Mountain Operations Vice President Doug Allen announces retirement

Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation announced today Doug Allen, vice president of mountain operations, will retire from his position at the resort at the end of the 2016/17 season, after 31 years with the company.

“There are few leaders in the ski industry who have had the impact of Doug Allen,” said Rob Perlman, president and chief operating officer of Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation. “From his early days in Copper to his lasting legacy in Steamboat, Doug has helped shape the way skiers and snowboarders utilize the mountain and boosted Steamboat to a world-class, year-round vacation destination.”

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Toddlers Love Riding in Steamboat Too!

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

5th annual WinterWonderGrass music and brew festival relocates to Steamboat Feb. 23-26, 2017

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.”

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2016 Enduro-X in Steamboat Springs, Stage 5 and 6 Preview

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

Steamboat 3 Pass Prices Announced for 2016/17

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 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.

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