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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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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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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Once a month we will write on a cool part of Steamboat that we feel showcases the town’s character. 

The Trail Maintenance Endowment Fund has a goal to get people outside and into the great outdoors. 

In Steamboat hiking, biking, or even just strolling down your favorite trail would not be possible without the hard work responsible for keeping the trail safe to both humans and the environment. The Trail Maintenance Endowment fund manages this by determining the need and priorities required to tend to Steamboat’s greatest trails.

There are several ways that they do this, through the establishment of the Friends of the Wilderness, a group that volunteers to fell trees and patrol the forest.

Recently, The Trail Maintenance Endowment Fund has

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Sunday night our team was given the Yampa Valley Community Foundation’s Business Philanthropist of the Year award.

This award is truly an honor to receive in Steamboat, where charity and philanthropic work is a value that locals hold dear.

Yampa Valley Community Foundation's description of The Steamboat Group's philanthropy efforts

Since The Steamboat Group’s inception in 2016 our team has donated over $90,000 to charities that align with our agents' values and passions with the overall goal to “Keep Steamboat Special”.

Along with monetary donations, our team enjoys getting out in the community to support projects by donating their time.  Twice per year we partner with Paul and Bridget Ferguson and LiftUp to host produce drives at City

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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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