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Visit the Steamboat Events Calendar for a full listing of resort events and activities.

Events & Activities in Steamboat

Bud Light Rocks the Boat

Get ready to rock the spring away as artists from all over the country come to jam out on the Steamboat stage in Gondola Square. The Bud Light Rocks the Boat free concert series offers a wide range of musical genres from funk to bluegrass and new wave rock and traditional blues to legendary reggae sounds. All concerts start at 3:30pm and are FREE, so bring your friends and family and celebrate spring in the mountains.

  • March 28 - Wheeland Brothers
  • April 4 - The Motet
  • April 11 - Infamous String Dusters

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Sunset Happy Hour

Join us for a beautiful sunset and views of the valley with music, signature cocktails and appetizers. $12 includes Gondola ride and $5 off food or beverage of your choice; pay at the Gondola entrance. Season Pass holders are free and can bring a friend for free. A perfect evening for the 21 and over crowd, Gondola uploads between 5-8pm.

  • March 26 - Off the Chain
  • April 2 - Old Town Pickers

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Friday, March 27 - Sunday, March 29
US Freestyle Championships

Freestyle skiing makes it return in late March as the Steamboat Ski Resort hosts the 2015 US Freestyle Championships, featuring the America’s best men and women mogul and aerial athletes, including Olympic, World and National Champions. The 2015 Championships will take place across the Park Smalley Freestyle Complex, which consists of the Voo Doo aerial venue and the 1,000-foot vertical long adrenalin generating Mayer’s Mogul Course.

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Sale, Sale, Sale!

Visit The ProShop, open daily 8am-7pm, or the Sheraton Ski & Sport, open daily 7:30am-8pm, for great deals on new and used skis, and clothing discounts. Also, check out Mountain Outfitters,Steamboat’s premier shopping experience with men’s and women’s casual apparel. Mountain Outfitters open 8am-6pm daily, with footwear and apparel to outfit the whole family- with discounts up to 50%!

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Night Skiing

Stay up late with us and cruise down 1,100 vertical feet of terrain. Christie Peak Express whisks you to top of Christie Peak where you embark on your night adventure across 5 trails including Sitz, See Me/See Ya, Vogue, Stampede and Lil’ Rodeo Terrain Park.

Night Skiing is open Thursday - Monday 6:00-9:00pm, tickets may be purchased at the Main Ticket Office or online.

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Friday Nights at the Bear River

Looking to start your weekend off right? Stop by the Bear River and learn to paint Steamboat snow or ski scenes with Kelley Conner. No experience is required; bring friends and family to enjoy an entertaining evening at the Bear River. The price is $39 for adults and $29 for kids. This includes art instruction and supplies, a complimentary draft beer, glass of wine, or non-alcoholic beverage for kids. Call (970) 871-5165 for information and reservations.

Bear River Bar & Grill and the Umbrella Bar

In the Umbrella Bar night skiing means a hot chocolate bar or your favorite beverage and plenty of free popcorn. New this year The Umbrella Bar is having a Bloody Mary Happy Hour on Sundays -10:00am-12:00pm with $5 Bloody Marys and $5 breakfast sandwiches.

Kick off Happy Hour at the Bear River with live music daily from 3:300pm-6:30pm (with the exception of football Sundays). Happy Hour specials include a free sample of Jack Honey with purchase of any draft or specialty cocktail, $4 Bud/Bud Light, $5 micros. Daily drink specials!

The Bear River is open during night skiing with a full menu of entrees and nightly specials. Friday night is All You Can Eat Fish Fry for $14.95. Saturday is Prime Rib night with potatoes and vegetable for $14.95-$27.95.

Guided Gourmet Snowshoe Lunch

Join a Steamboat Ambassador for an informative snowshoe tour followed by a gourmet lunch at Hazie's restaurant. Tours depart from the Information Center at 10am; please arrive at the Information Center by 9:45am. The cost is $65.00 and includes everything. Appropriate footwear is required.

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Kids' Adventure Club at Night

Every Saturday night through March 28, 2015 from 5-10pm for ages 5-12 years old. Kids play games and enjoy a ride up the gondola to Western BBQ to watch movies, and have tons of fun. 970-871.5375

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Shopping in Steamboat

Steamboat Pro Shop

- Stop by the ProShop at the entrance to Gondola Square to try the latest ski and snowboard equipment. We also carry technical outerwear, accessories, top-of-the-line gloves and goggles, as well as GoPro cameras along with all the attachments you can imagine! Our expert crew in the Yurt at the top of the gondola also offers edge sharpening and hot-wax for both skis and snowboards at a modest price, and all in just about 20 minutes- so stop in and drop ’em off on your way for lunch! The Pro Shop is also a great place to pick up daily necessities for your mountain adventure. Open daily 8:00am-6:00pm.

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Mountain Outfitters

Steamboat’s premier shopping experience with men’s and women’s casual apparel for mountain living from Emu, JACHS Girlfriend, Lole and more. In the breezeway in the Sheraton Steamboat Resort Hotel.Open 10:00am-6:00pm.

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Dining in Steamboat

Haymaker Sleigh Ride Dinner

Dash through the snow as a pair of majestic draft horses pull your 20-person sleigh around the Yampa Valley's rolling hills. Then settle down to a delicious four-course dinner with all the trimmings. Click here or call 970-871-5150 to make a reservation.

