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Inside Steamboat’s Top 10......................................8 Calendar of events.....................................10 Skiing and snowmobiling.........................12 Snowmobiling............................................14 Snowshoeing..............................................16 Cross-country skiing..................................16 Indoor activities.........................................18 Fishing.......................................................20 Dining Right..............................................21 What to do..................................................52 Where to eat...............................................60 Where to shop............................................63 Where to socialize......................................67 Map of Steamboat Springs........................68 Map of ski trails.........................................70
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❰❰ On the cover Steamboat Olympian Nelson Carmichael enjoys nearly a foot of fresh Champagne Powder snow at Steamboat Ski Area. Photo by Larry Pierce/Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp.
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Soak up the ’Boat
There’s a reason this place is called Steamboat Springs. And you haven’t truly experienced it until you’ve soaked your aching bones in the area’s natural, hot spring-fed pools. Old Town Hot Springs at Third Street and Lincoln Avenue (see directory listing on page 55) provides the most convenient option, plus it boasts a pair of 230foot waterslides for the munchkins. But if you have the time, the seven-mile trip to Strawberry Park Hot Springs (see directory listing on page 55) north of town is well worth it. Experience the healing powers of the hot springs as the Utes once did — under the bright stars of a Yampa Valley evening.
Live like a local There are certain events that even locals can’t pass up, no matter how long they’ve lived here. Cross your fingers and hope your vacation coincides with one of them: ■ U.S. Olympic trials: Freestyle and Nordic combined Olympic team dreams will be realized Dec. 23 and 24 right here in Steamboat Springs. ■ New Year’s fireworks and torchlight parade: Beginning at 7 p.m. Dec. 31 at the base of the ski area. ■ 97th annual Winter Carnival: A wonderfully unique Steamboat celebration of winter; this year’s is Feb. 3 to 7.
Stroll downtown Steamboat’s historic shopping district combines the nostalgia of old-time storefronts with the allure of boutique shops and galleries. Take the free city bus to Fifth Street and begin your journey by passing the historic Routt County Courthouse before entering the heart of the downtown area. Plenty of restaurants, bars and shops await you. 8 | Explore Steamboat winter 2009-10
■ 36th annual Cowboy Downhill: Coinciding with the National Western Stock Show in Denver, watch real cowboys make a mess out of skiing and snowboarding. Jan. 19 at the base of the ski area. ■ Cardboard Classic: An end-ofseason tradition, locals build cardboard crafts and race them down a plowed course at the ski area. This year’s 30th annual rendition is April 10.
Après ski We can all agree that nothing puts an exclamation point on a brilliant day of skiing or riding like slopeside drinks and appetizers. Start your afternoon at Slopeside Grill, which shouldn’t be hard to find with its outdoor seating just off the RightO-Way trail at the base of the ski area. Other convenient options include Bear River Bar and Grill in Gondola Square, which has a deck overlooking the base of the ski area. Live music is an afternoon staple. exploresteamboat.com
Load up on calories … Like any ski town worth its weight in snow, Steamboat offers too many lip-smacking breakfast establishments to count. Creekside Café, Winona’s, Freshies and The Shack Café are four of the best. Get your fill before you spend a day on the slopes.
… and then work them off You came here to ski, now get to it. But to make the most out of your days on the mountain, you’ll have to leave behind Photo by Larry Pierce those ’90s-era skis. All of Steamboat’s full-service retail and rental shops offer the best in modern ski and snowboard equipment. Demo a pair of new skis for a day, and then spend the rest of your trip convincing your significant other why some new sticks are a good investment. You’ll love the personalized attention at Ski Haus (see directory listing on page 58).
Get pampered Northwest Colorado’s dry air can wreak havoc on your skin, just like a day on the slopes can wear out your muscles. Lucky for you, Steamboat’s got the salons, day spas and massage studios to cater to your every whim.
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Look back Step out of your comfort zone Nothing speaks to the quality of a trip quite like doing something you won’t — or can’t — do just about anywhere else. Create a lasting memory through Rocky Mountain activities like leading your own sled-dog team, taking the family for a sleighride dinner, or embarking on a full-moon snowshoe tour. For the more adventurous, tag along on an ice-climbing adventure up frozen Fish Creek Falls. See the Activities Directory beginning on page 52 for more ideas.
Eat some more You deserve to eat well while on vacation, and those après ski appetizers won’t hold you over till morning. Satisfy your stomach with some real Colorado fare, like elk tenderloin and fresh caught trout. The best multi-course meals can be had at Café Diva, The Cabin and bistro c.v. exploresteamboat.com
Revel in downtown Steamboat’s historic past. The Tread of Pioneers Museum (northwest corner of Eighth and Oak streets) will have you feeling like a fourthgeneration local. You just might impress your ski instructor or your new friends at the bar with your knowledge of local history. See the museum’s directory listing on page 56 for more information.
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Calendarof events For a complete and updated list of everything happening in Steamboat Springs this winter, visit ExploreSteamboat.com, and check out the daily Happenings page in the Steamboat Today newspaper.
5 — Merry Mainstreet holiday celebration from 5 to 8 pm in downtown Steamboat Springs. Featuring Santa Claus, gingerbread houses and holiday carols.
5 — Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club Ski Ball, a fundraising featuring cocktails, dinner, dancing and a silent auction at the Sheraton Steamboat Hotel. Visit www.sswsc.org for details.
6 — First Friday Artwalk. Fourteen galleries and stores participate in the self-guided tour that features new exhibits and refreshments. Call 970-879-4744 or visit ExploreSteamboat.com for more information.
5 — Steamboat Springs Orchestra Holiday Concert, 8 pm at the Steamboat Christian Center. Featuring Mozart’s Symphony #40 as well as holiday favorites. Visit www.steamboatorchestra.org.
14-23 — 15th annual Festival of Trees at Tread of Pioneers Museum. Come see two dozen ornately decorated Christmas trees from 11 am-5 pm daily. Call 970-879-2214. The museum is at Eighth and Oak streets in downtown Steamboat.
6 — Steamboat Springs Orchestra Holiday Concert, 3 pm at the Steamboat Christian Center. Featuring Mozart’s Symphony #40 as well as holiday favorites. Visit www.steamboatorchestra.org.
25 — The Steamboat Ski Area opens for the 2009-10 ski season with the annual Scholarship Day, benefiting the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club. Lift ticket prices for Scholarship Day TBA. Season passes are not valid. 26 — First regular day of the 2009-10 ski season at the Steamboat Ski Area. Season passes are valid beginning today. 26 — Routt County United Way Community Thanksgiving Dinner at the Steamboat Springs Community Center, 1-5 pm. The dinner is free to everyone. Call 970-879-5605. 27 — The annual lighting of the Steamboat Springs community tree is from 6-7 pm on the Routt County Courthouse lawn in downtown Steamboat. The event will feature Santa Claus arriving by sleigh, singing of traditional carols, hot cider and drawings for Downtown Dollars. For more information, call 970-846-1800.
11-13 — Seventh annual Steamboat Nordic Camp, catering to crosscountry skiers of all ability levels. Lunches, happy hour beverages and prizes included. Visit Active.com or Ski Haus to register. 15-17 — 1984 Olympic gold medalist Deb Armstrong hosts The Steamboat Women’s Ski Camps, celebrating its 26th anniversary, for intermediate skiers and up, visit www.steamboat.com. 19 — Community Acoustic Christmas concert with guitarist Brent Rowan and friends. Tickets are $25 in advance of the 7 pm concert at the Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel. A portion of the concert proceeds benefit LIFT-UP of Routt County, an organization that provides assistance to needy local residents. Call 800-922-2722 for tickets. 19-20 — Surefoot Colorado Women’s Ski Cup, featuring giant slalom racing. Visit www.sswsc.org for details. 21 — “A Nose for Space” holiday family concerts at 11 am and 4:30 pm at the Sheraton Steamboat Resort. Performance by Jim Jackson. Visit www.stringsmusicfestival.com. Tickets are $10 for adults and $2 for children. 21-22 — Surefoot Colorado Ski Cup, featuring women’s and men’s slalom racing. Visit www.sswsc.org for details.
4 — First Friday Artwalk. Fourteen galleries and stores participate in the self-guided tour that features new exhibits and refreshments. Call 970-879-4744 or visit ExploreSteamboat.com for more information.
22 — Bud Light Rocks the ‘Boat Free Concert Series at the base of the ski area. Visit ExploreSteamboat.com for details.
4 — Steamboat Springs Orchestra Holiday Concert, 7 pm at Moffat County High School in Craig. Featuring Mozart’s Symphony #40 as well as holiday favorites. Visit www.steamboatorchestra.org.
22 — Strings Holiday Concert featuring Kathy Mattea at 7 pm at the Sheraton Steamboat Resort. Tickets are $40 for adults and $25 for children 6 to 18. Visit www.stringsmusicfestival for details.
Junior Olympics 23 — Big Head Todd & The Monsters perform a free concert during the U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Steamboat Springs. Visit ExploreSteamboat.com for details. 23 — 2010 U.S. Olympic Team Trials. The two-day competition features athletes vying to make a spot on the Nordic Combined and Freestyle ski teams. Nordic combined events will be held at Howelsen Hill; the moguls event will be held at the Steamboat Ski Area. Visit SteamboatPilot.com for details. 24 — 2010 U.S. Olympic Team Trials. The second day of competition features five aerials spots up for grabs during a competition at the Park Smalley Freestyle Complex at the Steamboat Ski Area. Visit SteamboatPilot.com for details. 28 — Sven Wiik Nordic Cup challenge No. 1 at the Steamboat Ski Touring Center, www.steamboatxcski.org. 27 — New Year’s Relay, TBA at the Steamboat Ski Touring Center, visit www.nordicski.net or call 970-897-8180 for more information. 31 — New Year’s Eve Torchlight Parade & Fireworks, the Steamboat Ski & Snowboard School treats tourists and locals to on-snow parades down the mountain lit only by torches and a fireworks display. Parade starts at 7 pm.
January 4-9 — 11th annual MusicFest at Steamboat. Tent festival features six days of more than a dozen Texas and Americana bands, free après-ski concerts, evening concerts and special engagements throughout the week. Visit www.bigskitrip.com for details. 12 to 14 — 1984 Olympic gold medalist Deb Armstrong hosts The Steamboat Women’s Ski Camps, celebrating its 26th anniversary, for intermediate skiers and better. Visit www.steamboat.com. 13-18 — Ski Jam VII, featuring renowned jam bands like Keller Williams and The Wailers performing at the Steamboat Ski Area base. Fullservice bar, beer garden and more. Visit www.steamboat.com. 16 — Sven Wiik Nordic Cup challenge No. 2, the 23rd annual Steamboat Stampede, 10 a.m., www.steamboatxcski.org.
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19 — 36th annual Bud Light Cowboy Downhill. Watch more than 100 professional cowboys drink Bud Light, race fast and crash hard. They’ll even sign autographs post-race. Festivities begin at 2 pm in exploresteamboat.com
Gondola Square, followed by the first races at 4 pm. The evening ends with a concert at 7 pm in the Steamboat Music Tent.
Center benefiting patients of multiple sclerosis. Visit www.verticalexpress.org for details.
23-24 — USCSA Division II College Ski Racing, featuring women’s and men’s slalom and giant slalom. Visit www.sswsc.org for details. 24 — Sven Wiik Nordic Cup challenge No. 3, 10 am at Steamboat Lake, www.steamboatxcski.org.
10-13 — NCAA Skiing Championships, featuring classical and freestyle Nordic races as well as slalom and giant slalom downhill racing. Events held at Howelsen Hill and the Steamboat Ski Area. It’s the first time the event has returned to Steamboat since 1996. Visit SteamboatPilot. com for details.
30-31 — Smartwool Ski Cup Alpine ski races, featuring giant slalom and slalom events. Visit www.sswsc.org for details.
14 — Sixth annual North Routt Coureur des Bois 45K and 90K ski marathon and ultramarathon. Visit www.steamboatxcski.org.
31 — Colorado Ski for Women event at the Steamboat Ski Touring Center. This year’s theme: Alice in Wonderland. Visit www.nordicski.net for details.
17 — St. Patrick’s Day Torchlight and Fireworks show at the Steamboat Ski Area. Visit www.steamboat.com. Parade starts at 7:30 pm.
19-22 — Colorado Junior Ski Cup Championships, featuring men’s and women’s giant slalom and slalom events. Visit www.sswsc.org for details.
Feb. 3-7 — 97th annual Winter Carnival is in downtown Steamboat Springs. The carnival is highlighted by weekend events such as ski jumping competitions, a Nordic sprint, a snowboard jam session, a tubing party, a vintage biathlon, a Night Extravaganza with fireworks display and the famous Lighted Man along with the marquee, horse-drawn street events (street slalom, ski joring, ring and spear) and capped off by the Diamond Hitch Parade featuring the Steamboat Springs High School marching band, playing while skiing on a snow-covered Lincoln Avenue. Visit www. sswsc.org or call the Winter Sports Club at 970-879-0695.
20 — Bud Light Rocks the ‘Boat Free Concert at Steamboat Ski Area gondola base, 3 pm Visit www.steamboat.com.
Cardboard Classic 21 — Steamboat Springs Orchestra Community Concert, 3 pm at the Steamboat Christian Center. Featuring performances of Corelli, Bach and Haydn. Visit www.steamboatorchestra.org.
6 — Sven Wiik Nordic Cup challenge No. 4, Ski Haus Classic at Lake Catamount, www.steamboatxcski.org.
25-27 — Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Ski Association Championships. Doubling as the NCAA Western Regionals, the competition features some of the county’s best collegiate skiers. Schedule TBA. Visit SteamboatPilot.com for details.
9-11 — 1984 Olympic gold medalist Deb Armstrong hosts The Steamboat Women’s Ski Camps, celebrating its 26th anniversary, for intermediate skiers and better. Visit www.steamboat.com.
27 — Sven Wiik Nordic Cup challenge No. 6, Howelsen Hill Cross County, noon, www.steamboatxcski.org.
14 — Valentine’s Day Progressive Dinner, 5:30 pm at Strings Music Pavilion. Visit www.stringsmusicfestival.com. 14 — Valentine’s Torchlight Parade & Fireworks at Steamboat Ski Area. Visit www.steamboat.com. The parade begins at 7 pm 20 — Sven Wiik Nordic Cup challenge No. 5, 9 am at Lake Catamount Touring Center, www.steamboatxcski.org. 20 — Steamboat Springs Orchestra Winter Soiree Concert, 6 pm in the Bud Werner Memorial Library Hall. Featuring Grammy-winning cellist Sara Sant’Ambrogio. Visit www.steamboatorchestra.org. exploresteamboat.com
March 2-6 — 2010 USSA Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined Junior Olympics at Howelsen Hill. Visit www.sswsc.org for details. 2-4 — 1984 Olympic gold medalist Deb Armstrong hosts The Steamboat Women’s Ski Camps, celebrating its 26th anniversary, for intermediate skiers and better. Visit www.steamboat.com. 7 — Snow Express for MS, an annual fundraiser race for the Jimmie Heuga
27 — Hakan Memorial Nordic Fest, a celebration and skiing event for the Hakan Lindgren Memorial Fund. Music, food and games at the Steamboat Ski Touring Center. Visit www.sswsc.org. 27 — Bud Light Rocks the ‘Boat Free Concert at Steamboat Ski Area gondola base at 3 pm. Visit www.steamboat.com. March 27 — Steamboat Springs Orchestra Spring Concert at 3 pm at the Steamboat Christian Center. Visit www.steamboatorchestra.org.
April 3 — Bud Light Rocks the ‘Boat Free Concert at Steamboat Ski Area gondola base at 3 pm. Visit ExploreSteamboat.com. 10 — 30th annual SmartWool Cardboard Classic at the Steamboat Ski Area. A locals favorite featuring homemade cardboard crafts racing down a course at the base of the ski area. 11 — Bud Light Rocks the ‘Boat Free Concert at Steamboat Ski Area gondola base at 3 pm Visit ExploreSteamboat.com. 11 — Steamboat Ski Area closing day, featuring the third annual Splashdown Pond Skimming Competition at the ski area base. winter 2009-10 Explore Steamboat | 11
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From its humble beginnings at the hard-working hands of a small group of dedicated ranchers, the Steamboat Ski Area has always stood out among its Rocky Mountain peers. Accentuated by its legendary tree skiing and trademark champagne powder, the slopes of Mount Werner offer a skiing and snowboarding experience on par with just about any ski area in the world. Then consider that snowfall totals have surpassed 400 inches during three of the past four winters, and you’ll be pleased you booked your vacation in Steamboat Springs. The record-setting winter of 2007-08 dumped 489 inches of snow on Mount Werner, including three consecutive months of 100-plus inches of snow (December, January and February). Rest assured, locals won’t soon forget the 58 powder days of 4-plus inches of snow. At a lot of resorts, fresh snow is quickly “tracked out” by eager skiers and riders. That inevitable process is delayed at the Steamboat Ski Area, thanks to its 2,965 skiable acres — making it one of the largest ski areas in Colorado. Mount Werner has 3,668 feet of vertical gain and 165 named trails. Fourteen percent are for beginners, 42 percent are for intermediate skiers and riders and 44 percent are for all you advanced riders. Skiers and riders who like spending time launching off kickers and hitting rails won’t
be disappointed with the terrain park, highlighted by Mavericks Superpipe — a 500-foot-long halfpipe with 18-foot walls and 22-foot transitions. The nearly 12-acre terrain park offers features for skiers and riders of all abilities and ages. Excited? Just make sure you get to the mountain early to maximize your day. The ski area’s lifts open between 8:30 and 9 a.m., with the gondola taking its first passengers at 8:30 a.m. Most lifts stop service at 3:30 p.m. The ski area has made strides to increase uphill capacity in recent years, most notably with the addition of the Christie Peak Express and Sunshine Express chairlifts. Return visitors might notice the redesign of the beginner trails on Headwall, a change made two years ago to make the mountain’s lower slopes friendlier and more organized for new skiers and riders. The change pairs well with Steamboat’s award-winning Ski and Snowboard School, which includes six Olympian instructors.
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The Kids’ Vacation Center has a variety of programs for kids of all ages and is one reason Steamboat was named the No. 1 Family Resort in the West for the seventh straight year by SKI magazine. And the KVC, as the childcare center is affectionally referred to, got a facelift this summer and a new main entrance looking out to the Headwall trail. On-mountain facilities include Thunderhead, Rendezvous Saddle and the Four Points Hut. Each offers a variety of food and beverages. Fine dining can be found at Hazie’s and Ragnar’s. Food and drink aside, there’s no better way to end a day on the slopes than with quality live music and a pitcher of beer. The ski area hosts the Bud Light Rocks the ’Boat concert series, as well as the Steamboat MusicFest and Ski Jam. Other special events take place at the base area throughout the ski season. Visit SteamboatPilot.com and ExploreSteamboat.com for all the latest information.
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NW Colorado offers premiere snowmobile terrain Explore Steamboat Magazine
There’s nothing quite like the feeling of carving up an open meadow of soft Rocky Mountain powder — sinking knee deep into the fluff, leaning back and punching the throttle. That’s right, punching the throttle. The Champagne Powder and aspen skiing on the slopes of Mount Werner have made Steamboat Springs a world-class ski destination. Combine that high-quality snow with the vast quantities of accessible public lands surrounding Steamboat, and it’s no wonder Northwest Colorado is one of the premiere snowmobile destinations in the country. There’s something here for all abilities of rider — from the pure novice to the advanced and extreme rider. The former should begin their foray into snowmobil-
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ing with a guided tour from one of numerous local guide operators. Companies like Steamboat Snowmobile Tours, High Mountain Tours and Saddleback Ranch offer safe, guided trips for families and groups. Expert riders with their own sleds can venture out on their own, exploring snowmobile-accessible areas near Rabbit Ears Pass to the east and Buffalo Pass and Steamboat Lake to the north. Riders will likely encounter some of the hundreds of miles of groomed trails maintained by three local snowmobile clubs — Routt Powder Riders, Steamboat Lake Snow Club and Northwest Colorado Snowmobile Club. Whatever you do, be mindful of the clearly marked motorized, nonmotorized and multiuse areas.
Go for a ride. ■ Maps of the trail systems, highlighting critical elk and deer winter range and motorized and nonmotorized boundaries, are available at the Forest Service district office at 925 Weiss Drive in Steamboat (970-870-2299) and at the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association visitor’s center at 1255 S. Lincoln Ave. ■ Season pass permits for the Buffalo Pass Backcountry Winter Recreation Area also are available at the Forest Service office. There is no fee to use the area, or for the permits, but each user is required to obtain one at the Dry Lake Campground trailhead or at the office. ■ Off-highway vehicles operating on any public lands or trails in Colorado, including snowmobiles, must be registered or permitted for Colorado use by Colorado State Parks. Out-ofstate residents must purchase a $25 Colorado Non-Resident OHV permit. View www.staythetrail.org for more details, as well as trail resources, maps and links to the Colorado State Parks registration Web site.
