Some Fun Facts on Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Being as passionate about Steamboat as we are - we love everything about this great town! We have found that even some of the more general background information does a great job at painting a picture of some of the aspects of the small, amazing town we live in. Stay tuned for more anecdotes on daily life here, but wanted to post some of the background info about Steamboat Springs!
Name - There is no Steamboat in Steamboat Springs. The town got it’s name from the “chug chug” sound that the hot springs made.
NickName - “Ski Town, U.S.A.”, “The Boat.” Famous for Champagne Powder®, Tree Skiing and home to more Olympians than any other town in the U.S.
Elevation - Base 6,900 ft. Summit of Mt. Werner is 10,568 ft. Lower than other mtn. towns = more oxygen.
Climate - Winter Ski Season- Nov. 23- April 15th with about 349” of annual snowfall. In the winter daytime temperatures average 15-35 degrees. Summer is June to September with an average temperature of 65-85 degrees with very low humidity and cool nights.
Location - Located in NW Colorado, 160 miles NW of Denver and is an easy 3 hour drive from the Denver Airport.
Airports - Hayden, airport code (HDN) 35 minutes from downtown. Direct flights can be found on American, Continental, Delta, Frontier and United Airlines. Bob Adams airport (SBS) for private jet charter flights and air charter service.
Population - City of Steamboat, 12,088. Routt County, 23,509.
Fun Steamboat Based Companies - Smartwool, Honey Stinger, Moots, Power Ice and Big Agnes.
Recreation - 2 ski areas, 4 private and public golf courses, endless parks & open space, recreation center and pool, natural hot springs, indoor/outdoor tennis facility, ice rink, rodeo grounds, hiking and biking trails, boating, tubing, rafting, fly fishing, hunting...and more!