Most awesome all around ski resort in the West! Our family visited Christmas week and even though the fresh snow missed us, it was still good skiing (except some crowded blues). No crowds in the trees or on any black runs. The Gondola before 9 was ok too, not so crowded as mid am.
Steamboat knocks itself out being family friendly and no matter where you stay you can do it all pretty easily. Ski shops deliver skis, restaurants deliver meals, groceries deliver as well. The local & resort shuttles are so convenient and to a person all the locals were extremely friendly. Downtown is fun and offers quite a variety of shops & restaurants, plus the beautiful Yampa river.
It just gets better & better, even after many years of visiting. The new airport renovations are excellent.