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There’s a way to experience the solitude and serenity of Northwest Colorado’s beautiful winter landscape without the hum of ski lifts or the whine of snowmobile engines. And for most folks, it can be done for a fraction of the cost of a day on the slopes. Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing are energizing activities available to anyone with a little sense of adventure. The valley is home to five diverse Nordic touring areas, not including the marked trails on Rabbit Ears Pass. Nordic centers in the valley stretch from Catamount Ranch in the south to Vista Verde Guest Ranch and Steamboat Lake State Park in the north. Of course, there’s excellent skiing right in town, including the Steamboat Ski Touring Center, with expertly groomed trails and daily lessons at Rollingstone Ranch Golf Course on Clubhouse Drive. The trails crisscross Fish Creek, where snow pillows dot the streambed. There are good beginner options on the trails at Howelsen Hill, but experts also will be
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challenged by the hilly routes that have hosted international competitions. Resident aerobic warriors pound the trails on Emerald Mountain behind Howelsen. If the touring centers don’t offer adequate adventure, well-equipped and experienced skiers will find nine cross-country and snowshoe trails on Rabbit Ears Pass in the Routt National Forest ranging from 1.6 to 7 miles. The trails are marked by blue diamond emblems that are nailed to posts and trees along the routes. Informal maps can be picked up at the Hahn’s Peak Ranger District in the large building on east U.S. Highway 40, roughly across from the Holiday Inn. Skiers on Rabbit Ears Pass should carry backpacks with topographic maps and a compass, emergency supplies and extra clothing. Visitors from lower elevations may have to make adjustments in their itineraries to account for elevations above 9,000 feet on Rabbit Ears. Snowshoeing options abound, too. Whether it’s a walk at Steamboat Lake State Park or a run on Rabbit Ears Pass, snowshoeing is an activity for all ages and fitness levels. Many
snowshoers, particularly those unfamiliar with the backcountry and the area, prefer to stay near well-marked and groomed trails. Snowshoers are reminded to stay to the sides of groomed Nordic trails used for cross-country skiing. All that’s required to snowshoe are a pair of semi-waterproof hiking boots, warm socks, winter clothing and a pair of snowshoes. It also might be wise to bring a camera. Snowshoes are available to buy and rent from almost every outdoor sporting goods store in Steamboat Springs.
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Go ahead and admit it: a day off the ski slopes would be good for your aching legs and back. But how are you going to make the most out of your rest day? Don’t worry, Explore Steamboat has you covered. Here’s a quick guide to give you some ideas for activities that (mostly) involve a roof over your head. For a complete list of local activities, flip to our Activities Directory on page 52.
Explore your artistic side Steamboat’s Western heritage has long made it home to stores and galleries celebrating the motif. More recently, the city’s arts scene has undergone a relative explosion. Steamboat’s historic downtown shopping district boasts an art museum and no fewer than a dozen galleries, where you’ll find everything from world-class landscape photography to breathtaking sculptures, painting and mixed-media works. Feeling
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inspired? Places like the Steamboat Arts & Crafts Gym and The Potter’s Wheel will let you and the kid create your own works of art to take home.
Take a seat Vacation or not, sometimes there’s nothing better than sinking into a comfy chair and letting the entertainment come to you. Steamboat has two movie theaters playing new releases, including the six-screen Metropolitan Wildhorse Stadium Cinemas in Wildhorse Marketplace (just a short drive down Mount Werner Road from the ski area base). Downtown offers the Carmike Chief Plaza 4 Theater. Use your mobile phone or computer to log on to ExploreSteamboat. com for this week’s movie times and listings. Bookworms shouldn’t miss the opportunity to explore the recently renovated Bud Werner Memorial Library in downtown Steamboat (13th Street and Lincoln Avenue). The $11 million expansion has produced a beautiful and state-of-the-art library facility.
Just add water You don’t want your day away from the slopes to leave you cramped and sore. Loosen up those legs by heading to Howelsen Ice Arena downtown for a public skate session with the family. Call 970-879-0341 for public skate times and more information. Whatever you do, don’t you dare let
Tennis Center at Steamboat Springs
your Steamboat vacation end without a trip to one of the area’s famous hot springsfed pools. Old Town Hot Springs at Third Street and Lincoln Avenue downtown offers three hot spring mineral pools with temps ranging from 98 to 103 degrees. There’s a also a heated pool and dual waterslides for the kids. For a special treat, head about 15 minutes north of town to the secluded Strawberry Park Hot Springs. The $10 price of admission will be well worth the lifetime of memories from this unique experience.
Mind the mind and body OK, so you’re the type that just can’t stand a day away from physical activity. In that case, stop by Snow Bowl and reserve a lane for you and the family or friends. The Tennis Center at Steamboat Springs offers six cushioned hard courts near the base of the ski area. Steamboat also offers a number of gyms and fitness centers, including yoga and Pilates studios. Flip to the Activities Directory on page 52 for complete listings.
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Why not bag an 18-inch rainbow trout to complement your 18-inch powder day on the ski mountain? There’s a reason winter fishing continues to attract more and more anglers to Northwest Colorado each year, and it’s as simple as a fact of nature: Fish don’t stop eating just because it’s cold outside. The challenge for anglers is finding open water, and the Yampa River’s tailwaters beneath the Stagecoach Reservoir dam about 25 minutes southeast of Steamboat Springs is a great place to start. It’ll take cross-country skis or snowshoes to get you access, but the decreased wintertime fishing pressure is worth the extra effort. If it just sounds like too much work on your vacation, Steamboat Springs boasts several top-notch fishing guides and outfitters, several of whom will be happy to provide snowmobile access to some of the area’s best winter angling destinations. Steamboat Flyfisher, Straightline Sports and Bucking Rainbow Outfitters are good places to start regardless of your Steamboat fishing aspirations. Flip to page 54 of Explore Steamboat magazine for information on each.
■ Contact local state parks offices (Steamboat Lake and Pearl Lake State Parks, 970-879-3922; Stagecoach State Park, 970-736-2436) to get ice condition reports and stocking updates as well as information on live bait restrictions. ■ Check www.wildlife.state.co.us/ fishing for links to the latest fishing reports and ice conditions and a list of licensing agents. ■ For information about area guides, shops and outfitters, see the Activities and Shopping directories starting on Page 52 of this magazine.
2009-10 fees ■ Annual fishing license: $26 resident, $56 nonresident ■ 5-day license: $21 nonresident ■ 1-day license: $9 resident and nonresident Note: A $5 habitat stamp is required with the purchase of all fishing licenses
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DINING RIGHT A GUIDE TO STEAMBOAT RESTAURANTS WINTER 2009-10
A best bet for breakfast!
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The Shack— The breakfast hot spot
When most of
Steamboat is still asleep at 6 a.m., the kitchen is bustling and the counter is full of regulars at The Shack Café. The breakfast hot spot is usually full of workers having their morning coffee and locals scanning the headlines, perched on green bar stools in the rustic, wood-paneled restaurant on Lincoln Avenue. Some local devotees have been known to visit The Shack for one and sometimes two meals a day, and seasonal residents will want to put a visit to the café on their to-do lists.
“We have people saying ‘We had to go to The Shack before we left town,”’ said Merdy Davies, who has been serving pancakes and avocado burgers at The Shack for more than 20 years. The Shack has been feeding hungry locals and tourists downtown since 1969. Current owners Jay and Marci Baverstock bought the then-Waffle Shack in 1978 after leaving jobs in California to live and raise their family in Steamboat Springs. The carefully crafted menu includes the classic bacon and eggs, homemade hash brown potatoes and grilled sourdough toast freshly cooked to order. Other signature dishes include Mac’s Omelete, made with diced sausage, chilies, jack cheese and salsa.
Popular breakfast favorites include the spicy huevos, The Shack’s kicked-up version of huevos rancheros, and the Jay’s choice, a traditional breakfast platter of bacon, eggs, pancakes and hash browns. Most entrées are less than $9. Although The Shack is best known for serving breakfast all day, the kitchen also offers lunch dishes beginning at 11 a.m. The lunch menu includes an extensive sandwich board, with offerings such as the standard club sandwich or French dip, served with onion rings, French fries, baked beans, coleslaw or cottage cheese. Diners also can choose entrée salads or Marci’s long-standing favorite — the best cheeseburger ever built. Although The Shack mainly caters to the “meat and potatoes”
crowd, a number of vegetarian options have been added to the menu in recent years. At breakfast, vegetarians have a variety of omelets and griddle dishes to choose from, including waffles, pancakes and French toast dishes. At lunchtime, vegetarians can choose between the veggie burger, grilled cheese sandwich and the grilled vegetable sandwich with tomatoes, onions, bell peppers, mushrooms, avocado and cheese on whole wheat bread. Customers can expect friendly and attentive service from the staff, many of whom have been there for years and greet regulars by their first names. “People know they’ll find a familiar face here,” Merdy said.
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Featured Menu Items Breakfast-The Shack Specialities
Three strips of bacon, two eggs cooked any style and two small pancakes with warm syrup and butter Served with hash browns
Two eggs over easy on a corn tortilla smothered with chorizo, green chili, melted cheese and refried beans Served with toast and hash browns
Chili Relleno Omelette
Two whole Ortega chiles with jack cheese and sour cream and your choice of salsa or green chili
served with raisins and brown sugar Lunch-Sandwiches and Salads
Triple-decker sandwich with turkey, Swiss cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomato and mayo on toasted wheat bread.
Grilled or Cold Vegetable Sandwich
Tomato, onion, bell pepper, spinach, avocado and cheese on whole wheat bread
Hamburgers “Everything on em”
Our hamburgers are 100% chuck grilled to order. Almost 1/3 pound on a grilled bun with crisp lettuce, tomato, onion, a pickle wedge and smothered with the Shack’s Special Dressing.
Our burger with sliced avocado and melted jack cheese
Chicken Tender Salad
Chef salad with crispy chicken tenders and avocado The Shack Cafe is located on Lincoln Avenue between 7th and 8th streets
970.879.9975 740 Lincoln Avenue, Downtown Open 6 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday 6:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday
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8th Street Steak House— A unique and fun dining experience
Are you looking for
a unique dining experience tonight? Then make 8th Street Steakhouse your next dinner destination. This family-oriented restaurant is the perfect place to bring your group, no matter the size. From a romantic dinner for two, to a group of skiing buddies, everyone is sure to find something to whet their appetite. Your mouth will be sure to water when you throw your steak on the grill. As it sizzles, add some homemade teriyaki sauce or a dash of their many spices. And don’t forget your Texas toast!
8th Street Steakhouse prides itself in serving up the best steaks and seafood around. Cook one of their prime-grade New York strips, bacon-wrapped filet mignons, juicy bone-in ribeyes, buffalo cuts, or Kobe steaks over one of the two 20-foot lava rock grills. Or, simply sit back and relax as their chef perfects your baby-back ribs, slow-roasted prime rib, Alaskan king crab legs or Australian lobster tails. Your friendly server will also offer numerous side dishes, cooked to
perfection. Start your night off with the award-winning stuffed mushrooms, or accompany your mouth-watering steak with a choice of fresh steamed asparagus or a roasted twice-baked potato. And finish it off with one of the delicious, homemade desserts! And to wash it all down? Enjoy yourself with a favorite drink or choose something from the awardwinning wine list, with the finest vintages from the world’s greatest wineries, by the bottle or by the glass. At 8th Street Steakhouse,
your meal will always have the perfect accompaniment. On top of fantastic food and fun, 8th Street Steakhouse provides a magnificent Western ambience. They took care of every detail. With cozy booths and candlelight, you’re sure to feel like you’re in a mountain retreat. The recent remodel of 8th Street Steakhouse also aims to please with a second grill, butcher shop, and salad bar on the upstairs balcony. The expansion is something you should experience for yourself. And, for the kids, there’s
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Featured Menu Items All entrées include all-you-can-eat salad bar:
Filet Mignon USDA Prime New York Strip 20-ounce. Bone in Ribeye Beek Kabob Buffalo Wild Salmon Shrimp Skewers Alaskan King Crab Legs Australian Lobster Tail Slow Roasted Prime Rib Baby Back Ribs Ribeye Kobe Strip Teriyaki Chicken Lemon Chicken
Side Dishes (a la carte) Baked Potato Garlic Mashed Potatoes Beer Battered Onion Rings Home Fries Steamed Broccoli Twice-Baked Potatoes Sweet Potato Fries Steamed Asparagus Sauteed Veggie Plate the authentic saddle seats and free s’mores for dessert! “We pride ourselves at the 8th Street Steakhouse in having the best steaks around, and that philosophy extends from the kitchen to the wine cellar to the bar,” owner Tim Pahula said. If you are planning a party or group gathering, 8th Street Steakhouse is the perfect place. The grill-you-own-steak aspect is a fun experience for any gathering because it lends itself
to socializing! And whether old friends or complete strangers gather around the grill, there’s sure to be sharing of ski stories and toasts to Steamboat. Sports fans also can enjoy one of five flat-screen TVs in the bar while enjoying one of the many microbrews on tap. Guests can take advantage of daily happy hour specials and nightly chef specials. Definitely put the steakhouse on your list of must-do’s while in Steamboat — it may be the only thing that will outdo the skiing!
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8th Street Steakhouse is located on 8th Street between Lincoln Avenue and Yampa Street
970.879.3131 50 8th Street, Downtown Open 5 p.m. Monday-Sunday Bar opens at 3 p.m.
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Double Z Bar and Bar-B-Q— A friendly place to eat and drink
The Double Z Bar and Bar-B-Q is an organic high-
country collision of cowboys and ski bums who found common ground over beers at the bar. Head downtown to the evening’s real event: a beer and barbecue throwdown at the Double Z Bar and Bar-B-Q. Double Z — winner of the “Best of the ’Boat” for burgers, fries and barbecue — is a small but friendly bar with patios in the front and back. The lively bar and grill quickly fills to capacity most
nights. The crowd is eclectic— a talkative, welcoming, mostly local mishmash of extremesports enthusiasts tugging at eyebrow rings, ruddy-cheeked Shaun Whites wrestling with undisciplined locks, rumpled plaid-clad fishermen fresh out of the creek, rodeo chasers in sharp-creased jeans, and polarfleeced tourist families of four, dizzily ravenous after a taxing day of high-country recreation. You’ll find them all at “The Z.”
If you have a love of barbecue and are not afraid to get your fingers dirty, this is the place for you! Barbecue is nothing without its sauce, and Double Z’s is made on site. The sauce is balanced and sassy, a tangy-silky glaze that is at once bold and delicate with confident layers of tomato, garlic, smoke and sagey ranchland air. Try the sauce on a rack of ribs, pork or beef. The meat is slow smoked to perfection, not burnt but smoked, and not fatty but meaty. Go ahead and gnaw; you won’t feel
inhibited here licking your fingers. Ask for baked beans and crunchy coleslaw on the side. Servers at the Double Z are as casual as the place itself. There is no formality here, so relax and enjoy. If you’d like to see for yourself what Steamboat is really like, stop in. If you’re in the mood to stay in, pick up the phone because Double Z delivers for lunch and dinner. And if you just can’t get enough, you can also buy a tub of Z sauce to go.
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Featured Menu Items Appetizers Rocky Mountain Oysters Chicken Lips — five chicken tenders deep fried Chicken wings — served hot or BBQ Spicy hot links Salads Z Salad, Zeasar salad BBQ Baskets Pork Ribs — St Louis-style spareribs Beef Ribs — country-style spareribs Smoked Chicken — ½ chicken grilled Combo ½ chicken, beef or pork ribs (choice of two) Sandwiches
BBQ Beef or Pork
Sliced beef top round or pork sirloin in our own sauce Served on French roll with cheese
New York Steak Sandwich
8oz charbroiled open face sandwich Also available Cajun style
Spicy hot link, grilled Served on a French Roll with cheese
Chicken Tenders breaded and deep fried Served on a French roll
Chicken Breast Filet
BBQ , plain, Cajun or teriyaki, served on a burger bun
Burgers ½ lb
100% chuck burger with choice of fries or coleslaw & baked beans
Children’s Menu Available Bulk Menu Available
Call for Delivery The Double Z Bar and Bar-B-Q is located on Yampa Street across from the river and the bike path.
970.879.0849 1124 Yampa Street, Downtown Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Sunday
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Freshies— For the love of food
If you are a food lover, Freshies is the place go. To locals and tourists alike, Freshies is a favorite for fresh, delicious breakfasts and lunches. From the friendly staff to the gigantic homemade cinnamon rolls, Freshies is sure to impress. Whether your day includes hitting the slopes or a long day at the office, Freshies is a great way to start it. Focusing on fresh, healthy, and local ingredients, not only does the food taste incredible, but you will leave feeling incredible as well. Start
your meal with a hot cup of fresh-brewed organic coffee or espresso. If eggs are your style, try one of Freshies’ Savory Scrambles or fluffy omelettes. If you are craving something sweeter, the Dried Cherry and Homemade Granola Pancakes and homemade cinnamon rolls are to die for. If you need a quick lunch spot, Freshies also fits the bill and boasts the best parking in town. The spacious, tidy dining area, sparked with colorful artwork by local artist Lance Whitner, also provides ample seating. Choose
from their fresh salads and creative sandwiches, or try the daily special. During the winter, there are also four to six daily homemade soups to warm you. At Freshies, it is owners Scott and Kristy Fox’s goal to not only provide fantastic, delicious food, but also great service and atmosphere. Have a large group? They would love to accommodate. At Freshies, Scott and Kristy want you to feel at home. In fact, you will often see their warm smiles coming from the kitchen, as they like to ensure each meal is
prepared just as you would like. It is their dedication to their food, patrons, and staff that has helped rank Freshies as a locals’ favorite in 2007 and 2009 Steamboat Pilot & Today surveys, as well as among the top “10 things to do while in Steamboat” according to the Denver Post (9/13/2009). No matter what your dining needs — affordable, unique, indulgent, healthy— Freshies has it all. Food is the focus, but it is the little things at Freshies that make the dining spectacular.
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Featured Menu Items A sampling from our menus BREAKFAST
Hot Stuff Dried Cherry & Homemade Granola Pancakes, Fresh Strawberry & Blueberry Pancakes, Freshies Fabulous French Toast, Biscuits & Gravy
Eggcellent Omelettes & Creative Scrambles Western, Sedona, Mediterranean,
South of the Border Huevos Rancheros, Breakfast Burrito, Beef Machaca, Tomatillo White Cheddar Enchiladas
LUNCH Soups Four to six homemade daily
Salads Our Signature Item - The Meadows Salad, Buffalo Chicken Salad, Greek Salad, Southwestern Caesar Salad, Jen’s Chicken Salad, Freshies Spinach Salad
Specialty Sandwiches Tuna Sandwich, Grilled Turkey Club, Avocado Griller, Homemade Veggie Burgers, Mediterranean Chicken Sandwich
Classics & Homemade Half-Pound Burgers
10 things we love about Steamboat -Denver Post, 9/12/09 “Love the name, love the super-friendly staff at this sometimes chaotic but always efficient spot, which serves breakfast and lunch only but does both beautifully. Using fresh, mostly organic and local-when-available ingredients, the kitchen sends out light, perfectly cooked omelettes, piled-high sandwiches, daily soups, inventive salads and well-brewed organic coffee. The must-have, though, is the heavenly, house-baked cinnamon roll, a monster pastry big enough to share – but you won’t. When the weather is nice, try to score a seat on the comfy patio, ideal for people watching.”
Using fresh, local beef Bacon & Swiss Burger, Avocado Pepperjack Burger, Carmelized Onion Mushrooms, & Cheddar Burger, Reuben, Philly Cheesesteak, Gyro
Freshies is located on Highway 40 across the highway from Yampa Valley Bank
970.879.8099 595 Lincoln Avenue Open 7 a.m. Monday-Sunday
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Gondola Pub and Grill— For lunch or relaxing après ski
What a better way to
start your day than with a hearty, delicious breakfast at Gondola Pub & Grill, just steps away from the gondola? Even better, if it snowed 6 or more inches, according to the 5 a.m. mid-mountain snow report, enjoy the Pub’s “Powder Clause” — half-price bloody Marys from 8 to 11 a.m. They are the best bloodies in town, according to a recent survey by The Local. Yes, the Gondola Pub is the place to fill your belly and gather with friends, whether before, during, or après skiing. “Come
hang with the cool kids,” as general manager Tony Dickson would say. Enjoy the Pub’s excellent happy hour, served from 3 to 6 p.m. daily, featuring live music and fabulous drink and food specials. The Pub also provides excellent seating for viewing the mountain’s many nighttime activities, such as the holiday torchlight parades and free concerts in gondola square. With their delicious array of comfort foods, Gondola Pub’s menu is sure to please both the
kiddos and the adults in your party. Favorite menu items among locals and tourists alike include the breakfast sandwiches, burgers and homemade chili. And do not forget to try the house special — hickory-smoked baby back ribs. So be sure to stop by Gondola Pub & Grill this winter. You will always find the perfect spot to rest your feet, whether at the end of a hard day of skiing or simply while enjoying a quick lunch. And while it’s their food that will draw you in, it’s the friendly faces that will make you want to stay a while — from the cheerful servers and
“When You Go… Only a short walk from the gondola, your first après stop should be the Gondola Pub & Grill for cheap beers and delicious ribs. ” -Skiing Magazine
bartenders to the smiling locals who consider the Pub a second home.
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Featured Menu Items Breakfast
GPG Breakfast Sandwich (Local’s Favorite!) Fried egg sandwich topped with melted American cheese and your choice of ham, sausage or bacon served on a toasted English muffin
Breakfast Burrito A flour tortilla filled with scrambled eggs, green peppers, onions, breakfast potatoes, choice of ham, bacon or sausage, melted cheddar cheese topped with salsa and sour cream.
Club Car Breakfast Two eggs cooked to your liking served with ham, bacon, sausage, breakfast potatoes and a buttermilk biscuit. Lunch
Baby Back Ribs “House Specialty” 1/2 Rack of tender “fall off the bone” hickory-smoked ribs served with fries and homemade barbecue sauce
Grandma P’s Chicken Salad Sandwich Diced chicken breast mixed with almonds, Craisins, mandarin oranges topped with swiss cheese and lettuce on whole wheat bread.
