Incredible tree skiing, champagne powder, a variety of terrain options, plus great kid-friendly hotels, restaurants and off mountain activities make Steamboat an easy choice for families.
Steamboat offers terrain for any level of skier in your family, which is why it’s great if there are varying levels of ability on a family ski vacation. Steamboat’s 2,965 acres are namely classified as intermediate or advanced, with 43 percent intermediate and 44 percent advanced. Beginner terrain compromises 14 percent of Steamboat’s vast expanse. The coolest part about Steamboat’s terrain is that there are multiple peaks that feature multiple types of trails. For example Thunderhead Peak provides terrain for beginners, intermediates and experts, as does looker’s right side of Sunshine Peak, and the lower portion of the mountain off of South Peak Lift. Families comprised of skiers with different preferences or experience levels will love skiing at Steamboat, because they can still enjoy their ideal terrain and meet back up at the chairlift and spend quality time chatting on the lift ride.
Below you’ll find Ski.com’s top Steamboat family lodging picks.
One Steamboat Place features spectacular three- and four-bedroom residences, providing you clan with the ultimate ski in, ski out Steamboat family hotel. Just steps from the gondola, these spacious units supply you and yours with ample room to relax and unwind after a day on the slopes. The built-in gas grill on the deck is perfect for family meals, and the fully equipped kitchen and bar which feature granite counter tops and top of the line Viking appliances.
Just steps from the gondola, the Sheraton Steamboat Resort is nestled at the base of Steamboat Ski. This charming ski in, ski out hotel provides guests will find a warm, comfortable lobby, exceptional service and ultimate relaxation. Experience some much-needed R&R at the Rocky Mountain Day Spa or sip a beverage around the firepit on the Saddles deck, then enjoy a peaceful night’s sleep in the Sheraton Sweet Sleeper Bed.
Rex’s American Grill and Bar has been consistently voted a locals pick for family dining Carl’s Tavern, on Yampa Avenue, will please everyone in the family with a huge menu of comfort food from house-made pickles, to spaghetti and meatballs, burgers and classic favorites like chicken pot pie and meatloaf. Parents will also appreciate the large selection of draft beers.
To learn more about Steamboat family ski vacations call, or chat with, one of Ski.com’s knowledgeable Mountain Vacation Specialists.