Why you Should Visit (and Ski) Steamboat Springs, CO

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Why should you visit Steamboat? Well, there are a few reasons.

Number One:

In Outside Magazine’s November 2012 issue, Steamboat was chosen as the #6 Best Ski Resort in North America (the second highest in Colorado). Once again, we are in the top ten (last year we were #10). Outside Magazine grades based on many different categories, but the category in which Steamboat scored the highest was in off-hill recreation or apres-ski. This is because we have so many different choices for activities, from soaking in the hot springs after a long day of skiing, to ice climbing, bowling, shopping, helicopter tours, ice skating, and a whole lot more. There are also numerous restaurants from which to choose.

Number Two:

Conde Nast Traveler’s Best Ski Resorts placed Steamboat as the #12 Ski Resort in North America (out of 20). This is the seventh time (for seven years) that Steamboat has been chosen by readers to be a top resort in North America. As with Outside Magazine, Steamboat scored the highest for off-mountain recreational activities by Conde Nast readers. North America is a large area to choose from, so we feel very proud about these accolades.

Rob Perlman, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation it up:

“These recent rankings reaffirm what we already know in Ski Town, U.S.A.®. Steamboat is a phenomenal place to play, whether it’s on or off the slopes. As new ways are created to enjoy a winter vacation, we look forward to exceeding our guests’ expectations as a world-class playground and destination resort.”

Number Three:

Steamboat is just plain friendly. We aren’t only a resort town. We are a town full of people living rich lives, surrounded by a growing community. Year-round, we live and work and enjoy the natural beauty surrounding us.

When you visit Steamboat, you’ll feel like a local.

Sources: My.Steamboat.com, cntraveler.com and outsideonline.com.