Gondola Chicken Sandwich Gondola Pub and Grill is located in Gondola Square at the Base of Mount Werner
970.879.4448 2305 Mount Werner Circle #1 Hours 8-11 a.m. Breakfast 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Lunch and Apres Ski
Grilled chicken breast topped with crispy bacon, melted Swiss cheese, ranch dressing served with lettuce and tomato on a kaiser bun.
Big Pow Burger 1/3-pound burger covered with jalapeños, pepperjack cheese topped with a raspberry habanera sauce served with lettuce, tomato on a kaiser bun. Appetizers
Happy Hour 3-6 p.m. $2.75 Drafts of Budweiser & Coors Light $3.75 Drafts of Steamboat Pale Ale & Fat Tire Amber Ale $3 Shots of Jagermeister, Cuervo Gold & Rumpleminz $6 Absolut Red Bull & Jagerbombs $1 off Appetizers
A sampling of chicken strips, mozzarella sticks, jalapeño poppers and onion rings served with ranch, honey mustard and marinara.
Special Late Night Hours 12/26/09 – 1/10/2010 During concerts and holiday torchlight parades
Tri-colored tortilla chips piled high with melted cheddar cheese, chili, jalapeños and sour cream
Spicy BBQ Wings Grubstake Sampler Platter
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Glen Eden Family Restaurant— Fresh, homemade food for the family
Located in the heart of
Clark, Colorado, The Glen Eden Family Restaurant & Tavern is surrounded by a gamut of summer and winter activities. After a long day of snowmobiling, fishing, horseback riding, or hunting, there is no better place to rest your feet and fill your belly. With fresh, homemade food in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere, you can enjoy anything from fried chicken, to Jambalaya, to Friday night pizza. This is also North Routt’s only sports bar, so feel free to challenge yourself to a game of pool or darts while catching the game on one of the Tavern’s eight televisions.
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Featured Menu Items Lunch Specialty Burgers
Prime Rib Dip Grilled Chicken Sandwich Grilled Ham & Cheese Prime Rib Philly Turkey Bacon Melt Dinner
Starters & Salads Baked Brie Fried Okra Tater Skins Chicken Wings
Coconut Shrimp Grilled Atlantic Salmon New-York Strip
Nightly Dinner Specials Monday: Jambalaya Tuesday: Lasagna Wednesday: Fried Chicken Thursday: Seafood Platter Friday: Pizza, Calzone & Stromboli Saturday: Prime Rib Sunday: Brisket & Ribs Childrenâ€™s Menu Available
Glen Eden Restaurant & Tavern is located in Clark, Colorado
970.879.9555 54737 County Road 129, Clark, CO Open for lunch 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Sunday Open for dinner 5-9 p.m. Monday-Sunday
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L’Apogee— A unique, elegant dining experience
Photo by Laura Brewer
Family owned for 30 years, Harwigs/L’Apogee is a
true locals favorite. Offering a dining experience from all ranges of the taste and price spectrum, it is sure to please everyone. Harwigs’ innovative chefs create a new, delicious menu each month, focusing on fresh and locally grown ingredients. From their herb garden at Yampa River Botanic Park, to their private greenhouse, Harwigs uses the freshest herbs, spices and vegetables. When possible, the restaurant also acquires their poultry, lamb, and eggs directly from local Routt County ranches. Although their menu is everchanging, a few examples of past
“With its cozy, warmly decorated dining rooms and gracious staff, this charming eatery in the 1880 Harwig Building serves impeccably prepared, innovative fare...” -The Denver Post (9/13/2009)
menu items include: Muscovy duck breast with parsnip purée and herb vert, Yampa Valley lamb chops with savory bread pudding surrounded by grilled fig and sherry reduction, herb-roasted game hen with barley risotto and natural jus. The wine list at Harwigs/
L’Apogee is also one of the best in the country, having received the “Best Award of Excellence” from Wine Spectator for the past 23 years. Take advantage of the free wine tastings on Wednesday nights to find a new favorite. The wine bar menu completes the experience, offering lighter, moderately priced fair to complement your wine. If you choose to be more indulgent, you can reserve the wine cellar table with seating for up to 10. The chefs will specially prepare a custom menu and the wines will be carefully selected to pair with the flavors of each course. This is a fabulous idea for birthdays, anniversaries or that special occasion.
“Harwigs/L’Apogee is delightful, a place to sit and savor every bite... It’s also worth checking out the wine cellar if you can. Our service at Harwigs... was impeccable.” -The Chicago Tribune For larger parties, Harwigs/ L’Apogee has a private upstairs room that will accommodate up to 40 guests. If you want a truly unique, dining experience, in a relaxed Steamboat atmosphere, be sure to stop by Harwigs/L’Apogee. It is an evening you will not forget.
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Photo by Laura Brewer
Photo by Laura Brewer
“[Harwigs/L’Apogee] Owner Jamie Jenny has created a masterpiece in fine dining for the past 28 years in a small, cozy and beautifully appointed space... Most amazing is the wine list, with a depth to rival that of the best restaurants on both coasts.” -The Washington Times (2/16/2008)
Harwigs/L’Apogee is located on Lincoln Avenue between 9th and 10th Streets
970.879.1919 911 Lincoln Avenue, Downtown Open 5 p.m. Nightly
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Off the Beaten Path— A great place to meet
“Good Books, Good Coffee, Good Friends.”
always find a good meal or snack here.
It’s no wonder this has become Off the Beaten Path’s motto. There is no better place in town to grab a good cup of coffee or latte and a pastry, while reading the latest best-seller or catching up with good friends.
Set in the loft overlooking the store, Off the Beaten Path also offers a complimentary computer bar with wireless internet. Whether you are meeting a business associate or friend, this is the place to do it. Serving food and drink all day long, you never need to worry about coming at the wrong time.
The café sits in the heart of the best all-purpose bookstore in Northwest Colorado. With its warm, inviting atmosphere, you could easily find the hours slipping away as you sip your cappuccino or Pinot Noir while munching on one of the bakery’s many homemade offerings. From Off the Beaten Path’s famous Cowboy Cookies and multi-grain bread, to their fresh salads and sandwiches, you can
The coffee and wine menus are equally impressive. Off the Beaten Path only serves locally roasted Storm Mountain Coffee, a local’s favorite. Their wine menu is also carefully chosen, and pairs perfectly with the café’s many soups and salads. On your next stroll through downtown, be sure to make a stop at Off the Beaten Path’s café. You may just find your new favorite spot!
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Featured Menu Items
Coffee Espresso drinks: Lattes, Mochas, Cappuccinos (Beans from Storm Mountain Coffee Roasters in Oak Creek)
Teas & Hot Chocolate Baked Goods Cranberry almond Biscotti*, Cinnamon Twists Scones*, Harvest Muffins* Baklava, Carrot Cupcakes* Croissants, Bagels ScramBagels (Bagel and Egg Sandwich)* ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★ Lunch
Soups, Paninis & Chicken Salad* ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★ All Day Dining
Wine, Big Trains, Smoothies & Milk Coolers Baked Goods Chocolate Chip Cookies*, Cowboy Cookies* Brownies*, Chocolate Almond Clusters* Multigrain bread, slice or loaf* ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★
*Homebaked Off the Beaten Path signature items Off The Beaten Path is located on 9th Street between Lincoln Avenue and Yampa Street
970.879.6830 68 9th Street, Downtown Open 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Saturday 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday
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Riggio’s Ristorante— Traditional Italian cuisine
All New Pizza Menu
✵Exceptional Italian fare ✵Great wine ✵Relaxed atmosphere There is something unique about traditional Italian cuisine that separates it from the culinary styles of other countries and regions of the world.
For Rich Most, owner and executive chef of Riggio’s Ristorante, passion is the defining characteristic of the Italian people and their food. That passion for family and friends, great wine and perfectly prepared meals has made Riggio’s a Steamboat favorite.
Welcome to Riggio’s, an escape to authentic Italy. Located on the west end of downtown Steamboat Springs, Riggio’s is a local’s favorite and award-winning restaurant that blends the culinary styles of Northern and Southern Italy with a creative revision of classic Italian dishes. Perfect for a romantic dinner for two or a traditional family meal of homemade spaghetti and meatballs, Riggio’s offers up something for everyone.
Riggio’s is an establishment run by a family held together by wife Stacy Most. Family is at the center of Italian culture, and owners Richard and Stacy Most carry this philosophy throughout the restaurant between staff and guests.
That success begins in the kitchen, where Most and his professional staff use only the freshest ingredients. Riggio’s offers a blend of culinary styles from Northern and Southern Italy, as well as creative revisions on classic Italian recipes that create signature mouth-watering dishes. The aromas of sautéed garlic and fresh lemons, rosemary and sage float from the kitchen into the main dining room, invoking thoughts of the Mediterranean that are brought to life in this newly renovated warm Tuscan atmosphere.
“Consistency is one of the most important aspects of success for any restaurant, and that’s something Riggio’s has accomplished for 20 years,” Rich Most said.
Large, full-color Jim Steinberg landscape photographs of oldworld Italy and the rugged Rocky Mountains of Colorado adorn the restaurant’s warm walls.
A large upstairs seating area is ideal for private parties, large gatherings and other special occasions. Riggio’s menu has been carefully crafted with years of tinkering and adjusting dishes until a perfect balance is found. Many of these dishes have become local favorites. Riggio’s offers nightly specials and Chef Most likes to get creative and incorporate fresh ingredients such as seafood risotto with truffle oil and taleggio cheese or Colorado lamb topped with an arugula hazelnut pesto. The restaurant’s carefully selected wine list is constantly revised to offer patrons top selections from around the world
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Featured Menu Items Riggio’s House Salad
Served family style dressed with our homemade gorgonzola vinaigrette and warm Ciabatta bread Served and dressed tableside
Slices of roma tomatoes and fresh mozzarella drizzled with extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar topped with fresh basil and served with Tuscan toast points
DAILY HAPPY HOUR 5 p.m.-6 p.m. ½ price appetizers, ½ price wine & martinis $2 Stella Atrois & Newcastle
Sauteed with garlic, tomatoes, kalamata olives and capers
Riggio’s famous fresh Prince Edward Isle mussels steamed in white wine with garlic, finished with your choice of fra diavolo or garlic cream sauce
Portobello mushroom ravioli sautéed with mixed wild mushrooms in a mouth-watering brown butter sage sauce topped with fresh pecorino romano cheese
Large scallops and prawns sautéed in olive oil with garlic and prosciutto, finished in a tomato cream sauce, tossed with penne
Lobster and Shrimp Gnocci
and Italy. “The wine is as important to the restaurant as the food is,” Most said. Saving room for dessert is a must at Riggio’s, which offers a variety of homemade Italian desserts. On any given night, the desserts can include the restaurant’s famous peanut butter pie and classic freshly homemade Italian desserts such as tiramisu and cannoli. A full selection of afterdinner drinks, including espresso, cappuccino and latte from Steamboat Roasters is a perfect complement to a great meal. Great food and exquisite wines are a Riggio’s staple, but an
experienced, professional staff is a key to the restaurant’s success Most said. Riggio’s is fortunate to have one of the best staffs in Steamboat. The customers will recognize the staff year after year, which really reflects the family feeling the restaurant promotes. And family is how all patrons are treated in this superb Italian restaurant. In fact, don’t be surprised if Lida Most, the owners’ 7-year-old daughter, visits your table to ask about your meal and your dining experience at her parents’ restaurant. But a visit from Lida should come as no surprise at a restaurant whose motto is “Let our family feed yours.”
Medallions of fresh Maine lobster tail and sautéed shrimp with potato pasta tossed in a basil pesto cream, diced tomatoes and artichokes
Scaloppine of veal sautéed in olive oil with capers finished in a lemon butter sauce and served with angel hair pasta and sautéed spinach
Filet Mignon of beef seasoned and grilled, topped with goat cheese and a grilled plum tomato and finished in a bardolino demi glaze
Grilled breast of chicken topped with spinach, fontina cheese, prosciutto and finished with a marsala mushroom sauce Riggio’s Ristorante is located on Lincoln Avenue between 11th and 12th Streets
970.879.9010 1106 Lincoln Avenue, Downtown Reservations Appreciated Serving Dinner Nightly at 5 p.m.
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Saddles Bar and Grill— Elevate your après
Fresh off the Sheraton’s recent $20 million renovation, Saddles Bar and Grill remains one of the hot spots in Steamboat for lunch, après skiing and late night lounging. Easily the best location on the mountain, Saddles offers spectacular views of the ski mountain and equally impressive signature cocktail and dining menus. Have a seat at Saddles’ stonetop community bar, where up to 12 can sit, and sample one of this season’s signature “warm up” cocktails and appetizers and enjoy today’s ski/ride films on the large flat-screen TVs. Many distinctive seating areas for small or large groups, including a new outdoor
fire-pit, are available. All overlook Mount Werner, bringing patrons closer to the activity and beauty of Steamboat. “Connecting” is easy at Saddles where complimentary internet and WiFi access is available. Stop in, warm your toes by the fire and check your e-mail. You could also take care of important business on the computer in between runs if you just can’t miss that powder day! Saddles is a social place where locals and visitors come together, a place to warm and reconnect to what is important. Come on in Steamboat and … elevate your Après! Open 11 a.m. Monday-Sunday
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Sevens “Bistro”— Base of the mountain, top of your day
Featured Menu Items Starters
Fondue for Two Emmental cheese, sourdough bread, apple, cruite
Calamari Flash-fried calamari rings, garlic, chili flake, lemon, truffled aioli, marinara
Grilled Flat Bread ‘Pizza’ for Two Pesto, artichoke hearts, roma tomatoes, parmesan cheese Entrees
Black & Blue Burger Blackened, blue cheese dressing, bacon
Cabernet Braised Bison Short Ribs Herb grilled potato cake/grilled asparagus
Shrimp Scampi Cappellini Colossal sautéed shrimp, white wine, butter, garlic, angel hair pasta Located in the recently remodeled Sheraton at the base of Mount Werner, Sevens “Bistro” offers the best seat on the mountain for breakfast and dinner. Sevens “Bistro” showcases its slope-side location with magnificent views of the ski area from expansive windows, allowing you to soak in the sights before and after your ski day. Energize with breakfast in Sevens “Bistro,” which offers a full buffet featuring an omelet station as well as a changing variety of breakfast favorites. There is also an a la carte menu featuring banana foster French toast and a breakfast burrito. Sevens “Bistro” for dinner offers a classic take on items such as cheese fondue for two, shrimp scampi cappellini, steak marsala and pork tenderloin dijonaise. Sevens also has a wide
variety of gourmet burgers and sandwiches and an all-you-can-eat soup and salad bar. The kids are absolutely invited and will enjoy the infamous fried peanut butter and jelly fingers for dessert! The restaurant also boasts a complete wine list and signature cocktail menu. A distinctive private dining area is available and can accommodate up to 30 guests for a special family gatherings or a business function. A Jack Denst wall mural of botanical flora flanks the entry wall. Furnishings can be rearranged to suit the event, coupled with intimate banquet seating, provide function, flexibility and intimacy in a space that will provide memories of time well spent. Base of the mountain … top of your day!
Pan Seared Ruby Trout Forbidden rice risotto, sauteed spinach, shiitake mushrooms, tomato-basil salsa
Char-grilled Beef Filet Chanterelle demiglace, potato purée, baby vegetables
Sevens “Bistro” is located in the Sheraton Steamboat Resort
970.879.2220 ext. 1045 Just steps from the gondola at the base of Steamboat Ski Area Open 6:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Sunday
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The Cabin— Focusing on fresh and local foods
Whether you are looking for a relaxed dinner with family and friends or an elegant dinner for two, The Cabin will provide the perfect meal. Located in the Steamboat Grand Hotel at the base of the ski mountain, you can sit back and enjoy a glass of wine with your filet mignon after a hard day of skiing or simply grab a quick burger and chicken wings with the kids. The Cabin is truly an adventure in subtlety, designed to entice your taste buds on a number of distinct levels including a variety of vegetarian, gluten-free, vegan and children’s options. With excellent
fare in a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere, you are sure to feel at home. Focusing on simple, fresh and local foods, The Cabin offers true Colorado cuisine. From buffalo and venison to local beef and trout, you will taste the freshness in every meal. A regular’s favorite, the filet mignon is excellent and, like all The Cabin’s meats, is prepared perfectly to order. Another favorite is the Lobster Mac & Cheese — combining comfort with decadence, it is a true treat for the senses. If something more casual is in
your taste, however, entrées such as the Red Bird Farms Roasted Chicken or Butternut Pumpkin Ravioli are excellent choices. Both can be served individually or family-style. The Cabin’s appetizers have a similar range, from Salmon Tartar to simple, hand-cut and locally grown French fries prepared with truffle oil. And to complement each course, your server is happy to offer a perfect wine for you. During the winter, The Cabin also offers a full breakfast buffet. There is no better way to start your day than with a warm,
hearty breakfast or a simple bowl or organic cereal just minutes from the ski slopes — no need to drive or shuttle downtown for breakfast! At the buffet, children younger than 5 eat for free, and children ages 5 to 12 dine for half price. Whether you are staying in the hotel, put The Cabin on your list of restaurants to visit. Not only will you find novel Colorado cuisine for every taste, but moreover, you will find superb service in a comfortable mountain ambience that will make you feel at home.
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The Cabin is located in the Steamboat Grand
970.871.5550 Complimentary Valet Parking Open 5:30-10 p.m. Monday-Sunday Reservations recommended
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Steamboat Meat & Seafood Co.— Quality, service and value
Steamboat Meat & Seafood Co. was originally known as the Steamboat Seafood Co. in 1982. Its goal was to bring the freshest seafood to the Rocky Mountains. In 1999, Steamboat Meat & Seafood Co. was formed from OK Meats. The eatery has since grown into Northwest Colorado’s largest wholesale food purveyor.
Today, the store offers fresh and frozen seafood, meats, gourmet sausages, homemade pasta and a wide variety of other items. Steamboat Meat & Seafood Co. strives to be a leader in fresh fish, meats and other specialty items while maintaining a strict adherence to the highest standards of quality, service and value.
Steamboat Meat & Seafood also offers full-service, off-premises catering in the Steamboat Springs area. Let the professional staff provide you and your guests with a unique gourmet experience for any occasion. Contact them today to discuss your event possibilities. An array of other services are also available including game processing, the making of their
famous jerky and more. Steamboat Meat & Seafood Co. is the shop for all of your meal preparation needs. Whether you’re looking to prepare a delicious seafood dinner at home or you’re looking for a quick lunch downtown, Steamboat Meat & Seafood won’t disappoint. Steamboat Meat & Seafood Co. is a USDA-inspected facility and is HACCP certified.
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Featured Menu Items Live Lobsters, King Crab Legs, Wild Caught Salmon, Tuna, Scallops & Shrimp Oysters, Mussels, Clams & Caviar All-Natural Beef & Lamb, Buffalo & Elk Organic Poultry Award-Winning Jerky Gourmet House-Made Sausage Guidos Pasta Factory, Fresh cut to order, Raviolis & Gnocci Global experts, Specialty foods Full-service catering department Featured lunch items
Big Apple Reuben Corned beef, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese and Thousand Island dressing served on grilled marble rye
Momma Miaâ€™s Meatball Sandwich Topped with marinara sauce and melted mozzarella cheese served on a French baguette
Tarragon Chicken Salad Tender chunks of chicken breast mixed with sour cream, mayonnaise, tarragon, celery and onion served on a croissant with lettuce and tomato
Steamboat Meat and Seafood Co. is located on Yampa Street between 10th and 11th Streets
970.879.4617 1030 Yampa Street, Downtown Open 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Saturday 1-6 p.m. Sunday
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Tap House— Where everybody knows your name
Tap House sports grill — in the heart of downtown Steamboat Springs between Seventh and Eighth streets — offers the best of both worlds.
With more than 50 HD TVs and full satellite capability, The Tap House provides sports programming that rivals any bigcity sports bar. And although it features a large dining room and bar, The Tap House retains the small-town charm and comfort unique to Steamboat. The spacious dining room is a favorite spot for locals and tourists.
The bar often has been referred to as the Cheers of Steamboat — “the place where everybody knows your name.” The analogy always puts a smile on the faces of local owners Gary Saxe and Melissa Baker. “What really keeps our customers coming back is our quality food at very affordable prices,” Baker said. The owners understand the need for a place where the entire family can enjoy a meal in a laidback atmosphere. The Tap House offers all the traditional sports grill food — burgers and fries, battered chicken fingers, onion rings and heaping piles of nachos.
But the restaurant is equally proud of its authentic Mexican entrées such as the burritos, fajitas and tacos. The Tap House expanded its Mexican menu this year to include chimichangas and fish tacos. And, of course, there are the buffalo wings. Often regarded as the home of the best wings in town, The Tap House offers seven varieties of wings: mild, medium, hot, hot barbecue, barbecue, spicy garlic and the ever-popular oriental barbecue — which uses local legend Dean Martin’s sauce. The other sauces are made locally by Wing-Time. Tuesday is Wing Day at The Tap House, when 33-cent wings
are offered from 11:30 a.m. to midnight. Wing Day is so popular that owners track sales by weight, usually selling 2 to 3 tons of wings a month. “Not only is Wing Night a great deal, but it has become a weekly social event,” Saxe said. If your appetite demands more than wings after a long day of enjoying the Yampa Valley, The Tap House has appealing entrée choices as well. Take your pick from ribs, a half chicken, a tuna dinner, an 8-ounce sirloin steak, a 12-ounce New York Strip or a 16-ounce rib eye. All are served with your choice of soup or salad, French fries, mashed potatoes and gravy or rice for $9.95 to $19.95.
