Head to Steamboat Springs in the winter, when you can ski the trademarked Champagne Powder, learn to dogsled and embark on a hot air balloon ride over snowcapped mountains. To take the stress out of vacation planning, use this ready-to-go vacation guide to Steamboat Springs put together by locals who know the destination best. You’ll strike the perfect balance between downtime and “go” time too.
Here’s a preview of one of the days from our sample Steamboat Springs itinerary:
6:30am: Have a quiet, early breakfast in the condo before getting picked up for a day of snowy adventure! Scramble up some eggs and brew a fresh pot of coffee.
8:00am: Get picked up by Grizzle-T for a morning of dogsledding. Learn how to drive your own team of Alaskan Huskies along a scenic 12.5 mile backcountry trail. Insider Tip: Reservations are required, so plan in advance!
12:00pm: Make lunch easy in your condo and enjoy a little downtime before a fun-filled afternoon.
2:00pm: Ready for more adventure? Strap on some snowshoes and set out to explore. Have the grandparents take the little ones for some ice skating and bumper cars on ice at Howelsen Ice Arena.
3:00pm: If you’re looking for some indulgence, get pampered by the Rocky Mountain Day Spa, located right at the base of the mountain. Services include a full range of massages and spa services.
6:00pm: While the kids spend quality time with the grandparents at the rental home, head out for a romantic date night at Cloverdale Restaurant, a unique farm-to-table experience. Insider Tip: Opt for the 5-course menu or splurge on the full 10-14 course experience.
9:00pm: Head back to your vacation rental with some leftovers to share!