Steamboat /
United States

WBP Report Card: Steamboat ADDENDUM Steamboat report card 2




Total Vertical: 2,180
Number of Lifts: 1
Type of uplift: Gondola 
Bike Attachment: Trays between gondolas
Number of Trails: 13 DH and an XC network.
Guides available: Yes
Lessons available: Yes
Beginner Trails: Steamboat now has 5 green trails, all flow in nature! 
Intermediate Trails:  Rustlers Ridge and the new trail Gunsmoke, are the intermediate trails. Both are also flow in nature! Are you sensing a trend here. Towards the end of Rustlers Ridge, the trail features became slightly more progressive, which is a good thing, in our opinion. We felt that the features should be more challenging. However, you can get going mach speed down this one if you dare.  
Advanced Trails: Steamboat offers a tech DH trail (Rawhide), a black diamond jump trail (Flying Diamond), and two shorter jump lines near the base. All are spot-on for quality, length, features, and difficulty rating. 
Technical trails: Rawhide does not disappoint!
Flow/jump trails: Flying Diamond, Buckin Bronc, and Bull Rider are sick trails. Too bad they are significantly shorter in length compared to the other trails on the mountain.    
Trail variety: Another DH tech-gnar trail would be great. Otherwise, there's a good variety of features on the jump/flow trails.  
Trail Conditions: No complaints here.
Trail signposting: We did notice some unsigned trail intersections. 
Other trails in area: Miles and miles. Ask the bike shop and/or trail crew guys for suggestions. There are some good ones!  Yes
Day Pass Value for money: $38.00 is reasonable. 
Ease of parking to lift: OK. 
Lift lines: Hardly a wait at all. 
Quality of rental fleet: Specialized, Scott, and Kona. 
On-site Bike Shop: Very friendly staff. Quality mechanics and good pricing for service. Good selection of gear for all your needs. The shop is expanding square footage for next season. 
Lunch options: Mucho options and quality.
Water by the lifts (yes/no): Yes, in the bike shop just across the from the gondola. Yes at the top
Lockers available (yes/no): No.  No
Camping/RV park (yes/no): None within the village.  No
Staff friendliness: Great people! 
Family-friendly: Tons of options for whole family. 
Restaurants: Yes & Yes! 
Nightlife: It was going-off while we were there on closing weekend. Slopeside Grill is a big hang-out for food and drink with really good specials. 
Random: Fishcreek falls is a cool hike. Must take a soak in the many hotsprings around town. We liked the Strawberry Park Hotsprings a short drive from town.  


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