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Confessions of a tubing outfitter; kiosks to conquer at the Farmers Market; the return of the rodeo; and summer event lineup.

The Caboose Artist Studio

First Friday Artwalk

Looking for some wine and culture on a Friday evening? Enjoy Steamboat’s wealth of artistic talent at the First Friday Art Walk, a tour organized by local gallery owners from 5 to 8 p.m....
Snow Buddy Dog Sled Tours dog sled with family and cute dogs

Change it Up with a Dog Sled Tour

Mush!! Tired of the slopes? Let something with four legs do all the work, with Snow Buddy Dog Sled Tours. The company was started by locals Dan and Sarah Piano in 2011, “with a lot...
Laraine Martin with sunset and Grass Sticks hat

Best Jacket-fitting Sandwiches!

We all know those do-it-yourselfers who lug their own meals around on the mountain, pulling a sandwich out of a vest pocket or a frozen, jaw-breaking PowerBar from their bib on the chair. And...
back country skiing dome tent

Bluebird Hut Trip

Having trouble booking a backcountry hut this winter? Eschew those always-booked 10th Mountain Division huts and reserved-before-you-know-it squares on rec.gov and try Bluebird Backcountry on the other side of Rabbit Ears Pass, a new...
R/C Truck from Hobby Hut

Buddy’s Hobby Hut

Enough with all these hard guy (and gal) outdoor sports…how about something a little more sedentary (where you can Swill and Chill)? Try Buddy’s Hobby Hut, where you can try your hand at an...

Bluegrass Boating

Float to a Music Festival! Looking for a unique way to fill the dog days of summer? Try floating into a music festival—i.e. the Yarmony Music Festival, a three-day, hippie-filled, Hula-hooping bluegrass concert on the...
babes partying on SUPs

New SUP Bar for Pearl Lake

Get ready for some suds and wine-sipping after supping Pearl Lake. Yes, Steamboat SUP rental company Paddleboard Adventure Co. has procured a prestigious license to open up a bar on Pearl Lake, so you...

Inside Steamboat’s Best Swimming Holes!

Want to cool off? As well as hitting the lap pool at Old Town Hot Springs, when the water’s low (i.e. when the tubing hatch is out) but the river is still open, plunge...
Kevin Scott Strickland (“Big K”)

Confessions of a Lodge Caretaker

A lot of jobs have their perks. Maybe free coffee, half-price burgers, or even a lenient powder clause. But perhaps none are as good as being a caretaker for the ski area’s lodges up...
Winter carnival's lighted man


Sure, other ski towns could share our Ski Town USA moniker (if they had the coveted trademark). But you’ll see why Steamboat earned it at our whacky Winter Carnival. The nickname was coined by...
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