Lift count : 1 x Gondolas 17 x Chairlifts 2 x Drag-lifts
Steamboat is a curious place in more ways than one. What you get is an old mining town with a seemingly laid back approach coupled with a mountain that offers some great riding with over 2965 acres of terrain that is spread out over four tree-lined mountain peaks. The resort coined (and copyrighted) the phrase Champagne Powder© and it certainly gets more than its fair share on the stuff.
Unfortunately, many will find Steamboat is certainly not the best place to spend a weeks vacation. Although this is not a bad place to visit in terms of the riding opportunities and the good annual snow record, its tacky dollar hungry, fur-clad ski-cowboy image will make most normal snowboarders want to throw up.
However, Steamboat has a growing snowboard population and has made a real effort to drag itself into the 21st century (although having live bands playing on the lower slopes on a Friday afternoon is hardly ground breaking stuff). Still, the resort has several things in its favour. The resort offers some fantastic tree-riding, theres ample deep powder and some great carving slopes. There is also a couple of double black diamond trails offering extreme slopes for advanced riders to tackle along with some over-rated blacks for intermediate riders to try out. What is most notable here, are the trees and the options for backcountry snowboarding, which can be explored by taking a snowcat trip organised locally.
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The resort was taken over by Intrawest mid last season, and has major spending plans over the coming seasons.
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