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Did someone say skijoring on Lincoln Ave., ski jumping through fiery hoops, and fireworks?  This could only mean one thing…it’s almost time for Steamboat’s infamous Winter Carnival!  Every winter around 400 tons of snow is dumped onto the main drag in downtown Steamboat Springs for a full weekend of action-packed festivities.  You won’t believe your eyes as kids ski behind horses ridden by Yampa Valley’s legacy ranchers, or as our very own Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club athletes fly over the jumps at night on Howelsen—lit by flares and LED lights.  Experience this and so much more as Steamboat celebrates its 107th year of the longest running Winter Carnival west of the Mississippi. 

Here’s the lowdown for this year’s shenanigans:


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Wanting to eat a healthy veggie diet but don't know where to start with Steamboat's restaurants? We've got you covered!


Seedz is a quaint cafe located on Mainstreet where in the summertime you can sit outside in the sunshine.

Recommendations: Spring Noodle Bowl, Golden Curry Tofu Wrap, and if you’re brave (and have a cold) try their Hot Shot (honey, lemon, ginger, cayenne, and tumeric)


Joose is dedicated to healthy, tasty foods that will make you feel fantastic about snacking. They also have an infrared sauna, which if you are unfamiliar with, is pretty cool.

Recommendations: Tomato Basil Soup and Tabouli, for dessert try their Power Brownies.


Fantastic brunch, lunch, and breakfast place located next to a

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Steamboat is easily one of the most magical places to celebrate the winter holidays. Because of our beautiful mountains, champagne powder, cheerful locals, and vibrant pine trees, the Yampa Valley offers the most picturesque holiday experiences imaginable. 

During the holiday season, the entire town adorns itself with Christmas lights. Because of this, if you have the pleasure of night skiing on Howelsen or Mount Werner you will be able to see the twinkle of each house in Steamboat sparkling like the star on the top of the Christmas tree.

On Oak Street a beautiful menorah is lit up every year to add to this sparkle. Har Mishpacha, the Jewish Community of Steamboat Springs, commissions a different artist each year to create a menorah to celebrate

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Looking for fun events to celebrate winter in Steamboat? Check out this handy list! 

December 3 History Happy Hours at Butcherknife Brewery

Come to learn about the rowdy side of Routt County’s history!

December 4 Tread of Pioneers Museum Behind the Scenes Tours

Go behind the scenes to learn about the preservation of Steamboat’s history.

December 7, 8 Finding Christmas at the Strings Music Pavilion

One of Steamboat’s treasured holiday traditions featuring holiday classics and beautiful orchestral pieces.

December 7 Holidays in the Rockies Artisan Market

Strawberry Park Elementary will host local artisans for a holiday market. Rumor has it Santa might show up for pictures as well!

December 7, 14 Visit with Santa at Santa's

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Old Town Pub

Located downtown with fun pub vibes, Old Town Pub is a great place to listen to music. Click here for their full schedule.


If you are looking for more of a club/dancing vibe, Schmiggity’s is the place to go. Here is their schedule of upcoming events! My favorite is two-step Tuesdays where you can take country dancing lessons then have some fun on the dance floor honky-tonking and hoedown throwdown[ing]!

Strings Music Pavilion

Strings offers a classier venue, but has fantastic bands that are Steamboat classics. Especially during the holidays Strings will offer great concerts that the whole family can enjoy. Click here for their schedule.

Chief Theatre

The Chief Theatre was built as a live music and

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I knew it would be good day when my Sunday night grocery run left my car covered in inches of snow. I had that Christmas eve feeling while I anticipated what would come the next morning. Followed by an overnight storm that brought 18 inches of snow, it was definite that Steamboat was the place to be for early season skiing.

When I woke up last Monday, (October 28th!), I didn’t plan to ski. I felt the presence of new snow as my room lit up from the white light shining through the slit of my window’s curtain.

Imagine rolling out of bed, getting fully booted up from the comfort of your couch, and to the parking lot to start your ski day in less than 30 minutes. That is the beauty of skiing in Steamboat. Not to mention the mountain is open to early

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While things are getting colder, fun in Steamboat is heating up!


November 1 First Friday Artwalk

The Artwalk is back and better than ever! While downtown might be a bit chillier, it is still nice to check out different art exhibits while warm and inside.

November 2 Arts and Crafts Fair

Have you ever wanted to just go to the airport for the heck of it? Well now you can for the point of sampling and admiring different crafts created by members of the Yampa Valley. That’s right- this fair will be located inside Yampa Valley Airport, and should be fun for the whole family to check-out!

November 2 Epic Steamboat Scavenger Hunt

Explore Steamboat with Let's Roam during a fun scavenger hunt!

November 5 History Happy Hours

The Tread of

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Have you been curious what all of the yellow signs are about when you’re driving into Steamboat? Well look no further to discover Steamboat’s 114 year old clothing store, F.M. Light and Sons.

Everyone in Steamboat seems to own a pair of cowboy boots, and they all got them from F.M. Light and Sons. There you can find the best western garb in town!

The store started in 1905 after recently-arrived Frank M. Light realized that there was no men’s clothing store in town. Backed by locals, he opened F.M. Light’s with the help of his two sons, Olin and Clarence. The small town backed Light’s decision to make the store, often reporting about it’s progress in The Routt County Sentinel. The store first opened on November 9, 1905. It was a cold day, and had

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Looking for spooky events for the Halloween season? Search no further!

Here is a compiled list of the different events going on around Steamboat for Halloween.

October 19 10 am - Green Halloween

The SSHS Honor Society will be recycling Halloween costumes at the Bud Werner Library. Go visit for affordable and eco-friendly costumes!

October 20 3:30 pm- 5:30 - Halloween on Ice!

Join the Steamboat Skating Club to celebrate their fall Halloween show!

October 26 10 pm - Dance Theater Halloween Fundraiser

A costume party to benefit Steamboat Dance Theatre hosted at Schmiggity’s.

October 26 Foundry Halloween 5K

Run in your Halloween costumes to support the Foundry Treatment Center in Steamboat. There will be a Halloween

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Where to go to take that EPIC photo while you’re in town. 

8. Main Street

Now we don’t recommend taking a picture in the middle of a street, but stealing a quick pic when Main Street is closed for 4th of July or Winter Carnival can lead to some fantastic pictures. Get a shot of both downtown’s western feel and our main mountain from this angle.


7. Rabbit Ears Pass

Driving over Rabbit Ears is always a welcome sight, especially for the weary traveler returning home. Taking pictures of the famous rock formation makes the homecoming even more sweet!


6. Howelsen Hill

Whether you’re skiing or hiking, looking at Steamboat from the top of Howelsen Hill always takes your breath away. Pictures from Howelsen will never fail to

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