Steamboat is not all that it is hyped up to be. Our family took a full two weeks visiting from Houston to make sure the we would have good conditions. We got snow several times and all the locals were talking about how "epic" the conditions were. The snow was wind blown with ice underneath and the visability was very poor. I stopped skiing early on the "epic" powder day to have drinks, but there were only a couple bars with bad food that smelled awful. The nightlife is the worst of the five resorts we have visited in Colorado. Our kids enjoyed the tubing, but we will be going back to Vail for our ski trip next year.