Steamboat Springs Travel Guide
Cross Mountain Ranch
THE TOP OF MT. WERNER
Pretty views, nice people, good slopes
Long winters, isolated, expensive.
In a nutshell
Steamboat is a great family ski resort you must visit!
One of Steamboat's best kept secret is the summertime. There is little humidity here, so even if the temperatures are high, it's cool in the shade and it always cools down at night. Remember to bring a long sleeved jacket or sweatshirt for summer nights. Free concert series:...
As stated by many, the springs are a must when visiting Steamboat, winter or summer. Know that they are clothing optional after dark, and only 18 or older after dark because of that. The local papers, both free, have listings of happenings about Steamboat (The Pilot, and The...
Sheraton Steamboat Resort
1 Review and 232 Opinions If you want a nice, quiet, out of the way condominium for your stay in Steamboat, then this is not...
La Quinta Inn Steamboat Springs
3 Reviews and 92 Opinions It was ok I guess. $100 a night. That was on a wed and thurs night. Big beds! Really big comfortable...
Cottenwood Grill: Owners lack respect for customers!
As a Restaurant connoisseur… I was really looking forward to a nice dinner with my friends as we celebrated my friend’s engagement. After much research on the city of steamboat and the many wonderful restaurants it has to enjoy we selected no other then the Cottonwood Grill....
The Cafe Diva: "Cafe Diva -Fine Dining in a Friendly Environment"
Very nice, casual wait-staff serve some of the finest meals I've ever had here. You absolutely must have dinner here at least once during your stay.If you visit off season, during May, June and September on Sunday nights they offer "Date Nights", where you are served...
Antare's Restaurant: "Antare's Offers Elegant, Delicious Fare!"
This wonderful restaurant is housed in a victorian building and is decorated with stone walls, stained glass windows and a beautiful fireplace. (Hint) try to get a table by the fireplace, it's very romantic.The staff is very friendly!Don't miss their appetizer sampler at $9....
Double Z Barbeque: "Double Z BBQ - A Great Casual Meal or Take-Out"
This is a wonderful down to earth restaurant with some of the best ribs I've ever tasted!If you're tired and don't feel like dressing up for dinner or just want to grab some take-outWant a great deal? Try their Happy Hour M-F 4:30-6:30pm. They have great appetizers, salads,...
Dos Amigos Mexican Restaurant: tex-mex food
This restaurant is part of the après-ski circuit. It's located in Ski Time Square on Mount Werner. Typical mexican food, I like the fish tacos.They have good happy hour/lunchtime specials.Just a good place to hang out.
Ghost Ranch Saloon: Steamboat nightlife - bar, dining, live music
A classy modern western dining establishment which also features nightly live music. Happy hour specials on food and drink. Offering nightlife entertainment with a full service bar. Open early and late and serving up great food, drink and entertainment
Casual to dressy.
The Powder Room: Pow Pow and the Powder Room
What a cool night spot. Definitely not your typical mountain town bar. The night we were there was "SIN Night". There were cool music videos on the huge plasma tvs, and go go dancers on a table in the middle of the room. The room was absolutely beautiful. From the copper...
The Ghost Ranch Saloon: Incredible night club featuring live music, food..
The Ghost Ranch Saloon opened in the spring of 2009. If you are looking for a classy atmosphere with an old west feeling you definitely will enjoy this establishment, including the authentic turn of the century western bar. Live music is featured almost every night and often...
Beware of Alpine Taxi
Haden Airport is about 20-25 minutes from the mountain and the hotels that are on the mountain, but expect the trip to take 1-3 hours if one takes the Alpine "Taxi" service. This service is misnamed. It is a bus. If you are the last to be dropped off, or the first to be...
getting around the boat
Steamboat has a free bus system. Bus stops are located all around the mountain and downtown. At the stops there are posted schedules for the different lines. (ie blue, red, orange) It's an easy way to get around, allows you to have a few drinks downtown and then ride the bus...
STEAMBOATS CLAIM TO FAME
Steamboat Spring's claim to fame is that the town has the produced more olympic medalist than any other town/city in the USA .Their town community sports program has run long and strong and they are organized .
Sunscreen & Sunglasses
I am a local, but even I forget this tip now and then. Being a local I can pick and choose days to ski and not to ski, even though the skiing is not the best sometimes, the last day is usually one big party on the mountain. Last year I went to enjoy a perfect Steamboat sky...
Hand and Feet Warmers for Sore Muscles
I used feet warmers for my sore hamstring. They worked so well I only had to sit out of skiing in the morning. I was back on my skis after lunch.
Disposable cameras for the Slopes. I handed out cameras to everyone in the condo. No one worried if they lost it or fell on...
Personal horseback riding tour in the mountains
Two of us took a 1.5 hour horseback ride through a little trail in the mountains. It was one of the most unforgettable parts of our trip, since the views were exciting and the staff was so friendly. They picked us up from our hotel, gave us a little snack, and taught us the...
The Steamboat Village with its 20,000 condos and 80,000 guests ( these are estimates ) did not deter a deer from coming into the parking lot at the Gondola base to have breakfast . A tractor trailer drove right by the deer and the deer showed no fear .
Its a ski/board shop. You cant rent most things. They didnt rent snowpants but a guy there got some from his shop. They rented everything else. The price was extremely well priced in my opinion. Was like 25 for two days? I ended up losing my board boots too, but somebody was nice enough to turn them in. Friendly staff too.
Equipment: You can get it all here. Like I said they didnt have pants. Which I seem to be finding is kinda the trend these days.. Either way if you look hard and ask around they will point u to someone that might. Board was great quality too, wasnt old n beat up with decent wax on it. Think they deal with trips, fishing, hiking, campin, etc. Inquire within. ....
Written Feb 14, 2007
Address: 744 Lincoln Ave
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THE TREE LINE
You will notice in the picture that the treeline goes to the top of the montain over 10000 ft high.This is quite different from France Switzerland or Canada where the treeline is at 6000 ft elevation ( plus or minus).Having the treeline all the way to the top helps greatly...
SOME DAYS ARE PERFECT
The top of Mt. Werner is at 10568 ft ( 322 m.) and the base is at 6900 ft ( 2100 m). The altitude plus the fact that this is a very dry climate means that you can become dehydrated very quickly . Drink lots of water , not wine , beer or coffee.
We got lucky with weather and...
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