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Winter in Steamboat

Winter Activities


Champagne Powder® abounds in Steamboat Springs, home of the world class ski resort that shares it’s name. This Rocky Mountain dry, fluffy snow makes for epic skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, nordic skiing, and the list goes on!


Here at Rabbit Ears Motel, we want to be more than the comfortable bed or hot shower after your day playing outside, we want to be your home away from home.


Haven’t you heard? Locals have the best insider scoop. Think of us as your local connection for all things Steamboat.


Did you know that Steamboat is known as Ski Town, U.S.A.® and has produced more winter Olympians than any other town in North America?


Here is a helpful resource of Winter activities and ideas for outdoor fun in our hometown:




Steamboat Ski Resort boasts:


Base Elevation 6,900 ft / 2,103 meters


Summit Elevation 10,568 ft / 3,221 m.


Vertical Drop 3,668 ft / 1,118 meters


Skiable Acres 2939 acres


Annual Snowfall 349"


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Total Trails 165


Expert trails, 44%


Intermediate trails, 42%


Beginner trails, 4%


Lifts 16 total


Plus four terrain parks




Cross Country Skiing:


This site will guide you through 5 different Nordic Areas, rentals, directions, weather, you name it!

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10 km of beautiful forested snowshoe trails at the Steamboat Nordic Center

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Guided Gourmet Snowshoe Lunches

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Hot Springs:


Just outside of Steamboat Springs nestled alongside Hot Springs Creek lies one of the most spectacular mineral springs in the world. Strawberry Park Hot Springs is truly an unforgettable experience. The pools are perfect for relaxing after a long day of skiing or hiking, and after your first visit you may want to come for the entire day! The blending of pure natural beauty and the unique stone masonry of our pools will undoubtedly impress you with each visit. Our facility is unique and unlike anything you have seen before.

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Old Town Hot Springs, one of Colorado's premier hot springs, is a multi-use complex, open to the public. Old Town Hot Springs is located directly across the street from the Rabbit Ears Motel, and all of our guests are welcome to take advantage of discount tickets, just ask at the front desk! The facility is open seven days a week with eight, hot spring-fed pools, two water slides, a fitness center, exercise classes, and massage. Steamboat's Old Town Hot Springs is a must on your visit to Steamboat.

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Hot Springs


Ice Skating:


Howelsen Ice Arena

This state of the art facility has bumper cars, public skate times and rentals for the entire family.

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For the novice or expert, High Mountain and Steamboat Snowmobile Tours offer two locations with varied terrain, top of the line equipment, highly experienced guides and all the advice you need for the adventure of a lifetime.


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Snow Tubing:


Saddleback Ranch’s Yee Haw Tubing Hill saddlebackranch.net and Howelsen Hill tubingsteamboat.com are two locations for tubing fun, for kids of all ages!


Horseback Riding:


Saddleback Ranch

Family owned and operated, the Iacavetto’s offer the Yee Haw Tubing Hill with shuttles from town, sleigh ride dinners, horseback riding, snowmobiling and more, a true winter activity mecca!

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Del’s Triangle 3

Also family owned and operated, Del’s horses are predominately born and raised on the ranch and trained locally. Several of them are featured in ads the Steamboat Ski Resort and have appeared in ads and videos all over the world!

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