Winter is only a few months away and many people can’t wait to indulge in their favorite winter sports, such as skiing and snowboarding. However, not everyone lives near the mountains where people can just pick up their gear and start having fun on the snow. There are many great ski areas in North America, and National Geographic lists Steamboat Springs among them:
[O]ne of Colorado’s largest and most well-known ski resorts, the town of Steamboat Springs… has a character that is unique in the state. Northern Colorado is ranching country, and Steamboat is still an authentic, working cowboy town that has evolved into one of the most important ski towns in America. You won’t find cutesy false-front stores here, but you will find the city-owned Howelsen Hill, the longest continuously operating ski area in Colorado, where the town’s Winter Sports Club practices on seven wooden ski jumps contoured out of the mountain.
People looking for adventure don’t necessarily have to leave the country just to find a great place to enjoy their favorite winter activity. All they have to do is look around for places offering the right environment. Although the Steamboat may not be as challenging as other mountains, National Geographic says, “it features its signature light powder, world-class tree skiing, and snowboarding through endless groves of aspen.” With the fun already covered, all visitors have to do is find the right Steamboat Spring lodging where they can relax and feel comfortable once they get tired of playing or touring outside.
As a popular tourist destination, the place has an abundance of hotels, motels, and condos for travelers who visit the area not just for the skiing and riding but for other attractions, as well. But for those who really want to ski, there are also Steamboat Springs condos and other lodgings located on or near the slopes so they don’t have to go far to hit the slopes.
Companies like Condos in Steamboat offer ski-in, ski-out units that are super convenient for guests to ski and ride right out of their front door, eliminating the need for driving and carrying equipment. At the end of the day, when they are tired, they can just ski or ride to their door and soak in the hot tub or just relax in front of the fireplace.
(Info from World’s Best Ski Towns, National Geographic)