Your Steamboat Springs Vacation
Traveling to Steamboat is a wise choice. Not only are you going to have a unique experience with Steamboat Powdercats, but you will be able to choose between countless activities, fantastic restaurants, comfortable lodging and meet some of the friendliest people in the world. Steamboat Springs is one of Colorado’s finest resort communities. What really makes Steamboat Spring the greatest of them all is that it is a real town first, not a town that has built up around a resort.
Before the first fur traders, trappers, and settlers of European descent arrived in the 1800’s, the Yampa Valley was home to many indigenous people who lived in this beautiful area for thousands of years. The Yampatika Utes called this valley home and derived their name from the Yampa Plant that they found along the river. This magical place was rich with game, fertile with edible plants, and had medicinal hot springs that they utilized for many purposes. Other Native American tribes also traveled in and out of this area, including the Arapaho.
Respectfully, we now live and work on the lands of these original people, whose ancestors resided here for many generations before us. We understand that this land holds immense significance for its original stewards. We’d like to acknowledge these Native American communities whom we still live amongst and draw inspiration from, and honor them with gratitude for the land itself and the people who first called this place home.
Founded in the late 1800’s by the Crawford family, Steamboat Springs was forged by hard work, tradition and a small town attitude to make things happen. The Steamboat Ski Area is a classic example of this mentality. It was built in 1958 by a small group of locals who not only had the vision but also the brawn to build a world class ski hill. The Steamboat Springs Winter Carnival is a tradition that brings out the spirit of Steamboat Springs annually every winter. During the first week in February, this three day event has captivated the community here in Steamboat Springs for nearly 100-years. The western heritage we have here in Steamboat Springs is a welcome addition to any ski vacation and hopefully something that will captivate you to return year in and year out.
From a skier and snowboarder’s perspective, Steamboat is a choice destination due to the massive amount of snow we get here in Northwestern Colorado. Snow equals happy people and this is what makes a winter vacation to Steamboat Springs truly a good choice. The pursuit of fresh snow is why Steamboat Powdercats exists and what a great place for us to call home. Along with your day(s) out with us, you probably are going to be getting after it at the Steamboat Ski area. This area is massive. It offers a wide variety of terrain for the expert to the beginner. Though it isn’t known for its steep terrain, there is some serious tree skiing for those expert types who need to get after it.
The friendly attitude and outgoing enthusiasm that is ingrained in our Steamboat Springs localism allows for a perfect place to bring families. The Kids-Ski-Free program that the Steamboat Ski area promotes is a fantastic reason to pack up the family and visit our town. Also the gentle terrain in Wally Word is a perfect place for intermediates to learn how to ski. Beyond the ski area there are hot springs, tubing hills, museums and multiple swimming pools to entertain your little ones.
For more information about your Steamboat Springs travel, check out these other pages we’ve built for you: Lodging, Food, Nightlife, Activities. Also, make sure you bookmark our Weather Page and Blog as these are the pages that will inspire you the most. They will tell you what weather you may expect and then visually explain how the skiing and riding is like here currently at Steamboat Powdercats.
Also a great resource for Steamboat travel info is the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association. They have more lists and links to Steamboat Springs information than anyone on the web.Visit their website here.
Another good resource is the Steamboat Magazine’s website. They are Steamboat Springs’ finest glossy magazine with interesting articles about our community. Visit the Steamboat Magazine’s website here.
If you are going to be in Colorado but not staying in Steamboat Springs, don’t be afraid to head up and visit us for the day. From Winter Park, Summit County and the Vail Valley, we are only a 2-hour drive. It is not uncommon for us to have daily visitors from distant locations; brave souls who commit to the winter travel for a day on Buffalo Pass.
Remember when visiting Steamboat Powdercats it is best to place an advanced reservation. Check out our real time calendar here to see how reservations are looking and book your trip from there. Also call us if you wish to talk to a human and book your trip. We start booking in July for the following year. We also have a 70-80% return guest rate so our calendar fills up fast.