Steamboat Springs Customer Reviews

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Steamboat Springs Customer Reviews (51)

Overall Experience*

*based on the average of all Overall Experience ratings given in Traveler reviews.
Maria Patterson

Great trip and location!

Our family of 5 had a great time. It was our first time skiing out west and Steamboat was the perfect place because it was not too crowded and it was mostly families with kids. The Sheraton was remodeled in 11/2017 and our 2 bdrm unit was great! Comfy beds and cute kitchen. Luxurious bathrooms and great views. It is the closest resort to the lift so it was truly ski in/out!
David Smith

Steamboat Springs - Ski vacation

Had a great time, we will be back someday. Very much enjoy Steamboat

3 days of skiing

Resort was clean and staff was excellent. There was a heated pool and 2 hot tubs, one for kids and one for adults. Also a spa and meeting rooms. Dining room staff was friendly and check in/our was swift.
Jeffrey Grove

Great family resort, friendly people, awesome town and skiing.

Everything was great. Their ski school was excellent and the mountain staff were wonderful. We'd like to move there someday!!
Betty Maddox

Perfect Ski Destination!

We just spent a wonderful week skiing with our ski club at Steamboat Springs. The ski resort facilities were excellent, with beautifully groomed slopes, and terrain for all levels. It was easy to get around the mountain and the food was excellent, especially at Ragnars. The staff working at the resort was warm and helpful and clearly proud of Steamboat. Kudos to all a nd thanks for a wonderful experience!
Steve Rima

Steamboat is one of the best resorts in Colorado

Steamboat has always been one of the premier ski resorts in Colorado.
Roberta McDonnell

Ski Town USA

We had a great experience in Steamboat. It was our first trip there. Even though they were low on snow for the Winter when we were there. The skiing & conditions were still great. A bonus was the Winter Carnival. We went into town to see them pulling kids down the main street by horses. Lots of fun.
Robert T Kelly DDS


Go every year- love it-wish there was more snowfall this year but still great time experienced
Jeff Treadwell

Great ski town.

Steamboat still has a nice mountain, short lift lines on Superbowl weekend plenty of dining options. The food on the mountain is good and like every mountain...expensive.
Jesse and Carla Hanke, Wittenberg Wisconsin

A good time at Steamboat!

We were a little worried about the lack of snow for our mid January ski trip to Steamboat. With only about half their normal snow total we didnt know what to expect! What we found was a beautiful ski resort 98% open and wonderfully maintained slopes. Lift lines were non existant and the mountain staff was extremely helpful and polite. The cowboy theme added to the fun. I would like to say our night life was a blast but to be perfectly honest with the first lifts opening at 8:30 a.m. we pretty much skied till we dropped. .
Wendy Wurst

Love Steamboat!

I like the laid back atmosphere at Steamboat. Great family trip!
Jay Andrew

Great vacation

Steamboat is a great ski town. Plenty to do at the mountain and plenty of great experiences in town as well. We never had a bad meal the entire week, Carl's, O'Neills, Tap House, Slopeside, etc. were all fantastic. The Steamboat employees were all very friendly and helpful.

Definitely recommend flying to Hayden/Steamboat airport.

Could always use more snow!
D Fall

Ski vaca and nastar race

We had a great week at Chateau Chamonix for the Nastar Nationals. The condo was fantastic, comfortable, well appointed and staff was friendly and made us feel very welcome. Skiing was good although record high temps, hiking in area was good and Strawberry Hot Springs was great fun and quite beautiful.
Wayne Baker

Steamboat March 19-21

The people at the resort were friendly and accommodating. They can't help it turned warm and the snow was melting.
Karen Norell

Steamboat Spring 2017

This was our first trip to Steamboat. Pros would be the ease of the Hayden Airport and the short drive to the mountain. The runs were varied...snow was not so great but that's because it was so warm the week we visited. Employees were OK--not as enthusiastic as the staff on the mountain at Keystone (in our experience). Food options were good. The town of Steamboat was enjoyable--maybe not as quaint as Park City or Breckenridge.
G. Bryan

Great place!

