000 a year! At 2660 Alpenglow Way this is no joke.

This stunning 5,277 square foot luxury townhome boasts 5 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, 3-car garage, a Wii loft, game room, heated floors and fireplaces through out.

Great room with mountain views

A large great room with floor to ceiling rock fireplace, professional grade kitchen with ample seating around the raised bar and a grand dining table seating 16 are perfectly spacious gathering spaces for extended family and guests.

Custom dining table with space for the kids too!

A 93% efficient boiler and Warmboard radiant floor system aid in the efficiency of the home thus generating lower utility bills than your typical large home. The heated driveway means no shoveling or plowing to worry about.  From an owner’s perspective, this quality built home means low overhead and minimal maintenance, key features when considering income property.

Outside Magazine Ranks Steamboat High

Monday, October 21st, 2013

Outside Magazine Ranks Steamboat High

Steamboat Springs has it all.

I’m always talking about what an incredible place Steamboat Springs is. From the performances at Perry Mansfield Performing Arts School, to riding bikes on the Yampa River Core Trail to ski jumping at the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club there is so much to do and see here. Steamboat really does have it all. But don’t take my word for it, well-respected publications have taken note of our bounty of fun, beauty and activities too.

Last month, Dog Fancy Magazine named Steamboat Springs “Dog Town USA” stating that we are a “mile-high mecca for dogs and their owners”. Every year it seems we get recognition for being one of the best ski areas in the nation, and rightfully so. Last year National Geographic ranked Steamboat a Top 25 Ski Town and the year before Ski Magazine readers voted us #8 in the top 20 ski resorts.

Spectacular Condo Awaits at The Lodge at Steamboat

Monday, October 14th, 2013

Spectacular Condo Awaits at The Lodge at Steamboat

Looking for that inspiring, maintenance-free, mountain condo escape? The Lodge at Steamboat may be just the place for you. According to the Unit Quality Rating System, performed by a third party to rate each unit based on industry quality standards, this particular unit receives a 4-Diamond, the highest valuation, with a rating of 92 out of a possible 100.

Take in the beauty of Mt. Werner as you drive up to the front door of 2700 Village Drive, B109.

This fully furnished condo, just steps away from Steamboat Ski Resort, awaits you.

Located a short block away from Steamboat Ski Resort; this quiet ground level condominium has convenient parking yet is tucked away from the year-round swimming pool and hot tubs. Leave your worries on the doorstep as you step into this warm and inviting 2 bedroom 2 bath home.

Living room bathed in sunlight offers views of open space and mountains.

Steamboat Springs’ Community Recycling Day Oct 12th

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

Steamboat Springs’ Community Recycling Day

It’s that time of year again when the color of the leaves are changing, the air turns crisp and I get to clean out the garage! Well, my entire garage may not get an overhaul but the recyclable items that I have collected and stored there for the past year will finally be taken to their new home and I will have that valuable garage space again.

This Saturday, October 12 from 9am – noon at Howelson Hill the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council (YVSC) and Yampa Valley Recycles will be hosting their 5th annual Community Recycling Drop-Off Day. Numerous materials will be accepted for free recycling while some of those hard-to-recycle items, like electronics, paint, and appliances, have a small fee.

You know you are in a ski town when even those get recycled! (Photo: Matt Stensland)

Please note that this is for residential recycling only, not commercial. YVSC asks for only one vehicle load per household. They will not accept trash, mattresses, furniture/couches, particle board, painted or stained rotten lumber.

Katy Perry Would Live in Old Town Steamboat Springs

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

Katy Perry Would Live in Old Town Steamboat Springs

One thing is true about real estate in downtown Steamboat Springs, aka Old Town, it is highly sought-after and the cool place to live. If you’re a hipster and like being close to the action, downtown Steamboat is for you. Here homeowners enjoy walkable and bikeable accessibility to schools, downtown’s restaurants and shops, Howelson Hillthe library, Core Trail and more. With the year-round free bus system making frequent stops downtown to shuttle passengers to the Steamboat Ski Area and areas outside of downtown, who needs a car?

cruiser bike

Cruiser bikes are a fun and easy way to get around in Old Town. (Photo courtesy of Steamboat Chamber Association)

Homes in Old Town are in limited supply and with high demand, making the price of real estate here higher per square foot than in other areas of Steamboat Springs. The good thing about this is that it makes for a greater value for your investment. Homes in Old Town will always be in limited supply. Let me show you 4 incredible homes that are not only located in convenient Old Town, but also offer some pretty incredible attributes.

Altitude Sickness Advice

Saturday, September 21st, 2013

Altitude Sickness Advice

If you are visiting Steamboat Springs from a lower altitude, you may experience some symptoms of “Altitude Sickness “ or “ Acute Mountain Sickness.” Steamboat Springs, Colorado is at 6,728 ft. elevation and the top of the ski area is 10,568 ft.. Although this is not terribly high, it is still not sea level. Acute altitude sickness usually presents above 8,000 ft. so we are a little safer here. But everyone is different and you may be more susceptible to the change in altitude than someone else.

Steamboat Springs CO

Steamboat Springs CO

As you climb in altitude, the air becomes thinner, the humidity decreases, and the air gets colder. Lack of atmospheric pressure is the true cause of altitude sickness. The amount of oxygen you get into your body due to reduced pressure is less. Because of the low levels of oxygen, your body tries to adjust by increasing blood flow to your brain. This typically occurs 8-36 hours after your ascent to higher altitude.