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Ragnar's Sleigh Ride Dinner

When the sun sets, the adventure begins with a nighttime gondola ride to a snowcat-driven sleigh ride under the stars and across the mountain to a spectacular Scandinavian five-course dinner in this secluded mountain retreat. Open Friday-Sunday evenings and additional nights for the holidays. Click here or call 970-871-5150 to make a reservation.

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Western BBQ

A shindig fit for the whole darn family! Take the gondola to an evening of entertainment, live music and dancing, serving a Western-style BBQ buffet. Full bar available. Open Friday and Saturday nights and additional nights for the holidays. Click here or call 970-871-5150 to make a reservation.

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Four Points Snowcat Dinner

A magical snowcat journey brings you in enclosed comfort to the ultimate mountaintop retreat, 9,716’ above sea level, for a five-course culinary experience rooted in the traditions and flavors of Northern Italy. Chef Susan Marno blends innovative cuisine with exquisite service in a unique mountain ambiance. Click here or call 970-871-5150 to make a reservation.

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A nighttime ride up the gondola tells you this is not going to be an ordinary night out. Enjoy a mountaintop six-course dining experience, then stay for complimentary admission to the Korbel New Year’s Eve Party. Click here or call 970-871-5150 to make a reservation.

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The Cabin

The Cabin is the Steamboat Grand Hotel’s premier dining experience, with a unique ambiance that’s the perfect setting for a romantic dinner or a special night out with the whole family. The Cabin's culinary team dishes up Colorado inspired cuisine, featuring fresh organic, natural ingredients, sure to satisfy even the heartiest appetite. Click here or call 970-871-5150 to make a reservation.

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Bear River Bar & Grill

Stop by the Bear River Bar & Grill for après ski daily. Try the specially brewed Steamboat Ale other drink specials and delicious food!

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Base Club

Open to the public for lunch and après. Featuring a lunch buffet, a daily entree special and happy hour pricing all day. Located just steps from the snow in Torian Plum. Stop in to warm up by the fire!

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Snowsports School Lessons

Private Lessons

Work with the best instructors in the industry to make the most of your Steamboat vacation. With one of the highest return rates in the country, our pros develop relationships that go beyond just lessons and often last for generations. It's this kind of personal, Western hospitality that makes Steamboat famous. Click here or call 871-5375 to book your lesson today.

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Group Lessons

When you think of legends in American skiing, the name Billy Kidd is at the top of the list. A World Champion and Olympic silver medalist, Kidd applies the same principles and techniques that produce World Champions to a skiing improvement program for skiers of all ages. Click here or call 871-5375 to book your lesson today.

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Night Lessons

Private clinics are available for individuals, small groups and families with up to five participants. Helmets are required for all students 15 and under. 1 hour and 2 hour clinics are available starting at 6:00pm. Click here or call 871-5375 to book your lesson today.

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Coca Cola enjoys being the soft drink partner to Steamboat and is honored to have the opportunity. Coca-Cola offers the complete beverage experience while you are hard at work out on the slopes.

Bud Light

Anheuser-Busch is proud to support Steamboat Ski Resort by providing adult consumers with a diverse portfolio of beer brands that reflect the company's commitment to quality, heritage and innovation.


Korbel is Steamboat Ski Resort's Official Champagne Powder® partner and is proud to support Steamboat as the presenting sponsor of the 50th Anniversary Celebration.

Jack Daniel's Tennessee Honey

A little bit of honey. A whole lot of Jack. Fly Straight. Drink Responsibly.


Nothing can compare to SmartWool for the ultimate in performance, comfort and easy care. SmartWool is superior at vaporizing moisture, controlling temperature and odor, and is guaranteed not to itch or shrink.

GoPro. Be a Hero.

GoPro makes the world’s most versatile cameras, enabling people to capture immersive and engaging footage of themselves during their favorite activities.


Vasque is proud to be outfitting Steamboat Ski & Resort with technical, outdoor performance footwear. Vasque is built for all day comfort on the trail, whether it is covered with snow, rock or dirt. Visit the Vasque website (vasque.com).

American Express

IT DOES SO MUCH MORE THAN BUY THINGS - The American Express® Card rewards. It protects. It offers one-of-a-kind-experiences. And your Card is a powerful financial tool.

Red Bull

Red Bull is a proud energy drink sponsor of Steamboat Ski Resort. Thanks to a unique combination of high quality ingredients, Red Bull Energy Drink vitalizes body and mind.

Robert Mondavi

Created to celebrate the diversity of California's wine growing regions; Robert Mondavi Private Selection wines are sourced from vineyards ideally suited for each variety, resulting in quality wines that go elegantly and easily to the table for every occasion.

AVIS Car Rentals

Because you’re spending your ski vacation at Steamboat, you can save on a stylish (and practical) Avis rental. Plan your trip today with Avis, the preferred car rental company of Steamboat.

Budget Car Rental

Bunny hill or black diamond, you need to get your gear to the mountain. Lucky for you, Budget is the preferred car rental company of Steamboat. Pick from a variety of vehicles, like roomy SUVs, and products like ski racks to get you to the lodge.


For decades, the Wrangler® patch has stood for the authenticity that is the heart of the Western heritage. From the Official ProRodeo Competition Jean, and Steamboat's Signature Cowboy Downhill, Wrangler has your style.

U.S. Forest Service

With our commitment to the environment comes close cooperation with the US Forest Service.