We had a great stay and snowboard experience while at the resort, The staff on the mountain were very accommodating, courteous and helpful. The slopes were great and most lift lines were very short and fast, the Gondola is great also and can get a large amount of people up the mountain in a hurry, when it goes down for high winds you know it because lift lines at the base increase significantly but once you get up the mountain there are many more runs/lifts to chose from. I especially liked the frequent shuttles to and from the condo and gondola, it was a very short wait for the next one to arrive. I would definitely recommend Steamboat and would go back again!
Heather Kourcklas

First trip out west for my niece and nephews - Amazing trip with wonderful memories!

Everything was convenient, slopes were great, lifts and gondola were easy. Shopping was fun, food was yummy and the service was A++. Everyone from the servers to the shuttle drivers to the lift operators, etc...were super friendly and helpful. Special shoutout to the team at Christy Sports (by the Waffle shop!) for all their help and service! They were fun :-)
Brandon Friedman

Enjoyable, Clean, Convenient

The Steamboat Springs was very clean and convenient. Their shuttle services provided excellent transportation into and out of town including the hot springs.
Cliff Gaubert

Excellent skiing!!

Easy access from airport to slopes. Great choice of terrain for all skiers. Free shuttle service throughout the resort saves money on rental car and spares someone from having to be the designated driver. Being from the south, this is a big deal since none of us are familiar with ice/snow driving.
Jack Schmidt

Steamboat springs and Steamboat Grand

Marcella Esteban is amazing and very helpful. We love the resort and our experience with is always positive. This is our 2nd ski vacation and it's the only way to go!
John Todd Willis

Holiday Stay

First time to Steamboat and we were thoroughly impressed. Everything was conveniently located. The staff at all establishments were very happy and accommodating for all needs. I would recommend Steamboat to anyone looking to book a ski trip.
Anonymous from Maryland

LOVE Steamboat Springs!! (March 2016)

Wouldn't change a thing about our vacation in Steamboat. The skiing was amazing - 16" of snow in the middle of our 5 days of skiing, the rest was beautiful sunshine & great temps. The lifts & gondola were great. Our kids, all pretty good skiers, took 2 full days of ski school group lessons & loved their instructors!! We had 2 great dinners out (Mambo Italiano & Carl's Tavern - would highly recommend both!). We love that Steamboat has a "kids ski free" policy for kids under 12; one free child for each paying adult -- applied to lift tickets & rentals. Everybody was super friendly, and the ski resort has guides & "ambassadors" stationed everywhere to help guests find their way and answer literally ANY question you could have.
Hayley Harris

Family fun

Our family of 4 plus another family of 6, loved several runs- tomahawk, spike, children of winter, and moonlight. Night skiing was also a treat! We enjoyed dinner at Ore House and lunch/apres at T bar and Truffle Pig. Our kids enjoyed their ski instructor who was very patient with 5 girls! Only criticisms were that several runs were not clearly marked making it difficult to navigate the mountain for first few days. And that the lines for the gondola and Christie express were too long in the morning and after lunch.
Gary Rice

We have been many times but this one was for our 10 y/o grandson to learn to board. He did great.

Lessons were expensive but very good for our grandson, We had tons of snow and temps were great for skiing and the snow. Powder days galore. Food on the mountain is expensive but good and for an international ski resort are to be expected. Rentals and storage were affordable and good equipment. It was spring break and the crowds were huge on Monday thru Wednesday. Long waits at the gondola and other lifts. But it was to be expected due to all the kids.
Scott Gibson

great job Steamboat and the Inn at Steamboat

This was a great trip. Everyone helped out and provided great information. The skiing was fantastic
Butch Noe

Excellent place for a family vacation

All as expected. Mountain beautiful and lifts very efficient.
David Warren

Steamboat Resort and Steamboat Springs

We were fortunate to have several inches of fresh snowfall during our ski vacation, which definitely impacts our impression of Steamboat Springs. However, beyond the weather, the hospitality across the city was top notch. Regardless of whether we were talking to a local resident or resort staff, everyone is delighted about tourism in their city and how they can keep it growing.

