Open Road Endless Stoke – Steamboat
This article was produced in partnership with Ikon Pass, which encourages you to own the stoke across Colorado’s other iconic resorts, including Arapahoe Basin, Aspen, Winter Park and more.
Just 3 hours from Denver, Steamboat is home to the one and only Champagne Powder™ snow. With nearly 3,000 acres of varied terrain from beginner to expert, visitors can explore steeps and deeps, broad cruisers, and fun bump runs that never quit. When some solitude and quiet time beckons, slide into world-renown Christmas Tree Bowl & Morningside Park glades for tree skiing through evergreens and aspens.
When the lifts stop turning, cozy up under a warm wool blanket and let the star-struck Colorado night sky light your way to a unique Steamboat experience. From sleigh rides in the backcountry to unique snowcat dinner experiences at the top of the mountain, there are several off-piste adventures to choose from at Steamboat.
ON THE ROAD NEAR STEAMBOAT:
SNOWSHOE RABBIT’S EAR’S PASS
Located just before dropping into Steamboat Springs, the trail network at Rabbit Ears Pass is as dynamic and ranging as it is serene and peaceful. With variable winter conditions, all travelers should be prepared for powder laced backcountry. For a moderate snowy stroll, keep an eye out for the crowd favorite trail, West Summit Loop 1A, a 3.7-mile loop that extends into the forest with views of Yampa Valley and the Flat Tops.
Strawberry Park Hot Springs
When heavy ski legs need some recovery, it’s time to strike out for the renowned Strawberry Park Hot Springs. Set in a natural, forested landscape flowing with mineral water of 104 degrees, a dip into these replenishing pools helps to revitalize weary muscles so that you can crush another day charging through Champagne Powder™ snow.
STAY READY FOR STOKE
Across the Rocky Mountains and beyond, with destinations coast-to-coast, now is the time to call the crew and plan out your season of stoke. With of endless adventure at Steamboat, Winter Park Resort, Aspen Snowmass, Copper Mountain, Arapahoe Basin, and Eldora Mountain resort, winter 21/22 is yours to own.