Steamboat is located 6,900 feet (2,103 meters) above sea level and rises to more than 10,000 feet (3,220 meters). Some guests may experience a headache, touch of nausea, fatigue or shortness of breath. These are symptoms of altitude illness and generally disappear within 48 hours. Altitude illness is almost totally preventable and can be significantly minimized by following these simple guidelines-exercise in moderation the first few days; drink more water than usual; reduce alcohol intake, which has a greater effect at this altitude; eat food high in carbohydrates: grains, pasta,fruits and vegetables; and, avoid salty foods.
Staying warm and comfortable on the slopes is easy. The best clothing choice is water-resistant, layered clothing which can be removed or added with weather changes. If your clothes are not water-resistant, a water-repellent spray can be applied. Also, ultraviolet rays are more powerful at Steamboat's elevation. A good pair of goggles or sunglasses that not only cut glare but also filter the ultraviolet rays is strongly recommended.
Regardless of your skin color or complexion, everyone needs to wear a protective sunscreen even on overcast days when ultraviolet rays can penetrate cloud cover. Remember, Steamboat's weather can change day-to-day or even hour-to-hour, so be prepared for any type of weather condition.
|Lift Name||Lift Type||Vertical Rise||Minimum Riding Time|
|Bar-UE||Double Chairlift||1,380'||9:00 min|
|Bashor||Double Chairlift||315'||3:00 min|
|Burgess Creek||Triple Chairlift||950'||7:00 min|
|Christie Peak Express||Six-Person Chair||1,030'||4:45 min|
|Christie III||Triple Chairlift||1,037'||7:30 min|
|Elkhead||Quad Chairlift||710'||6:00 min|
|Four Points||Triple Chairlift||1,366'||7:30 min|
|Gondola||High-Speed 8-passenger||2,200'||9:00 min|
|MorningSide||Triple Chairlift||542'||6:00 min|
(limited backup use only)
|Double Chairlift||1,853'||10:30 min|
|Pony Express||High-Speed Quad||1,657'||5:20 min|
|Preview||Double Chairlift||60'||2:00 min|
|Rough Rider||Surface Lift||140'||3:00 min|
|South Peak||Triple Chairlift||340'||4:00 min|
|Storm Peak Express||High-Speed Quad||2,160'||7:00 min|
|Sundown Express||High-Speed Quad||1,936'||5:30 min|
|Sunshine Express||High-Speed Quad||1,300'||5:30 min|
|Thunderhead Express||High-Speed Quad||1,638'||5:30 min|
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.
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.
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Jägermeister is a proud Partner of Steamboat. Jägermeister is one of the best-selling imported liqueurs in the United States and the favorite drinks of millions.
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.
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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.
Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation is proud to be a member of the fine resorts operated by Intrawest.
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.