Ski Guides


Steamboat is a complete mountain range that includes Mount Werner, Sunshine Peak, Storm Peak, Thunderhead Peak, Pioneer Ridge and Christie Peak.  There are over 2,965 acres of terrain for beginner, intermediate and advanced skiers.   The base elevation is 6,900 feet and the summit of Mt. Werner is 10,568 feet. Steamboat is known for its’ tree skiing and legendary Champagne Powder.  We’ve included some helpful information for your first day on the slopes.


Steamboat Ski Guides

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Beginners Day 1 on the Slopes

For your first day, we have included some helpful information. Whether you are a first-time skier or snowboarder, we’ve like to make some great suggestions for your first adventure in Steamboat. Just click the link above.


Intermediate Day 1 on the Slopes   

The best intermediate terrain in Steamboat can be found off the Sunshine Express Lift.  If you stay close to the Ridgeline along Tomahawk to Baby Powder, you see some amazing views.   A few others you should check out are High Noon and Vagabond which is off the Thunderhead Lift.


Advanced Day 1 on the Slopes

Steamboat has some fantastic advanced terrain.  Start out by taking the Gondola and cut over to the Sundown Express via Spur Run.  Take Sundown up to expert trails including Kuu’s Cruise, Sundown Liftline, or Three O’Clock.   If you decided to stay on the frontside, try out Storm Peak North or South, which is a really cool mini bowl.


Our Favorite Runs for the Whole Family

Why Not is a fun and long run for the entire family. Take the Gondola from the base and this is a great easy run to warm up your legs and start your day. If you are intermediate skiers, try Vagabond for a nice cruising run.


 The Steeper Side of Life

Most of the steeper terrain at Steamboat Resort is located at the top of the mountain, close to Mt. Werner.  You can access this terrain from the top of Morningside lift.   There are steep chutes and gladed runs that are all steep.   Some of our favorites are Chutes 1-3 and the Christmas Tree Bowl.  After Christmas Tree Bowl, you can check out No Names and also North St. Pats.  They are also local favorites.