Steamboat Ski Resort Opens for Summer Adventures 2011!

Steamboat’s snow is melting away and Summer in Steamboat is in full force! And to welcome spring properly the Steamboat Ski Resort is opening today June 15, 2011 for all the Summer Adventures that this mountain holds!  

Scenic gondola rides, on-mountain dining options, and the kid’s Coca-Cola Adventure Zone are just the beginning.  Bike and hiking trails are not schedule to open until later in the summer season around June 24, 2011 when more of the mountain has dried out from all the snow melt!

Enjoy Early Summer Mountain Adventures!
  • Mountain Opens June 15, 2011 
  • Hiking & Biking Trails scheduled to open June 24, 2011
  • Gondola Rides start June 15, 2011 10am-4pm Monday –Saturday and Sunday 9:30am-4pm.  Tickets are valid all day, weather permitting. 
  • On top of the Gondola enjoy the dining and beverage options at the Oasis Sundeck located at 9,131 feet!  You will find some of the best views of Steamboat from this favorite on-mountain hang-out!
  • This weekend, the Coca-Cola Adventure Zone activities debut during the 5th Annual Free Family Fun Festival in Gondola Square on Saturday, June 18th from 10am-2pm. 
  • On Sunday, June 19th, Sunday Brunch on the Mountain celebrates Father’s Day with its traditional all-you-can-eat Champagne brunch from 9:30am to 1pm.
View more Steamboat Events and don’t forget to book your summer getaway! ResortQuest is offering great lodging deals for summer including 50% off the next and your next night.

View the deal and remember when you book online you automatically get the best rates!


Steamboat Springs in Between- What To Do in the Off Season!

Steamboat's 2010-2011 Ski Season was epic and now that the ski resort is closed, town begins to slow down. But there are still tons of things to do if you are planning a trip to Steamboat. This is a perfect time for some relaxing peace and quiet with some fun and unique activities thrown in. 

Here are some great things to try out while in Steamboat in the Off-Season.

Soak Away Winter Hello Summer:  Head to the Steamboat Hot Springs in downtown Steamboat. The warm swimming pools and different hot tubs are perfect for the kids to play while the adults soak in the warm healing waters.  They also offer a wide range of massage therapies to help ease those winter blues.

Retail Therapy:  Downtown Steamboat Springs is all about shopping with a ton of different boutiques, sporting stores, art galleries, jewelry shops and of course a little Western thrown in! Don't miss F.M. Light and Sons!

Memorial Day Weekend: This weekend always seems to be the perfect kick off to the summer season. Join us for the annual Yampa River Festival and the Paddling Life Pro Invitational with tons of expert kayakers playing in the cold whitewater.  Viewing is great and their are lots of little apres parties to go with the nice weather.

Wine and Dine:  Alot of the local restaurants stay open to feed all the hungry locals and they do with a ton of varying and fun nightly specials- check out Big House Burgers,  Mambos and Winonas.

Live Music: The Ghost Ranch, one of Steamboat's most popular night life bars and live music venues took a quick breather and is re-opening April 29, 2011.  Don't miss fun cheap or free shows all mud season long!

So if this spring is calling for a little rest and relaxation with some fun and different activities thrown in then you should head to Steamboat!  When you stay with ResortQuest your vacation rental will mean pure luxury and privacy with all the amenities of a resort! View our lodging deals and easily book online!


Free Music - The Wailers- Steamboat Closing Ski Weekend 2011

The sun is shining strong today in Steamboat and it is the perfect reminder that we have to say good-bye to winter and hello spring!  Ushering in the new spring is a fabulous little festival Steamboat likes to call Springalicious- cause it is delicious to soak up those rays, get the last skiing in, jam to music and know that our good friend winter is being put to bed for awhile.

The best part of Springalicious... well there are a few.

How about listening to two amazing bands at the Bud Light Rocks the Boat Free Concerts!Katchafire and the Wailers! Seriously.  On Sunday, April 10 after the last runs of the year are made head to the base of the mountain next to the Gondola to rock out to these free concerts!  The tunes will fill the air and the beers flow freely and hopefully warm spring sun will hit you!