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Featured Menu Items Appetizers
Wild Bill’s Tapperita Two flour tortillas filled with diced chicken, shaken in your favorite wing sauce and topped with melted cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion and sour cream $5.95
French Onion Soup Traditional French Onion Soup baked to perfection with swiss cheese on top $4.75 Entrées Philly Style Classic Steak Sandwich Topped with grilled onions, peppers and melted mozzarella $8.95
Ribs! ½ rack of St. Louis Style Ribs, smothered in Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ sauce… what more needs to be said? $15.95
Classic Burger Grilled 1/3-pound lean ground beef or buffalo Served with lettuce, tomato, onion and pickle $8.50 But a delicious meal is only half the deal. Saxe and Baker are avid supporters of local and Colorado sports teams and events. And unlike big-city hot spots, The Tap House owns an impressive collection of winter sports memorabilia commemorating and honoring the hundreds of Olympians — past and present — who have competed or lived in Ski Town USA. Plus, the 50 HD TVs ensure there is not a bad sports-viewing seat in the house. You won’t miss any of your home team’s games while you are on vacation! “Our philosophy is to be able to get any sports available by cable, Direct TV or satellite,
including high-definition sports,” Saxe said. The restaurant and bar area also features the popular NTN Network, a national sports, trivia and poker interactive game. There’s no cost to play. While waiting for your meal to arrive or for others to finish, children and adults can entertain themselves with the restaurant’s arcade games. The bar area also boasts a Foosball table and internet jukebox. As its name suggests, The Tap House proudly offers more beers on tap — 21 — than any other restaurant in town. Domestics, imports and microbrews are available at a reasonable price.
Fajitas! Best fajitas in town! Steak, chicken, shrimp or portabello! Accompanied with fresh vegetables
Fish Tacos Your choice of blackened, grilled or fried Ahi on corn tortillas, topped with cabbage and our homemade chipotle sauce $12.95
970.879.2431 729 Lincoln Avenue, Downtown or visit www.exploresteamboat.com
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Winona’s— Everyone is sure to leave happy!
Opened nearly 20 years ago by Fred and Winona Schwartz, Winona’s has since become a local’s favorite for fabulous breakfasts and lunches. There’s no better place to gear up for a hard day of skiing than Winona’s with a large plate of Blueberry-Granola Pancakes or a Western Omelet. Home to their world-famous cinnamon roll, Winona’s inhouse bakery is sure to please everyone, serving everything fresh, from scones, to muffins, to delicious cookies. It’s no wonder Winona’s has been featured in such publications as Bon Appetit, Sunset, Gourmet, Southern Living, Outside, and Continental. Winona’s offers daily breakfast
and lunch specials, and serves five to six fresh soups each day in the winter. Customer favorites include the many varieties of Egg Benedicts and the indulgent Cinnamon Roll French Toast. During the spring and fall months, Winona’s also features fabulous specials for locals, such as two-forone breakfasts on Tuesdays. Fresh ingredients are the focus at Winona’s, including local beef. From their homemade granola and corned beef hash, to their fresh salads and sandwiches, everyone is sure to leave happy. Winona’s also offers full-service catering, including delicious wedding and birthday cakes.
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Featured Menu Items Breakfast
Eggs Benedict Poached eggs and hollandaise sauce served with home fried potatoes (single or double)
Eggs-travaganza Two eggs any style — add bacon, ham, sausage patties or turkey sausage Greek Goddess Omelete — spinach, feta, artichokes, tomatoes and parmesan
From the Griddle Apple Pan Dore-sourdough baguette french toast with warm apples and a lemon butter creme Cinnamon Roll French Toast
Scramblers Veggie Scramble — spinach, mushrooms, onions, peppers, topped with pepperjack Tofu Scramble-sautéed veggies scrambled with seasoned tofu and garlic
Short and Sweet Homemade Cinnamon Bun, as featured in Gourmet and Bon Appetite magazines Assorted Muffins — ask your server for today’s selections Lunch
Hoagies Served on an Italian roll with meat, cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, banana peppers, oregano and your choice of mayonnaise, mustard
Salads Greek Salad — fresh greens, veggies, lots of feta cheese, kalamata olives and balsamic vinaigrette Asian Salad — fresh greens, veggies, mandarin oranges
Soups Homemade Soup du Jour in a cup or bowl Winona’s Restaurant is located on Lincoln Avenue between 6th and 7th Streets
970.879.2483 617 Lincoln Avenue, Downtown Open 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Saturday 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday
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What is Contemporary Rocky Mountain Cuisine? You can find out at bistro c.v., where they serve fresh, local food and carefully selected wine in a trendy, yet casual atmosphere. Although they update their menu regularly, staples include the Chicken & Chorizo Pot Pie and Ingrid’s Mussels. Both are favorites among locals, and it is no wonder why. The pot pie is as delicious to eat as its presentation is beautiful to see, brimming with homemade chorizo and roasted chicken in a cast-iron dish and topped with a
savory corn crust. The Bouchot mussels are flown in directly from Maine and, like all the bistro’s seafood, are “caught to order” – served less than 24 hours after catching. Bistro c.v.’s other meats — beef, pork, lamb — all come from local Routt County ranches. The focus at the bistro is on local, organic and sustainable products, and you will taste the freshness in all the menu items. The wine list is created with the same principles. Owners
Kevin Caparrelli and Brian Vaughn carefully select their wines from small, boutique vineyards that focus on sustainability. Your friendly server will be happy to pick a wine to complement your entrée. If you would like a truly unique dining experience, then be sure to stop by bistro c.v. With its moderately priced, fresh and innovative menu, excellent wine list, and friendly service, bistro c.v. will certainly become your next “must-do” in Steamboat.
Featured Menu Items small plates steak tartare, fried quail, toast peekytoe crab fritters, lemon sabayon, avocado liberty farms duck liver paté, pickled watermelon radish
cheese rogue river blue, raw cow’s milk, rogue creamery, oregon
appetizers, salads chicken-chorizo pot pie, savory corn crust ingrid’s mussels, herb-garlic broth, chive, brioche grilled romaine, truffle-garlic dressing, parmesan, benton’s ham, anchovy
mains golden idaho trout pumpkin risotto, pickled okra, marcona almonds, micro citrus greens house made fettuccine chanterelle mushrooms, baby sunburst squash, braised pine nuts, basil, parmesan broth rocky mountain elk loin anson mills farro, charred onions, swiss chard, coastal huckleberries c.v. burger wagyu beef, la belle farms foie gras, garlic aioli, pickled onions, potato purée
970.879.4197 345 Lincoln Avenue, Downtown Open 5 p.m. Monday-Sunday www.bistrocv.com
what to do
Pointing you in the right direction
Activity Guide ❱❱ Art galleries
158 Moffat Ave., Yampa, 970-638-4500, 7am-4pm M-Sat.
Displays original, inspirational landscape paintings done on location in oil, watercolor and pastel by local artist Zanobia — noted and acclaimed Colorado artist. 2135 Burgess Creek Road, Ste. 302, 970-871-8000, www.steamboatgallery.com/portfolios.php, call for hours
Fine art gallery and gift shop in downtown Steamboat specializes in contemporary Western, Native American and wildlife artworks. 833 Lincoln Ave., 970-870-7976 or 888-588-1808, www.mountaintraditions.com, 10am-8pm M-Sat., 10am-6pm Sun.
Mary Pat Ettinger Studio
Offers a wide selection of unique art, jewelry, home accents and gifts from glassware and stoneware to folk art and artifacts. Online catalog available. 1875 Ski Time Square Drive, 970-879-6411 or 888-879-6411, www.ambienteinc.com, open daily until dusk
Home studio with an eclectic collection of landscape paintings, prairie prints, greeting cards, paper products and heart-woven textiles. 33374 N. Colo. Highway 13, Craig, 970-824-4383, open by appointment only.
Artisans’ Market of Steamboat
Jim Steinberg’s fine art photography gallery features images from across the globe, but specializes in nature and landscape photography focused on Colorado, Wyoming and Montana. 1016 Oak St., 970-879-3718 or 888-879-3718, www.portfoliopublications.com, 9am-5pm M-F, 1-5pm Sat.
Founded as a local artists’ cooperative in 1982, the Artisans’ Market features a large inventory of unique artwork from 150 established and new, innovative Colorado artists, including dozens of local artists. 626 Lincoln Ave., 970-879-7512, www.steamboat artisansmarket.com, 10am-6pm Sun.-W, 10am8pm Th-Sat.
Artists’ Gallery of Steamboat
Representing artists working and living in the Yampa Valley, this 5,000-square-foot, artist-owned gallery and classroom facility in the historic 1909 Steamboat Pilot building represents talents working in a broad diversity of mediums. 1009 Lincoln Ave., 970-879-4744, www.steamboat gallery.com, 10am-8pm M-Sat., 10am-6pm Sun.
Carries a selection of fine furniture, paintings, art, home accessories, upholstered furniture, case goods and lamps. 345 Lincoln Ave., 970-879-2524, www.steamboat zing.com, 10am-6pm M-Sat., 10am-5pm Sun.
Gift shop features an extensive library of photographic images of Dinosaur National Monument including photographic prints and greeting cards. 214 W. Brontosaurus Blvd., Dinosaur, 970-3742336, www.bedrockdepot.com, 11am-7pm daily.
Blue Sky Pottery
Working ceramic artist studio featuring the handmade work of Deb Babcock and a dozen other local artists, mostly functional pottery ware. 1475 Pine Grove Road, Ste 105, 970-846-9349, www.dbabcock.etsy.com, noon-5pm F-Sat., also by appointment.
Center for Visual Arts
This nonprofit community art gallery features work in various mediums by more than 80 local artists. 906 Lincoln Ave., Steamboat Springs, 970-8465970, call for hours.
Copper Ridge Studio
Local artists’ studio featuring the work of Susan Schiesser, Pat Walsh, Fred Hodder, Monroe Hodder and Christopher Oar. 2570 Copper Ridge Circle, 970-846-7879 or 970-846-0791, www.schiessergallery.com, www. monroehodder.com, www.christopheroar.30art. com, hours by appointment only.
David Liberman Photography
Images of Steamboat Springs and the surrounding areas. 24 Fifth St., 303-877-7707, www.davidliberman photography.com, call for hours
David Chase Rugs and Furniture
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The Portfolio Collection
varied hand-woven area rugs as well as distinctive furniture, tribal art and architectural pieces. 335 Lincoln Ave., 970-879-5667, www.davidchase rugsandfurniture.com, 10am-6pm M-Sat.
These Oak Creek and Steamboat Springs galleries feature fine hardwoods carefully tooled by skilled craftsmen and owners Mike Roach and Craig Rench, who seek to create timeless pieces of custom-designed furniture. 100 Main St., Oak Creek, and 344 Oak St., Steamboat Springs, 970-736-8244, www.dovetail furnituredesign.com, 9am-5pm M-Sat.
The Eleanor Bliss Center for the Arts at the Depot
Two galleries housed in the historic train depot building and celebrating 100 years. 1001 13th St., 970-879-9008, www.steamboatsprings arts.com, 9am-5pm T-F, weekend hours vary (call ahead)
Fawn Creek Gallery & Custom Framing
Features original wildlife and Western artworks, limited edition and giclée prints, plus a fine line of silver and turquoise Southwest Indian jewelry art. 315 Sixth St., Meeker, 970-878-0955, www.fawncreekgallery.com, 9am-5pm M-F, 9am-3pm Sat.
Ken Lee’s fine art nature and wildlife photography provides images of Steamboat and the West with unique landscape, wildlife and flora photography prints. Workshops and private instruction available. 908 Lincoln Ave., 970-870-8887, www.gallery11. net and www.kenleephoto.com, 10am-6pm daily.
Greg Effinger Studios
Art studio and gallery displaying water color paintings. 211 Third St., Steamboat, 970-870-8008, www. gregeffinger.com, 9am-5pm weekdays.
Green Otter Gallery
North Park’s co-operative gallery features local artists’ paintings, water colors, pastels and lots of artisan crafts including hats, glassware, jewelry, beaded items, cards, prints and found-wood furniture. 454 Main St., Walden, 970-723-3323, 10am-5pm daily (except Tuesday).
Huge selection of rustic, Southwestern/Mexican-style furniture with everything from home accents and lamps to handcrafted furniture and pottery of the Tarahumara Tribe of northwestern Mexico. 908 Lincoln Ave., 970-870-8887, www.hacienda collection.net, 10am-5pm daily.
Hardage Fine Art Photography
Hardage Fine Art Photography is owned and operated by photographer Gerald Hardage. Hardage specializes in landscapes, environmental portraiture, figure study and the West. 3360 Columbine Drive, Suite 307, 321-303-2548, hardagefineartgallery.com, by appointment
Harvey B Begay Jewelry Design
842 Lincoln Ave., No. 8, Steamboat, 970-879-8055
Hayden Marketplace on Historic Walnut Street
Representing more than 27 artists and artisans from the Yampa Valley, the Hayden Marketplace displays gift items, artwork, paintings, photos and home furnishings in one of Hayden’s oldest buildings. 144 S. Walnut St., Hayden, 970-276-2019, 10am6pm T-Sat.
Howelsen Place Gallery
Located in Howelsen Place, this gallery features metal and design work by international artist David Marshall, a resident of Spain who makes frequent visits to Routt County. 703 Lincoln Ave., 970-846-0659, noon-6pm M-Sat.
Imagine Design Studio
Displays Jan Willman’s custom ceramic sculptures, architectural tiles and original home décor. Also offers custom tile and mosaic installation and design. 2750 Downhill Plaza, Unit 205, 970-846-6957, www.imaginedesignarts.com, call for appointments
Indian Art of Steamboat Springs
Offers quality Native American art and jewelry. 635 Lincoln Ave., 970-870-8481, 10am-9pm daily
Karen Schulman Gallery
Fine art photography and giclée prints for the discriminating collector. P.O. Box 771640, 970-879-2244, www.focusadventures.com, by appointment
K. Saari Gallery
Showcases high-caliber local artists as well as emerging artists throughout the world in a downtown gallery space. New exhibits the first Friday of every month. Inside Vertical Arts Architecture, 690 Marketplace Plaza, Suite 1, 970-870-0056, www.ksaarigallery. com, call for hours
Leisure Mountain Studio
This gallery/coffee shop focuses on local and Colorado artists and roasts its own coffee, with exhibitions changing monthly.
Riverhouse Editions/ Van Straaten Gallery
Riverhouse Editions publishes fine master prints, specifically etchings and monotypes, working with top international artists and master printers. 2760 Acre Lane, 970-871-1559, www.riverhousevanstraaten.com, open by appointment.
Rocky Mountain Peddler
Features local and regional artist originals, from fine handcrafted goods and “one-of-a-kind finds,” to jewelry and home décor accessories. 1875 Ski Time Square Dr (Torian Creekside building), Unit C, 970-871-1569, www.rockymountain peddler.com, 10am-8pm daily.
Romicks Into the West
For fine things for you and your home, Romicks offers prints by regional artists and photographers, fine furniture, home accessories, lighting and interior design. 402 Lincoln Ave., 970-879-8366, www.romicksintothewest.com, 10am-6pm M-Sat., 10am-5pm Sun.
Shauna Lamansky Photographic Design
Shauna Steele Lamansky offers professional portraits and features a gallery of landscape images. 928 Lincoln Ave., 970-879-6213, www.steeleimagesstudio.com, call for hours
Sleeping Giant Gallery
Displays the artwork of Don Tudor and Cully Kistler. Tudor’s photography includes local landscapes, nature, sports and architectural work. Kistler’s paintings and giclée prints reflect her 30 years in the area. 601 Lincoln Ave., 970-879-7143, www.dontudorphotography.com, 10am-8pm daily.
Steamboat Art Co.
Since 1975, Steamboat Art Co. has offered art, gifts, jewelry, home accessories and furnishings. 903 Lincoln Ave., 970-879-3383 or 800-553-7853, www.steamboat-art.com, 10am-8pm M-Th and Sun., 10am-9pm F-Sat.
Steamboat Art Museum See description under Museums
541 Yampa Ave., Craig, 970-824-3709
TEI Fine Art
21365 W. US Hwy 40, 970-879-2240
The Portfolio Collection LTD 1016 Oak St., 970-879-371
what to do decorative arts, specializing in a whimsical variety of handcrafted furniture and unique home décor. 345 Lincoln Ave., 970-879-2524, www.steamboat zing.com, 10am-6pm M-Sat., 10am-5pm Sun.
Recognized as one of the world’s premier nature, wildlife and landscape photographers, Mangelsen’s gallery offers limited-edition photographs from across the globe and many from Steamboat. 730 Lincoln Ave., 970-871-1822, www.mangelsen.com, 10am-8pm M-Sat., 10am-6pm Sun.
The Local Exchange
❱❱ Bowling alleys
1712 13th Street, Steamboat, 970-870-0333
Two Rivers Gallery LTD
811 Lincoln Ave., Steamboat, 970-870-3354
This clothing store and skate shop keeps a large amount of art on its walls year-round, rotating to new artists each month. 703 Lincoln Ave., Suite B101, 970-879-9169, www.urbanesteamboat.com, 10am-8pm M-Sat, 10am-6pm Sun
Features 12 bowling lanes with automatic scoring, a small arcade, snack bar and full-service bar. Adults shouldn’t miss the Sunday and Tuesday night PBR Dollar Night ($1 for games, $1 cans of Pabst Blue Ribbon). 2090 Snow Bowl Plaza, Steamboat Springs, 970879-9840. Call for lane reservations, league night M and Th, Cosmic Bowling at 9 pm Sat.
❱❱ Cross-country skiing Dutch Creek
White Hart Gallery
Seven distinct rooms at the White Hart Gallery showcase furniture, rugs, upholstered goods, lamps and other interior furnishings. 843 Lincoln Ave., 970-879-1015, 10am-8pm MSat., 10am-6pm Sun.
Wild Horse Gallery of Steamboat Springs
Located in downtown Steamboat Springs, the Wild Horse Gallery focuses on fine contemporary realism by local, regional and nationally known artists and includes original oil paintings, pastels, watercolors, drawings, bronze sculptures and blown glass. 802 Lincoln Ave., 970-879-5515, www.wildhorsegallery.com, hours vary by season.
Zing Features an array of functional and decorative handmade arts. Discover an eclectic collection of
See description under Guest ranches.
Howelsen Hill Nordic Center
Features 21K of moderate to very technically challenging trails on Howelsen Hill that have played host to FIS World Cup events. No rentals available. Nordic Trail Season Pass $80, day pass $8. 835 Howelsen Parkway, 970-879-8499 or Nordic Hotline at 970-879-8552 x739, www.steamboatsprings.net, 1-8 pm M-F, 10am-4pm Sat. and Sun., Dec. 5-March 28 (conditions permitting).
Lake Catamount Touring Center
Has 75K of mostly beginner and moderate terrain, limited skate and classic-style ski rentals. $175 season pass, $16 for day pass. No dogs Fri.-Sun., private and semi-private lessons by appointment, 970-846-9206. 30065 Waters Edge Trail, 970-871-6667, www. catamountclub.com.
Parks pass required of trail users, $6 a day/vehicle or $60 annually, available from visitors center or self-service station. 61105 Routt County Road 129, Clark, 970-8793922, http://parks.state.co.us/parks/steamboatlake.
Rocky Mountain Ventures
See description under Rock/ice climbing.
Routt National Forest
Nine cross-country skiing and snowshoe trails on the west summit of Rabbit Ears Pass, from 1.6 to 7 miles. Informal maps available at Hahn’s Peak-Bears Ears Ranger District Steamboat office on E. U.S. Highway 40, across from the Holiday Inn. No dogs on the groomed trails. 925 Weiss Dr., Steamboat Springs, 970-870-2299, www.fs.fed.us/r2/mbr/about/districts/hahnspeak. shtml/, 8 am-5pm M-F.
Steamboat Lake State Park
15K of mostly beginner and intermediate trails, 1.5-mile snowshoe trail, dogs on leash only. State
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Steamboat Ski Touring Center
15K of some beginner and mostly intermediate trails with full-service ski shop with classic and skate rentals (seasonal and daily) as well as snowshoe rentals, accessories, clothing and The Picnic Basket lunch and snack bar. Full-day backcountry ski tours offered W-Sat. 2000 Clubhouse Dr., Steamboat, 970-879-8180, www.nordicski.net, $245 for adult season pass and $18 for day pass, multi-day passes available, late arrival (after 1 pm), children’s and senior’s discounts apply, 9:15 am and 12:30 pm shuttles
Tread of Pioneers Museum
8th & Oak St. Downtown, Steamboat Springs
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Yampa River State Park
2305 Mount Werner Circle, 970-879-6111, Nov. 26-April 11, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm., www.steamboat. com.
Groomed 1.5-mile cross-country ski track (skate or classic) great for beginners or families through forested terrain and along the Yampa River. Need State Parks pass, $6 a day/vehicle or $60 annually. Pond ice skating and a new, outdoor hockey rink available at your own risk, no rentals. 6185 W. U.S. Highway 40, Hayden, 970-276-2061, www.parks.state.co.us, open sunup to sundown daily, visitors center and bathrooms open, 8 am4:30 pm daily.
