We had a great time at Steamboat. The conditions were amazing during the 2nd week in December 2005. The kids had a good choice of beginner terain and I can't wait to get them back on the new Sunshine express. Lift lines were non existant. Night life is a bit to be desired compared to other CO resorts but for the family there is nothing that I have found that is better. Take the kids on a non ski day to a farm and ride the horses.