Steamboat Springs is a top ski area and holiday destination in Routt County, Colorado. Holidaymakers visit Steamboat Springs ski chalets in winter for world-class ski and snowboard facilities, but the resort is also an excellent destination in spring, fall and summer, when it’s great for adventure and outdoor recreation.
If you arrive at a Steamboat Springs vacation rental in the winter you’ll be able to make the most of what is regarded as one of the best ski resorts in the United States. There are first-class conditions here for at least four months a year, with a skiable area of nearly 3,00 acres boasting a total of 65 runs, most of which are best suited to intermediate and advanced skiers. The longest run is known as “Why Not” and is a whopping three miles in length. The resort is served by 23 lifts in total, including an eight-passenger gondola that climbs more than 2,000 feet in nine minutes. Meanwhile snowboarders can avail themselves of two terrain parks.
If you make for self-catering accommodation in Steamboat Springs in the summer months you’ll encounter a breathtaking mountainous landscape waiting to be enjoyed. The Yampa River is ideal for water-based activities like rafting, kayaking or tubing, while many visitors also head here for fly-fishing. Horseback riding is a lovely way to experience the scenery, or you might choose take a hiking trail to see Fish Creek Falls, Mount Werner or Buffalo Pass. The surrounding area is also home to numerous golf courses – sic in total, and all within easy reach. Haymaker is considered one of the top public courses in the area with 18-holes in a pristine natural setting.
Steamboat Springs ski chalets are set in a resort that is just a part of a wider expanse of natural scenery. The Routt National Forest covers more than a million acres, and is home to four distinct wilderness areas – Nevr Summer, Sarvis Creek, Mount Zirkel and Flat Tops.
Due to the resort’s very high elevation winter temperatures are very low and there’s plenty of snow around Steamboat Springs self-catering vacation rentals. There’s eight and a half metres of snowfall each winter season, while summers tend to be pleasantly warm; perfect for outdoor pursuits.
If you’re making your journey from the UK then you could fly to Denver (DEN) from London Heathrow (LHR) with British airways and then make the approximately three-hour drive west and up into the Rocky Mountains to reach Steamboat Springs ski chalets.