Katchafire are an all Maori reggae band from New Zealand, who have achieved 
phenomenal success over the last few years. Their debut album, the prophetically named Revival release by Mai Music, has sold in excess of 45,000 copies with Giddy Up being the biggest selling single of 2003. Read more...

The Wailers are a famous name with unforgettable tunes. Together with Bob Marley, the Wailers have sold in excess of 250 million albums worldwide. In England alone, they've notched up over twenty chart hits, including seven Top 10 entries. Outside of their groundbreaking work with Marley, the Wailers have also played or performed with international acts like Sting, the Fugees, Stevie Wonder, Carlos Santana.  Read More....

And probably the other incredible thing about Springalicious is that you get 20% off lodging plus you'll get 4 days of skiing at Steamboat for only $99 dollars.  That is the cheapest you will ever be able to find lift tickets in Steamboat!!! yayaya! 

So get to Closing weekend in Steamboat and find out why it is just so Springalicious.  Get your ski passes and lodging and listen to all the sweet music. Good bye winter, hello spring!


Ski 4 Yellow, John Popper and Olympic Athletes – Big Weekend in Steamboat

Steamboat is hosting the first annual Ski 4 Yellow fundraiser that will have participants scouring the Steamboat Ski Resort to finish all the events plus it’s a chance to ride or ski with US Olympian/World Cup Athletes!   The Steamboat Ski Resort will host the perfect terrain for this inaugural fundraiser in the fight against cancer.  The fundraiser supports the Livestrong Foundation with global influence while also supporting local Steamboat cancer foundations.  See how you can participate- be a big skier or donate.

Ski 4 Yellow teams will have to complete a treasure hunt of items before they can call themselves winners.  They will have to ride every ski lift on the mountain, complete the NASTAR course, get the most vertical feet, ride the Maverick half-pipe, visit key landmarks and venture down some of Steamboat’s expert terrain!  All Ski 4 Yellow events begin at 8:45 am at the Top of the Gondola.  Congrats the winners at 2:00 pm where you can probably find most of them at Slopeside Bar and Grill. Ski 4 Yellow has raised over $24,000 so far.  Register today to play with the Olympians and support an incredible global/local cause!

And don’t miss the free concerts! Spring is here and at 3pm at the Gondola Square get your dance on with John Popper and the Duskray Troubadours! This big name band comes to Steamboat for the Bud Light Rocks the Boat Concert Series.   John Popper is the lead singer from Blues Traveler who teamed up with an incredible array of artists to bring these new sounds to the stage. 

Ski 4 Yellow is the sister winter event to the annual Ride 4 Yellow event which came to Steamboat last summer 2010.  Lance Armstrong himself rode the course and supported the event.  Learn more about the 2011 Ride 4 Yellow!

Get to Steamboat to hang out the best of the best, ski the best of the best ski resorts, listen to the best free music and see just how awesome spring is in Steamboat! View our lodging deals and book now to secure these rates!


Steamboat Snow Record 2011: 350" Inches of Snow

Almost 30 feet of snow has blanketed Steamboat and the Steamboat Ski Resort this 2010/2011 winter season and believe us- this winter really has been epic!  With only a month or so left in this ski season we are dying to see how much more snow we can get! Ranchers in Steamboat like to call this type of deep snow winter a "four-wire" winter.  When so much snow has fallen it stacks up over the 4th row of wires on their fences! That is deep!  

According to the Steamboat Ski Resort, "Since October 23rd, snow has fallen 86 out of 137 days with 38 of those days recording four or more inches. In March alone, snow has fallen 5 of 8 days with 2 days recording four or more inches. "

So what do we do with all this snow? We have a epic spring ski conditions that will feel much like mid winter conditions.  You'll be hard pressed to find any rocks or grass sticking out from the slopes this year!  This year's spring conditions and celebrations will be Springalicious- Enjoy tons of outdoor music, sunshine, apres drinks, and end of season unique events! but don't take our word for it- come discover the true epic conditions on your own.  This spring we are offering serious lodging deals, and ski pass deals that will ensure everyone gets some awesome ski turns!


