Life in Steamboat Springs

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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.

Schmiggity’s

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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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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Ever wonder how friends and family can visit you in a matter of hours while living in Steamboat?

The answer is our beautiful airport! Ask anyone in Steamboat- they probably know a few people who work there, making it the most social airport experience in the nation. Seriously, going to the airport is like a party. My mom always loves driving me to the airport so that she can visit her friends working.

The Hayden airport is 45 minutes away from Steamboat. There are flights to Denver daily, but recently the airport has scheduled more flights across the US for skiers, riders, and anyone else that wants to visit!

Check out the flight schedule below to see if you or your friends can book any trips!

 

 

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Things to look forward to once it starts snowing

1. That moment when it first starts to snow

Or when you wake up in the morning and get excited because you see snow all around you for the first time since spring

2. Getting hot chocolate at Gondola Joe’s before/after going skiing

Better yet, drinking hot chocolate at Four Points Lodge looking at one of the best views in Steamboat

3. Seeing all of the holiday lights go up in town

Steamboat really gets into the holiday cheer. My favorite part about the holidays is meeting everyone on the gondola because they always are in Steamboat for the purpose of experiencing a storybook holiday season.

4. Soaking in the hot springs in the middle of a blizzard

The snow can’t get to you

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Restaurant Week October 1- October 2

Explore Steamboat’s favorite meals as you wine and dine your way through town!

The Great Costume Swap and Shop October 1

Pick out some great costumes at the Hayden Public Library

Hamlet Presented by PikNik Theatre October 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12

Alas poor Yorick! It’s a Steamboat tradition!

First Friday Artwalk October 4

The Artwalk is a self-guided took through Steamboat’s galleries, museums, and restaurants. It will occur every first Friday until December.

Poker Run October 5

Run a 5k with the Routt County Cattewomen while simultaneously playing poker. This event is great news for people who sweat when they bluff because you will already be sweating from the 5k so no one will notice!

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Some locals, visitors, and newbies alike have noticed that Steamboat’s famous gondola has been under construction.

That’s because the gondolas are being replaced with a $15 million dollar new system that will decrease gondola ride time from 12 minutes to 10 minutes as well as add 12 additional cars. This system will improve ski experience in general, and we’re so excited about it!

Feeling nostalgic for the old cabins?

That is completely understandable. But luckily you’ll have the opportunity to bid on these historic pieces of Steamboat’s past!

Steamboat Ski Resort will be donating several of these gondolas to local Steamboat charities to help them fundraise. Already two have been auctioned off, but other nonprofits are looking to sell

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Getting tired of the summer heat? Visit Stagecoach for relief!

 

Stagecoach is home to an abundance of wildlife, flowers, and adventures that all rely on the lake. Going exploring around Stagecoach allows you to see all of these things in person, and let's you find out what makes Stagecoach so special.

Hiking

There are many great hikes around Stagecoach. One of my favorites is just exploring the arena because you can both watch the boaters and the wildlife while admiring the views!

Swimming

At the marina there is a beach where you can go swimming and play in the sand. There you can picnic and also watch the water-skiing!

Boating

For rental and boating information, click here.

Other Adventures

Record-breaking fish have been

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Ski Town, USA, certainly has its ring to it. But anyone in Steamboat’s hockey community knows that it could easily be called Hockey Town, USA, too! 

Steamboat’s hockey culture is huge, from its youth programs, to our junior team, to the adult league. In honor of the Steamboat Hockey Classic coming up, here is a list of why Steamboat Hockey is so special.

The Steamboat Stampede

The Steamboat Stampede boasts both boys and girls hockey programs starting from Intro to Hockey to high school. These programs help boost leadership, teamwork, and hard work among the players. Not to mention that they help introduce players to a great community of coaches, dedicated parents, and happy teams. Growing up in Steamboat playing hockey lets you explore the

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