❱❱ Dog Sled Tours
Grizzle-T Dog & Sled Works
Offers guests the opportunity to drive their own team of sled dogs on day trips on private ranchland near Steamboat. Half-day trips twice a day, at 8 am and 1 0pm. $150 per adult, $115 per child. Routt County Road 205 (11 miles west of Steamboat), 970-870-1782, www.steamboatdogsledding. com, offers pickup transportation.
Red Runner Dog Sled Tours
Morning and afternoon half-day trips offered at Stagecoach State Park. Call ahead for reservations and more information. P.O. Box 775633, Steamboat, 970-879-3647 (DOGS), www.redrunnerdogsledtours.com.
❱❱ Skiing and Snowboarding Howelsen Hill Ski Area
Bucking Rainbow Outfitters
Orvis-endorsed outfitter with full-service fly shop, specializing in guided fishing trips to private waters. Fishing equipment available for rent. 730 Lincoln Ave., Steamboat, 970-879-8747 or 888-810-8747, open daily, www.buckingrainbow. com, reservations recommended, $220 and up for guided trips. Steamboat Flyfisher has everything you need to get you on the river, from entry-level equipment and rod and reel rentals to a comprehensive selection of fly-tying equipment and materials for the experienced angler. Year-round guided trips to exclusive and private waters. 35 Fifth St., Steamboat, 970-879-6552, www. steamboatflyfisher.com, guided trips available.
Steamboat Lake Outfitters
The only outfitter licensed to operate in Steamboat Lake State Park also has direct access to the national forest and 55 miles of groomed trails for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling guests of their bunkhouse, motel-style rooms and cabins. Full restaurant, bar and general store with gasoline on site, guided ice fishing trips also available. 60880 Routt County Road 129, Clark, 970-8794404 or 800-342-1889, www.steamboatoutfitters. com, 8 am-8 pm daily (to 9 pm on weekends).
Steamboat Lake State Park
Also see description under Cross-country skiing. The oldest ski area in continuous use in Colorado has sent more skiers to international competition than any in North America and is home to the continent’s largest ski jumping complex. Four lifts, 15 trails and 21K of cross-country trails. 845 Howelsen Parkway, 970-879-8499, Dec. 5-March 28 (conditions permitting), $17 day lift tickets for adults, http://steamboatsprings.net/ departments/parks_recreation/facilities/howelsen_ hill_ski_area/
Features 14 electrical camping hookups available in the marina parking lot on a first-come, first-served basis, as well as 10 small camper cabins (sparsely furnished with electric heaters and beds), $80 a night, max occupancy four to six people. Information, maps and state parks snowmobile registration available at the visitors center. 61105 Routt County Road 129, Clark, 970-8793922 (visitors center) or 970-879-7019 (marina), http://parks.state.co.us/Parks/SteamboatLake
The oldest fly-fishing guide service and shop in Steamboat books trips year-round. Offers primarily half-day walk/wade trips to the Stagecoach Reservoir tailwaters with snowmobile access. Equipment rentals available. Also offers low rates on various Alpine ski rental packages (kids, basic, sport, hi-pro and demos) as well as snowboard, cross-country ski, snowshoe, boot and helmet rentals. 744 Lincoln Ave., Steamboat, 970-879-7568 or 800-354-5463, www.straightlinesports.com.
Longtime outfitter offers guided backcountry snowcat skiing and snowboarding tours on 10,000 permitted acres on Buffalo Pass, just north of Steamboat Springs. All-inclusive trips tailored to ability levels includes lunch and image disk from day. 1724 Ski Time Square Drive, 970-879-5188, www. steamboatpowdercats.com, mid-December through March, $400 per guest per day.
Steamboat Ski Area
Featuring 16 chairlifts, one gondola, 165 named runs, a 3,668 vertical-foot drop and 2,965 acres of skiable terrain spread across Christie Peak, Thunderhead Peak, Sunshine Peak and Storm Peak for skiers and riders of varying ages and abilities.
❱❱ Fitness Curves for Women
The largest fitness franchise in the world has a pair
of locations in Northwest Colorado. Curves members have access to the 30-minute resistance circuit fitness programs, one-stop exercise, weight-loss and nutrition information centers exclusively for women in Steamboat. West U.S. Highway 40, 970-870-7877; www.curves. com, call for hours and membership costs.
The new 2009 location for this local gymnastics studio caters to everything from parent-teacher classes helping 12- to 42-month-old children develop motor skills to dedicated USAG gymnasts looking to perfect routines and skills. Day-care and cheerleading classes available. 1955 Shield Drive, Steamboat, 970-879-3467, www.879-egos.com, check online for schedules, costs and moving updates.
Family Fitness Center
In the basement of Solandt Medical Clinic, Hayden’s Family Fitness Center features hydraulic and other cardio and strength circuit training equipment to help promote full-body health. 150 W. Jackson Ave., Hayden, 970-276-3610.
Forever Fit of Steamboat Springs
Offers personal training, physical therapy, rehab Pilates, Gyrotronic Exercise Machine, yoga and massage with personally designed training and rehabilitation programs. 345 S. Lincoln Ave., Steamboat, 970-870-3484
Individual personal training and intimate group fitness classes, yoga/Pilates, spinning and massage. Now specializing in CrossFit. No membership required. 1625 Mid Valley Dr. No. 1, Steamboat, 970-8701444, www.steamboatcrossfit.com, call to sign up for a class or to schedule an appointment, drop-in group classes are $15.
Old Town Hot Springs
See description under Hot springs and pools.
Peak Fitness Center
Friendly workout facility with weight machines, free weights and cardio equipment as well as UV and UVfree tanning, personal training and fitness testing. 11th Street and Lincoln Avenue, Steamboat, 970879-4943, www.peakfitnesssteamboat.com, $10 for day membership, $40 for week membership, can apply to longer membership options.
Steamboat Pilates, Yoga & Fitness Studio
Offers a variety of mat, yoga, cardio and reformer machine classes as well as combinations of each for a full range of abilities. Private, semi-private and trio instruction options also available. 1004 Lincoln Ave., No. 103, Steamboat, 970-8796788, www.steamboatpilatesandfitness.com, class schedules posted online.
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to provide a sacred place for education and practices that promote a life in balance: a healthy body, peaceful mind and joyful heart, for its students and teachers. Located downtown overlooking the Yampa River and Emerald Mountain. In any season, enjoy the variety of benefits offered through yoga, pilates, tai chi and qigong with experienced, certified teachers in a beautiful, supportive setting. 701 Yampa St., Steamboat, 970-870-1522, www. yogacenterofsteamboat.com, call for class schedules and prices.
❱❱ Guest ranches Dutch Creek Guest Ranch
Located at the foot of Hahn’s Peak and across from the Steamboat Lake Marina, Dutch Creek offers sleigh ride gourmet dinners. Cross-country ski and snowmobile trail access from ranch. Public is welcome to use on-site cross-county ski trail loop connecting from the lake loop. 61565 Routt County Road 62, Clark (25 miles north of Steamboat), 970-879-8519 or 800-7788519, www.dutchcreek.net, open year-round, offers pickup transportation, sleigh ride dinners $70 adults, $45 children (6-12), $10 children five and under.
Elk River Guest Ranch
Immerse yourself in views of the Zirkels with sleighride dinners in a unique tepee dining area set in an aspen grove. 29840 Routt County Road 64, Clark (18 miles north of downtown Steamboat), 970-879-6220 or 800-750-6220, www.elkriverguestranch.com, pickup transportation, $95 adult, $75 for children.
Pack Country Outfitters at Fish & Cross Ranch
In Yampa, this historic 20,000-acre working cattle ranch with a remodeled seven-bed lodge and cabin stays at a private, secluded cabin provides sleigh rides to the public in the winter as well as cross-country ski/ snowshoe hut trips and day touring trips. One hut and two backcountry cabins for rent on private land with a third, remote cabin in the national forest, accessible by marked, groomed trails. 24300 Routt County Road 11, Yampa (45 minutes south of Steamboat), 970-638-1064, www.fishandcrossranch.com and www. packcountryoutfitters.com, open year-round, call for organized family activities, discounts apply with overnight lodging (average overnight stay $300).
High Meadows Ranch
Winter cross-country skiing and snowshoeing open to the public on 20K of groomed beginner and intermediate trails, equipment available. Lodging available in pair of log lodges. Dogs allowed. Meals available on request. 20505 Routt County Road 16, Oak Creek (25 miles south and west of Steamboat), 970-736-8416 or 800-457-4453, www.hmranch.com, trail fee and lunch $30 per person. exploresteamboat.com
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Private guest ranch offers limited dates at the beginning of December and in late March/April for public cross-country ski days on their 25K-trail system, $25 per person includes lunch, skiing, rentals and tax/ gratuity. Reservations required. 54880 Routt County Road 129, Clark, 970-8791780, www.homeranch.com.
Steamboat Lake Outfitters See description under Fishing.
❱❱ Helicopter rides Zephyr Helicopter Co.
horseback riding camps at an indoor, public riding facility with riding time rentals. 33250 McKinnis Creek Road, Steamboat, 970-8717998, call for pricing.
Del’s Triangle 3 Ranch
Del’s has been in continuous operation in North Routt since 1962, offering a pair of two-hour horseback rides in a wilderness environment with a free winter shuttle available from the Gondola Transit Center with 9 am and 1 pm pickups. 55675 Routt County Road 62, Clark (18 miles north of Steamboat), 970-879-3495, www. steamboathorses.com.
Based at Steamboat Springs Airport. Offers aerial photography flights, custom sightseeing tours, charter services, search and rescue and flight instruction. 1540 Meadow Lane, Steamboat, 970-879-0494 or 970-846-4677, www.zephyrhelicopter.com, 8 am-5 pm daily, call for flight pricing and scheduling.
❱❱ Horseback & sleigh rides
Bar Lazy L Ranch
Offers dinner sleigh rides up the Elk River Valley. The three-hour experience features a sleigh ride from Percheron draft horses to a country dinner and live traditional Western music courtesy of the Yampa Valley Boys. Accommodates private parties. Transportation available. Reservations required. 26480 Routt County Road 52-E, Steamboat (8 miles northwest of Steamboat), 970-879-0095, www.bar lazylranch.com, call for schedule and pricing.
Mesa Equestrian Center
Elk River Guest Ranch
See description under Guest Ranches.
Offers a snowcat-drawn sleigh ride from the top of the Steamboat Ski Area gondola to a five-course, Scandinavian-style continental cuisine dinner with live acoustic entertainment. 2305 Mount Werner Circle (top of the gondola), 970-871-5150 for reservations, www.steamboat. com, for reservations, dinner F-Sun and holiday nights, regular (non-holiday season rates are $89 for adults and teens, $50 for youths and $12 for children 5 and under.
Escape for the day to this family-owned, 8,000-acre working cattle ranch. Winter activities include two-hour, half-day and evening dinner snowmobile tours, a pair of daily winter horseback rides, dinner sleigh rides to the Double Dollar Lodge as well as snow tubing on Yee-Haw Hill with a new warming lodge. 37350 RCR 179 (15 miles west of Steamboat), 970879-3711, www.saddlebackranch.net
Offers two horse-drawn sleigh rides along the Yampa River to hearty dinners (mesquite-grilled rib eye steak, chicken or veggie lasagna) featuring live entertainment and dancing. Also offers afternoon sleigh rides. Six miles south of Steamboat off Colo. Highway 131, 970-879-8065 or 800-748-1642, www. windwalkertours.com, nightly Dec.-March, pickups at 1, 4:45 and 7:45 pm from the Gondola Transit Center.
Yampa Valley Carriage Co.
Provides horse-drawn sleigh rides for special events throughout the Yampa Valley. P.O. Box 771592, Steamboat, 970-871-9409 or 970-846-0982, www.yampavalleycarriage company.com, call for costs and details.
❱❱ Hot air ballooning Pegasus Balloon Tours/Wild West Balloon Adventures
Hot air heats up the daily morning flights in the Yampa Valley around Steamboat Springs. Courtesy van pickup and continental breakfast included. 42415 Deerfoot Lane, Steamboat, 970-879-9191 or 800-748-2487, www.wildwestballooning.com, Dec. 23 to the end of the ski season, 45-minute flights start at $200 for adults, $125 for children (6-12), $185 for seniors.
❱❱ Hot springs & pools Old Town Hot Springs
Steamboat’s historic hot springs pools have been remodeled with a pair of new 230-foot water slides, three renovated outdoor hot spring mineral pools, 25-yard lap pool with adjoining fitness center and child care center. Exercise, Pilates and yoga classes, Hot Springs Bodyworks Massage therapy options, performance sports medicine and swim lessons available. 136 Lincoln Ave., Steamboat, 970-879-1828, www. oldtownhotsprings.org, call or visit Web site for hours, admission fees and class schedules.
Strawberry Park Hot Springs, Lodging & Massage
Nestled between Rocky Peak and Copper Ridge, a series of steaming springs spew from the hillside into Hot Springs Creek, partitioned off into a series of natural stone pools. Massages, camping and cabin rental options available by reservation. It is illegal to drive the last two miles of steep gravel road without four-wheel drive or chains, mandatory Nov. 1-May 1. Companies like Hot Springs Adventures (970-879-1873) and Sweet Pea Tours (970-879-5820) provide recommended winter transportation and 24-hour access to the hot springs, call for shuttle reservations and pick-up locations. 44200 Routt County Road 36 (seven miles north of Steamboat), 970-879-0342, www.strawberryhotsprings.com. 10 am-10:30 pm Sun.-Th (entry until 9:30 pm), 10 am-midnight F-Sat. (entry until 10:30 pm), $10 for adults, $5 for teens (13-17), $3 for kids (3-12), no credit cards.
❱❱ Hut trips Pack Country Outfitters
See description under Guest ranches.
Pearl Lake State Park
Pair of rustic yurts available year-round for rent less than a half mile from park gate. Cooking bench
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Easy access to ranch property at the base of Rabbit Ear Pass, right off U.S. Highway 40 where 20-minute Percheron horse-drawn sleigh rides offer views of the nearby mountains and the upper Yampa Valley. Also provides riding lessons and horse training with winter
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Offers Belgian-Percheron, horse-drawn sleigh-ride dinner packages. The three-hour destination ride along the base of Deer Mountain takes you to a hearty dinner and country Western singer/guitarist, reservations necessary. 29420 Elk Horn Lane (three miles west of Steamboat), 970-879-0954, www.sunsetranchinc.com, 6 pm pickup at Gondola Transportation Center, $70 adults, $40 children (12 and under), $10 children (5 and under), free for lap children.
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The Home Ranch
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what to do World Footbag Association
outside. Beds but no bedding. 61105 RCR 129, Clark, 970-879-3922 or reservations, http://parks.state.co.us/Parks/SteamboatLake, $60 a night.
Step into the sacred ground of this sport’s world association that has been in business for 25 years. The “work-in-progress” museum enshrines the world champions and pioneers of the sport along with a footbag (hacky sack) gift store. 2673 Jacob Circle, Suite 400, Steamboat (west side of town off Downhill Dr.), 970-870-9898, http:// worldfootbag.com, call ahead.
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Never Summer Nordic
System of nine secluded backcountry cabins, huts and yurts in the State Forest State Park. Yurts set up with beds, wood-burning stoves, outhouses and basic cooking facilities. Reservations necessary. Eight-mile, out-and-back around cross-country ski/snowshoe loop as well as a 10K loop at the State Forest State Park Moose Visitor Center, on Colo. Hwy 14 near Gould, call beforehand. 247 Jackson County Road 41, Walden, 970-7234070, www.neversummernordic.com, last week of Nov., to last week of April, $110 plus tax per night F-Sun., $90 plus tax per night M-Th ($10 extra for Dancing Moose and Clark Peak Yurts), state park fees apply.
Museum guests experience 100 years of American life, ingenuity and advancement, including license plate and chainsaw collections, a working blacksmith shop and a new trophy room for rent. The Pagoda Store houses local arts and crafts from around the valley. Wyman’s fourth annual Winter Festival is Feb. 14 and 15. One-mile crosscountry ski/snowshoe track next to the Yampa River. 94350 E U.S. Hwy 40, Craig, 970-824-6346, www. wymanmuseum.com, free admission.
❱❱ Ice skating
Housed in the historic Bank of the Yampa Building built in 1903, this grassroots museum displays the rich history of the Upper Egeria region. 100 Main St., Yampa, 970-638-4511, http://yampa valley.org/history0141.asp, open by appointment only during the winter.
Howelsen Ice Arena
The only ice rink in Steamboat features an Olympicsize sheet of ice and hosts an array of activities and programs. Daily public skate times and the drop-in hockey schedule are subject to change, call to confirm times. 285 Howelsen Parkway, Steamboat, 970-8794300 ext. 333, automated info line 970-8790341, www.steamboatsprings.net, public skating free for 5 and under, $6 for youths, $7 for adults and $4 for seniors 50 and over, drop-in hockey is $9 for youths and $10 for adults, hourly ice rentals and skate sharpening available, skate rentals $4.
❱❱ Other outdoor activities Bridgestone Winter Driving School
Offers a full range of winter driving programs for all abilities on premier ice- and snow-covered courses just west of Steamboat. 1850 Ski Time Square Drive, Steamboat, 970-8796104 or 1-800-WHY-SKID, www.winterdrive.com.
Oak Creek Ice Rink
Anytime Oak Creek’s outdoor, roofed rink is not in use by a hockey team (typically 5-9 pm), it’s open for public skating at your own risk. 222 Kodiak Lane, Oak Creek, 970-736-0261(Oak Creek Hockey Association), www.oakcreekhockey. org has game schedules and times for Friday night adult hockey drop-in games, donated skates available for use.
The first heavy equipment experience play area in the country invites individuals and groups to operate snowcats, dozers, excavators and skid loaders to their earth- and snow-moving delight, incorporating teambuilding games and activities at a 10-acre natural gravel bed site. 26210 W U.S. Hwy 40 (two miles west of Steamboat), 970-367-4402 or 888-344-8447, www. digthis.info, open all winter, call or visit Web site for pricing.
Yampa River State Park
See description under cross-country skiing.
Routt County Rifle Club
Facilities include clubhouse and trap, skeet, sporting clays, heated indoor .22, outdoor pistol, 25-, 50-, 75-, 100- and 200-yard rifle ranges. Annual membership dues cost $100 with one-time, new-member application fee of $25. P.O. Box 773116, Steamboat (two miles west of town on U.S. Hwy 40), 970-870-0298, www. routtcountyrifleclub.com.
Bud Werner Memorial Library
Steamboat’s public library features a newly expanded 25,000-square-foot addition to accommodate public spaces, additional parking, 28 computers, a coffee shop, archive room, expanded collections, children’s interactive Storytime Room and group study rooms. 1289 Lincoln Ave., Steamboat, 970-879-0240, www.steamboatlibrary.org, 9 am-8 pm M-Th, 9 am-6 pm F, 9 am-5 pm Sat., noon-5 pm Sun., closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day and Easter Day.
Colorado Mountain College Alpine Campus Library
A college library housing about 22,000 volumes of books with a varied selection of movies, documentary DVDs and CDs, maps of western Colorado, periodicals and state documents. 1330 Bob Adams Drive (third floor of Bristol Hall), Steamboat, 970-870-4445, www.coloradomtn.edu/ library, free and open to public.
❱❱ Movie theaters Carmike Chief Plaza 4 Theater
Daily showings on four digital screens in a downtown Steamboat Springs location. 813 Lincoln Ave., Steamboat, 970-879-0181, www. carmike.com.
Metropolitan Wildhorse Stadium Cinemas
Digital sound and 35-by-35-foot screens in the six auditoriums with full or partial stadium seating located in the Wildhorse Marketplace. 655 Marketplace Plaza, Steamboat, 970-870-8222, www.metrotheatres.com, call for show times. 56 | Explore Steamboat winter 2009-10
❱❱ Museums Hayden Heritage Center
Experience the history of the Old West and the Yampa Valley. Set in the 90-year-old Denver and Rio Grande Western Depot building, the center exhibits artifacts including historic saddles, the Sullivan Rock and Fossil Collection and a collection of photographs. 300 W. Pearl St., Hayden, 970-276-4380, www. yampavalley.info/history0085.asp, open three days a week, call ahead and leave a message request for days and hours, free.
Museum of Northwest Colorado
In the historic former Colorado State Armory building, the Museum of Northwest Colorado houses the Cowboy and Gunfighter Museum as well as a pair of new exhibits celebrating Craig’s centennial and the work of Alexander Phimister Proctor. The museum also showcases a collection of nearly 1,000 cowboy artifacts and railroad memorabilia. 590 Yampa Ave., Craig, 970-824-6360, www.museumnwco.org, free admission.
Steamboat Art Museum
Housed in the historic First National Bank building, the free downtown museum features two galleries and a gift shop and hosts events such as lecture series,
workshops and educational outreach programs. 807 Lincoln Ave., Steamboat, 970-870-1755, www. steamboatartmuseum.org.
Tracks & Trails Museum
Located in the old Oak Creek Town Hall, the museum offers nine permanent exhibits and one rotating exhibit about the industry and identity of diverse immigrants to the area coal mines and mills. Also features the Artist’s/Collector’s Wall to help visitors experience the history of Oak Creek, Phippsburg and the surrounding area. 129 E. Main St., Oak Creek, 970-736-8245, www. yampavalley.info/tracksandtrails.asp, free.
Tread of Pioneers Museum
The 1908 Queen Anne-style Zimmerman House is the heart of this downtown Steamboat museum where a turn-of-the-century kitchen, dining room, parlor and bedroom bring you back in time to imagine life as the pioneers lived it. Rotating exhibits highlight the historic people and places that embody Steamboat Springs’ colorful heritage. Permanent displays explore skiing, Native American arts, children’s toys, and a Wild West room with a firearms collection featuring outlaw tales and relating the area’s ranching heritage. 800 Oak St., Steamboat, 970-879-2214, www. treadofpioneers.org.