Sam Bush Free Concert in Steamboat Springs 2011

What can possibly make this Friday any better than a potential snowstorm to give everyone some fresh powder to ski in, a Free Bud Light Rocks the Boat Concert with Sam Bush and some good old apres ski entertainment?

Sam Bush is playing tomorrow Friday March 3, 2011 at 3pm at the base of the Steamboat Ski Resort to keep Steamboat Rockin! Sam Bush is Grammy Award winning multi-instrumentalist artist. Sam Bush doesn't seem old enough to be a musical legend. And he's not. But he is. Alternately known as the King of Telluride and the King of Newgrass, Bush has been honored by the Americana Music Association and the International Bluegrass Music Association. But honors are not what drive him. "I didn't get into music to win awards," he says. "I'm just now starting to get somewhere. I love to play and the older I get the more I love it. And I love new things."
 I will hoping to hear my favorite songs "Girl of the North Country" and "Same ol' River"!!! Watch the Video below!

So NOW do you know you're friday afternoon plans?  Coming to Steamboat last minute? Book with ResortQuest and get great lodging deals! See our current deals 30% off March! and get to Steamboat for some fun!


Ski Mardi Gras Celebrations Steamboat Springs Ski Resort!

Mardi Gras in Steamboat just got more festive with the Steamboat Ski Resort announcing 5 days filled with Mardi Gras celebrations, free concerts, Cajun food and BBQ and beer festivities during March 4 through Fat Tuesday, March 8, 2011!

The fun begins Friday March 4th with all day long on-mountain lunch specials featuring the tastiest of Cajun delicacies!  Then don't miss the Free Bud Light Rocks the Boat outdoor concert with Sam Bush!  See full schedule of Friday's Festivities

Saturday March 5th will be all about the Mardi Gras parade, crowning of the Rex and Queen, festive BBQ and Beer Festival with Free  Bud Light Ski Mardi Gras Concert - JoJo's Mardi Gras Band featuring JoJo Hermann of Widespread Panic!  See the times and locations for Saturday's events.

Sunday March 6th, is a day for skiing and Mardi Gras recovery with delicious on mountain specials or hit up Hazies for dinner. They are hosting a pre-fix Creole themed menu- should be delicious!  Contact our concierge to book your reservations.

Mardi Gras Monday is about classic dueling pianos at Bear River Bar & Grill and on Fat Tuesday March 8, 2011 celebrate this Southern tradition Mountain style with the "Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler"- Let the Good Times Roll! Tour the Mountain from 8am - 4pm to see all the Mardi Gras Snow Sculpture Contest at the Lifts, enjoy the Fat Tuesday Food & Beverage Contest - Drinks & Food Specials all over the mountain and make sure you get your beads!

Get to Steamboat to celebrate Ski Mardi Gras Mountain Style! Get great lodging deals.  See the full schedule of Mardi Gras events on the mountain and see the line up for the Free outdoor Concerts!


99 Dollar Lift Tickets- Spring Skiing in Steamboat Just Got More Springalicious!

Steamboat Springs is going to be Springalicious, this spring with incredible events, live music and cheap ski lift tickets and cheap lodging.  

This spring, skiing will be as cheap as it can get with the $99 dollar ski tickets that are good for 4 days of skiing! Seriously!  It gets even better with lodging from ResortQuest Steamboat that is on sale for 20% off lodging on 2+ nights!  Book your trip to Steamboat now and we will set you up with your perfect lodging and the $99 dollar lift tickets!

The Springalicious events have also been announced! You won't want to miss the end of the season parties with the classic Steamboat Cardboard Classic, live music from Katchafire and the Wailers along with the annual pond skim and of course lots of sunshine! 

Saturday April 9th at 11am:  
Sunday April 10 (closing day) 
 Book Now! Get to Steamboat this Spring because it is going to be Springalicious! With $99 lift tickets good for 4 days of skiing and discounted lodging you'll cure your spring fever in no time!  Book online and automatically get these rates!


