Steamboat Winter Activities

Whether you’re planning a ski vacation in the Rocky Mountains, a holiday vacation for your family or a winter escape with friends, Steamboat Springs is an ideal destination for enjoying the best winter activities the Rocky Mountains have to offer.

Winter starts early in Steamboat. Compared to other towns in the Rocky Mountains, Steamboat Springs receives some of the earliest snowfalls of the season. By the end of December, Steamboat typically has a deep base of “champagne powder” — light, fluffy snow that comes across the high desert plains. This makes Steamboat the ideal playground for a variety of snow sports and activities!


Steamboat Springs is best known for its world-class skiing. With more than 3,000 acres of terrain and wonderful powder, Steamboat Ski Resort offers world-class skiing and snowboarding for almost every level. If you or your children are new to skiing or riding, the Steamboat Ski and Snowboard School is nationally renowned for its exceptional instructors and its variety of lessons.

Ski Butlers will come to your vacation rental on arrival day and fit you in comfort.   They have everything you need for a great ski trip, including the right skis for Steamboat’s Champagne Powder, Sport, Performance and High Performance options, 3 levels of snowboards, equipment for all ages.  Their team will pick up your gear on departure day, and our guests receive a 10% discount all season off their website rates.  Ski Butlers is perfect for guest’s staying at one of our incredible ski-in and out properties.

Snowcat Skiing and Tours

For truly epic skiing and stunning views, many skiers and snowboarders choose to say good-bye to traditional, front-mountain lifts and hop aboard a snowcat to reach some of Steamboat’s finest powder. Snowcat skiing adventures range from private trips, to moonlight runs, to scenic tours, to kids’ programs.

Snowmobile Tours

Snowmobile tours are a great way to take in spectacular views of Colorado’s snow-capped peaks. Steamboat Snowmobile Tours offers custom, guided snowmobile tours through the mountains and valleys surrounding Steamboat Springs. This is undoubtedly the most exciting way to explore the beautiful back country of the Rocky Mountains! To learn more, please visit Steamboat Snowmobile Tours.

Sleigh Rides

In the evening, snuggle down in a sled drawn by Belgium draft horses for Steamboat sleigh rides. Enjoy views of the stars as you journey through aspen glens and meadows. If you’re looking for a fun adventure with family or friends, or a romantic outing with your significant other, explore dinner sleigh rides.

Dog Sledding

Dog sledding provides a unique view of the scenic backcountry around Steamboat Springs. Learn to drive your own team of Alaskan huskies or ride as a passenger with a professional guide through snow-covered trails in Colorado’s wilderness.

Additional Steamboat Activities in the Winter

There is no virtually no end to the many winter activities in Steamboat! Additional winter pastimes include snow shoeing, ice skating, tubing, ice climbing, night skiing downtown, cross country skiing, back country skiing, and visiting the mineral springs.

To take advantage of all that Steamboat Springs has to offer, call 877-475-6923 to schedule your ski vacation or winter escape.