Your Next Ski Vacation at a Legendary Ski Resort
Can you picture it? Adrenaline-fuelled blood pumping around your body, your hands gripping ski poles, fresh powder flying with every heel-side turn. When suddenly, you spot a distinctive mound a few feet away.
Before you know it, you’re catching air! From above ground, you feel like a hero, following in the ski-tracks of olympians who’ve conquered this terrain before you. This is the exhilaration that awaits you on your next ski vacation in Colorado.
Located in the Rocky Mountains is a small, hidden-gem ski town, with a phenomenal Olympic history. Steamboat Springs is the ultimate skiers-haven that transcends the expectations of ordinary, run-of-the-mill ski resorts. From within this authentically Western ski town, a tale of triumph and excellence emerges.
Steamboat Springs is known throughout Colorado as ‘The Land of 100 Olympians’ thanks to its pivotal role in nurturing the USA’s most decorated Winter Olympians. With unrestricted access to elite snowsports training facilities, personal training sessions, and remarkable mountain views, the Steamboat Ski resort is every ski-enthusiast’s bucket list vacation destination.
Steamboat’s Olympic History
Over the years, Steamboat Springs has seen tremendous success in producing successful Winter Olympians. A staggering 100 athletes have originated from this modest town to represent our country on the grandest stage of winter sports. These Olympians are not just participants; they’re medalists and legacy makers, highlighting Steamboat as a major player in the international ski scene.
The illustrious list of Olympians includes heavyweights like Bill Demong, Deb Armstrong, Johnny Spillane, Todd Lodwick, Ann Battelle, and many others who’ve clinched gold, silver, and bronze, showcasing the town’s commitment to excellence. From the first Olympian John Steele in 1932, to the latest sensation, ski jumper Decker Dean in the 2022 Beijing Olympics, Steamboat Springs continues to be the perfect place to nurture champions.
Why Winter Olympians Love Steamboat Springs
As a functioning ranching town with a deep-rooted Western culture, Steamboat Springs might seem like an unlikely home for internationally known snowsports athletes. However, with its range of world-class facilities, and pristine mountains, this small slopeside oasis has become the epicenter of winter sports in the USA.
With such an illustrious reputation, it’s no wonder skiers and snowboarders from around the country are compelled to shred the slopes and immerse themselves in Olympic history.
- Upscale Amenities: The recent multi-million-dollar investment into the Steamboat Ski Resort has completely revamped the base area. Visitors can enjoy a delightful apres ski plaza, a welcoming food hall, concerts on the purpose-built stage, and new-and-improved ski trails across the mountain.
- The Wild Blue Gondola: This remarkable ski lift transports riders from the Steamboat base area to the top of Sunshine Peak in only 12 and a half minutes, so that you can spend every possible moment on the slopes.
- Howelsen Hill Ski Area: As the oldest continuously operating ski area in the USA, the Howelsen Hill Ski Area has the largest and most complete natural ski jumping complex in North America, making it an unmissable destination for eager snowsports enthusiasts.
- Champagne Powder® Snow: It’s dry, fluffy, and so light that both advanced snow-shredders and beginner skiers glide through it with ease.
- Enchanting Winter Landscapes: Steamboat Springs unfolds its enchanting winter landscapes like a masterpiece, inviting skiers and snowboarders to traverse its pristine slopes. The town is a winter wonderland where the snow-laden trees and the crisp mountain air create a serene backdrop for thrilling adventures.
- The Astrid: Ski-lovers can immerse themselves in the most luxurious, adventurous, and personalized vacation experiences, from the comfort of their very own home-away-from-home. Positioned mere steps away from the slopes, it’s a haven for those seeking the perfect blend of opulence and proximity to the skiing action.
Exclusive Olympic-Level Ski Experiences
For the most passionate snowsports-lovers, Steamboat Springs offers a range of VIP winter sports packages created to help you fully immerse yourself in the Olympic legacy of this world-class ski resort.
- Budding young Olympians are invited to hone their skills at the Steamboat SnowSport School:
- Teen Pro Development Program for skiers aged 13 – 15 years old
- Teen Pro Development Program for snowboarders aged 13 – 15 years old
- Trailbusters Lessons for skiers aged seven through 17 years old
- Trailbusters Lessons for snowboarders aged seven through 17 years old
- Minibusters Lessons for skiers aged five through six years old
- Minibusters Lessons for snowboarders aged five through six years old
- Little toots for skiers aged three through four and a half years old
- First-timers to advanced-level skiers of all ages can enjoy private training with My Ski Lessons.
- For bucket-list snowsports experiences, look no further than Steamboat PowderCats:
- Snowcat Skiing
- Alpenglow Experiences
- Avalanche Courses
- Backcountry Skiing
- Splitboard Tours
- Heli-skiing is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure reserved only for the most adventurous snowsports enthusiasts. Telluride Helitrax offers fully customizable heli-ski adventures, with over 200 square miles of exhilarating terrain.
Olympic-Worthy Après-Ski in Steamboat Springs
After exerting Olympic-levels of energy on Steamboat’s majestic mountains, every good skier knows that après-ski food and activities can make or break your slopeside experience.
From intimate local bars to sophisticated kitchens serving a fusion of international flavors, we believe that Steamboat Springs provides visitors with the most unforgettable luxury dining experience in Colorado.
- The Range Food & Drink Hall is a two story gathering place offers indoor and outdoor seating, and four diverse food vendors all under one roof – perfect for groups with differing tastes. Each floor also features a purpose-built bar with unique craft cocktails and locally brewed beers.
- The Astrid boasts a rooftop lounge at the foot of Mount Werner, specially designed to enable residents to experience breathtaking views of Mount Werner, no matter whether the snow is falling or the sun is shining.
- Ore House at The Pine Grove offers an authentic Western dining experience complete with welcoming staff, a warm ambiance, and a famous salad bar that locals can’t stop talking about.
A Ski Vacation Fit For Olympic-Heroes
Embark on your next legendary ski adventure in Steamboat Springs, Colorado – ‘The Land of 100 Olympians.’ This small Western ski town offers unrestricted access to elite training facilities and iconic mountain views, perfect for snowsports enthusiasts like you. From the historic Howelsen Hill to the luxurious après-ski experiences, this mountain town blends Olympic legacy with world-class upscale amenities.
As Steamboat Springs’ historic legacy continues to evolve, The Astrid offers a unique opportunity for ski-lovers to invest in a unique ski-in, ski-out vacation home in Colorado. We’re determined to contribute towards the ever-advancing Olympic legacy of Steamboat Springs, where natural beauty, sporting excellence, and authentic Western hospitality meld together to create the ultimate luxury escape.
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