The next time you pack the car for a vacation to Steamboat, be sure you pack a bike for your toddlers. On the west side of town (where the Yampa River Core Trail ends) there is an incredible spot for learning to ride. It’s called the Bear River Bike Park.
Our son almost exclusively learned how to ride here. In particular, he learned on the pump track. The idea is you pump your bike to propel yourself around. It’s easy, but requires a lot of effort. Pump tracks are also fantastic learning tools because there are several small hills and humps that little riders can use for practice. My son (21 months old) has ridden here about five times and loves it! Continue reading
Steamboat Springs, CO – Music and brews will integrate with the mountains of Steamboat Springs to deliver an authentic Colorado gathering celebrating bluegrass and craft beer. The fifth-year festival was born in Edwards, moved to Avon in 2014 and expanded to Squaw Valley, California, creating WinterWonderGrass Tahoe. The festival has now found the ideal Colorado location in Steamboat, Ski Town, U.S.A.®. Steamboat Springs has welcomed WinterWonderGrass as a natural addition to the town’s rich western history and close-knit community.
“We have nothing but respect and gratitude for the people and businesses of Avon and Edwards who have supported us on this journey,” WinterWonderGrass founder Scotty Stoughton said. “The move to Steamboat allows us to realize our original vision of a truly integrated music and mountain experience with on-mountain events and a festival site next to the ski hill.”
It’s official! The trail maps have been released, and it’s time to start picking your lines. Here’s a small sample of what you’ll find on Day 2. Continue reading
Colorado Front Range skiers and riders who are already dreaming of floating through the Champagne Powder® snow this winter can plan ahead and get three tickets to Steamboat with the limited-edition Steamboat 3 Pass, starting at $149.
The Steamboat 3 pass offers three days throughout the 2016/17 ski and snowboard season, excluding December 26 through January 10. Limited to one pass per person, the nontransferable Steamboat 3 is available to Colorado residents from August 15 through September 5 for $169 at Steamboat.com/three. A special $149 rate will be available exclusively in-store at the Christy Sports in Littleton (8601 West Cross Drive) from August 26 through September 6 during the Denver Powder Daze event. After September 5, Front Range skiers and riders can purchase the Steamboat 3 pass online for $199 through September 14.
Pioneer is open for business! The new blue cross-country trail is about 3.5 miles of singletrack above Thunderhead. It is a multi-directional/multi-use trail, so expect a few hikers and riders climbing. I’ll typically need to yield to two or three groups of users every time. It’s usually no problem, but keep it in mind.