Steamboat Ski Resort is located just outside Steamboat Springs –
a premier ski resort in NW Colorado with plenty of terrain that’s covered in “Champagne Powder” - a term “Steamboat” created used to describe the light fluffy snow that falls in
abundance. "Ski" magazine" just released their 2019 survey and Steamboat was among the top 10 for "most charm" in the West. It has a rich Western history replete with cowboys, ranches
and horses. It’s often called Ski Town, U.S.A. due to the fact that it was produced more
Olympians than any other town in the country. None other than Billy Kidd calls Steamboat home (turned 75 last year) and started his 48th year of skiing! He was the first American to win an alpine medal when he came in 2nd in the mens slalom at the 1964 Innsbruck Olympic games. He serves as director of skiing at Steamboat. You'll also get some of the best "tree-lift" served skiing anywhere.
With an average annual snowfall of 336" - one of the most among Colorado ski resorts, you'll find plenty of great skiing (Trail Maps}
over the 1,832 acres! Because of it's location in the Northwest part of Colorado, they get storm fronts tracking from Utah and Wyoming - so when others report scant snow Steamboat may have a "powder day." Steamboat has a base elevation of 6,900' rising to the Summit/Mt Werner at 10,568' with a mid-mountain elevation of 9,080'.
The Christie Peak Express, a high speed six-passenger lift makes the ride time to the summit of Christie Peak to just under five minutes. An option to unload at the midway station also guarantees easy access to the Headwall area. If you haven’t been to Steamboat recently, the Headwall area has undergone a transformation to make the area more beginner-friendly, with a complete re-grade of the entire terrain, and improved snow-making capabilities.
Steamboat (pop. 12,690) is a town with a long, rich history and an authentic western flair - it's one of the elite ski towns in North America. Most notable is the simple, genuine friendliness and relaxed, down-home atmosphere that will make you feel welcome during your ski vacation. There are really two towns - a village at the base area of the resort, and the town of Steamboat Springs itself. Both offer an array of dining and nightlife options and shopping as well. Check out this list put together by Powderhounds.com for on/off mountain dining and the après-ski scene.
We'll be staying in the elegant 2-bedroom/2-bath condominiums at Canyon Creek, located about 1/4 mile from the Steamboat Gondola (9 min walk or short shuttle). There is large outdoor heated pool & hot tub, a workout that overlooks the pool and sits above the lobby. Each condo is equipped with a fully-equipped kitchen, living area with a gas fireplace, washer/dryer, large covered balcony and Free Wi-Fi along with parking. While this is not a ski-in/ski-out location you'll find free private shuttles are available to transport guests to skiing, dining, shopping and nightlife in the historic downtown district. Ski shuttles run every 10 mins, and trips into town every half hour till 11PM. From getting onto the shuttle to the slopes its a 5-minute ride!
Condo Address: 2740 Eagle Ridge Drive, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
Local phone: (970) 879-6606
We have a early morning departure from Austin on a non-stop flight into Denver. We board a bus for a 3 hour scenic ride to Steamboat Springs. Return flight is an afternoon departure which allows plenty of time for the 3 hour bus ride.
Airline Schedule: Southwest Airlines
JAN 18 WN2506 AUS/DEN 6:15AM/7:30AM
JAN 25 WN4121 DEN/AUS 5:25PM/8:35PM
You must be a current Austin Skiers member to join a trip.
Registration will open on August 23
Full Trip Price: $1,200
(air, lodging, and ground transportation included)
Single Supplement: $720
Ground Only: $863
Ground Transportation (to/from airport):
$91/person - round trip
(additional cost for Ground only participants)
ADULTS (All Ages) - Lift Tickets
(Senior Group Lift Tickets are not available).
3 days - $238
4 days - $278
5 days - $321
6 days - $373
NOTE: IKON Pass
$300 DEPOSIT REQUIRED PER PERSON. MAKE CHECK PAYABLE TO AUSTIN SKIERS AND MAIL IT TO THE TRIP CHAIR. YOUR SPOT IS NOT SECURE UNTIL WE RECEIVE YOUR DEPOSIT CHECK. FULL PAYMENT IS DUE: 11/22/19
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