What's going on in the 'Boat?
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103RD STEAMBOAT SPRINGS WINTER CARNIVAL
Celebrate 103 years of winter tradition in Steamboat Springs. 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. Join us February 3 - 7 for this unique event. Visit steamboatwintercarnival.com to view the complete event schedule.
STEAMBOAT MARDI GRAS CELEBRATION
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 6 - 9 with free concerts, parades, a Cajun BBQ and Mardi Gras party and more. More Info
Saturday, February 6
11:30am – 3:30pm Free face painting in Gondola Square
1:30 – 4:00pm Mardi Gras Party and Cajun Crawfish Boil in Gondola Square - Carnival style with face painters and street performers
2:30pm Steamboat Mardi Gras Parade; Calling one and all to join the Steamboat Mardi Gras Parade! The parade starts at 2:30pm in Ski Time Square and travels throughout the Mountain Village spreading Mardi Gras cheer. Masks and beads are provided – first come, first serve. Costumes are highly encouraged and prizes will be awarded for the best costume.
3:00pm Free concert featuring MarchFourth Marching Band
Tuesday, February 9
Tour the Mountain - Mardi Gras Snow Sculpture Contest at the chairlifts
Ragnar’s Lunch Special - Chicken Andouille & Shrimp Gumbo, Fried Oyster Po’ Boy, Creole BBQ Shrimp
Hazie’s Lunch Special - Soft Shell Crab Po’ Boy
Come watch the Broncos play the Panthers on the big screen. The Steamboat Base Club and the Bear River Bar & Grill will both be hosting the game, Sunday, February 7 at 4:30pm.
Make this Valentine’s Day memorable by treating your sweetheart to a scrumptious dinner at one of our mountain top restaurants; the evening will start with a gondola ride with a view of the valley below, then choose from one of our dining establishments; Hazie’s, Four Points, Ragnar’s or the Western BBQ. You can also take a starlit sleigh ride through the rolling hills of the Haymaker Nordic Center ending with a four course dinner. Make your reservations today or call 970-871-5150.
SUNSET HAPPY HOUR
Join us for a beautiful sunset and view of the valley with signature cocktails and appetizers. $12 includes Gondola ride and $5 off food or beverage of your choice with ticket. This is a lively cocktail event with music for adults 21 and older. For information, call 970-871-5150. Upload between 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Season pass holders ride the gondola for free, so make sure to bring your pass. More Info
Feb 4 No Sunset Happy Hour
Feb 11 Shawn David Allen
Feb 18 Sandrock Sound
Feb 25 EB & Friends
FOUR POINTS SNOWCAT DINNER A magical snowcat journey brings you 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. Four Points is open for night dining Thursday - Sunday evenings.
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. Open for lunch daily.
HAYMAKER SLEIGH RIDE DINNERS 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.
HAZIE'S The evening begins with a nighttime gondola ride, with a spectacular view. Hazie’s features a three-course prix fixe menu. Drop-in bar seating is available, also open for lunch.
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.
For dining reservations go to steamboat.com/dining or call 970-871-5150
THE BEAR RIVER BAR & GRILL: The best ski-in/ski-out location for lunch and après ski, with live music, cold beer, and hot drinks.
- Daily Happy Hour - après music and drink specials
- Sundays from 10:00am - 12:00pm $5 Bloody Mary’s and $5 breakfast burritos in the Umbrella Bar
THE CABIN Located in the Steamboat Grand Hotel serves a perfect happy hour with beer, wine and appetizer specials. For dinner The Cabin features a creative menu for every palate. Also, serving daily breakfast buffet. Make your reservation or call 970-871-5150.
THE STEAMBOAT BASE CLUB Warm up fireside and enjoy a delicious lunch or après. Serving sandwiches, soup and salad daily and our quick and hearty lunch buffet on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Located in the Torian Plum Plaza.
HAYMAKER NORDIC CENTER & CLUBHOUSE Experience over 10km of Cross Country (Classic and Skate) and 6km of Snowshoe trails, open daily 9:00am - 4:00pm. Cross country ski and snowshoe rentals are available onsite. Lessons are offered daily for Classic and Skate skiing. Haymaker Nordic Center is located east of town at @34855 US-40, Steamboat Springs, just a few minutes from the Ski Area Base.
After your time on the trails, warm your toes by the fire in the Nordic Clubhouse, and enjoy a hearty lunch featuring house made soups and stews, healthy salads, Boat Burger and a variety of sandwiches. Weekly Specials: Tuesday - Boat Burger starting at $7, Friday – Fish Fry $10.95, daily- Ski Pass and Lunch for $30.
Retail & Lessons
We’ve got your shopping needs covered – offering great clothing and gift options, check out our stores conveniently located at the base of the ski area.
BURGESS CREEK CLOTHING CO: Steamboat’s premier shopping experience with men’s and women’s casual apparel for mountain living. Located in the Sheraton Breezeway, open 10:00am - 6:00pm Formally Mountain Outfitters.
