Stuff To Do In Steamboat!

winter carnival fireworks

Visiting Steamboat and looking for stuff to-do to fill up that itinerary?

This is our list of must do’s while in the boat!


Monday January 19th, 2015

The 41st Annual Bud Light Cowboy Downhill

Nothing says Steamboat like cowboys on skis! That’s what Billy Kidd, Director of Skiing, and Larry Mahan, six-time All-Around World Champion cowboy, were thinking when they made the decision to invite some of the ProRodeo cowboys up to Steamboat for some serious fun on the slopes. Forty years later the Downhill has evolved into a signature Steamboat event, as over 100 professional rodeo cowboys flock to the ‘Boat for one of the most unique events in the West!

Wednesday February 4th thru Sunday February 8th, 2015

The 102nd Annual Winter Carnival – Our Favorite!


Mention a parade and fireworks and people say that’s typical. Talk about adults on shovels being pulled down main street behind horses or skiers jumping through fiery hoops and people stop to listen. In Steamboat Springs we do things differently, and with the oldest, continuous Winter Carnival west of the Mississippi, this event is certainly no different.

Thursday February 14th thru Tuesday February 17th

Mardi Gras


Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler-The good times are definitely ready to roll in Ski Town, U.S.A.® when the Steamboat Mardi Gras Festival comes marching in from February 12-17 with free concerts, parades, a Cajun BBQ and Mardi Gras party and more. Throughout the celebration, food enthusiasts can

enjoy Mardi Gras themed lunch creations across the mountain.

The festival culminates on Fat Tuesday with an all-day celebration featuring snow sculpture contest at the chair-lifts, restaurant contests, special activities, and plenty of beads to go around.


Art Classes and Workshops

Artists and art instructors from the community seek to empower others through teaching of a variety of classes and workshops here in Steamboat Springs.

From a painting and wine date night to acting classes and theatre workshops, there are opportunities abound year round to get in touch with your inner creativity.

Come enjoy the artistic learning experience that the Yampa Valley can provide.

The Potter’s Wheel


1136 Yampa Street

Steamboat Springs, CO





2090 Snow Bowl Plaza

Steamboat Springs, CO 80477


Up here, biking is a culture. Up here, we bike for fun, we bike to work, we bike to train, and we bike to experience the beauty of Steamboat Springs. Steamboat truly embodies its moniker, Bike Town USA® and it’s time to get up here and be a part of it.

Diversity is the name of the game in Steamboat Springs, with something for all levels and all riding preferences. Hop on the family-friendly Yampa River Core Trail for a relaxing cruise along the river. Explore our scenic cross country singletrack or hit the Steamboat Bike Park and downhill trails on Mount Werner. The smooth country roads offer endless rides through the Yampa Valley. With a variety of two-wheeled adventures up for grabs, how will you bike the ‘Boat?

Snow Biking

During the winter, Lake Catamount, Howelsen Hill and many other areas allow snow bikes on their trails. Snow biking is a rapidly growing sport where bikes with larger and fatter tires are used to enjoy the snowy trails.

Riders can also rent fat tire bikes at the Lake Catamount Touring Center.

Find more fat biking trails and details at Routt County Riders website at the link below.

Snow Biking Information

Cross County

With hundreds of miles of singletrack across just about every type of terrain imaginable, Steamboat Springs is a cross-country mountain biker’s paradise.

Rising above downtown Steamboat is the easily accessible and infinitely exciting Emerald Mountain, filled with technical, rewarding rides topped off with scenic views. Trails throughout the Yampa Valley wind along babbling creeks, across meadows of wildflowers and take you to the top of the Continental Divide.


The Steamboat Bike Park features over 50 miles of downhill and freeride bike terrain for all ability levels, bringing a new high intensity biking environment to Steamboat. Trails feature everything from dirt jumps and rock drops to wooden features and dirt berms, all accessible from an enjoyable ride up the gondola.

The Bike Park offers lessons as well as bike and gear rentals so novice to expert can experience the downhill fun. View Steamboat Bike Park

The Jump Park

The Bear River Bike Park garnered internation

al attention in 2013 when it earned, via

a national voting process, the coveted Bell Built grant to complete its jump lines. The park now boasts beginner, intermediate and advanced dirt fe

atures and a fun, family-friendly atmosphere.


The Yampa River Core Trail is a 7.5-mile paved multi-use trail that runs through the heart of Steamboat Springs and along the Yampa River. The Yampa River Botanic Park, Alpine Slide, Howelsen Ice Arena, horseback rides, tube rentals, the Bud Werner Memorial Library, restaurants, art galleries and downtown shops are easily accessible from the Core Trail. View More on the Core Trail

Gold Level Bicycle Friendly Community

Biking in Steamboat is a lifestyle and a community-wide culture. The American League of Bicyclists agreed, naming Steamboat Springs one of 18 cities nationwide to earn a gold level Bicycle Friendly Community designation in 2013.


Tour the mountain via snowshoe at Steamboat Ski Area or elect to explore other areas of the valley on foot. Customize the trip for however many hours you would like to spend walking on top of the snow and the tour guides will be happy to accommodate your preferences.

Howelsen Hill Ski Area

845 Howelsen Parkway

Howelsen Hill Lodge

Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

(970) 879-8499

Howelsen Hill Ski Area has sent more skiers to international competition than any other area in North America. It is Colorado’s oldest ski area in continuous use (opened in 1915), and has the largest and most complete natural ski jumping complex in North America. Howelsen Hill offers a variety of amenities year-round in Steamboat Springs.


Traverse the countryside with speed on a snowmobile tour. Tours will offer some of the best sights that the Yampa Valley has to offer. See memorable shots of the Flat Tops Mountains, the Sleeping Giant, Rabbit Ears Pass, Buffalo Pass, the Upper Elk River Valley and many more.


Steamboat Snowmobile Tours

31825 County Road 64

Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

(970) 879-6500


Come to historic Howelsen Hill for the ride of a lifetime! Ride the magic carpet to the top and come screaming down on a snow tube. Snow Tubing is a new aspect of an incredibly exciting hill with all of the winter sports activities including nordic jumping, a terrain park, alpine racing and freestyle moguls and aerials happening all around you.

Tubing at Howelson

845 Howelsen Parkway

Howelsen Hill Lodge

Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

(970) 879-8499


Saddleback Ranch Yee-Haw Hill

Free Transportation at the Transit Center

Call 970-879-3771

As you can see there is so much to do in our valley it will make your head spin! Come on and enjoy what all we have to offer!