Of course, Steamboat Ski Resort is the main attraction in the wintertime. Howelsen Hill Ski Area also operates just outside of Steamboat Springs, designating the area as a true haven for skiers and snowboarders looking for some fresh powder. In the summertime, visitors can do just about any outdoor activity, from backpacking to ziplining to horseback riding. A Steamboat Springs car rental will help you get around without having to rely on shuttles. And at night, there's plenty of culture to keep you busy in town. The Chief Theater, Emerald City Opera, and Steamboat Dance Theatre all operate regularly, plus there are frequent music series and festivals.
You'll want to purchase Steamboat Springs vacation packages so you can focus your attention on the fun stuff—and there's a lot of it! The All Arts Festival and Literary Sojourn, an annual literary arts festival, lights up the town every year, but the real action takes place beyond the city lights. The Yampa River Festival occurs on the first weekend of June each year. It features a playboating competition that attracts international kayakers, as well as a downriver race and the Crazy River Dog Contest for pups that are confident in the water. Hotels in Steamboat Springs tend to book up quickly during these times, so make sure to book far in advance.
In the cold months, the Winter Carnival hosts kooky events like kids being pulled on skis by a cowboy on horseback and marching bands on skis. You don't want to miss out! And remember, when you use Travelocity to book packages to Steamboat Springs, you can save up to $537 when you book a hotel and flight at the same time.
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