Travel through the city was very easy with both the resort shuttle system as well as the city bus system. Safe, reliable, and timely.

We explored many restaurants both downtown and at the mountain resort and found all of our meals to be delicious. Weather you're craving upscale dining, ethnic food or a simple burger, you can find quality choices.
Prices are consistent with a resort area. A little on the high side but not unreasonable, especially given the quality of product and service.
Rob G.

Unreal Experience

Several friends and I booked our Steamboat Springs trip through and cannot say enough about the experience. If you're looking for a true ski town that not only has a beautiful mountain but also a great community of people, then steamboat is the place for you
Robert Bolton

Outstanding January Ski Vacation

We loved our trip to Steamboat! Nice easy drive from Hayden Airport. Friendly people all around. Great places to eat and of course the skiing was great. Liked the laid back atmosphere! We'll definitely be coming back and would recommend Steamboat to anyone.
Jim in Torrington

Steamboat Excellence

Steamboat Springs does a lot for the skiing community that other resorts don't even try. Simply put you will have a great time with the 165 trails to pick from. There is something for all skill and age levels. Tree skiing to groomed runs and several terrain parks to choose from.
The ski area is only a 30 minute drive from the Hayden airport and there are free bus shuttles from the area to town. The residents are very friendly and are great with their Western hospitality.
Lawrence in Darien

Great Place

Large mountain with lots of great rails. Don't miss the free service provided by the Over The Hill Gang....a great skiing experience
William in East northport


Overall a good resort. Mountain layout makes it difficult to get around. Lacked mountain ambassadors at the top of lifts to provide guidance and recommendations. Poor trail signs did not provide adequate direction to lifts or on mountain dining. Not much near mountain shopping or restaurants. Hard to get a feel for the base area
Florence in Saint paul

Friendly Steamboat

I went to Steamboat in 2009 and loved it. I was accompanied by my son and his wife. We all had a great time skiing that year as there was a great deal of new (and old) snow. We went again this January - 2012. The snow was marginal, but the trails were well-groomed and we had a good time with our favorite sport.

I injured my knee on the slopes in 2009. I was impressed by how well I was cared for by the ski patrol and people at the local clinic. The staff at our lodging (Trappeur's Crossing) were especially helpful in transporting me around and providing encouragement. Of all the places I have skied, Steamboat is the most friendly and accommodating. I recommend it to anyone who wants an enjoyable and stress-free ski vacation.
crissy in Wiscasset

Steamboat is still a favorite ski destination for our family!

We have skied Steamboat before Gondolas and before Gondola Square. After 18 years, we have returned, and we were not disappointed. The ski slopes have the best wide runs for the beginners, and now offer special attractions for boarders, too. We always enjoyed downtown Steamboat because of the well preserved town. There are still some decent restaurants too. The staff at Sport Stalker are THE FRIENDLIEST anywhere! We highly recommend them for renting your gear.
H in Jacksonville

Steamboat Springs perfect family vacation

We took our 10 and 4 year old to Steamboat Springs and it was a fantastic family vacation! There was tons of snow, the mountain was fantastic and it wasn't too crowded. Our kids had never skiied and loved ski school and the coaches were fabulous. We found everyone at ski school to be very caring and accomodating. In fact, every person that worked at Steamboat that we dealt with was friendly and helpful. The town was close by and very cute. There were plenty of restaurants and we also had a great time tubing and going on a sleigh ride.
Jennifer in Creole

