Winter Activities

Alpine Skiing/Snowboarding

Steamboat Springs is home to one the nation’s premier ski resorts. With a diversity of trails, over 3000 vertical feet on almost 3000 acres of terrain averaging 340 inches of snow each year, Steamboat is a destination Ski Resort for domestic and international travelers.


Bring the sleds and access the best high-country snowmobiling terrain the Rocky Mountains have to offer. Public access to Rabbit Ears Pass, Buffalo Pass and the Mt. Zirkel wilderness area offers endless snow blanketed landscape of varying difficulties.  If you don’t have your own snowmobile, contact Steambpat Powder Cats, Steamboat Snowmobile Tours or any of the other various outfitters in town.

Ice Climbing

No experience necessary! Rocky Mountain Ventures in Steamboat Springs has various ice climbing opportunities for all ability levels.  The ice climbing excursions are safely guided by local climbing experts.  Dress warm and enjoy the scenery from the top of a frozen waterfall. Visit

Snowshoe Tours

On your own or with a guide anyone can enjoy this spirited activity.  With hundreds of trails around Steamboat and in-expensive snowshoe rentals available at every shop, there is no reason why you shouldn’t.  The Steamboat Ski Resort offers a guided Gourmet Snow Shoe Tour on Mt Werner, and Rocky Mountain Ventures will gladly take shoers to the backcountry for spectacular views and settings.

Cross-Country Skiing

Tour through the snowy aspen groves, trek alongside a river bank or just enjoy the scenic winter wonderland here in Steamboat, up at Rabbit Ears Pass, over to the Flattops or through Gore Canyon. Take a multi-day trip and ski hut-to-hut in the backcountry guided by a local outfitter.

Horseback Adventures

Enjoy a winter stroll across snow blanketed ranches just outside of Steamboat.  Del’s Triangle 3 Ranch and Saddleback Ranch both offer short guided rides for children and adults. Or treat yourself and your loved ones to a picturesque sleigh ride through mountain meadows complete with a home cooked dinner when you return. There are several guest ranches in town that offer superb sleigh ride opportunities.