If you have any questions about Steamboat Ski Resort Corporation’s essential eligibility criteria for activities, SnowSports School, or Bike School please contact the Safety Department at (970) 871-5141. We require 5 days notice for assessing requests for reasonable accommodations.
    • Physical requirements for participation in SnowSports School group lesson products for kids programs, 1st grade to 15 years old and adult programs, 16 and up.

      STUDENT IS ABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING TASKS:
      • Properly put on and take off equipment (this skill is taught in beginner lessons, and participants should be able to learn how to do this independently following a reasonable amount of instruction, with the exception of young children in the KVC programs)
      • Load, ride and unload lifts safely as stated in the NSAA 'Your Responsibility Code' independently (this skill is taught in beginner lessons, and participants should be able to learn how to safely do this independently following a reasonable amount of instruction, with the exception of young children in the KVC programs)
      • Ability to get up after falling and re-adjust equipment as necessary in a reasonable amount of time independently
      • Attend lunch and manage all personal care independently
      • Perform all functions of the lesson within a reasonable time frame while adapting to the flow of the group which includes functions such as stopping, starting and lift line routines
      • Continue with the group throughout the day without causing detours in terrain selection, additional breaks or other changes in the normal course of the lesson plan as designed for the entire group
      • Ability to follow 'Your Responsibility Code'
      • The inclusion of a student with disabilities into a group lesson is most successful when the individual is at a Level 4 / advanced beginner ability level and above. Guests requiring reasonable accommodations who are level 1-3 skiers and riders, and those who cannot meet the requirements above, should take advantage of our renowned adaptive learning programs through STARS as listed below.

      S.T.A.R.S.

      STARS and Steamboat are proud to offer nationally recognized adaptive programs for SnowSports participants. There are two primary programs available. These programs and their physical requirement are listed below.

      ADAPTIVE PRIVATE LESSONS
      Qualified professionals are available to teach adaptive guests. Lessons are available by reservation only and advanced booking is required. Equipment and special lift tickets available during lesson only. Reservations required. Physical Requirements for Basic Participation in Adaptive Private Lessons
      • 1st grade and up
      • All on-snow ski and ride ability levels accepted
      • Some physical limitations apply. Please contact a STARS representative for more details and to reserve your private SnowSports experience at 888-330-1454
      Please contact STARS to inquire about the rental of adaptive ski and snowboard equipment.

      ADAPTIVE INCLUSION PROGRAM (COMPANION ASSISTANCE)
      Steamboat's Inclusion Program allows special needs children, age’s 1st grade to age 15, to join regular group lessons with a specially trained instructor. We then work with the child's parent or guardian to determine whether the child is ready to participate in a group lesson format, or needs to remain with our private program as described above. Must call for reservations and have taken a private lesson first. Physical Requirements for Basic Participation in Adaptive Inclusion Program
      • 1st grade up to 15 years of age
      • Level 4 / advanced beginner ability level and above. Not available in beginner (level 1-3) lessons

      PERSONAL COMPANION GUIDELINES

      A guest may have a companion or guide that assists them with their SnowSports experience. Typically a companion is someone who knows the individual personally and has assisted in other experiences ranging from everyday living to travel or other sports. Within a lesson setting companions can be an important part of the SnowSports experience but they also can be a detriment. It is important to remember the following guidelines when participating in a lesson with both the STARS and Steamboat SnowSports School programs.
      • The instructor is the primary decision maker for the student
      • Companions that are not specifically trained or are not a part of the STARS program are allowed to participate at the discretion of the Instructor
      • Companion must have the adequate skiing ability to ski or ride with the group. (Generally skill level 6/intermediate and above)
      • If a Companion joins a lesson from the student perspective as well, fees may apply

      Steamboat offers both companion pass and adaptive pass special pricing for those who qualify. Please contact the Ticket Office for more information, 970-871-5252.
    • If you have any questions about Steamboat Ski Resort Corporation’s essential eligibility criteria for activities, please contact the Safety Department at 970-871-5141. Please provide 72 hours notice for unusual accommodation of disability or equipment, for example, accommodating miniature service ponies.

      RIDING THE GONDOLA
      May remain in wheelchair.

      Wheelchair Access: Wait in the standard queue. A number of our cabins are built to accept wheelchairs. Lift Operators will stop the gondola and place a ramp in front of your cabin. Your family or companion will need to assist you into the cabin if required.

      This attraction requires ambulatory guests to navigate a 10” step into and out of the cabin when loading and unloading. The cabin speed can be slowed upon request to assist in loading and unloading. Well-trained service dogs are welcome on gondola cabins in winter. Please keep service animals on a leash or under direct control at all times.

      Thunderhead Building Restaurants
      This includes Hazie's, Stoker, Western BBQ, Red's Bar, Sunset Happy Hour, and the Champagne Powder Room. Once at the Thunderhead building, use of a back of the house elevator available will help diners reach all levels of the building. Please inquire with the gondola attendant for elevator access.

      RIDING A CHAIRLIFT
      May remain in adaptive ski equipment.

