24 Feb 2020
Steamboat Springs has a year-round population of about 12,000 people. During winter, the population of “Ski Town, USA” swells considerably, of course, which is why a percentage of the year-round population has embraced the idea of renting their homes to tourists during this lucrative time. Snowbirds with second homes in Steamboat, and entrepreneurs who invest in property here, also take advantage of the skiing and/or snowboarding tourist’s need for accommodations.
As with most winter resort towns, vacationers don’t come to Steamboat in quite the same numbers during the summer.
Which makes it great for those who do, since there is plenty to see and do in Steamboat year-round.
Vacation home rentals are popular in “the Boat” year-round as well. The trend of large families or groups of friends getting together to rent an entire home rather than a series of hotel rooms has long been gathering steam, if we may be forgiven for a little pun.
So, what brings people in droves to a ski resort town like Steamboat Springs in spring, summer, and fall?
The Ski Resorts
Just because the snow is gone doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of outdoor activities at Steamboat Ski Resort or Howelsen Hill.
Both the Steamboat Ski Resort and Howelsen Hill have coasters, for example. Steamboat’s Outlaw Mountain Coaster is the longest coaster in the US. It takes about 10 minutes to zoom down the coaster at almost 30 miles an hour, with plenty of dips and waves and hair-pin turns.
The gondola at Steamboat continues to run year-round, too, giving riders breathtaking views of the scenery below.
Then there’s the hiking and the mountain biking, the outdoor concerts, and the various other activities held practically every week to attract both Steamboat residents and tourists.
Biking, Boating and Horsing Around.
There’s plenty of places in and around Steamboat to bike.
Boaters can visit any of Colorado’s three state parks and rent kayaks, canoes and paddleboards, as well pontoons, and even boats with which to go water skiing.
Equestrian lovers will want to ride through the Flat Tops Wilderness, Mount Zirkel Wilderness or Routt National Forest.
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There’s nothing quite like the golf courses at Steamboat Springs, with gorgeous mountain scenery. Haymaker Golf Course is a links-style 18-hole course. Rollingstone Ranch Golf Club has over 70 bunkers to challenge all golfers. The Yama Valley Golf Course is perhaps the most laidback golf course to visit, where golfers are treated “like family.”
Steamboat also has an indoor golf studio, which is open year-round, a couple of disc golf courses and a couple of really fun miniature golf courses.
We have properties steps away from these golf courses!
Every Friday and Saturday from late June to mid-August, the old West comes alive with Steamboat Pro Rodeo Series. Bareback riding, team and tie-down roping, steer wrestling and barrel racing thrill enthusiasts of all ages.
Check out one of our many properties located in the heart of downtown just steps away from the rodeo!
Arts, Entertainment and Culture
Steamboat has a thriving culture of arts and entertainment, everything from live theatre to dance to concerts to opera.
We’ve only touched the surface of what draws people to Steamboat during the summer months.
Book with us and you will be steps away from the entertainment!