Steamboat Springs Winter Activities

Ski vacationers are blessed with a plethora of recreation and relaxation opportunities in Steamboat Springs. In addition to skiing, Steamboat Springs offers unique winter experiences, such as taking a snowy sleigh ride or soaking in natural hot springs. From singing around a campfire with a mug of hot cocoa to exploring a winter wonderland on Nordic skis, Steamboat Springs makes it easy to create lifelong memories. Here is a snapshot of some of top winter activities in Steamboat Springs:

Steamboat Springs ice skating

Steamboat Springs is a haven for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. In fact, many trails start right in the heart of town. Also, there are trails throughout the surrounding national forests and state parks. One of the best-loved cross-country trips is on Rabbit Ears Pass.

Steamboat Springs snowmobiling

Snowmobiling is one of the most exciting winter activities in Steamboat Springs. The Rutt National Forest adjacent to Steamboat Springs is home to some of Colorado's best snow mobile terrain. For an unreal experience, explore the high alpine meadows and trails along the Continental Divide, such as Rabbit Ears Pass and the Flat Tops.

Steamboat Springs cat skiing

From December through March, 10,000 acres of terrain on Buffalo Pass is permitted for cat skiing. If you love powder, uncrowded and challenging terrain, cat skiing in Steamboat is for you. The area accessed for cat skiing is renowned for great powder.

Steamboat Springs sleigh rides

Take an enchanting sleigh ride under the stars along the Yampa River. It’s a perfectly romantic outing as well as a unique experience for families to enjoy together. As one of the more mellow outdoor activities available in Steamboat Springs, it’s a great way to sit back and enjoy the area’s natural beauty.

Steamboat Springs snow tubing

Go snow tubing at historic Howelsen Hill and get a rush flying down the slopes. Howelsen Hill offers snow tubing accessed by a magic carpet, so you can conserve your energy for the descent.

Steamboat Springs hot springs

Relax and soak in the many natural hot springs in and around Steamboat Springs. Strawberry Hot Springs is a developed hot springs facility offering picnic tables, changing rooms and food and beverage concessions.