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Enjoy the famous Steamboat Champagne Powder® while skiing or snowboarding the snow in the trees for the most avid powder hounds. Remember, the term Champagne Powder was coined in Steamboat and this is the only place you’ll find it!

Alpine Skiing

You can only find Champagne Powder here

Steamboat Ski Area offers World-Class skiing, its famous Champagne Powder snow, and some of the finest tree skiing in the world. There are trails for all levels and even beginners can enjoy the breathtaking view from the top of the Gondola to the Flattops before taking turns on a beginner run.

Night skiing is available at Howelsen Hill in downtown Steamboat Springs. It is Colorado's oldest ski area in continuous use having opened in 1915. If you are lucky, you may be able to witness some ski jumping at the area's Nordic Skiing complex.

There are a variety of ski rental companies in Steamboat. We recommend Christy Sports / Door 2 Door they offer a great service and can provide you with the right equipment for your ski ability.

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Shredding Steamboat's champagne powderSteamboat's terrain park is a playground especially for snowboarders and even has its own chairlift. The park features terrain for all ability levels, an outdoor sound system, professional designed rails and jumps.

Freeriders will have fun with Mavericks, the longest superpipe in North America; 18-foot walls, 56 feet wide, 22-foot transitions, and 500 feet long!


Cross country / Nordic

Nordic skiing is a Steamboat traditionThe Steamboat Ski Touring Center offers groomed cross country ski trails, winding through the aspen groves and along beautiful Fish Creek, one of the most enjoyable and accessible wintertime recreation area in the Yampa Valley.

The Center also offers top level adult and child rental equipment: Fischer's Nordic Cruising skis and boots, Salomon boots and bindings, and Cresent Moon snowshoe rentals. The ski school of the Steamboat Ski Touring Center specializes in teaching all the basic techniques and how to ski most efficiently. Lessons offered daily.

Powder Cat Skiing

Private powder on Buffalo Pass

On 10,000 acres of permitted snowcat skiing terrain on Buffalo Pass, just 20-min. from downtown Steamboat Springs, Steamboat Powdercats offers a  powder snow experience that will be one of your best days skiing or snowboarding ever.

Powdercats divides the guests between three snow cats according to their ability level so that skiing and riding the terrain match their deep powder skills. A day with Steamboat Powdercats will reward you with that classic powder day you deserve.

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