Archive for the ‘Things To Do in Steamboat’ Category

GOLD RUSH – FALL FOLIAGE, THROUGH THE LENS OF A PRO

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.

GETTING YOUR SKI LEGS BACK

Friday, October 6th, 2017

Getting Your Ski Legs Back – The Importance of Ski Conditioning and When to Begin… Right Now

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Skiing and snowboarding are not only fun, exhilarating ways to get some fresh air, and to spend some time with friends and family in our beautiful Rocky Mountains. They are also physically demanding activities. That’s why it’s so important to be proactive, not reactive, and to prepare for the upcoming season with a good ski conditioning regimen, says Emily Harris, Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) at Steamboat Spine & Sports Physical Therapy. No one knows how much strain skiing and snowboarding can put on our bodies like physical therapists. They’re the ones who deal with all the injuries that can result from imbalances and weaknesses in the body.

“Even if you’re already in great shape from trail running or mountain biking, skiing and riding on the mountain is going to test your body in different ways. If you’re not ready, you are more likely to sustain an injury. So, preparing your body for it is crucial,” Harris says. “It’s important to start training a couple months out.” With the recent snowfall in the Yampa Valley, that time is now.

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.

Enjoy.

Charlie

 

Steamboat Springs, CO Real Estate Report

Monday, September 11th, 2017

Steamboat Springs, CO Real Estate Report

Market Report Video Blog 2! Check it out here:

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Thank you to the following companies for providing some of the statistics discussed:

Land Title Guarantee Company (click for full July report)

S&P Core Logic Case-Shiller Home Prices Indices (click for latest figures)

To find out more on the Outlaw Mountain Coaster go to www.Steamboat.com or find Steamboat Resort on Facebook!

Tune in next month for another fun discussion. And if you have any real estate questions you’d like answered send me a text or email - 970-846-6435 or charlie@steamboatsmyhome.com

See you next time!

 

Taking “Farm to Table” Behind the Bar

Friday, September 8th, 2017

TAKING “FARM TO TABLE” BEHIND THE BAR

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.”

It’s Official! The Steamboat Ski Area Has Sold!

Monday, July 31st, 2017

It’s Official! The Steamboat Ski Area Has Sold!

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According to a story released Monday by the Steamboat Today, the sale of the Steamboat Ski Area, as part of Intrawest Resort Holdings, is now final. The new joint venture of KSL Capital Partners and Henry Crown and Company (HCC) will combine Squaw Valley Ski Holdings, KSL, Intrawest and Mammoth Resorts into one company with a total of 12 mountain resorts.

The new entity’s resorts include ski areas in Colorado (Steamboat Ski Area and Winter Park), California (Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, Mammoth Mountain, Snow Summit, Bear Mountain and June Mountain), Canada (Blue Mountain in Ontario and Mont Tremblant in Quebec), Vermont (Stratton Mountain Resort) and West Virginia (Snowshow Mountain Resort).

A Day in the Life of a Rodeo Cowboy

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A RODEO COWBOY

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.

THE POWER OF COLLECTIVE GIVING

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

THE POWER OF COLLECTIVE GIVING

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.’”

Like Beer? Your Timing Is Impeccable!

Friday, September 16th, 2016

Like Beer? Your Timing Is Impeccable!

Image courtesy of Steamboat.com

Image courtesy of Steamboat.com

 

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.

 

Image courtesy of Steamboatchamber.com

Image courtesy of Steamboatchamber.com

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.

Attention All Trailblazers!

Friday, July 8th, 2016

Attention All Trailblazers!

 

Courtesy of Steamboatchamber.com

Courtesy of Steamboatchamber.com

For Emerald Mountain enthusiasts we have some important information for you. The City of Steamboat Springs in conjunction with the CO Forest Service, is doing Hazardous Tree Mitigation on Emerald Mountain between now and mid-October, 2016.

Trails and sections of the mountain will be closed to allow safe recreation and project management. Below is the current timeline, dependent on weather conditions and on-ground challenges:

 

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An interactive trail map and Emerald Mountain information can be found here. If you would like further information please contact Craig Robinson, the Parks, Open Space & Trails Manager for the City: 970-871-7034.

And don’t forget there is no shortage of alternative trails on Emerald and beyond, click here for inspiration!

Regards,

Charlie

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