This local nonprofit environmental education organization hosts a winter schedule of activities that range anywhere from snowshoe excursions (free-$12 depending on location), backcountry tours, Ski with a Naturalist programs (free) and more. The Nature Store sells guidebooks and maps and rents snowshoes. 925 Weiss Drive, Steamboat, 970-871-9151, www. yampatika.org.
❱❱ Rock/ice climbing Rocky Mountain Ventures
Experience Routt County’s vertical offerings with a pair of half-day ice climbing trips (Dec-March) up Fish Creek Falls. Equipment and transportation provided. Also offers guided snowshoe tours on Rabbit Ears Pass and in Pleasant Valley with half- and full-day trips and full moon tours as well as half-, full-day and private guided backcountry cross-country ski tours. 435 Lincoln Ave. (southeast corner of Fifth St., and Lincoln), Steamboat, 970-870-8440, www. steamboatclimbing.com, check online for costs.
❱❱ Salons & spas 10th Street Barber Shop
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Abracadabra Hair Design
Individualized attention and creative hair design is offered at Abracadabra. 2135 Burgess Creek Road No. 302, 970-870-8000, available by appointment.
Advanced Massage and Healing Arts
Bella Salon offers Apothecari products and all hair and beauty services. 625 S. Lincoln Ave., 970-879-5503, 9:30 am-5 pm M-F.
Body Boutique & Bella Sol Spa
Haircuts, colors and styles as well as skin care and massages that will rejuvenate any client. 810 Lincoln Ave., 970-879-6945, available by appointment.
Incredible massage and body work clients will absolutely love. 2955 Village Drive No. 2, 970-879-2444, 8 am-8 pm M-Sat.
Boots & Nails
Aesthetica Medical Spa
Brio Salon & Spa
Facials, thermage, glycolic peels, botox, photofacial, laser hair removal and microdermabrasion are among the offered services. 940 Central Park Drive, Suite 210, 970-8792256, www.sandieivinsmd.com, 9 am-5 pm by appointment.
A-Head in Style by Dawn Zulian
A hair salon with a fantastic personal touch and more than 20 years in business. 1317 Dream Island Plaza No. 17, 970-879-7513, 8:30 am-8:30 pm M-F.
Applause Hair & Nail Salon
Come in for a great new look or a relaxing manicure. Applause is pleased to pamper you. 1920 Pine Grove Road, 970-870-6541, 9 am-6 pm M-F.
Bee Bop Hair Salon
Complete hair services for men, women and children. Walk-ins welcome. 635 Lincoln Ave. Suite M, 970-879-9671, 9 am-5 pm T-Sat.
The nail service, permanent cosmetics and ear piercing at Boots & Nails will delight you in every way. 1136 Yampa St. No. 2, 970-879-9991, available by appointment. At Brio Salon and Spa, design and professionalism have merged to create a warm, inviting atmosphere where each individual is treated with the utmost care and personal attention. 825 Oak St., 970-870-6541, www.briosalonandspa. com, 9 am-6 pm M-Sat.
Champu Hair Studio
Champu offers unique and personalized hair care service. Riverside Plaza, 970-879-4900, available by appointment.
Chris’ Hair Styling
get at The Cut Above. 837 Lincoln Ave., 970- 879-7141, 9:30 am-5 pm M-F.
High-quality hair care in a high-quality atmosphere. 800 Weiss Drive Unit C, 970-871-7861, available by appointment.
Dragonfly Hair Studio
Exclusive Nails & Tanning
Mountain Hair Studio
At Exclusive Nails & Tanning, the name says it all! 1815 Central Park Plaza, 970-870-7870, 9 am-7 pm M-F, 11 am-5 pm Sat.
Gallery Hair Salon
Fabulous all-service salon on Yampa Street. Experience the ’Boat’s most experienced beauty salon. 1136 Yampa St., 970-879-9699, 9 am-6 pm M-Sat.
With an outstanding downtown location, Mountain Hair is your spot for hair, nails and massage therapy. 675 S. Lincoln Ave., 970-870-1586, available by appointment.
The Grand Day Spa
Nails, nails and more nails. Come in for a great manicure. 1306 Lincoln Ave. Unit B, 970-879-5322, available by appointment.
Hair on Earth Salon
Amazing nails are just a whiz away. Step in to see the magic. 440 S. Lincoln Ave., 970-879-6204, 9 am-5 pm M-Th, 9 am-3 pm F.
Steamboat’s finest hotel boasts one of the finest day spas. 2300 Mount Werner Circle, 970-871-5514, available by appointment.
Superior service with superior style is what you will
This downtown spa will take you away to another world. Experience incredible pampering. You deserve it! 345 Lincoln Ave., 970-871-9543, www.lifeessentials-inc.com, 9 am-6 pm M-Sat. Your stop for drop-in haircuts, Mountain Cuts is always available for a new ’do. 405 Anglers Drive Unit D, 970-870-0385, 10 am-7 pm M-Sat., 10 am-5 pm Sun.
Enjoy a fabulous spa-like salon and quality hair care with superior Aveda products. 437 Oak St., 970-879-2662, 10 am-6 pm T-Sat.
The Cut Above
Life Essentials Wellness Spa
For a great style and a warm conversation, turn to Kathy at Dragonfly Hair Studio. 702 Oak St., 970-879-6543.
Chris’ offers hair service in a personalized setting. No surprises — you get what you want. 1124 Yampa St., 970-879-3088, 8 am-5 pm M-Sat. Comb Goddess specializes in cuts, color and highlights. Featuring Bumble & Bumble products. 1104 Lincoln Ave., Suite 102, 970-871-0606, available by appointment.
100 Park Ave., 970-871-9478, 10 am-6 pm M-F.
A salon for everyone with complete hair care. 116 Eighth St., 970-879-1750, available by appointment.
Jenet’s Salon Trends
Unique and personal salon services in a comfortable atmosphere.
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ing downtown. Offering hot-towel shaves, face and scalp massages, haircuts and more. 941 Lincoln Ave., 970-879-9809, 8am-6:30pm M-F, 9am-5pm Sat, noon-5pm Sun.
Haircuts at a convenient Central Park Plaza location. 1835 Central Park Drive, 970-879-3368, 10am8pm M-F, 8am-6pm Sat.
Electrolysis in a comfortable atmosphere with a personal touch. 200 Caribou Lane, 970-879-5211, available by appointment.
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Your Steamboat Springs day spa, offering the total experience including massage, body wraps, body exfoliation, body waxing, facials and aromatherapy. Fifth Street and Lincoln Avenue, 970-870-9860, www.steamboatmassage.com, 9 am-7 pm M-Sat.
Scruples Salon & Spa
Your location for superior spa services on the mountain. 2300 Mount Werner Circle, 970-879-5606, Open daily 10 am-7 pm.
Offering a variety of skin care and massage and body treatments in an intimate Old Town setting. 702 Oak St., Unit 10, 970-879-3381, 10 am-6 pm M-Sat.
1915 Alpine Plaza, 970-870-8282, 10 am-5 pm T-Sat. by appointment.
Waterside Day Spa & Salon
Choose from luxurious and relaxing massage and body treatments, state-of-the-art medical aesthetics, creative and trendy hair and nail services or put together a complete package that rejuvenates mind, body and soul. 1110 Yampa St., 970-875-0271, www.watersidedayspa.com, 9 am-6 pm T-Sat.
Between downtown and the mountain, Wildhorse Salon is “on the way” from anywhere in Steamboat. Call to book today. 690 Marketplace Plaza No. 4, 970-879-1222, www. steamboatsalon.com, 9 am-8 pm M-F, 10 am-4 pm Sat.
Professional hair care with superior service. Come to receive the best quality in town. 842 Lincoln Ave., 970-879-6127, available by appointment.
❱❱ Ski & Snowboard rentals
Spruce Up! Hair Care
Full telemark and cross-country ski touring packages available for rent, discounts available for multiple days. Also covers your backcountry needs — maps, climbing and backpacking gear, tents, backpacks, snowshoes, rock-climbing harnesses and shoes. 841 Yampa St., 970-879-6249, www.backdoorsports.com, 8:30 am-7 pm daily.
The best hair care in Steamboat. Come in — you’ll be treated like a local. 702 Oak St. No. 1, 970-879-1722, 9 am-5 pm M-Sat. by appointment.
Styling in Steamboat
You’ll leave Styling in Steamboat in style. 440 Lincoln Ave., 970-871-1885, available by appointment.
Black Tie Ski Rentals
24 Fifth St., 970-871-0202, available by appointment.
Ski rental delivery service offers full line of premium, performance, development and junior ski and snowboard rental options. 1625 Mid Valley Drive, No. 2, Steamboat, 970-8703172 or 800-821-4757, www.blacktieskis.com
Tribeca Hair Studio
Tribeca offers a wide range of hair care products including Phyto Hair Products.
Offers seasonal rental packages (basic, sport and performance and demos) for adults and kids, skis and
snowboards, helmets, cross-country skis, snowshoes and some Snowblades, in two locations. Precision hand tuning shops on site. 1835 Central Park Plaza, Steamboat, 970-8791250, 8 am-8 pm daily, www.christysports.com.
Offers snowboard package demos with the latest boards. 1809 Central Park Drive, Steamboat, 970-8795861, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.
Door 2 Door by Christy Sports
1625 Mid Valley Drive, No. 1, Suite 158, Steamboat, 970-879-9170, www.d2dskis.com.
Steamboat’s newest ski and snowboard shop in the new One Steamboat Place development at the gondola. Fleischer Sport is owned and operated by former U.S. Olympic skier Chad Fleischer. 2550 Après Ski Way in One Steamboat Place, Steamboat, 970-870-0900, www.fleischersport.com.
One Stop Ski Shop
Junior, adult sport, premier and demo Alpine ski rental packages (skis, boots and poles), junior and adult all-mountain freestyle snowboard rental packages (boards, boots and bindings) as well as helmets, cross-country skis, snowshoes and skiboards. Online reservations available (discounted). 35 11th St., Steamboat, 970-879-4754 or 877-7547474, www.onestopskishop.net, store hours 8 am-8 pm daily.
Across the bridge from the transit center, this snowboard shop with a demo fleet of the latest boards has some performance packages (boots, boards, bindings) and junior rentals including helmets. Discounts available online. 2305 Mount Werner Circle (Gondola Square), Steamboat, 970-879-1645 or reservation line 877-
754-7627, www.powdertools.com, 8 am-7 pm daily.
Ski Haus International
Rents various junior, adult sport, high-performance and demo Alpine ski rental packages as well as various snowboard, telemark and cross-country ski (classic touring and Nordic skate) rental packages. Also rents snowshoes, outerwear, helmets and accessories (gaiters, climbing skins, shovels and sleds). 1457 Pine Grove Road, Steamboat, 970-879-0385 or 800-932-3019, www.skihaussteamboat.com, 8 am-8 pm daily, call or check online for pricing.
Ski and snowboard rental packages and junior and adult season lease program as well as ski and snowboard repair shop and snowshoe rentals. 705 Marketplace Plaza, 970-871-4570, www. sportsauthority.com, call for winter hours.
Offers four Alpine ski rental packages (basic, sport, performance and demo) helmet rentals and some Snowblades, in two locations. 2305 Mount Werner Circle (Gondola Square), Steamboat, 970-879-0371; 2304 Après Ski Way (Best Western Ptarmigan Inn), Steamboat, 970-879-3465, www.christysports.com, 8 am-8 pm daily.
Steamboat Ski & Bike Kare
Downtown location offers adult intro-, mid- and high-performance Alpine ski packages (skis, boots and poles), two levels of kids ski packages, adult and kid snowboard rental packages, telemark and cross-country ski packages, snowshoe rentals as wells as ski, snowboard and telemark boot demo packages. Online reservations must be placed at least four days in advance. 442 Lincoln Ave., Steamboat, 970-879-9144, www. steamboatskiandbike.com, 8 am-8 pm M-Sat., 8 am-7 pm Sun., call or check Web site for prices.
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Accommodating Large Groups, Teams, and Small Parties Open Afternoon & Evenings Call for Availability and Hours • Snack Bar Reservations • Full Service Bar Recommended • 100% Non-smoking • Arcade
Introducing Galvanic Spa II Treatments • Reflexology • Full Body Oxygen Therapy Organic Facials • Waxing • Full Body Exfoliation • Steam Treatments Infrared and Blue Light Therapy • Ion Cleansing • Hot Stone Therapy
Pre-natal • Swedish • Neuromuscular • Craniosacral • Ashiatsu
Bioceutica • SunDog/Dr. Bronner • Emu Oil Oxy Salve • Young Living Essential Oils • Cayenne Ointments • Boca Terry Simply Divine Botanicals • Oceana • UltraPure Cosmetics • MiEssence • 100% Pure
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On the FREE Steamboat Bus route. Modern facility with automatic scoring. Two miles west of town on Hwy 40.
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To schedule an appointment, call (970) 871-9543 345 Lincoln Ave. (On 4th St.) www.lifeessentials-inc.com
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2305 Mount Werner Circle, Steamboat, 970-8796111, www.steamboat.com. Grand Ski Shop — provides winter equipment rentals (junior and beginner to high performance and telemark ski equipment packages, snowboard equipment packages and helmet rentals) for guests of the Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel & Condominiums with in-room fitting available. Lobby level of the Steamboat Grand, 2300 Mount Werner Circle, Steamboat, 970-871-5358, 7:30 am-7 pm daily. NewStix Ski Technology and Sales Center — on-mountain yurt location atop the gondola with halfand full-day demos available with on site repair shop. RideSports — Gondola Square’s premier snowboard and lifestyle shop; Rossignol snowboard rentals (with freestyle bindings) for youths and adults as well as helmet rentals; 970-871-5349 or 970-879-6111 ext. 3489 . Ski Delivery Express of Steamboat — Personalized, in-room equipment fitting for junior and beginner to high performance and telemark ski equipment packages, snowboard equipment packages and helmet rentals; 970-879-6111 or 800-859-9959. Steamboat Ski & Sport, Sheraton — Junior and beginner to high performance and telemark ski equipment packages, snowboard equipment packages and helmet rentals; Steamboat Sheraton Resort, 970-871-5348, 7:30 am-9 pm, until 7 p.m. early and late season. Steamboat Ski & Sport, Gondola Square — Junior and beginner to high performance and telemark ski equipment package and helmet rentals; Gondola Square, 970-871-5346 or 800-859-9959, 8 am-6 pm, holidays until 7:30 pm., reservations recommended, child and teen discounts apply. Steamboat Ski & Sport, Steamboat Grand — Provides winter equipment rentals for guests of the Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel & Condominiums with in-room fitting available. Lobby level of the Steamboat Grand, 2300 Mount
Werner Circle, Steamboat, 970-871-5358, 7:30 am-7 pm daily. Steamboat Ski Rentals — Gondola Square location, junior and beginner to high performance and telemark ski equipment package and helmet rentals; 970-871-5346 or 800-859-9959, 8 am-6 pm, holidays until 7:30 pm., reservations recommended, child and teen discounts apply.
The Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club operates this three-lane tubing hill at the base of Howelsen Hill. Onehour sessions begin at 4:30pm. 845 Howelsen Parkway, 970-819-8010 or 970879-0740, www.tubingsteamboat.com, reservations recommended.
Steamboat Ski Touring Center
See description under Cross-country skiing. See description under Fishing.
Straight-To-You / Snow Sport Equipment Rentals
Condo/hotel room delivery of sport, high performance, demo and kid, telemark and cross-country ski rental packages (skis, boots, poles), kid, adult and high performance snowboard packages as well as Snowblade, snowshoe and clothing rental options. 970-870-3053 or 866-787-8286, www.straight-toyou.net, available 24 hours daily.
Offers sport, intermediate, performance and demo Alpine ski rental packages as well as performance and demo snowboard rental packages, helmets, snowshoes and kids basic and performance ski rental packages. Online reservation available, free on-mountain ski storage and shuttle drop-off available. 1855 Ski Time Square Drive, 970-879-8414 (Torian Plum Plaza) or 2500 Village Dr., 970879-3237 (Village Center), www.terrysports.com, 8 am-8 pm Sun.-Th., 8 am-9 pm F-Sat. (Torian Plum store), 8 am-7 pm Sun.-Th., 8 am-8 pm F-Sat. (Village Center Store).
See description under Horseback and sleigh rides.
High Meadows Ranch
See description under Guest ranches.
Elkhorn Outfitters Full-day guided snowmobile tours at Elkhead Ranch (15 miles north of Hayden off Routt County Road 80), mostly private land riding on a system of over 50 miles of groomed trails, includes hot soup lunches and a trip up Pilot Knob and adjacent tubing hill. Over 20 miles of groomed trails near the trailhead work for cross-county skiing as well (need to call ahead). Cabins and lodging available. 37399 N. Colo. Hwy 13, Craig, 970-824-7392, www.elkhornoutfitters.com, open year-round, $225 for day per driver, 9 am pickup anywhere in Steamboat, tours can accommodate up to 10.
Rocky Mountain Rentals
See description under cross-country skiing.
Rocky Mountain Ventures
See description under Rock/ice climbing.
Steamboat Lake State Park
See description under Cross-country skiing.
Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp.
Ski Corp.’s Ambassadors offer free, guided beginner snowshoe tours at 1 pm M-Sat. on a one-mile loop from the top of the gondola. Reservations necessary. Rentals not included with tour, but available from the Information Center in Gondola Square, where the tours depart. 2305 Mount Werner Circle, Steamboat, 879-0740, www.steamboat.com.
Steamboat Ski Touring Center
❱❱ Snow tubing
See description under Cross-country skiing.
See description under Snowmobile tours.
See description under Other outdoor activities.
Local mobile rental service offers snowmobile pick-up and delivery. Helmet, boots and bibs provided on request. 970-627-9673 or 877-527-9673, www. snowmobile-central.com, reservations welcome, last-minute calls accepted, four-, six- or eight-hour, and multi-day rentals starting at $150.
Saddleback Ranch See description under Horseback and sleigh rides.
Steamboat Lake Outfitters
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Steamboat Ski & Resort Corp.
See description under Fishing.
Steamboat Snowmobile Tours / High Mountain Tours Steamboat Snowmobile Tours offers two-hour, halfand full-day and sunset dinner tours on Rabbit Ears Pass as well as a full-day Flat Tops Scenic Byway trip on Dunckley Pass while High Mountain Tours offers full-day, two- and four-hour trips in North Routt County outside of Clark. 970-879-6500 or 877-879-6500 (SST), 970-8799073 (HMT), www.steamboatsnowmobile.com, open 8 am-10 pm seven days a week.
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where to eat
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Dining Guide 3 Saddles Bar and Grill •
available for breakfast and lunch, or try a piping hot latte or cappuccino. Central Park Plaza, 970-870-9657, 7 am-5 pm M-Sat., 7 am-4 pm Sun.
$-$$ Enjoy your favorite drink in front of the fireplace in the renovated lobby of the Sheraton Steamboat Resort, slopeside near Gondola Square. Serving appetizers and late night sandwiches. 2200 Village Inn Court, www.sheratonsteamboatresort.com, open daily 11:30 am-11 pm.
Coldstone Creamery $ Coldstone Creamery allows you to create your own scrumptious ice cream concoction. Fresh ice cream and mix-ins hand churned right in front of your eyes on a frozen stone slab. 2032 Curve Plaza, 970-879-0707; 1815 Central Park Plaza, 970-879-0202
Amante $ Casual, trendy and hip, Amante is an Italian espresso bar. It’s a fantastic spot for coffee, cocktails and beer. Relax with a latte in the comfortable wi-fi lounge. Enjoy an assortment of pastries, gelato, panini sandwiches or Italian sodas. 685 Marketplace Plaza Suite C8, 970-871-8999, www.amantecoffee.com, Open daily 6 am-6 pm; second location in Bud Werner Memorial Library
Azteca Taqueria $ Fresh, fast and tasty, Azteca is guaranteed to fill you up in a hurry. Dine-in or take-out, their fresh Mexican menu includes diverse options to accommodate any taste for breakfast, lunch or dinner. 116 Ninth St., 970-870-9980, www.aztecataqueria. com, 7:30 am-9:30 pm Mon-Thurs,7:30 am-9:30 pm Fri. & Sat. Backcountry Provisions • • $
Fresh bread, fine meats and the best cheeses are standard at this top-notch sandwich shop. Tasty sandwiches for a healthy meal on the go, a picnic on the trails or right in their convenient downtown location. 635 Lincoln Ave., 970-879-3617, www.backcountryprovisions.com, Open Daily 7 am-5 pm
Bagel Works • • $
Freshly made bagels and cream cheese guaranteed to please. Dine-in or take-out. 1119 Lincoln Ave., 970-871-1353, Open daily breakfast & lunch, 6am-1pm weekdays, 6:30 am-1 pm Sat.
