Ariel Robey has been named executive chef of the Steamboat Grand Hotel in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Robey will oversee the culinary direction for the property including its award-winning signature restaurant, The Cabin, as well as the Grand Café, Poolside Bistro, Conference & Banquet and in-room dining.
“I couldn’t think of a more qualified individual for this position than Ariel and am excited about the enthusiasm and direction he will bring to the hotel in his new position,” said Mike Lomas, vice president and general manager of the Steamboat Grand. “Having worked at Steamboat Resort for several years, he not only knows firsthand what it takes to run a first-class culinary operation, but also brings a wealth of knowledge and exciting ideas with him.”
Steamboat Ski & Resort Corp. has joined forces with Kamori International and Rusutsu Resort, one of Japan’s most popular year-round resorts, in a partnership that benefits season passholders on both sides of the Pacific Ocean.
“Steamboat has a rich history with Kamori International and Rusutsu Resort in Japan dating back to the late 1980s, and we’re very honored to be working together again,” said Rob Perlman, president and chief operating officer for Steamboat. “Both companies place a high value on guest service and bringing new experiences to their passholders. We believe this partnership will open new opportunities, expand international marketing and build upon the strength of each resort and its mountain heritage.”
One of my favorite things about living in the Colorado Rockies is the anticipation of the changing of the seasons. Today is the first day of fall, but Steamboat has been having fall-like weather for a few weeks already. With crisp mornings and afternoons in the 70s, fall is a great time to get outside, check out the fall colors and enjoy the final months of flip-flop weather.
We had an amazing summer in Steamboat. A rainy and snowy spring made for one of the best wildflower seasons in years. Even as the leaves are turning gold, we’re still spotting wildflowers across the mountain. The extra moisture kept the Yampa Valley a vibrant shade of green right up until the grasses and trees started showing off their fall colors.
Fall in Steamboat is an incredible experience. Whether you are enjoying a romantic walk through the golden-hued aspens or treating yourself to a quiet ride in the Zirkels, the crisp autumn days are magical. To get the inside scoop, I’ve asked a few locals what their perfect fall weekend looks like.