We LOVED Steamboat Springs

My daughters, Emily 6 and Madison 12, had never been in snow or real snow were from Southwest Louisiana. We fly to Hayden Co, and took a shuttle to our resort which was at the foot of the mountain in a In & Out resort. Sking was great we watched from our balancy, walked everywhere, and the Gondala was outside our door. The public bus was outside our door. Food great, veiws breathless, and very very very family friendly. We had a blast can't wait to go back next year. The whole experience was wonderful. was very knowledgable and a very good value. Our agent was great.
Chad in Dixon

Steamboat is Awesome

If you are looking for a mountain that has it all, this is the place for you. The skiing is great, the shopping is good and also the night life. Everyone we met were very friendly. I would recommend Steamboat to anyone. They has some very challenging trails all the way down to intermediate.The preview is going to say we stayed in 2010 but we actually stays in Jan.Feb of 2011.
Annalisa in Hialeah

Steamboat Springs ia Amazing Skiing!!

We booked through Ski.Com ... again ... So easy and helpful, both times our representatives have been great!
This was our second trip to Steamboat and we loved it! The snow was fabulous this year!!! We really enjoy Trappeurs Crossing, its great accommodations, everything that you need is there,great pool and hot tubs too... for those weary legs after skiing all over the mountain.
We have never stayed at such a service orientated resort... the locals are so kind and considerate.
The free bus and shuttles are so handy, you can travel all over the town too. Loved the Mexican food at the Cantina!!!
josiah in Beaumont

Steamboat in Three words: A - MAZE - ING!!!

I am a returning guest to Steamboat year in and year out, and every year it some how is a little better. I usually go with my family, but this year my buddies and I decided to go on a guys trip only. Worked out great!!! I will absolutely be returning to steamboat as long as I'm able to step down on the bindings!!!
Britt in Silver spring

We will be back...

Leaving the east coast with 5ft of new snow in the yard was difficult. But first trip down Mt. Werner confirmed this was a great ski destination. For a family we have found no better hill.
Pat in Oak park

We love Steamboat!

Steamboat Springs is a fantastic ski resort in terms of the friendly, hospitable people, the multitude of ski runs, and casual atmosphere. It's one of our favorite ski locations.
bob in Fairfax

lack of snow

we have skied all of colorado, utah, montana, most of canada, vermont, west virginia, pennsylvania, nevada, and most of the european alps. we decided to come to steamboat springs simply for it's champagne powder and all the great things that we had heard about the skiing. however, we were greatly disappointed in the lack of snow, the size of the ski resort, the lack of night life and the lack of restaurants around the mountain base. Anybody reading this, would think that we are a bunch of premodonnas, but that is not true, we just feel, we have skiied much better ski resorts, with a lot better snow, diverse variety of cusine and much bigger mountains. So, in all fairness, if they had more snow, the trip would have been a lot better, but still there is not much to do for adults or kids after dinner time ( 6 to 7 pm ) at or around the mountain base.
Leslie in Chesterton

Gorgeous mountain; Can't wait to go back.

I absolutely loved Steamboat. It was easily accessible from the airport which was one of the reasons I decided to ski there. The mountain was beautiful and even though there wasn't any fresh powder when I was there, the skiing was still great. I will be back soon.
Susan in Fort myers

Third Visit

Like it so much we keep coming back!
carolyn in Madison

we had a great time

we had a great time! The people were friendly. The skiing was fun. Our accomodations were lovely!!
Michele in Memphis

Torian Plum Creekside at Steamboat Springs...

This was our family of 5 (2 adults, 3 kids)'s fourth trip to Steamboat, & we have always booked through a travel agent friend &  Together, they have helped us enjoy positive experiences.  Each year, we have learned more about the mountain, & we have become more comfortable with the Steamboat community.  This years vacation, my family 100% agrees, was the BEST ever!  At the agent's suggestion, we stayed at a resort that was a bit more expensive than in the past, but it was so well worth the upgrade!!!  We had much more space & more amenities in our unit than in the past.  Again, we were guided to yet another incredible ski/snowboard vacation.  From the airport, we were taken to our condo.  Our equipment was delivered to us the same day that we arrived by experienced folks who knew how to properly fit us.  The complimentary shuttle took us to the grocery & back, & to other places around town, too.  In the afternoons, we would sit on our balcony & enjoy the sunshine & acoustic guitar player that entertained outside of the restaurant below our condo complex.  Sometimes we would go out to dinner, but most other meals were eaten in the comfort & ease of our condo, since we were at a ski in/ski out complex.  Economy withstanding, we look forward to doing this same trip again next year.  Thank you!!! 
erin in Boston

