Planning Your Trip to Ski Town, U.S.A.


Planning Your Trip to Ski Town, U.S.A.

by Amy Lignor


Every avid skier will tell you that “champagne powder” is an awesome thing to behold; this very smooth, dry snow is great for skiers of all levels. The term originates from the ski resorts nestled in the Rocky Mountains where – more often than not – they are blessed with this particular powder. And one of the “best of the best” locations where you can enjoy these conditions is Ski Town U.S.A. AKA: Steamboat Springs, Colorado.

As you are planning that memorable, awesome, “must do” ski vacation for the upcoming winter, it is at the Steamboat Ski Resort where you will find that “sparkling” champagne – both inside the resort and out on the slopes – waiting just for you. And planning your trip to Steamboat is as easy as can be. In fact, there is a website that not only provides airplane bookings, but also lodging and restaurant reservations. In addition, lists, descriptions and stunning pictures of all the activities that all ages and members of the family can partake in can be found there – a menu of the gifts that Steamboat has to offer.


Jetsetter has named Ski Town U.S.A. the “Premier Family Ski Resort” and both Forbes and Ski Magazine have ranked Steamboat in their “Top 10 Family Ski Resorts,” as well. Not just one year, mind you, but for three years running. Why is that? Let’s just see…


With 26% more trails and 10% more lifts than the average Colorado ski resort, you and the family will spend far less time waiting in lines, and more time having a ball on those amazing slopes. Steamboat’s wide variety of terrain also ensures that the perfect ski experience can be had by everyone. The list is long: from expert chutes to specialized “kids-only” terrain, no one on your winter ski vacation is left out in Steamboat.

Steamboat is truly a complete mountain range: Mount Werner, Sunshine Peak, Storm Peak, Thunderhead Peak, Pioneer Ridge, and Christie Peak. Altogether, you are looking at almost 3,000 acres of permitted terrain peppered with a diversity of trails in order to provide for all levels of skiing ability. It is in those gladed areas of Pioneer Ridge, Sunshine and Storm Peak that have brought Steamboat fame and popularity, because there lies the legendary Champagne Powder® snow for the most avid powder hounds.


Whether driving (located in northwest Colorado, Steamboat is an easy three-hour drive from Denver); or flying (Steamboat is accessible by nonstop air service from seven major U.S. airports on American, Continental, Delta, Frontier and United Airlines, in addition to connecting service from over 230 other domestic and international cities), your ability to enjoy the luxury of Ski Town U.S.A. is no problem at all.


And from the minute you wake up to the time where the stars come out to shine, monumental fun on the slopes can be had. When it comes to the morning hours, First Tracks allows you to be one of the very first to enjoy the mountain. This program allows for intermediate and advanced skiers to wake up every morning, have that cup of coffee, breathe in the mountain air AND get special access to terrain from the Sundown Express, Sunshine and South Peak lifts and the famous Priest Creek area before anyone else.


And after a wonderful day of shopping, snowboarding, festivals, dining – you name the activity and Steamboat has it – you can have the ultimate experience of skiing under the stars. At the Steamboat Resort, night skiing is offered five nights per week across 5 trails. The high-speed chairlift called the Christie Peak Express transports you to top of Christie Peak (8,000 ft.) where you embark on your night adventure, with all levels from beginner to intermediate to advanced being available for you and the family to use. Cruise down 1,100 vertical feet of terrain under state-of-the-art Ultra-Tech™ Lighting that truly “elevates” the night skiing experience. Do this one time, and you will be going back every year forevermore!


Among many vacation “plans” you can choose from is the Ski Town USA Package, which is perfect for the family and offers discounts on both lodging and lifts. In other words, it is time to book that fantastic, magical and thrilling ski vacation for the winter to come. To do so, where you get the best lodging and dining experiences that come hand-in-hand with some of the best slopes to be found, all you need to do is head to It is there that the planning of your trip becomes as easy as 1-2-3, and you can also enjoy those pictures while you dream of the fun and excitement you and the family will experience in Ski Town U.S.A.


This is one place that definitely brings winter to life!



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