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Steamboat Ski Resort Guide

Steamboat, United States

Rated: 5/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers, Intermediates, Beginners, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Total Piste Length105km
Highest Lift3,220m
Resort Height2,100m
 Nearest AirportsSteamboat Springs and Reno Tahoe
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The American ski resort of Steamboat is in the American Rockies at an altitude of 2,100m, with 105km of marked runs.


Steamboat has direct access to 105km of downhill skiing, with 142 marked pistes, served by a total of 20 ski lifts.

The ski resort itself is at 2,100m, so skiing or boarding back to the resort is usually possible. With ski lifts as high as 3,220m, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.


There are a variety of pistes to suit all levels of skier ability, from Beginner to Expert.


Steamboat is very highly rated by Snowboarders and there are a variety of Snow and Terrain Parks in Steamboat.

Notable Ski Runs

The most difficult run is the 'Chute Two'.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Steamboat?

There is currently no significant snow in the 7-day forecast for Steamboat.

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Snow Forecast by day for Steamboat

Ski Area Stats

Steamboat Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Total Length
Cross Country
Total Length
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Altitudes & Slopes

Steamboat Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift3,220m
Lowest Piste2,100m
Resort Altitude (Steamboat)2,100m
Max Vertical1,120m

Ski Slope Aspects


Steamboat has ski slopes facing north (good for keeping the snow).

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Steamboat
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Location and Map

Where is Steamboat?

This ski resort is in the American Rockies in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Steamboat is Steamboat Springs, 16 minutes drive away.

Reno Tahoe, Yampa Valley, Vail/Eagle, Laramie, Sacramento and Aspen airports are all within three hours drive.

Reno Tahoe, Steamboat Springs and Yampa Valley are just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.


Ski Lift Capacity

The 20 ski lifts are able to uplift 36,195 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Season Dates

When is Steamboat open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

Usual opening is late November (Opens for Thanksgiving Holiday), and usual closing is Mid April.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

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