Great Mountain for First-Time Colorado Skiiers

My boyfriend and I are big New England skiiers and were looking forward to getting more vertical while skiing Colorado's legendary powder conditions. We got the former.

Unfortunately, since we visited in March, the conditions were more springlike than powder like, which meant mashed potatoes by noon, and ice skating the frozen remnants in the morning. The grooming also wasn't very good - even the trails that were claimed to be groomed were very chunky in places with frozen granular. Being an East Coast skiier, I can vouch that many of those resorts can groom ice chunk granular into corduroy, so this was a little disappointing.

Because Steamboat can't control the conditions, I'd still recommend it to a friend. The mountain itself is nice, with challenging terrain. We began on blues to be safe, but were soon skiing some of the tougher blacks. I wouldn't recommend this mountain to a beginner though, because its terrain only offers about 9% beginner trails, which are more cat tracks and narrow corridors leading to different lifts which are frequented by very advanced skiiers. The terrain very much caters to intermediate and expert skiiers, and offers various challenges - long steeps, short bumps, open cruisers, etc. The scenery also gives points to Steamboat, as well as the fact that we experienced little to no lift lines our entire stay.

Steamboat also has nightlife and off mountain activities for everyone. On the advice of our agent Diane, my boyfriend and I visited Strawberry Park Hot Springs via Sweet Pea Tours to soak in the natural warm pools after a long day of skiing. We also took a great snowmobile tour that took us 12000' vertical and onto the continental divide. Furthermore, the town of Steamboat Springs is easily accessible and has something for everyone - tourist shops, great restaurants (try Riggio's), and even Howelsen Hill (bring your ice skates, or try snow tubing).

Lastly, Steamboat is fairly accessible although it is not along the I-70 corridor. We flew into Hayden, a small airport where we literally deplaned on the runway. Be that as it might, the airport is only a short 90 minute flight from Minneapolis, and it is only a 30 minute shuttle drive from the resort.

All in all, we were very satisfied with both our vacation and our booking experience through
Eric in Port chester

Ordinary until we got powder

Ordinary skiing all week until we got dumped on with powder our last day. Absolutely incredible powder skiing that one day.
Phillip in Clarksville

Great Snow, Long Drive

Steamboat is a skiers ski resort. If you go spend most of your time on the hill searching out fabulous powder hidden along the "rope" runs. Although there is little in the way of Apres Ski, you can find some "Slopeside" at the bottom of the hill and "fourpoints" on the hill, but do not expect Whistler or Austrian parties. 
If you take the time to drive all the way to Steamboat find the off piste and let the boards ride. 
Mary in Houma

steamboat springs vacation 2009

My husband & I stayed at Ski Inn Condos. We were very impressed with the value & accommodations. We stayed in a 1 bedroom condo with a king size bed (very comfortable and well decorated). We had daily maid service & simply walked out the door for the Steamboat Resorts ski shuttle. It was very convenient because we did not have a rental car. Danielle with did an excellent job with booking our vacation to Steamboat, Co.
Bob in Smyrna

A+ Experience at Steamboat

Steamboat exceeded our expectations. This is not only a fabulous ski mountain with countless ski trails, but it offers a community feeling that is unique among ski resorts. My non-skiing wife also loved the resort more than any other, because it offers snowshoe trails on the ski mountain. Rather than driving somewhere, she was just a quick ride up the gondola to the snowshoe area.