Bamboo Market Health Foods • $
Along the beautiful Yampa River, Uprisings Bakery & Deli offers freshly baked goods, sandwiches and wraps, as well as an espresso, juice and smoothie bar. Yampa & 11th streets, 970-879-9992, www. bamboomkt.com, 8 am-8 pm weekdays, 9 am-6 pm Sat & Sun
Bear River Bar & Grill • • • $
In Gondola Square, the “Bear” is the place to grab a burger and frosty beverage while enjoying a day at the mountain. Enjoy majestic views of Mount Werner and happy-hour specials on the deck. 2305 Mount Werner Circle, 970-871-5165, www. steamboat.com, call for hours
Beau Jo’s Mountain Bistro • • $
Cottonwood Grill • • • $$-$$$
Amante’s Breggo breakfast sandwich
Creekside Café $ A fabulous choice for breakfast or lunch, Creekside is located on picturesque Soda Creek. Satisfaction is assured by offering many tasty options, outstanding service and an exceptional atmosphere. 131 11th St., 970-879-4925, Open daily 7 am-2 pm
Café Diva $$$ Seasonal menu created with fresh organic produce, naturally raised meats and wild seafood. Extensive wine cellar and staff of three certified Sommeliers. Torian Plum Plaza in Ski Time Square, 970-8710508, www.cafediva.com, Open nightly 5:30-10 pm
Blue Sage Pizza • $$
Colorful, festive and tasty, Cantina brings you so south of the border you’ll need a sombrero. Sip a margarita and take in the charm of downtown Steamboat. 818 Lincoln Ave., 970-879-0826, open daily 11 am-1 am
Cugino’s Pizzeria and Italian Restaurant • • $-$$
Canton Chinese Restaurant • • $
Deep Steep Tea Co. $ More than 77 high-quality teas and tisanes are available at this new shop in Old Town Square. 635 Lincoln Ave. in Old Town Square, 970-8711226.
Authentic Chicago deep-dish pizza, freshly prepared dough and homemade sauce guarantee this pie will please any crowd. Blue Sage Pizza is in Central Park Plaza, and is available for delivery, carry-out or by the slice. Central Park Plaza (next to Blockbuster), 970870-8600, 11 am-10 pm Sun.-Th, 11 am-midnight F-Sat.
Boathouse Pub $-$$ Primarily American pub fare is offered at this downtown, riverside establishment, specializing in traditional Irish-style food. 609 Yampa St., Steamboat, 970-879-4797, 3 pm-9 pm M-F, 11:30 am-9 pm Sat.-Sun., full dinner menu starts at 5 pm Bombay Grill • • $$
Steamboat’s only Indian restaurant; located in Wildhorse Marketplace off Mount Werner Road. 609 Marketplace Plaza, Steamboat, 970-871-1663, Open daily 11:30 am-2:30 pm for lunch, 5-9:30 pm for dinner
Brooklyn’s Brick Oven Pizzeria $ New York-style pizza offered affordably by the slice or whole pie. Brooklyn’s is open late for a great midnight meal in the heart of downtown. 57 Lincoln Ave., 970-871-1000, Open daily 11 am-1 am Burrito Babes $ Get your burritos delivered to your home or workplace. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Made fresh daily. 970-819-1989
Big House Burgers & Bottlecap Bar • • $-$$
The Cabin Restaurant & Lounge • • $$$
High Alpine contemporary cuisine offering Black Angus beef, chops, native wild game and fresh seafood. A cozy mountain cabin atmosphere inside the Steamboat Grand Resort will ensure a delightful experience for any meal of the day. 2300 Mount Werner Circle, 970-871-5550, Open daily 7-10:30am for breakfast; 5:30-9 pm for dinner.
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bistro c.v. $$$ bistro c.v. offers Rocky Mountain cuisine at its finest, accompanied by an exceptional wine list and incredible atmosphere. Elegant dining that includes local, sustainable and organic produce. 345 Lincoln Ave., 970-879-4197, Open daily at 5 pm
Proudly offering Colorado’s favorite pizza for over 30 years. Casual Italian dining including pizza, pasta, sandwiches and salads. Try one of their favorite recipes or create your own. Dine-in, takeout or delivery. 7th & Lincoln Ave., 970-870-6401, Open daily for lunch and dinner
This restaurant, on Steamboat’s west end, offers a creative build-your-own burger menu (all local beef) plenty of salad options as well as a wide selection of bottled beer, soda and an old-fashioned soda and ice cream fountain. 2093 Curve Plaza, Steamboat, 970-870-8500, www.bighouseburgers.com, open daily 11:30 am-9:30 pm
Located along the Yampa River, Cottonwood Grill serves vibrant Pacific Rim Cuisine. The union of American and Asian tastes is offered in a tranquil setting. Enjoy predinner drinks in the comfortable lounge. 701 Yampa St., 970-879-2229, www.cottonwoodgrill.com, Open nightly at 5:30 pm
Cantina Mexican Restaurant • • $-$$
A true locals favorite, Canton offers a variety of fine Cantonese, Mandarin and Szechwan cuisine. Located in the heart of downtown Steamboat dining in or take-out is available. 720 Lincoln Ave., 970-879-4480, Open 11:30 am – 2:30 pm M-F, Open nightly 5-9:30 pm
Catamount Ranch Golf Course & Restaurant • • • $$
Enjoy fine cuisine while experiencing the magnificent views of Catamount Golf Course. 33400 A Catamount Drive, 970-871-9300, www. catamountranchclub.com
Catamount Ranch Lakehouse
& Restaurant $$ A fantastic place to enjoy a variety of lunch options, the Catamount Ranch Lakehouse restaurant offers great food and great views of Catamount Lake. 30065 Waters Edge Trail, 970-871-9229, www. catamountranchclub.com. Chaps Mountain Bar & Grill • • $-$$
There’s something for everyone at Chaps, including a variety of soups, sandwiches and salads. Located in the lobby of the Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel, stop in to enjoy lunch or dinner. 2300 Mount Werner Circle, 970-871-5552, Open daily 11 am-10 pm
Chocolate Soup Pastry Café • • $
A delightful café offering homemade pastries, croissants, chocolates, artisan breads, cakes, soups, paninis, pizza and more. Pop in for a tasty lunch, espresso, or fine international beer or wine. 2300 Mount Werner Circle Unit C-1, 970-8700224.
Colorado Bagel Co. & Deli • • $
Proudly serving Boar’s Head deli meats, the Colorado Bagel Co. offers freshly baked bagel sandwiches
Cugino’s has a wide variety of delicious Italian dishes, with large portions and a full bar. 41 8th St., 970-879-5805, www.cuginosrestaurant. com, Open daily 11 am-10 pm
Domino’s Pizza • • $
Take-out or delivery, this classic pizza will feed a hungry crowd in a hurry. 1250 Lincoln Ave. Sundance Plaza, 970-879-4811, Open daily 11 am-12 am
Double Z Bar & BBQ • • $
Located on the bike path and near Little Toots park, Double Z is a great carry-out option. However, don’t be afraid to join the locals and dine in for some serious barbecue! Delivery available. 1124 Yampa St., 970-879-0849, Open daily 11 am-10 pm
Dreamboat Café • • $
Located inside the Old Town Hot Springs, the Dreamboat Café is a great spot to grab a quick bite to eat after swimming, working out or enjoying a massage. 136 Lincoln Ave., 970-879-1828, 8 am-5 pm M-F
The Drunken Onion • • $
The Drunken Onion specializes in wholesome and delicious meals with their trademark slow-roasted, bourbon caramelized onion. Fabulous lunch and dinner specials are available for take-and-bake for a truly remarkable dining experience. 685 Marketplace Drive No. 5 Wildhorse Marketplace, 970-879-8423, www.drunkenonion.com, Open daily 11 am-7 pm
The Egg & I $ Serving breakfast all day, The Egg and I is a great option for anyone seeking variety. Daily specials, homemade soups, and a large menu make this
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The Epicurean Charcuterie & Café • • $
Master Chef Marco Pauvert offers his mastery of fine foods, specializing in fine cuts of meats. Marco and his wife, Rebecca, have created a fabulous café with signature French bistro food. 825 Oak Street, 970-875-0997, www.theepicurean.us, email@example.com, Open daily 11 am-3 pm, for lunch, 3-6 p.m. happy hour, 5 pm-close dinner
8th Street Steakhouse $$-$$$ A unique dining experience with fresh meat and seafood, you are the master of your own meal. Cook it yourself on the Lava Rock Grill. 50 Eighth St. Downtown, 970-879-3131, Bar open daily at 3 pm, Restaurant open nightly at 5 pm Fiesta Jalisco • • • $
Authentic Mexican food and atmosphere at Fiesta Jalisco is a winner every time. Sit back, relax and take in a true Mexican dining experience. Sundance Plaza in, 970-871-6999, www.fiestajalisco.net, 11 am-10 pm Sun-Th, 11 am-10:30 pm F-Sat.
Freshies • • $
The Ghost Ranch Saloon $-$$ Steamboat’s newest restaurant and live entertainment venue features a kitchen serving everything from pan-dipped corndogs to high-end appetizer samplers, sandwiches and burgers. Group platters available. 56 Seventh St., 970-879-9898, www.ghostranch saloon.com, 4 pm-1:30 am daily, late-night takeout window. Giovanni’s Ristorante • • • $$
A fine Italian restaurant in the historic Soda Creek building, Giovanni’s is a casually elegant dining experience. 127 11th St., downtown, 970-879-4141, Open nightly 5:30-10 pm
Gnarly Charlie’s Pizza • • $
A fast and tasty spot to grab a quick bite or hot slice of pizza, Gnarly Charlie’s is located in Gondola Square. Eat quick. 2305 Mount Werner Circle, 970-879-7846, open daily 11 am-5 pm
Gondola Joe’s • • $
This base area coffee bar offers pipin’ hot cappuccino, hot cocoa, coffee, frozen yogurt, baked goods, soup, chili and more. 2305 Mount Werner Circle, Open daily from 8 am-4 pm
A favorite among locals, Freshies serves up delicious breakfast and lunch plates. Famous for their gigantic, freshly baked cinnamon rolls, Freshies lives up to its name. 595 S. Lincoln Ave., 970-879-8099, 7 am-2:30 pm M-Sat., 7 am-2 pm Sun.
Gondola Pub & Grill • • • $
Geeks Garage Coffee Shop and Bar • $
Harwigs & L’apogee • • $$-$$$
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light fare as well as bar service Fridays and Saturdays. An Internet hot spot. 730 Lincoln Ave., 970-879-2976, 10 am-6 pm M-Th, 10 am-10 pm F-Sat.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner all served in a casual mountain atmosphere. Bring the whole family to the Gondola Pub & Grill for a hearty meal. 2305 Mount Werner Circle No. 1, 970-879-4448, Open daily 11 am-5 pm
In a fabulous downtown setting, Harwig’s offers
exquisite38 service, incredible cuisine and a wine list to Page
be admired. Intimate setting perfect for special occasions. Monday evenings are Thai night. 911 Lincoln Ave., Downtown, 970-879-1919, Open nightly 5 – 11 pm
Hazie’s $$ Enjoy breathtaking views of the Yampa Valley while dining at the top of the Steamboat Ski Area gondola at Hazie’s. A globally inspired menu of New American cuisine served in an elegant setting. 2305 Mt. Werner Circle (top of the gondola), 970871-5150, www.steamboat.com, open daily for lunch and dinner. Reservations required.
Johnny B Good’s Diner $ A 1950s-themed diner, Johnny B’s serves up tasty meals in a patriotic fashioned locale. Offering unique variations for eggs benedict, awesome burger specials and the best milkshakes in town. 738 Lincoln Ave., Downtown, 970-870-8400, www.johnnybgoodsdiner.com, Open daily 7 am-9 pm KFC • • $
Everyone loves the Colonel and his fried chicken. 2015 Central Park Drive, 970-879-7618, Open daily 10 am-10 pm
La Montaña Mexican Restaurant • • • $$
Fresh roasted chilies, grilled fajitas and warm tortillas awaken the senses at La Montaña. Nationally recognized dishes and 20 margarita options await. 2500 Village Drive, 970-879-5800, www.lamontana.com, Open nightly 5-10 pm, Bar open nightly 4:30-11 pm
Latino Flavor $ Experience authentic South American flavors, from arepas and empanandas to burgers and burritos with a selection of exotic tropical juices at this carry-out restaurant on the west end of Steamboat. 2120 Downhill Drive, 970-879-8541, open 8 am-4 pm daily.
Lyons Soda Fountain $ Enjoy a local favorite at Lyon’s Corner Drug, an old-time soda fountain offering hot sandwiches and the best malts in town. Confections in a hometown, family atmosphere.
840 Lincoln Ave. Downtown, 970-879-1114, 11 am-7:30 pm M-Sat., 11 am-4 pm Sun.
Market on the Mountain $ Deli fresh sandwiches offered in this mountain market. Pop in for a tasty snack or meal on the go. 2500 Village Drive, 970-879-2965, Open daily 7 am-11 pm Mazzola’s Majestic Italian Diner • • • $$
Mazzola’s offers homemade Italian cooking in downtown Steamboat. Fantastic menu, fabulous service and a comfortable atmosphere make for a winner every time. Dine-in, take-out and full bar available. 917 Lincoln Ave., 970-879-2405, Open nightly 5 pm-2 am
Mahogany Ridge Brewery & Grill • • • $$
Steamboat’s best happy hour is daily at Mahogany Ridge. Come in to enjoy $1 tapas and half-price drinks. Fabulous menu options, drinks and atmosphere cannot be missed. Live music on Fridays and Saturdays. Fifth Street and Lincoln Ave., 970-879-3773, Open daily at 4 pm
Mambo Italiano $$ Offering fabulous downtown dining, Mambo’s is a great place for happy hour and dinner. With a fantastic bar, wine list and dinner menu, you will not be disappointed with this fine Italian cuisine. 521 Lincoln Ave., www.mambos.com 970-870-0500, Open nightly 4:30 – 11 pm
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restaurant a favorite. 325 Anglers Drive Sundance Plaza, 970-871-4633, 6:30 am-2 pm M-Sat., 7 am-2 pm Sun.
McDonald’s $ Fast, fresh and tasty. Steamboat’s McD’s features a great Play Land. 1150 S. Lincoln Ave., 970-879-0247, Open daily 6 am-10 pm Mountain Mama’s • • $
Homemade crepes and other goodies from the Wernig sisters.
521 Lincoln Avenue Downtown
Steamboat’s Italian Hot Spot
OPEN NIGHTLY AT 5:00 PM
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ELEVATE YOUR APRéS Fresh off the Sheraton’s recent $20 million renovation, Saddles Bar and Grill remains one of the hot spots in Steamboat for lunch, après and late night lounging. Easily the best location on the mountain, Saddles offers spectacular views of the ski mountain and equally impressive signature cocktail and dining menus. Complimentary valet parking. Open 7 days a week Lunch 11am-3pm Aprés Ski/Late Night 4-11pm Bar 11am-2am operating hours subject to change
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where to eat Located adjacent to the Space Station, at the corner of Seventh Street and Lincoln Avenue, 970-8462531, open T-Sat.
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Noodle’s and More Saigon Café $ An authentic Vietnamese restaurant in downtown Steamboat Springs that offers fresh, high-quality ingredients in delicious meals. Daily happy hour at 3 to 5 pm, dine-in or take-out available. Lower Level of 635 Lincoln Ave., 970-870-1544, Open daily 11 am-10 pm Oasis Sundeck at Thunderhead • •
685 Marketplace Plaza Unit C4, www.quiznos.com, 970-871-6669, 11 am-8 pm M-Th, 11 am-9 pm F-Sat., 11 am-6 pm Sun.
Ragnar’s $$-$$$ Enjoy a gourmet, on-mountain lunch (pastas, seafood, game and beef specials) or five-course, snowcat-driven sleighride dinner with Scandinavian flair and live acoustic music. Reservations required. 2305 Mount Werner Circle (top of the gondola), 970-879-6111, www.steamboat.com.
Located atop the Steamboat Ski Resort, Oasis Sundeck offers cocktails and food from the grill. Enjoy unbeatable views of the Yampa Valley from 9,000 feet. 970-879-6111, www.steamboat.com, Open daily for drinks beginning at 10:30 am; food from the grill from 11:30 am-2:30 pm
Rex’s American Grill & Bar $$ Rex’s serves up casual dining, exceptional food and friendly and attentive service. Try the fresh burgers, homemade soups and hand-tossed pizzas. 3190 S. Lincoln Ave., www.rexsgrill.com, 970-8700438, Open Daily 7 am-10 pm
Off the Beaten Path Bookstore • • $
Exceptional Italian fare and great wine in a relaxed atmosphere at Riggio’s will make for a fantastic evening. Nightly chef specials and homemade desserts. 1106 Lincoln Ave., www.riggiosfineitalian.com, 970-879-9010, Open nightly 5:30 – 10 pm
Enjoy an afternoon with a good book, good coffee and a good friend. Enjoy browsing the wide collection of books while sipping a hot coffee, and grab a tasty treat from the coffee bar. 68 Ninth Street, 970-879-6830, 8 am-7 pm M-Sat., 9 am-6 pm Sun.
Old Town Pub & Restaurant • • $-$$
Old Town Pub serves lunch and dinner in a historic, 104-year-old Western setting in downtown Steamboat Springs. Not your usual pub grub! Offering free WiFi, live music, a fine wine selection, 10 beers on tap and children’s menu. Sixth Street & Lincoln Avenue, Downtown, 970879-2101, www.theoldtownpub.com, Open daily 11 am-1:30 am
Old West Steak House • • • • $$-$$$
Old West Steak House thrives to provide a truly enjoyable and delicious meal comparable to the finest anywhere. Great atmosphere with booths made from wine barrels and boot glasses. 1104 S Lincoln Ave., 970-879-1441, www.oldweststeakhouse.com, Open nightly 5 – 11 pm
Ore House at the Pine Grove Restaurant • • • $$-$$$
Riggio’s Ristorante • • • $$
Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant • • $-$$
Sip on one of their legendary margaritas, and don’t miss the fresh TexMex, daily lunch specials and happy hour. 628 Lincoln Ave., 970-871-6277, www.riograndemexican.com, Open 11 am-10 pm Sun-Th., 11 am-midnight F-Sat.
Saddleback Ranch Sleighride Dinner •
$$$ Take a horse-drawn sleigh ride to the new Double Dollar Lodge. After dinner, enjoy the ride home under beautiful Colorado winter skies. 37350 Routt County Road 179, 970-879-3711, www.saddlebackranch.net. Call for reservations.
Saddles Bar & Grill • • • • $
Just a few steps from the gondola, you’ll enjoy delicious fare while taking in the amazing views of the Steamboat Ski Area 2200 Village Inn Court, www.steamboat-sheraton. com, 970-879-2220
This historic barn was converted to a restaurant in 1971 and has been delighting customers ever since. Hand-cut steaks, slow-roasted prime rib, and jet-fresh seafood are the specialties. 1465 Pine Grove Road, 970-879-1190, www.orehouseatthepinegrove.com, Open nightly 5:30 – 11:30 pm
Saketumi $$ It’s first-come, first-served at Saketumi, where you will enjoy sushi and sake in a fine atmosphere. 1875 Ski Time Square, 970-870-1019, www. saketumi.com, Open nightly at 5 pm
Panda Garden & Sushi Bar • • • $-$$
Segafredo Zanetti Espresso $
Enjoy authentic Chinese food and a Japanese sushi bar. Every piece of sushi created by Manhattan sushi chef Ichiban. Extra hungry? Try the all-youcan-eat lunch buffet from 11:30 am-2:30 pm. 1835 Central Park Drive, 970-879-2622, Open daily 11:30 am-9:30 pm
Pisa’s Pizza & Pasta • • $
Pizza, stromboli, pasta, salad, Italian entrées and much more! Located on the west side of town. 2851 Riverside Plaza, 970-871-0123, 11 am-9 pm M-Sat.
Pizza Hut $ Enjoy hot fresh pizza you know you’ll love. A classic meal that’s sure to please any group. Sundance Plaza, 970-879-8611, Open daily 11 am-8 pm
Qdoba Mexican Grill $ Fast, fresh and tasty, Qdoba Mexican Grill offers up great meals from south of the border. 1755 Central Park Drive, 970-879-7610, www. qdoba.com, 11 am-9 pm M-Sat., 11 am-8 pm Sun.
Quizno’s Subs $ A national favorite for tasty toasted subs, Quizno’s is located in the Wildhorse Marketplace near Sports Authority.
Authentic Italian cafe located in the breezeway of the Sheraton Steamboat Resort Hotel. 2200 Village Inn Court, 970-871-6518, 7 am-5 pm daily
Sevens at the Sheraton •
• • • $-$$ A delightful restaurant in the Sheraton hotel, Sevens
is a great place to feed the family before heading out on your adventure. The casual family atmosphere is fantastic for all. 2200 Village Inn Court, 970-879-2220, www. sheratonsteamboatresort.com, Open daily 6:30 am-9 pm
The Shack Café $ A local’s favorite since 1969, you’ll be welcomed as an old friend and treated the same. Hot and delicious meals served fresh daily. The pancakes can’t be beat. 740 Lincoln Ave., 970-879-9975, 6 am-2 pm M-F, 6:30 am-2 pm Sat.-Sun.
Sharon’s at Pisa’s $ Daily breakfast spot inside Pisa’s Pizza and Pasta restaurant in Riverside Plaza in west Steamboat. Local prices for local people; delivery available. 2851 Riverside Plaza, 970-871-0123 or 970846-7882, 5:30 am- 10:30 am M-F, 6 am-2 pm Sat.-Sun.
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Slopeside Grill $ As the name suggests, you’ll enjoy majestic views of Mount Werner while dining slopeside. Slopeside serves up a wide variety of menu items and an impressive bar. A popular après-ski destination. 1855 Ski Time Square Drive, 970-879-2916, www. slopesidegrill.com, Open daily 11 am-2 am Snowbird Restaurant • • • $
Located in the Ptarmigan Inn, the Snowbird Restaurant serves up a fantastic variety of menu items including daily après ski happy hour, all in a casual and cozy atmosphere. 2304 Après Ski Way, www.steamboat-lodging. com, 970-879-1730, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.