SUNDIAL: Shining light on life’s little luxuries. Browse a selection of kitchenware, specialty foods, distinctive furnishings, art work and eclectic crafts from around the world. Located in the Sheraton Hotel lobby, open 8:00am - 6:00pm.
STEAMBOAT SKI & SPORT: Five locations at the ski area base and at the top of the gondola. Offering a variety of snow sports equipment rental options from demo to beginner, plus rugged technical outdoor clothing for winter sports enthusiasts. Lift tickets and overnight equipment storage available. Open daily 7:30am - 6:00pm.
SWEET MOUNTAIN TEES: Your headquarters for official Steamboat logowear including hats, tees, ornaments and other unique gifts for the whole family.
Steamboat SnowSports School
Did you know when you take a private lesson with the top pros in the Steamboat SnowSports School you can have up to 5 people in the group? You choose who goes. This could be a money saving tip for an entire family or a group of friends. To make the day go smoothly be sure everyone in your group is approximately the same skill level. More Info
WOMEN'S SKI CAMPS
Two of Steamboat’s Olympians, Deb Armstrong and Ann Battelle, host Steamboat’s Women’s ski camps with certified experienced female coaches. Steamboat pros create a positive atmosphere that maximazes learning. Seminars include breakfast on day one, lunch at Hazie’s daily, a technical equipment session, First Tracks on day two & three (lower levels will have morning indoor sessions), and culminate with a social cocktail gathering at the end of day three.
THE ADULT SIGNATURE 5 GROUP LESSONS – AGES 16+
A maximum of five students per instructor, with the emphasis on personal attention to each skier or rider, we ensure a fun mountain experience, while learning the necessary skills to ski and ride Steamboat with confidence.
Ski or Snowboard Clinics – ALL LEVELS
All-day clinic, 10:00am - 3:00pm daily. Call 970-871-5375 to book. More Info
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.
MOUNTAIN TOUR Take a mountain tour and discover finer points of the mountain, town and history of the valley. Intermediate and advanced skiers and riders are welcome. Show up at the “Mountain Tour” sign at the top of Vagabond Trail (top of the gondola). Tours start at 10:30am, last approximately 1½ hours and are free.
SKI WITH BILLY KIDD Join Steamboat’s Director of Skiing, Olympic Medalist and World Champion Billy Kidd, for free pointers and a run-down Heavenly Daze. Check the sign at the top of the gondola to see if Billy is skiing today. Join him in front of the Billy Kidd sign at the top of the Why Not trail at 1:00pm. For intermediate and advanced skiers and riders.
NELSON ON NELSON’S Nelson Carmichael, Olympic medalist and World Cup Champion, hosts a free mogul clinic on Nelson’s Run at 1pm on select Sundays. Check the grooming report to see if Nelson is skiing.
MOONLIT SNOWSHOE TOURS WITH DINNER AT HAZIE’S Friday and Saturday ~ Depart from the Information Center in Gondola Square at 5:30pm, upload the gondola at 6:00pm. The tour lasts about one-hour, ending at Hazie’s for dinner. $79/adults and $69/children ages 10 - 12 (min age is 10 yrs.) Reservations required 24 hrs in advance.
SNOWSHOE TOURS Offered daily. Steamboat Ambassadors provide guided snowshoe tours from the top of the gondola. Depart from the Information Center in Gondola Square at 1:00pm. Snowshoe rentals are available. Tour is free, but requires a ticket to ride the gondola.
GUIDED SKI NATURE TOURS Offered Tuesday and Thursday. Join a naturalist from Yampatika Educational Partnership at 1:30pm for an interpretive tour on the forest and mountain habitats. Meet at the top of Why Not trail. Great fun for the whole family (free with a lift ticket).
STEAMBOAT MOUNTAIN MASTERS Offered daily. For skiers 50+ who enjoy cruising the mountain together on blue and black groomed trails. The group is led by local guides and departs at 9am daily. Meet by the Billy Kidd Statue in Gondola Square.
NASTAR TRAINING COURSE The NASTAR dual race-training course is an excellent way to warm up for your race. Race in a 'pro race' format and challenge your friends! A digital display shows your time up to the hundredth of a second. NASTAR training course is open daily from 10:00am until 3:00pm for $1 per run.
Mountain Social Media
WINTER CARNIVAL PHOTO CONTEST Grab your GoPro, snap some pictures that capture this special event, and share them with us for a chance to win great prizes. Enter the contest and find complete rules at www.steamboat.com/wintercarnival.
GOPRO PHOTO CHALLENGE Capture your Steamboat experience on a GoPro and share the photos with us for a chance to win Steamboat swag, lift passes and GoPro Hero 4 cameras. Enter the contest and find complete rules at steamboat.com/gopro.
THEN AND NOW PHOTO CONTEST Pick a favorite Steamboat photo taken during a past winter and re-create it this season for a chance to win Steamboat swag and a 15-day pass. See an example, enter the contest and find complete rules at steamboat.com/thenandnow.
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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).
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