While skiing at Steamboat, you might see a wide variety of wildlife, including moose, black bears, elk, deer, mountain lions, coyotes, foxes, porcupines and other kinds of animals.

The safest way to view wildlife in the Yampa Valley is from a distance. It’s important to remember this is their home, too. If you see an animal, don’t approach it. It’s OK to take a picture using the zoom on your camera. They might look docile, but wild animals will defend their territory.

Here are some tips for avoiding dangerous interactions with wildlife:

  • Keep your distance.
  • Never feed wildlife.
  • Keep your pets on a leash or under voice command at all times.

Moose sightings at the ski area have become common. If you see a moose on or near a ski trail, do not approach it. If you can, take an alternate trail, and alert Ski Patrol by calling 970-871-5911.

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