Steamboat Ski Resort

09 Feb, 2018

It’s that time of year! When the mountains are calling, the snow is falling, and all it takes is a 2 hour flight to head to Steamboat Springs, Colorado.Years ago, I used to live in Steamboat and now I’m happy that I can make the annual trek back to the town and mountain. I still have my favorite trails, powder stashes, lifts, and spots around town that I enjoy visiting.

We packed up our gear on Sunday morning, headed to SeaTac and hopped the direct flight from Seattle to Hayden/Steamboat Springs on Alaska Airlines. I even packed my adventure socks – because I was ready for adventure!

It’s been hit or miss with winter conditions around the Western US. So far Steamboat Ski Resort had only received 142″ of snowfall but they’ve done an amazing job in getting the mountain 100% open and in good condition for skiing and snowboarding. While it looked like a storm would arrive during our stay, most of the morning reports were 1-2″ of snowfall – just enough to freshen up the mountain with a nice coat of white. I used my MAX pass to take care of my time on the slopes.

No matter where you are snowboarding at Steamboat – there’s always a great view. This was captured coming down Storm Peak on Sideburn. It was the perfect spot to enjoy some of the trees to protect you from the wind without being fully in the trees.

After a day on the slopes, the best spot after Slopeside happy hour is definitely Strawberry Park Hot Springs. We made our way out to enjoy an afternoon of soaking in the pools. It was the perfect way to unwind and relax. If you haven’t been, I highly recommend it. Just remember to tread carefully. My clumsy self slipped and took a spill that bruised my foot.

Our last day in Steamboat would have been perfect for snowboarding but with my injury, I had to take it easy. Luckily for me, that meant driving around town to enjoy the scenery and capture some content. 


The M.A.X. Pass is perfect for skiers and snowboarders looking to get the most North America has to offer, you have access to 44 mountains, giving you even more freedom to visit your local favorites and to take that big trip you’ve always wanted.Visit for more details.

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From the beginning of time, I was Shannon. From the beginning of snowboarding, I was Shay. From the beginning of online communities, I was Shayboarder. In the end, I’m the writer, photographer, editor, publisher, guru of sorts, product tester, curvy girl, and most importantly the snowboarder behind it all. Follow me on this journey through snowboarding, mountain biking, traveling and fun experiences!

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