Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation has always placed an emphasis on safety, on and off the slopes. We focus on internal safety programs aimed at educating our staff to be safe, aware and responsible while creating a secure environment for fellow employees and guests.

As a guest of the resort you may not notice our behind-the-scenes efforts, but you will see the men and women who spend their time on the mountain acting as a resource for your safety needs. Steamboat’s Ski Patrol members, aided by Steamboat Ambassadors, can be found on nearly every trail of the resort’s terrain during operating hours. When you need assistance, be it direction or medical focused, the employees wearing red and yellow uniforms are here to help you.

Below you will find more information on industry safety practices including the Skier Responsibility Code and Smart Style/Park Smart guidelines, created by the National Ski Areas Association; resort policies; emergency information and more. Use this site as a reference on recommendations for playing safely while skiing and snowboarding.

On behalf of the entire company, I trust you will safely and responsibly enjoy this great mountain, recognize the risks associated with the sport and understand your responsibility as skiers and snowboarders.

We wish you lots of Champagne Powder® snow and thank you for helping us keep Steamboat safe for fellow winter enthusiasts.

Always Ski & Ride with Care

Rob Perlman, President & COO
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Forest Service

Recreation on this public land is provided by a unique partnership between the Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation and the Routt/Medicine Bow National Forest. The resort is committed to the wise use of our natural resources, as well as the preservation and enhancement of the National Forest. The resort hopes you will join in its commitment to preserve the environment by helping keep National Forest lands beautiful.

Programs and Policies

SlopeWise SlopeWise
Mountain Safety

Steamboat is committed to promoting skier/rider safety to it's guests and employees.

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Drone Drone

Mountain policies including essential eligibility criteria, drone policy, uphill access. etc.

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Emergencies Emergencies
Ski Patrol & Emergencies

How to be prepared for and handle a mountain emergency.

Contact Patrol
Lift Usage LIft Usage
Lift Safety

How to use the mountain lifts, the Kids on Lifts program and other lift information.

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ParkWise ParkWise
Park Smart

Steamboat is committed to promoting skier/rider safety in it's terrain parks.

Learn about Park Policies
Skiing Skiing
Deep Snow and Tree Wells

Skiing or riding in tree areas and deep snow can be a exhilarating experience on a powder day, but it is an individual choice and carries with it inherent risks. Prepare yourself by reading our tree well FAQ and tips on skiing/riding deep snow.

Deep Snow & Tree Well Information
High Altitude Environment High Altitude Environment
High Altitude Environment

Tips for preparing your body and maintaining your health in a mountain environment.

Prepare for high altitude
Helmet Usage Helmet Usage
Helmet Usage

Steamboat recommends wearing helmets for skiing and riding. Rental helmets are available at our Ski & Sport locations as well as kids helmets in our Kids' Vacation Center. 

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Backcountry Access Backcountry Access
Backcountry Access

What you need to know before venturing outside the ski area boundary.

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