STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, COLORADO
Make it YourTown, USA.
Steamboat Springs was a ranching town way before it ever became a world class ski resort and the Pro Rodeo Series is a big part of the community. In the early 1900's Steamboat was the largest exporter of cattle in the entire western U.S. ~ That's why main street was made extra wide. The western heritage is alive and well. The Community Agriculture Alliance has been promoting local agriculture efforts since 1999. Its new Farm to Fork online marketplace connects local food producers with local consumers.
Did you know...
- The warmest month is July, with an average temperature of 82 deg.
- You can enjoy over 300 days of sunshine
- There are over 150 hot springs in the area
- Steamboat has produced 88 Olympian's, and still counting...
- 16,830 is Steamboat's population, as of the 2013 Census
- Over 100 Cowboys compete in the Annual Cowboy Downhill!
DOWNTOWN is in the midst of a huge rejuvenation. A $10.3 million improvement package was recently approved and will take place through 2018. New businesses and residential buildings are also taking shape.
BUSINESS Steamboat now has been named one of the top 3 places to start a business in Colorado by consumer finance website NerdWallet. 90% of registered businesses have fewer than 10 employees. The fastest growing industry sector in Routt County's economy is professional, scientific and technical services. 4G network is available in the city and parts of Routt County. There is ample industrial space for continued commercial growth.
HEALTH CARE Now a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, the Yampa Valley Medical Center is a 39-bed, 80+ physician facility. The Gloria Gossard Breast Health Center opened recently and the Jan Bishop Memorial Cancer Care Center is slated to open in 2016. Casey's Pond is a senior living community with the Doak Walker Care Center offering skilled nursing care and short-term rehabilitation.
EDUCATION The Steamboat Springs School District is rated the No. 2 public school district in the state. It operates two elementary schools, one middle school, one charter, one high school and one alternative high school. There are four private school options. The Colorado Mountain College Alpine Campus offers associate's and bachelor's degrees.
AMENITIES 5th largest ski area in Colorado | Indoor Olympic-sized ice rink | Six-court indoor tennis center | 520,000 acre Routt National Forest, 4 state parks and 2 wilderness areas | Music Series, Opera, Theater, Symphony | Library, Museum & Community Center | Yampa River Core Trail & Botanic Gardens | Over 100 restaurants/bars
CULTURE All Arts Festival, Strings in the Mountains, Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp, Steamboat Symphony Orchestra, Emerald City Opera, First Friday Artwalk, Art in the Park, BudLight Rocks the Boat and the Free Summer Concert Series, Steamboat Springs Arts Council, the Chief Theater, Tread of Pioneers Museum, Bud Werner Memorial Library, Yampa River Botanical Park, Sister City Program, Seminars at Steamboat, plus 20 religious organizations and 25+ nonprofits round-out the 60+ clubs and service organizations servicing the Yampa Valley.
TRANSPORTATION The Yampa Valley Regional Airport hosts four major airlines and service from 11 major airports. Steamboat is located 160 miles northwest of Denver. Free bus service is available in Steamboat and Alpine Taxi is available in Steamboat, as well as service to Hayden and Denver. The Steamboat Springs Airport handles private and charter service.
STEAMBOAT SKI AREA Opened in 1961 as continued to expand since. Recently celebrating its 50th anniversay, the guest experience has been enhanced with improvements to trails, grooming, snow making and base area enhancements. New for the 2015/16 Season, all lift tickets will use a hands-free RFID technology. For summer, the Steamboat Bike Park unveiled two new trails in 2015.
2,965 Skiable Acres | 354" Annual Snowfall | 165 Named Trails | 16 Lifts | 41,465 Uphill Capacity, per hour | 6,900' Base Elevation | 10,568' Summit Elevation
Did you know? The original Bell Gondola had only 3 towers and at the highest point, cars would travel was 252 feet above Heavenly Daze!
THE CURSE The Ute Indians considered the Yampa Valley a sacred place of spiritual healing. Many believe this enchanted valley is cursed ~ That once your eyes have seen the impeccable beauty that surrounds us, you will want to return again, and again, and again.... See you soon!