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by: Eric Cartman - 1st March 2019

  • 4
  • 3Beginner
  • 4Intermediate
  • 5Expert
  • 4All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 5Family Friendly
  • 4Aprés Ski
  • 3Terrain Park
  • 5Overall Value

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I have been to Steamboat for a couple of years now and I love it. For beginners, the lower mountain (gondola down) is great. Plenty of rolling groomers, as well as a couple of easier mogul runs. Plenty of blues and greens for beginners and early intermediates. Most intermediated will want to hop off the gondola and go into the sunshine bowl area. This area is dotted with blues as well as a couple of easier tree runs such as Olympic trail and baby powder. There are also a couple of easy diamond runs sich as kuus cruise, Rolex, and west side. To the left of the sundown lift, there are the infamous shadows and closets who will give upper intermediates a run for their money. From the top of sunshine, there are fantastic glades entering into the experts' paradise, Morningside. These glades like jumpstart and hotcakes are fun for experts and upper intermediates alike. These funnel down into the morningside are where you can take the lift up and ski all of the glades you like. My personal favorite is wake up call. From the top of this lift you can access the chutes as well as Christmas tree bowl and the ridge. Trust me, do not ski these unless you are an advanced skier. I personally love skiing the chutes as well as the ridge. To the skiers right, is the hiking trail. This gives you access to the best part of the mountain, the expert glades. Although these are fun, you have to work to get to them by hiking. When you ski down from the hike-tos you fall into a trail called second descent which will drop you out around the four points lift. The fout points lift accesses some advanced terrain around the top. Next to it is the Storm Peak express which will allow you to enter morningside as well as some other black diamond runs. Going down the mountain from those lifts, you will find the Pony Express which accesses pioneer ridge, a black dotted with blacks and blue-blacks. This is a really fun spot to warm up on trails like middle-rib, but be aware, early in the season, there will not be a lot of snow there. Going down from there you will find Bashor bowl and the race trail. This is a great spot for beginners and intermediated to learn on the bowl and more advanced skiers to brush up on their racing skills on the NASTAR race area. Down from there there are a couple greens taking you back to the base. Note: I did not cover the whole mountain, just part of it.

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Displaying 1 - 6 of 149 Resort Reviews

  • Cristy Taylor (24th September 2019)

    As a beginner I found the grounds, amenities and resort absolutely breathtaking. We were able to find our way around after about...

  • Eric Cartman (1st March 2019)

    I have been to Steamboat for a couple of years now and I love it. For beginners, the lower mountain (gondola down)...

  • Georgia Ives (23rd January 2019)

    We ski/board every year and try different mountains. Steamboat has just out priced us we won't be back

  • dlmielke5 (19th January 2019)

    This is absolutely the place for families and anyone looking to enjoy themselves on the mountain (and in town) without a bunch...

  • Rujith de Silva (7th January 2019)

    Steamboat is certainly large, and has nice runs, but it's mostly intermediate terrain. It's below the tree-line, so it doesn't have massive...

  • PeteSign (16th November 2018)

    Great family mountain. Diverse terrain for all experience levels. Lift design enables easy top to bottom access for beginners without crowding out...

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