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Comment by JennyO on September 17, 2014 at 1:07pm

Hi Jon!

So sorry for the delay in my reply.  I've been traveling the world singing the praises of Steamboat.


Do you know about our Kids Ski Free and Kids Rent Free programs?  If a parents buys a lift pass and/or rents equipment for 5 or more days, kids get same free!  Your little ones get free lift passes up to age 5 anyway, but Kids Rent Free could be of use.  You can use our Steamboat Ski & Sport shops for this program:

For lessons, I'd suggest communication with the Snowsports School as the 3.5 year-old is on the cusp of different programs, and they can advise best:


I hope this is helpful, Jon.  See you here soon!

Comment by Jon Sieben on September 5, 2014 at 5:34am

I am heading over with the 2 young boys 3 and a half and 4 and a half. We are going in January and want to know what is the best ski school program to book them into? Also what is a good quality ski hire place?

Comment by Steve Brack on November 10, 2013 at 2:21pm

Hi Jo,

Check with your accommodation - we found Christie Sports at the Gondola gave free storage to selected properties - and they are really helpful, honest mob to deal with - but contact Steamboat direct - they are very helpful as well. Happy Trails (as the locals say)!

Comment by Jo Cruise on November 10, 2013 at 2:00pm

My Family and I are coming back for the 3rd time in Feb 2014 and this time we are bringing our own skis.  Does anyone know where we can leave our skis overnight to save carrying them back to our condo and also how much does it cost.

Comment by Cath Hodgson-Croker on November 26, 2012 at 11:35pm

Hi there - how can we get the ski school in Steamboat to continue the Desperados Kids programs, when Aussie children are skiing in Steamboat.  It seems that when we all arrive, the weekly children's ski programs stop for the month of January, and re-start when we head home.  The daily classes do not guarantee the same instructor and great program that the Deperados program does.  Thoughts?

Comment by JennyO on November 26, 2012 at 6:47pm

Hi Steve!  We look forward to welcoming you back for the holidays.  There are many options for both sleigh rides and skidoos - have you checked out the activities section of the website?  The ski resort will be offering sleigh ride dinners at the Haymaker Golf Cub this winter, and we're very excited about this new off-mountain activity for our guests, and our local partners have great products as well.  Did I help at all?

Comment by Steve Brack on November 22, 2012 at 2:33pm

Happy 50th to the "Boat"! 

So looking forwards to taking my family to stay in 2013 - not long now - forget how many sleeps to Christmas - it is how many weeks to ski!

As this is to be a special family trip can anyone suggest the best sleigh ride / skidoo /experiences to book? My son and I can't wait to revisit but this is the first time for my wife and daughters to USA so i want this to be very special - then maybe I can convince them to move to Colorado!

Comment by Enrico Massi on February 5, 2012 at 2:59pm

2013 looks pretty likely at this stage and I like the "uprooting" idea at some stage. You all have a great place over there so please keep it going.

Enjoy the rest of the season.

Comment by JennyO on February 3, 2012 at 10:36am

You've made my day, Enrico!  And I know just what you mean about the people here.  I uprooted my life to move here after discovering Steamboat's genuinely friendly charm over 17 years ago, and I cannot imagine calling anywhere else home.  I hope you'll get the chance to visit in a truly stellar snow year - how's 2013 for you?  And in the meantime, there's more snow in the forecast today.

Comment by Enrico Massi on February 3, 2012 at 1:59am

So we just came back from three weeks at Steamboat and I have to honestly say, we had an absolute blast. Yes, the snow was less than stellar for the first week and a bit we were there (on par with a normal Thredbo winter), we got some good dumps the next few days and it was stunning. 

We had a blast. We rode, skied, tubed, snowmobiled, sleighed to dinner, shopped, ate, and lived. But the best thing of all were the people. I can honestly say I have never met such a bunch of good, happy, helpful and appreciative people. And it says a lot about a place where so many of its people "came for the winter or summer" and 6, 10, 17, 23 years later, still there. 

We love this place and we will be back again and again and again. Guess it is "the Yampa Valley curse". 

Thank you Steamboat. See you very soon. 


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