Archive for the ‘Steamboat Skiing’ Category

Time’s a tickin! Less than 5 weeks to closing weekend!

Monday, March 7th, 2016

Time’s a tickin! Less than 5 weeks to closing weekend – April 10th is the last day of the 2015/2016 ski season here in Steamboat Springs! But until then, in true mountain style, we like to squeeze out every bit of fun we can get! Here’s a preview:

L.A.’s indie-folk band Magic Giant rocks the stage March 12th

In its 17th year, the Bud Light Rocks The Boat free concert series continues to entertain with its wide range of musical talents and festive atmosphere. There’s a handful of concerts coming up and there is sure to be something for everyone. Try it out on March 12th with indie-rockers Magic Giant hitting the stage at Gondola Square between 3:30 – 5:30pm. Click here for the full list of upcoming performers!

Are you an outdoor enthusiast? The Yampatika Backcountry Film Festival, hosted in collaboration with the Winter Wildlands Alliance, is a collection of films produced by a diverse group of filmmakers, from all parts of the world. Fuel your passion for an active lifestyle and environmental sustainability on March 12th at the Chief Plaza Theatre

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.

 

SSWSC ski swap 2015

 

 

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.

Winter 2015/16 Flight Schedule for Steamboat Springs (HDN)

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

Winter 2015/16 Flight Schedule for Steamboat Springs (HDN)

 

The winter 2015/16 flight schedule for flights into the Steamboat Springs airport (HDN) has been announced and there are even more direct flights from hubs around the country.

NEW this winter Steamboat is offering expanded nonstop air service from Los Angeles, Seattle, Newark, Washington DC, Chicago and Minneapolis/St. Paul directly into Steamboat/Hayden Airport on carriers such as Alaska, American, Delta and United Airlines, with convenient connections from more than 300 airports nationwide and worldwide.

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Direct flights to Steamboat/Hayden (HDN) Winter 2015/16

So you can start booking your Steamboat vacation, family ski trip, holiday getaway, mountain retreat and/or friends trip to the Colorado mountains today.

2015 Winter Flight Schedule

 

Need help planning your trip to Steamboat?Steamboat Resorts’ friendly staff are ready to help make your stay here memorable, fun and easy. They can even have a Christmas tree delivered for you if you’d like.

 

102nd Steamboat Springs Winter Carnival

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

102nd Steamboat Springs Winter Carnival

 

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Winter Carnival Steamboat Springs

For 102 years now, Steamboat has celebrated our love of snow and our western and ski heritages with one heck-of-a Winter Carnival. Imagine 4 days of festivities, snow activities, fireworks, friendly competitions, and shenanigans that bring a community and visitors together for fun and merriment. That’s what the 2015 Winter Carnival here in Steamboat Springs, CO is about.

Howelsen Hill in my Steamboat Hometown

Winter Carnival Fireworks over Howelsen Hill 

This year we are also celebrating Howelsen Hill’s 100 year anniversary. Thanks to Norwegian ski jumping champion, Carl Howelsen, who came to the Yampa Valley in 1913 along with his skis and his passion for snow sports, we have one of the oldest continuously running ski areas in Colorado (Howelsen Hill) and have one of the oldest Winter Sports Clubs in the nation. Howelsen organized friends and neighbors to build a modest ski jump in Steamboat and kicked off the first Winter Carnival with jumping competitions and cross country ski races. The rest is history.

Top 10 Winter Secrets of Steamboat Locals

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

In previous videos I’ve shared the top 3 reasons to live in Steamboat Springs not only from my perspective but from a newer resident’s perspective, reasons to love mud season in Steamboat, I’ve also shared highlights of areas and neighborhoods in Steamboat, not to mention countless Steamboat Springs properties for sale videos.

With this latest video, however, I am giving you the inside scoop on locals’ favorite winter secrets about our great community. From the best place to buy winter gear, to the best winter hike location, to the best place for lunch with views or apres ski, I’m spilling the beans. Now you, too, can live like a Steamboat local.

