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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 Length65 miles
Highest Lift10,564ft
Resort Height6,890ft
 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 6,890ft, with 65 miles of marked runs.


Steamboat has direct access to 65 miles of downhill skiing, with 142 marked pistes, served by a total of 20 ski lifts.

The ski resort itself is at 6,890ft, so skiing or boarding back to the resort is usually possible. With ski lifts as high as 10,564ft, 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?

The next notable snow forecast is 3in, expected on 20 May, with around 8in forecast over the next 7 days.

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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
65 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
19 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Steamboat Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift10,564ft
Lowest Trail6,890ft
Resort Altitude (Steamboat)6,890ft
Max Vertical3,675ft

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.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Steamboat, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Steamboat Tourist Office for the latest.

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