After skiing in Crested Butte two years in a row, April and I were ready to try a new spot. There are so many places I’d love to try, but Steamboat really stood out to everyone in our group. We’ve had many friends go in the past and love it, so we knew we had to go there next!
The downtown has a traditional western look and feel to it that is inviting. Being able to see the slopes from town is pretty cool too.
We stayed at the Eagle Ridge Lodge in a two bedroom condo, and let me be the first to say that going the condo route is definitely the best way to go when you’re traveling with friends. I was a little nervous about not being able to walk to the slopes, but they had a bus that came by picking people up every 10-15 minutes, so we never had to wait long. It dropped us off by the gondola, and off we went!
The views of the Yampa Valley were amazing while coming down the mountain! While April thought the slopes were a little too steep in Crested Butte, she loved learning more moves in Steamboat. The slopes were a little more forgiving for the beginner.
On the third day, we all went snowmobiling in the Routt National Forrest. This is one of April’s all time favorite activities, and she was super excited. By the third day, I needed a little bit of rest from the slopes, so I decided to come along too.
Loved riding around in the outdoors with views like these!
Full group shot with Amy and Katie.
We loved going to Steamboat, and will definitely be back!