And in case you were wondering what a day in the life of a local in Steamboat Springs, aka Ski Town USA, in the winter is like, this should help:

Top 3 reasons to live in Steamboat Springs, CO.

Your guide to Steamboat’s best secrets and real estate,

New Video: Top 10 Reasons to Buy THIS Ski Condo

Friday, January 23rd, 2015

New Video: Top 10 Reasons to Buy THIS Ski Condo

I am really enjoying shooting these “Top 10 Reasons to Buy…” videos. They are a great way for me to highlight the very best features of my listings. I hope you enjoy them too.

This Top 10 video highlights a beautiful slopeside condo here in Ski Town USA:

 

This Antlers at Christie Base luxury ski condominium is pretty special, don’t you think? Steamboat is somewhat limited on true ski-in/ski-out properties but this is a great one, and a large one at that.

 

Looking for something close to the ski area but not necessarily slopeside? This Highmark at Steamboat condo is a beauty! Located just a block from the ski area gondola, with the best ratings of all Steamboat ski lodging properties, you will truly be pampered at the Highmark.

 

Steamboat Springs, CO Among NY Times’ 52 Places To Go in 2015

Monday, January 12th, 2015

Steamboat Springs Among NY Times’ 52 Places To Go in 2015

 

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Overlooking downtown Steamboat Springs and the Yampa River in the summer.

Steamboat Springs was recently included in a New York Times article, “52 Places To Go in 2015“.   Our small Colorado mountain town is listed as #19 actually. Further validation for our community that we have something really special going on here.

It’s not just our world-class Steamboat Ski Resort or our naturally therapeutic hot springs. It’s not just the endless miles of mountain bike, skating and running trails used for any and every outdoor recreational activity you can think of. It’s not even having Colorado’s oldest continually operating ski area and winter sports club from which 88 Olympians have been produced, as the NYT article mentions.

 

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Howelsen Hill at night.

Direct Flights to Steamboat Springs From Nearly Every Major US Hub

Friday, November 21st, 2014

Direct Flights to Steamboat Springs From Nearly Every Major US Hub

For being such a small town, Steamboat Springs does a good job of securing direct seasonal flights to and from our local airport (Steamboat/Hayden Airport – HDN). In fact, our resort economy depends on it.

Downtown Steamboat

Mt. Werner, aka Steamboat Ski Area, from downtown

Whether you live outside of the state of Colorado and are anxious to experience our vast champagne powder for yourself or you are lucky enough to call the Yampa Valley home and are hoping for visits from the grandchildren over the holidays, the newly expanded nonstop air service should assist in making your dreams come true.

 

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Direct flights to Steamboat/Hayden (HDN) Winter 2014/15

The 2014/15 winter flight program provides nonstop access from 11 major airports on key U.S. carriers – Alaska, American, Delta and United Airlines. New this year will be Saturday nonstop service from San Francisco (SFO) and Washington-Dulles (IAD) and Houston (IAH) overnight flight, arriving Saturday and departing Sunday. In addition, Los Angeles (LAX) and Seattle (SEA) flights will both add an additional day of service during the winter.

Steamboat Ski Resort’s Opening Day Tradition

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

Steamboat Ski Resort’s Opening Day Tradition

We are one week away from the official opening of our ski season here in Steamboat Springs! Since 1991 the Steamboat Ski & Resort has so generously supported the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club by giving its opening day, also known as “Scholarship Day“, revenues to the local Club. Since 1991/92, the Ski Resort’s Scholarship Day has raised nearly $850,000 for the Winter Sports Club. Pretty impressive, don’t you think? Tickets will be between $20 – $30 dollars. They will determine that soon. Depends on snow conditions and how many lifts will be open. 

 

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Opening Day / Scholarship Day

Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Lifts start at 8:30am
Passes not valid on Scholarship Day

Tickets between $20-$30 (TBD)
FREE Opening Day t-shirts to the first 100 in line at the Gondola
FREE hot chocolate on the Steamboat Stage provided by the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club
Surprise Gondola Car Opening Day Wishes
Opening Day Happy Hour at the Bear River Bar & Grill from 11am – 5pm