This year's annual event presented by the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club is Building Athletes...Building Individuals. Winter Carnival has something for everyone to enjoy: participate in or be a spectator of the racing, ski jumping, biathlon, the parade with SSHS skiing marching band, the street events, the Lighted Man or fireworks.
Click here for the complete schedule of events. We hope you can join us!
Rand McNally's Tripologists report that the West is drawing more skiers than other areas in the US and Canada this season based on bookings.
Leading the pack is Lake Tahoe, CA with plenty of of slope activity. Colorado multiple intriguing destinations, holding spots two through six.
1. Lake Tahoe, CA
2. Steamboat Springs, CO
3. Vail, CO
4. Aspen, CO
5. Breckenridge, CO
6. Telluride, CO
7. Quebec, QC
8. Stowe, VT
9. Jackson Hole, WY
10. Whistler, BC
View the recent sales in our Steamboat Springs area real estate market. Sales are divided by month into seven geographic locations: Downtown, Mountain, Fish creek, West Steamboat, Hayden, South Valley, South Routt and North Routt.
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Jones writes about her recent visit to Steamboat Springs in the Los Angeles Times.When I was a teenager, I cut out a magazine photo showing a cowgirl riding a horse through thigh-high snow. The image was so exotic and romantic that I pasted it to my mirror as a reminder of what I wanted from life. So when I had the chance to take Indigo, my horse-mad 12-year-old daughter, to join friends at Vista Verde Ranch outside Steamboat Springs in midwinter, I had an ulterior motive: I was going to fulfill my cowgirl fantasy.
The plan was to spend four nights at Vista Verde, a summer-winter guest ranch, and three at Steamboat Springs ski resort.
Vista Verde is 25 miles from downtown Steamboat in the middle of the Mt. Zirkel Wilderness Area. Even swaddled in snow, the…
The base area features…
In contrast, Bruce Carta, of Land Title Guarantee Co., reported this month that through November, the number of homes sold for $1 million or more had reached 89. And that number has grown in December, with 10 more million-dollar homes sold and five of those selling for…
- Average yearly snow: 175.5"
- Population (2000 census): 9816
- Snowiest month: January (41.8")
- Snowiest day: 30" (3/2/1929)
- Record depth: 61" (1/12/1997)
They call it "champagne powder".
A typical storm arriving from the Pacific Ocean in the winter months dumps its first round of heavy snow in either the Sierra or Cascades. By the time the snow reaches the mountains of Colorado, the water content is less, so the snow that falls here is, well, fluffier and lighter.
There's plenty of snow, too. At least 10" of snow cover can be expected 97 days of the year. Here at 6636 feet above sea level, snow falls from mid-October to mid-May.