Steamboat Springs is an authentic Western family town, catering to real families who care about a community that takes care of its children. Historically, Steamboat is a ranching/mining town, named by pioneers for the sounds they heard coming from springs in the local streams and rivers. Now, while there is still plenty of agriculture and mining, Steamboat is known as a world class skiing and snowboarding area, and as a summer playground. The population of 10,000 swells to nearly double that during the height of the winter season.
Steamboat is a destination resort, 157 miles northwest of Denver, 85 miles north of I-70, and 11 miles from the Continental Divide. Steamboat offers world-class skiing/riding and competitive facilities during the winter months; golf, fishing, white water rafting, kayaking, hiking, backpacking, horseback riding, mountain biking and many other sports are available during the spring, summer and fall.
Here are some useful links about Steamboat Springs.
Buses, taxis and commuter flights link Steamboat Springs with Denver. During ski season, there are commercial flights to the Yampa Valley Regional Airport in Hayden (HDN, 28 miles away). The 185-mile drive from Denver offers spectacular scenery along windy mountain roads. Alpine Taxi (970-879-8294) provides limo and taxi service locally, as well as to and from Denver. See How to Get Here for directions. In the town of Steamboat, free hybrid bus service runs regularly between town and the mountain, and to many other destinations as well.
Rental Cars – American Car Rental, 1390 13th Street, can be reached at 970-879-1252. Avis Rent-A-Car in Hayden can be reached at 970-276-4377. You might also try Checkpoint Auto Rental at 970-875-0700.
ResortQuest Steamboat Vacation Rentals, (1-866-348-8824) ~ firstname.lastname@example.org, 1855 Ski Time Square Drive, Steamboat Springs, CO
ResortQuest Steamboat Vacation Rentals offer unmatched service, renowned hospitality and exclusively located one to five bedroom condos and townhomes located in premier ski-in and mountain locations.
The West Condominiums – Steamboat, www.westcondos.com 2160 Mt. Werner Circle, Steamboat Springs, CO
The West Condominiums are located 400 yards from the Gondola and a short walk to the base area restaurants and retail shops. Mention LWS when booking and the school will receive a 15% commission on the total amount of the booking.
Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel and Condominiums, www.steamboatgrand.com, 2300 Mt. Werner Circle, Phone: 1-800-269-2628
The Grand is located right across from the Gondola at the base of the ski area. Amenities include pools, hot tubs, a fitness center and restaurants. When you call, mention that you are a parent of a LWS student and you’ll receive the best program available.
The Hotel Bristol, www.steamboathotelbristol.com, 917 Lincoln Avenue, Steamboat Springs, CO, , Phone: 970-879-3083.
Located downtown, Hotel bristol offers a minimum of 10% off depending on the time of year. Room rates vary from $69 – $129 per night.
Mountain Resorts, www.mtn-resorts.com, Phone: 1-888-686-8075
Mountain Resorts offers a wide variety of attractive, well-maintained accommodations at prime locations surrounding the Steamboat Ski Area. Mountain Resorts offers 15% off to LWS parents.