by Rich Silver, originally published in Slopeside Magazine
Nicknamed Ski Town USA, Steamboat Springs is one of the great western ski towns, perfect for you next family vacation. Best known for its legendary Chanmpagne Powder snow and gladed tree skiing, steamboat has a wide variety of terrain with 3000 acres of uncrowded slopes for all ability levels. There are also plenty of wide-open intermediate trails and an extensive beginner learning area. Experts can hit the frontside chutes off Storm Peak or the advanced tree skiing of “Closets” and “Shadows,” while the whole family can cruise the Morningside area for groomers and family friendly moguls and tree skiing.