      Adaptive access:
      Wait in the standard queue. The lift operator and your companion will need to assist in lifting the adaptive ski equipment onto the chair to load, and off the chair to unload.

      Must be able to effectively communicate with the lift operator independently or with the assistance of a companion. For safety reasons, service dogs and comfort animals are not allowed on chairlifts.

      HAYMAKER SLEIGH RIDE ACTIVITY PORTION OF HAYMAKER WINTER DINING
      Must be ambulatory.

      Guests must be able to walk by themselves, or be assisted by members of their party to experience this attraction.

      The Haymaker Sleigh Ride requires guests to navigate 3 stairs in and out of the sleigh, as well as snow-covered stairs and roads while wearing footwear of your choice in varied snow conditions including, but not limited to, deep powder snow, ice, groomed snow, and snow debris. Well trained service dogs are welcome on Haymaker sleigh. Please keep service dogs on a leash at all times.

      Four POINTS NIGHT DINING VIA PASSENGER CAT
      Must be ambulatory.

      Four Points night dining requires ambulatory guests to navigate 3 metal stairs into and out of the passenger cat, as well as snow-covered stairs and roads while wearing footwear of your choice in varied snow conditions including, but not limited to, deep powder snow, ice, groomed snow and snow debris. Well trained service dogs are welcome on the passenger cat. Please keep service dogs on a leash at all times.

      RAGNAR'S SLEIGH RIDE DINNER
      Must be ambulatory.

      Guests must be able to walk by themselves, or be assisted by members of their party to experience this attraction.

      Ragnar's Sleigh Ride Dinner requires guests to navigate 3 stairs in and out of the sleigh, as well as snow-covered stairs and roads while wearing footwear of your choice in varied snow conditions including, but not limited to, deep powder snow, ice, groomed snow and snow debris. Well trained service dogs are welcome on the Ragnar's Sleigh. Please keep service dogs on a leash at all times.

      DAY OR NIGHT AMBASSADOR SNOWSHOE TOUR
      Must be ambulatory.

      Guests must be able to walk by themselves, or be assisted by members of their party to experience Day or Night Ambassador Snowshoe Tour.

      This attraction requires guests to navigate snow-covered roads and trails while wearing snowshoes in varied snow conditions including, but not limited to, deep powder snow, ice, groomed snow and snow debris. Well-trained service dogs are welcome on the snowshoe tours. Please keep service dogs on a leash at all times, and please be prepared to clean up after them.

      BUNGEE TRAMPOLINE
      Must be ambulatory.

      Guests must be able to walk by themselves, or be assisted by members of their party to experience this attraction. This attraction requires guests to navigate 3 steep stairs onto and off of the raised trampoline surface while wearing socks.

      Must be able to effectively communicate with the activity attendant independently, or with the assistance of a companion, and obey the instructions of the activity attendant at all times. Participant must weigh between 40lbs and 180lbs.
    • Physical Requirements for participation in Steamboat Bike School Group Lesson Products
      • Must be age 8 and up and fit on a minimum of a 20” wheeled bike
      • Prior riding experience required with familiarity with hand controls and gears
      • Some prior off road riding experience; group lessons are only available for students with at least an intermediate level of biking proficiency. Novice lessons are only offered as private lessons.

      Student is able to independently complete the following tasks:
      • Get on and off, and ride a bicycle with no assistance.
      • Pedal, steer, stop and negotiate a bike over a variety of terrain including flat, uphill, downhill, loose dirt, rocks, roots, stumps, and other natural and manmade terrain.
      • Comprehend and respond to specific direction from coaches/staff in order to progress in skill level, address concerns regarding specific terrain, follow flow of lesson and activity.
      • Properly put on and take off equipment with minimal assistance.
      • Load, ride and unload lifts or shuttle safely with minimal assistance.
      • Ability to get up after falling and re-adjust equipment as necessary in a reasonable amount of time with minimal assistance.
      • Perform all functions of the lesson within a reasonable time frame while adapting to the flow of the group which includes functions such as stopping, starting, cornering, and lift routines.
      • Continue with the group throughout the day without requiring detours in terrain selection, additional breaks or other changes in the normal course of the lesson plan as designed for the entire group.
      • Ability to follow the “Mtn. Bikers Responsibility Code.”

      Students who cannot meet the above requirements, may wish to take advantage of the renowned adaptive learning programs available through STARS as listed below.

      Personal Companion Guidelines
      A guest may have a companion or guide that assists them with their Mountain Bike and/or Bike Park experience. Typically a companion is someone who knows the individual personally and has assisted in other experiences ranging from everyday living to travel or other sports. It is important to remember the following guidelines when participating in a lesson as a companion in Steamboat Bike School programs.

      • The instructor must be the primary decision maker for the student
      • Companions that are not specifically trained or are not a part of the STARS program are allowed to participate at the discretion of the Instructor.
      • Companion must have the adequate mountain biking ability to ride at the skill level of the group.
      • If a Companion joins a lesson from the student perspective as well, fees may apply