There's something about Steamboat

Steamboat Springs, CO is a special place.  Here are some of the unique things that give Steamboat it's charm.

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104th Annual Steamboat Springs Winter Carnival Schedule

Winter Carnival is one of Steamboat's two favorite weekends of the year. It is also easily the easiest time of the year to understand why Steamboat Springs is special. The best thing about Steamboat is the sense of community here. Part of that sense of community is our dedication to mountain life and Winter Carnival shows that off all in one long weekend like nothing else. Where else closes a US Highway through their downtown for two mornings to cover it with snow and drag kids behind galloping horses, gives 6 year olds flares to ski down an icy slope at night, has a lighted man that sets off fireworks from his back while skiing, ski jumpers flying through a ring of fire, fireworks, and more

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  As the air starts to get crisp and the days grow shorter, folks in Steamboat start thinking about winter and the Champagne Power© that will soon be blanketing our slopes. The ski and boards get pulled from storage and the first coat of wax gets applied in anticipation of another big snow year. Winter and the skiing is what brought most of us here to Steamboat Springs Colorado. Yet if you have spent a season other than winter here you will know why we call this special place home. From mid-September through mid-October, the mountains and valleys surrounding Routt county start their amazing transformation. It begins in the highs peaks, then quickly makes it's way to the river bottoms. Fall is one of our favorite times of the year and for the next few

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“March comes in like a Lion and out like a Lamb.” The old proverb might not hold true in many parts of the country, but it's never more apparent than in the mountains of Steamboat Springs, Colorado. As the days grow longer and the sun shines a little brighter in the western hemisphere, spring begins to kiss the cheeks of the folks in Routt County. This time of year divides us between the sun seekers and the winter holdouts. There are many that won't let go of the skiing and will make turns on the last flake of snow until it has drained into the river.  On the opposite hand, the sun seekers will search for anything warm and dry. 

March can be some of the best skiing there is all year. As the lion roars in, the early spring storms usually create large

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  In Curve Plaza on the west end of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, sits a quaint little breakfast joint tucked between a liquor store and a gas station. Hidden in the shadows of it’s bigger brother, Big House Burgers, you will find Lil’ House Country Biscuits and Coffee. They serve up some of the best biscuit sandwiches outside the state of North Carolina.

While out early this morning running some quick errands and before the day kicked into high gear, I decided to stop in for a quick bite. The sweet smell of freshly cooked biscuits greeted me at the door and I immediately knew what I wanted.  Lil’ House serves a vast array of breakfast goodies, but it was the biscuit sandwich with egg, cheese and bacon that was calling my name. Not a biscuit fan;

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 My fly line goes tight as my strike indicator disappears under the surface, “Fish on” I yell. The large rainbow trout breaches the icy waters of the Yampa River and starts a frantic run upstream. Scrambling to keep him close, I make a mad dash after him, stumbling over the ice covered rocks and trying to keep myself upright. The snow covered slopes of the Steamboat Ski Resort are my backdrop and the beautiful waters of the Yampa take center stage on this beautiful blue bird sunny day.

 Today, I take a welcome break from skiing the mountain to survey the local waters throughout downtown Steamboat Springs. Fly fishing the winter season can be some of the most rewarding times of the year. The quiet banks of the river see very few anglers during these

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  I'm not sure why this struck a chord but I got some great comments on this picture over the weekend from friends. Taking a couple of hours to skin up Buff Pass is a fairly normal part of life in Steamboat so I was a bit surprised.  One comment was from a friend in San Francisco who said "Why is it again that I don't live there Jon?"

 This made me think that we can all use a lifestyle upgrade from time to time.  I'm in the middle of one myself this week and make an effort to bring things up a notch every spring and fall. The holidays and beginning of the year were a bit crazy so I got off my game some and decided to do something fun everyday starting Saturday to get back to where I want to be fun and fitness wise.  I started with Fat Biking up Emerald

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Champagne Powder®- Think sparkling champagne but in the form of snow that is smooth, dry and makes you feel like you are flying. One of the things that Steamboat is famous for.

First Tracks- Un-touched fresh powder.  Use a special ticket to load the gondola at 8:00am or better yet the local knowledge to know where untracked lines will be later in the day.

Inversion- When it is very cold in town but surprisingly warm on top of the mountain.  It can be -10 degrees at the base of the mountain and a balmy 20-30 degrees at the top! If you walk outside and it is really cold check the temperature on top of the mountain because there is a very good chance it is nice on top.

Locals Secrets - The things you only learn by getting outside and finding them

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"Once you are really a local, there is even more going on than you even knew visiting as a tourist" Jessica S. 3 year local

See what it is like to Live in Steamboat from a family that moved here 3 years ago

We often dreamed what it would be like to be locals.  What would it really be like to be part of this mountain town?  Could it be as magical as when we visit then worked remotely from here part time? Could we make friends?  What would it be like to grow up here for our kids?  Are the schools really as good as they say? Would it get old? Ok we couldn't see it getting old but would we really take advantage of our dream town and is it the best choice for our family?  We admired the people we knew that lived here and wished we did too but it seemed out

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  See what its like for yourself by clicking above or here at Steamboat Springs 4th of July activities. If you have only been in Steamboat in the winter you haven't experienced Steamboat Springs at it's best. The 4th of July is an action packed weekend where you can experience our unqiue small town parade including Nordic Ski Racing, some of the best fireworks in the state (we have a banker here that buys them in China and makes his own), the Rodeo and the countless other activities that Steamboat Springs has to offer in the summer.  See it for yourself by clicking above or here at Steamboat Springs 4th of July activities.

  Haven't been to Steamboat in the summer yet?  Then it's time to plan a trip. Let us

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