2011 Ride the Rockies Tour Announced- Steamboat Springs Course

The 26th Annual Ride the Rockies Bike Tour has been announced! June 11-17, 2011, Ride the Rockies will be sending 2,000 riders on a journey of 412 miles over 6 of Colorado's infamous passes, through 6 high altitude mountain towns and over 22,000 feet of vertical gain.

Steamboat Springs has been announced as the 3rd and 4th sections of this classic Colorado Bike Tour. In Steamboat riders will complete a 52 mile Steamboat Loop Ride taking riders through the stunning country side south of Steamboat and looping them back up and around to the West side of town.  Then the following day riders will get ready for a climb with a 78 mile ride from  Steamboat to Granby with a grunt over Rabbit Ears Pass at 9,426 ft. 

2011 Route Summary:
  • June 11 — Crested Butte – Registration
  • June 12 — Crested Butte to Buena Vista | 76 miles | Cottonwood Pass – 12,126 ft.
  • June 13 — Buena Vista to Edwards | 76 miles | Tennessee Pass – 10,424 ft. & Battle Mountain
  • June 14 — Edwards to Steamboat | 80 miles | Yellow Jacket Pass – 7,428 ft.
  • June 15 — Steamboat Loop Ride | 52 miles | 20 Mile Rd.
  • June 16 — Steamboat to Granby | 78 miles | Rabbit Ears Pass – 9,426 ft. & Muddy Pass – 8,772 ft.
  • June 17 — Granby to Georgetown | 50 miles | Berthoud Pass – 11,307 ft.
You can register now for the Lottery application process. Ride the Rockies only allows 2,000 riders on this epic Colorado course so sign up today!

Get to Steamboat and ensure you have comfortable lodging whether you are riding or watching the race!


Top Five Romantic Condos In Steamboat For Valentines, Honeymoons & Romantic Getaways

With Valentine's Day fast approaching, we thought we'd provide you with our top five romantic condos for your valentines day, honeymoon, vacation, or mountain getaway. Valentine's Day will be perfectly romantic in Steamboat! Treat your loved one to a fantastic dinner then watch the torchlight parade and fireworks that will light up the night sky.

Book your last minute Valentines day retreat to Steamboat- Your special someone will love you forever!

Emerald Lodge 5113 at Trappeur's Crossing Resort-This is the perfect location for your romantic getaway. This beautiful one-bedroom condo lets you cuddle up and relax. With the luxurious amenities like the gas fireplace, private hot tub and a private courtyard you will be able to escape with just your loved one. With Trappeur's Crossing Day Spa on-site, you'll hardly have to leave the room...except to travel on our free on-call, guest shuttle to your romantic restaurants of choice.

Torian Plum 203-This condo is our brand-new Platinum-rated unit at the Torian Plum. This stunning condo will have you feeling loved in no time with all the amenities and incredible views!  Have a romantic date at Cafe Diva or Saketumi located just steps from the condo  then relax in the jacuzzi bathtub in the master bathroom, or in front of the huge fireplace in the living room.

Bronze Tree 201- This condo is the epitome of romantic. With velvet curtains, pillows, and bedding, this is one posh condo. With the best views on the mountain, your romantic vacation will have a magical feeling to it. You may also want to take in the views from the outdoor hot tub. Look out over the Flat Tops to the south with the ski resort next to you, as the sun goes down, is just about the best view in Steamboat Springs.

Bear Lodge 6107 at Trappeur's Crossing Resort- Grab your loved ones and a few friends for this couples getaway! This condo is perfect for multiple couples. Large, spacious, with a private hot tub, outdoor fireplace, and private courtyard, this condo has it all.

Meadows Penthouse- This penthouse condo has a fireplace in each bedroom, and great views of the mountain. This comfortable condo will make your romantic getaway quite and luxurious. Take in the views of the mountain from the master bedroom balcony while you're having your morning coffee or an evening glass of wine.

Book your romantic getaway to Steamboat! You will be fully enamored with the luxurious condos just steps away from the Steamboat Ski Resort and all the shopping and restaurants surrounding the base of the mountain!