Steamboat Bound

Head to the northwestern part of the Colorado Rockies and rip it up on the slopes surrounding Steamboat Springs. If the name alone doesn’t get you, it’s reputation for training Olympic athletes should. Dust off those gold medals, find a great Steamboat Springs condo, villa or home and start packing for one snowy good time. Steamboat Springs is a small town with two adjacent ski areas. Your best bet is to settle into a Rocky Mountain rental cabin or condos, making it easy and comfortable to get to everything you want to do while on your getaway. Steamboat Springs luxury rentals are always equipped with the necessities, like fresh linens full kitchens and nice furnishings.

There are plenty of upscale rental homes to choose from as well, offering cozy fireplaces, designer decor, Wi-Fi and ski in/ski out access, even your own hot tub and balcony. Imagine the steam rising up around you as you sit amongst the bubbles of your private hot tub, overlooking the Rockies, glass in hand. You might want to do some skiing and snowboarding too, if you get around to it. Check out this site for a nice choice in Steamboat Springs vacation homes, offered by reputable area management companies, and take the worry out of your highly anticipated Rocky Mountain ski vacation.

Out on the slopes, Steamboat Springs has it all, including its own hill for ski jumping, with several length jumps from which to choose. If your into jumping high into the air on rail thin pieces of fiberglass and then trying to land on solidly-packed snow. Maybe you should just watch the trained professionals from a distance instead. Maybe even just hang out in your rental home or ski chalet just to be on the safe side. The area boasts 69 Olympic athletes, not bad for an authentic ranching town which still embraces it’s “cowboy country” look and feel. Still the modern day ski resort offers 18 lifts, including a Gondola and a high speed method called the Christie Peak Express. There are 165 trails providing choice and challenge for all levels of skiers. The secret to Steamboat Springs amazing ski conditions are the 338 inches annually of signature Champagne Powder. The name was thought right here and you won’t find this perfectly light and dry, fluffy snow anywhere else. Thank you, Mother Nature.

Even though you won’t find any Champagne Powder during the off months, you will find a lot of other great things to do in Steamboat Springs. Hiking, biking, fishing, golfing -maybe a trip to Strawberry Park Hot Springs for some R&R before heading to one of the many cultural offerings in this area. Do something completely out of the ordinary (at least for most of us) and take in the hot air balloon festival. By all means, make plans to visit Howelsen Hill on the south side of the Yampa River. Named for the “flying Norseman” Carl Howelsen, you will learn about this well-known Barnum and Bailey Circus star who introduced the town to ski jumping back in 1914. They still a little of that here today. Plan your next Rocky Mountain ski vacation in Steamboat Springs. You may not snow ski or snowboard like an Olympian, but who cares? A great Steamboat Springs vacation rental home, condo or cabin will help take the sting out of not really owning any medals.

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