Steamboat is another good CO resort, but not the best. It is definitely one of the most developed resorts with condos, shopping, and it's located in a fairly large town. It was the first time I had experienced a Gondola ride. However, I didn't see the big deal over a gondola. There was knee deep fresh powder, which was great to ski through. The slopes were nice and wide yet also presented a challenge for every skier. One disappointment was the lack of tree skiing, little to no areas for tree skiing. Beautiful views from the top of the mountain of the surrounding plains and town. Pricey shopping and food, but that's expected for Intrawest resorts. The Pow Pow Platter ticket is the only reason I went, $33 for a day lift was a great price. Overall, it is a good resort. The positives far outweigh the negatives.