Taco Bell • • $
On a budget and short on time? Steamboat’s combination Taco Bell and KFC will suit your style. 2015 Central Park Drive, 970-879-7618, Open daily 10 am-10 pm
The Tap House Sports Grill $-$$ With 21 beers on tap and more than 40 televisions, this is the place for sports fans. Tap House also offers hot wings, foosball and live music in its downtown and downstairs location. 729 Lincoln Ave., Downtown, www.thetaphouse. com, 970-879-2431, Open daily 11:30 am-2 am Tequila’s Family Mexican Restaurant
Soda Creek Pizza • • $$
$-$$ Stop in for an authentic Mexican meal. Celebrating a birthday? The staff will make it memorable. 425 Lincoln Ave., 970-879-5500, 11 am-10 pm Sun.-Th, 11 am-midnight F-Sat.
Spill the Beans Espresso Bar • • $
Three Peaks Grill $$-$$$ A contemporary steak and seafood restaurant nestled at the foot of Steamboat’s majestic Mount Werner. Enjoy a fantastic meal in an incredible atmosphere. Enjoy live jazz on Friday nights in “Jimmy’s Lounge.” 2165 Pine Grove Road, 970-879-3399, www. threepeaksgrill.com, Open daily 5-10 pm
The pizza artists at Soda Creek have crafted unusual concoctions that thrill the tastes buds. Like white pizza? Try Snow in Texas. 1585 Mid Valley Drive, 970-871-1111, Open daily 11 am-10 pm Wake up with Spill the Beans Espresso Bar. If you find yourself on the west end of downtown, stop in for a hot cup o’ Joe and a homemade muffin or scone. 1051 13th Street, www.spillthebeanssteamboat. com, 970-846-5593.
Starbucks • $
You’ll find many locations in Steamboat to get your Starbucks fix. Visit Safeway, City Market or just off U.S. Highway 40 by Wendy’s. 255 Angler’s Drive B, www.starbucks.com, 970871-1303, Open daily 5:30 am-9 pm
Steamboat Smokehouse • • • $
A Texas BBQ joint in the Rocky Mountains, the Smokehouse relies on solid hickory logs from Oklahoma as the source of heat to cook everything “low and slow.” 912 Lincoln Ave., www.steamboatsmokehouse.com, 970-879-7427, Open daily 11 am-10 pm
Steamboat Meat & Seafood Co. • • $-$$
Steamboat Meat & Seafood Co. serves lunch and offers fresh and frozen seafood, meats, gourmet sausages, homemade pastas and a wide variety of other items. 1030 Yampa St., 970-879-3504, www.steamboatseafood.com, 9 am-7 pm M-Sat., 11 am-6 pm Sun., Serving lunch daily 11 am-2 pm
Steaming Bean Coffee • $
A friendly downtown coffeehouse offering comfortable seating, great coffee, and baked goods, come in to relax or grab n’ go. 635 Lincoln Ave., 970-879-3393, 6:30 am-6 pm M-F, 7 am-6 pm Sat.-Sun.
Stoker Bar and Restaurant • • • $
Stop in to fuel up for breakfast or lunch on the ski mountain. Stoker offers table service in a relaxed atmosphere with a variety of specialty hot drinks, beers and legendary Bloody Marys. In the gondola building atop the Steamboat Ski Area. 2305 Mount Werner Circle, 970-879-6111, www. steamboat.com, breakfast 8:30-11am, lunch 11-:30am-2:30pm daily
Subway Sandwiches & Salads • • $
You know what to expect here: Tasty and healthy subs served quickly and just the way you like ’em. Two locations in Steamboat. 2032 Curve Plaza, 1815 Central Park Plaza, 970879-0707 (Curve Plaza), 970-879-0202 (Central Park Plaza), www.subway.com, Open daily 7 am-10 pm
Sunpie’s Bistro $ You’ll love Sunpies’ typical Nawlins Bar and sandwiches. Carry-out one of our fabulous sandwiches or stay and enjoy hush puppies. 735 Yampa Ave., 970-870-3360, www.sunpies.com, Noon – close T-Sun.
Thunderhead Food Court • • • $
Located atop the Steamboat Ski Area in the gondola building, Thunderhead Food Court offers fast and fresh food to get you energized for an afternoon on the slopes. Open for breakfast and lunch, get your fill and get back at it. 2305 Mount Werner Circle, 970-879-6111, www. steamboat.com, open daily 8:30am-4pm
Tugboat Grill & Pub • • $
A Steamboat staple, the Tugboat offers awesome food, a full bar, and live entertainment. Challenge a friend to pool, foosball or Ms. Pacman. 1860 Mount Werner Road, 970-879-7070, Open daily 11:30 am-2 am
VFW – Post 4264 Lounge & Restaurant • • $
A casual, friendly lounge in the heart of downtown Steamboat, everyone is welcome at the VFW. Pick out a tune on the jukebox and pick up a pool cue. The “V” also boasts the only shuffleboard table in Steamboat. 924 Lincoln Ave., 970-879-9959, Open nightly 3 pm-2:30 am
Village Inn • • $
The Village Inn offers more than fresh baked pies and great coffee. Bring the family in for a great meal and see what else they have to offer! 1755 Central Park Drive No. 1, 970-870-3224, www.villageinnrestaurants.com, 6 am-10 pm SunTh., 6 am-12 am F-Sat.
Wendy’s $ Eat on a budget and get a Frosty for dessert. 320 Angler’s Drive, 970-879-5513, www.wendys. com, Open daily 11 am-10 pm
Western BBQ $$$ A Steamboat tradition with fun for the entire family. Western BBQ is an all-you-can-eat buffet dinner featuring tender, slow-roasted prime rib. Enjoy fantastic music, dancing and food at the top of the gondola. 2305 Mount Werner Circle, 970-879-6111, www. steamboat.com, open F-Sun and holiday nights, seating times at 6, 6:30, 7 and 7:30pm. Reservations required.
Winona’s $ Home of world-famous cinnamon rolls! Be sure to stop in to see where cookies, muffins and desserts come to life. Stop by for daily breakfast and lunch specials. 617 Lincoln Ave., 970-879-2483, Open 7 am-3 pm (Breakfast & Lunch) M-Sat., 7 am-1 pm (Breakfast Only) Sun.
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8th Street West
Carrying the latest fashions, designer jeans as well as shoes and accessories. 827 Lincoln Ave., 970-879-9898, 10 am-7:30 pm M-Sat., 11 am-7 pm Sun.
All A Boat Beads
Come make your own jewelry. Classes are available. 635 Lincoln Ave., 970-870-1441, open daily from noon-8pm.
All That Jazz
Steamboat’s premier music store also offers a variety of other gift items. 601 Lincoln Ave., 970-879-4422, 10 am-9 pm daily.
Alpine Floral & Atrium
Alpine Floral & Atrium takes a personal interest in capturing your concept, wedding, party, or interior floral design. Offering floral settings in Steamboat Springs for more than 30 years. 1475 Pine Grove Road, 970-879-2682, www. alpinefloral.info, 9 am-4:30 pm M-Sat.
Ambiente Home Accents & Gifts
Ambiente offers a wide selection of unique home furnishings and gifts, including Nambe. 1875 Ski Time Square Drive, 970-879-6411, www. ambienteinc.com, 10 am-8 pm daily.
Annie’s Home Consignments
Steamboat’s home consignment store offering quality furniture, art and antiques. New inventory on a daily basis. 405 Anglers Drive, 970-870-1300, www.steamboat annies.com, 11 am-6 pm T-Sat.
Artisan’s Market of Steamboat
A unique art and fine craft gallery featuring work from 150 Colorado artists. Ski, Western, Native American and wildlife antiques and collectables are a large part of the diverse and colorful inventory. 626 Lincoln Ave., 970-879-7912, www.steamboat artisansmarket.com, 10 am-6 pm daily.
Find just the right Steamboat souvenir T-shirt. 635 Lincoln Ave. and 2305 Mount Werner Circle, 970-879-2323, www.steamboatshirtworks.com, 9 am-9 pm M-Sat., 9 am-8 pm Sun.
Kayak or tube the Yampa River just outside our backdoor. Backdoor Sports has all the equipment for the outdoor enthusiast. 811 Yampa St., 970-870-6282, www.backdoor sports.com, 9 am-5 pm daily.
A local manufacturer of high-quality outdoor goods including clothing, camping gear, hiking gear and more. In the center of downtown, look for the little red house on Oak Street. 735 Oak St, 970-879-7507, www.wearbap.com, 9 am-5:30 pm M-F, 10 am-4 pm Sat.
Bare Skin Leather
A fine leather retailer in the Sheraton Steamboat Resort. Sheraton Steamboat Resort, Ski Time Square Drive, 970-879-2555, 9 am-8 pm daily.
Bear Valley Saddlery
You’ll find the spirit of the West at Bear Valley Saddlery. Specializing in saddles and tack, chaps and chinks. 116 1⁄2 Eighth St., 970-879-3573, www.bearvalley saddlery.com, 10 am-5 pm M-F.
Your location for everything related to ice hockey. 2101 Snow Bowl Plaza, 970-879-3286, 10 am-6 pm M-Th, 10 am-5 pm F.
Blossom sells clothes, jewelry and other items imported from India, Nepal and Tibet. 813 Lincoln Ave., 970-819-5875.
with the best ski and snowboard products at great values. 1835 Central Park Plaza, 970-879-1250, www. christysports.com, 8 am-7 pm daily.
Blue Sky Pottery
One-of-a-kind pottery designed and made by Steamboat local Deb Babcock. 1475 Pine Grove Road, Suite 105, 970-846-9349, www.etsy.com, noon-5 pm F-Sat., Sun.-Th by appointment only.
The best source of skate, snow and outerwear in Steamboat, plus a full line of skateboards and snowboards. 1809 Central Park Drive, 970-879-5861, www. theclickworldwide.com, 10 am-7 pm daily.
Bucking Rainbow Outfitters
Offering a little bit of cowgirl and a whole lot of rock ‘n’ roll, you’ll find the perfect outfit for classic Steamboat Springs attire. 435 Lincoln Ave., 970-870-9202, www.cowgirlsand angels.com, 10 am-6 pm daily.
Bucking Rainbow Outfitters is Steamboat’s only Orvis-endorsed outfitter, specializing in fishing private waters and more than 40 miles of river and numerous still-water opportunities. 730 Lincoln Ave., 970-879-8747, www.buckingrainbow.com, 7 am-8 pm daily.
Bushwackers Clothing & Cosmetics
Quality clothing for men and women is what you’ll find at Bushwackers, also Steamboat’s only carrier of Estee Lauder cosmetics. 810 Lincoln Ave., 970-879-2970, 9:30 am-9 pm daily.
Everything you need to personalize your home — a distinctive selection of furniture, home decor and unique accessories, including mirrors, artwork, candles, lamps, silk flowers and wine racks. 1585 Mid Valley Drive, 970-871-1727, www. cabincollectionsonline.com, 9 am-5 pm M-F, 9 am-4 pm Sat.
A fabulous clothier carrying all of the latest and greatest fashions right here in Steamboat. 635 Lincoln Ave., 970-879-6995, www.shopcheznous.com, 10 am-7 pm daily.
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The Creek Company Ltd.
The Creek Company manufactures pontoon boats, float tubes, tackle bags, fly fishing accessories and hunting and camping accessories. 1280 13th St., 970-879-5221, www.creekcompany. com, 9 am-5 pm M-F.
Crystals by Cordelia
Handmade jewelry in the heart of downtown Steamboat. And, if you’re up for it, ask Cordelia to read your palm. 116 Eighth St., 970-879-1345, W-Sat. by appointment.
David Chase Rugs and Furniture
Steamboat’s premier source of fine-woven area rugs and textiles. More than 1,200 rugs in stock and an ever-changing inventory. 335 Lincoln Ave., 970-879-5667, www.davidchase rugsandfurniture.com, 10 am-6 pm M-F, 10 am-4 pm Sat.
Deja Vu Boutique
Featuring upscale consignment clothing. Prices on each clothing item decrease 25 percent after 30 days and 50 percent after 60 days. 624 Lincoln Ave., 970-879-9056.
A downtown jeweler featuring exquisite jewelry for that exquisite person in your life. 837 Lincoln Ave., Upstairs #5, 970-879-5853, 9 am-5 pm M-F.
Design of the Times
Your one-stop shop for Steamboat souvenirs. Design of the Times carries casual and comfortable clothing to remember your trip to the ’Boat. 810 Lincoln Ave., 970-879-1459, 9 am-7 pm daily.
Duck Duck Goose
Duck Duck Goose is a fun children’s store filled with toys and clothing for all of your favorite little people. 117 Eighth St., 970-879-3825, 10 am-6 pm M-Sat., 10 am-4:30 pm Sun.
At Embellishments you’ll find extraordinary home furnishings, accessories and gifts. Most of the store’s unique, one-of-a-kind items are imported from central Mexico. 114 Eighth St., 970-870-8808, www.embellish yourhome.com, 10 am-6 pm M-Sat., 10 am-5 pm Sun.
Epilogue Book Co.
A full-service independent bookstore with an extraordinary selection of new, remaindered and antiquarian books of every genre priced at 10 to 70 percent off publisher’s retail. 837 Lincoln Ave., 970-879-2665, www.epilogue bookco.com, 10 am-7 pm M-Th, 10 am-8 pm F-Sat., 11 am-6 pm Sun.
Extreme Power Sports
Extreme Power Sports has been a full line Arctic Cat dealer since 1994. Snowmobile sales, service and repair. 300 River Road, 970-879-9175, www.extreme powersports.net, 8 am-6 pm M-Sat.
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where to shop 2550 Après Ski Way in One Steamboat Place, Steamboat, 970-870-0900, www.fleischersport.com.
F.M. Light & Sons
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Established in 1905, F.M. Light & Sons is more than 100 years old and still kickin’. A wide array of Western apparel including boots, hats, jeans and more. 830 Lincoln Ave., 970-879-1822, www.fmlight. com, 8:30 am-9 pm Sun.-Th, 8:30 am-10 pm F-Sat.
Fuzziwig’s Candy Factory
Steamboat’s newest ski and snowboard shop in the new One Steamboat Place development at the gondola. Fleischer Sport is owned and operated by former U.S. Olympic skier Chad Fleischer.
An incredible selection of housewares will surely please any chef. Homesteader carries everything that belongs in your kitchen. 817 Lincoln Ave., 970-879-5880, www.thehomesteader.net, 11 am-6 pm M-Sat.
Indian Art of Steamboat
A showroom of Native American jewelry, weaponry and headdresses. 635 Lincoln Ave., 970-870-8481, 10 am-9 pm M-Sat.
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Into The West & Romick’s Home Collection
Steamboat Spring’s first and only full service music store. Instrument sales and repairs as well as music lessons. 1744 Lincoln Ave. No. 1, 970-871-4661, www. steamboatspringsmusic.com, 10 am-6 pm T-Sat., noon-6 pm M.
A candy-lover’s dream with too many sweet treats from which to choose. 845 Lincoln Ave., 970-879-6194, 10 am-9 pm daily.
Buyers, designers and manufacturers of some of the best outerwear and fleece available. Technical jackets, parkas, pants and rainwear. 729 Lincoln Ave., 970-870-0551, www.greatoutdoorclothing.com, 10 am-8 pm daily.
First String Music
2093 Curve Plaza, Suite C, Unit 103, 970-8706777, www.homeontherangeinteriors.com, 10 am-5 pm daily.
The Hacienda Collection has a huge selection of rustic Southwestern-style furniture to accent any room in your home or office. Include the handcrafted rustic furniture and pottery of the Tarahumara tribe of Northwestern Mexico. 908 Lincoln Ave., 970-870-8887, www.haciendacollection.net, 9 am-6 pm M-F.
Hofmeister Personal Jewelers
Diamonds in downtown Steamboat. 729 Lincoln Ave., 970-870-9400, 9:30 am-7 pm M-W, 9:30 am-8 pm Th.-F, 9:30 am-5 pm Sat., noon-5 pm Sun.
Home on the Range
Home furnishing showroom in Torian Plum Plaza between the Sheraton Steamboat Resort and Ski Time Square.
A large downtown showroom featuring an incredible collection of fine Western furniture and décor. 402 Lincoln Ave., 970-879-8377, 10 am-6 pm daily.
Springs and the Yampa Valley. 1890 Loggers Lane, 970-879-3905, www. lightworksofsteamboat.com, 10 am-5 pm M-F, 9 am-noon Sat.
Little Moon Essentials
Locally made bath salts, oils, salves and other natural body products. Come see the new location in west Steamboat. 2475 West U.S. Highway 40, Steamboat, 970-8796711, open 10am-6pm M-F, weekend hours subject to change.
The Local Exchange
Bargain shoppers can find treasures at the Local Exchange. Gently used goods at a killer price and a feel-good shopping experience. 1712 13th St., 970-870-0333, www.thelocal exchange.net, 11 am-6 pm T-F, 11 am-5 pm Sat. and M.
Lyons Corner Drug
Unique and irresistible jewelry offerings. 635 S Lincoln Ave., 970-870-3161, 10 am-7 pm M-Sat., noon-5 pm Sun.
Far more than a pharmacy, you could spend all afternoon browsing its selection of gifts, cards and other goodies. Or grab a shake from the old-fashioned soda counter. 840 Lincoln Ave., 970-879-1114, 8:30 am-8 pm M-F, 9 am-8 pm Sat., 10 am-5 pm Sun.
Market on the Mountain
Judith Ripka Jewelry
Steamboat’s best clothier, Kali’s offers designer apparel in downtown Steamboat. 525 Lincoln Ave., 970-870-6658, 10 am-7 pm M-Sat., 11 am-5 pm Sun.
Kent Eriksen Cycles
Local manufacturer of titanium bikes in every shape and form. Stop by the shop and talk about bikes. 1136 Yampa St., 970-879-8484, www.kenteriksen. com, 8:30 am-5 pm M-F.
Light Works of Steamboat
Offering lighting sales and design in Steamboat
Deli-fresh sandwiches — hot or cold — offered in this mountain market. Pop in for a tasty snack or meal on the go, not to mention a convenient grocery selection for ski area residents. 2500 Village Drive, 970-879-2965, 7 am-11 pm daily.
Mona’s Art to Go/Toffee Company
Mona’s is your place for beautiful prints of the area as well as mounting and framing of any masterpiece. 1880 Loggers Lane, 970-870-3400, www.monas arttogo.com, 9 am-5 pm M-F
Where shopping and enjoying the moment meet
❄ Soda fountain with ice cream treats, hot chocolate, tea, coffee, soups and sandwiches ❄ Juke box ❄ Gifts, lotions, potions ❄ Jewelry ❄ Cards and gift wrap ❄ Pharmacy staff dedicated to providing kind, courteous customer service
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Distinct Local Gifts
2155 Curve Plaza, Steamboat Springs (970) 879-8014
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Specializing in sweaters, apparel and accessories for the active, classy woman of the Baby Boomer generation and her fashionable daughters. 822 Lincoln Ave., 970-879-1400, www.moosemtntradingco.com, 10 am-7 pm M-Th, 10 am-8 pm F-Sat., 10 am-5 pm Sun.
Mountain home décor and accessories in the heart of Steamboat Springs. Take home a bit of the mountains. 833 Lincoln Ave., 970-870-7976, www.mountaintraditions.com, 10 am-7 pm M-W, 10 am-8 pm Th-Sat.
Trendy styles for active and fashionably keen men and women. 635 Lincoln Ave., 970-879-9244
The perfect place to find that unique antique for your home. 222 E. Main St., Oak Creek, 970-819-7651.
Off the Beaten Path Bookstore
This is the place to enjoy an afternoon with a good book, good coffee and a good friend. Enjoy browsing the wide collection of books while sipping a hot coffee and munching on a treat from the snack bar. 68 Ninth St., 970-879-6830, 7 am-9 pm M-Sat., 7 am-6 pm Sun.
One Fine Day Floral & Weddings
Offers unique gifts, candles, home décor and wedding accessories, a full service floral shop and complete wedding design and event production services. 1104 Lincoln Ave., 970-871-7431, www.weddings insteamboat.com, 11 am-5 pm M-Sat.
One Stop Ski Shop
The name says it all. Rentals, purchases, repairs and
tunes at this full-service downtown shop. 35 11th St., 970-879-4954, www.onestopskishop. com, 8 am-6 pm daily.
Over the Moon
Eclectic fashion, jewelry and accessories are offered in this new store in the Alpen Glow project in downtown Steamboat. 601 Lincoln Ave., No. 104, 970-870-6789, 10 am-9 pm.
Overland Fine Sheepskin & Leather
Overland has offered quality shearling coats, cozy sheepskin slippers and hats, leather bags, belts and gloves, and beautiful sheepskin rugs and car seat covers for more than 30 years. Stop by when you’re downtown. 612 Lincoln Ave., 970-870-9770, www.overland. com, 10 am-8 pm M-Sat., 10 am-6 pm Sun.
Paws ‘N Claws ‘N Things
Don’t forget your four-legged family members. Paws ‘N Claws offers everything you need for your favorite canine. 345 Anglers Drive, 970-879-6092, 9:30 am-6 pm M-F, 9:30 am-5 pm Sat.
Pilot Office Outfitters and Supplies
Small-town friendliness and service and all your office necessities at a reasonable price. 1025 Lincoln Ave., 970-879-6450, www.pilotoffice outfitters.com, 8 am-5:30 pm, M-F, 8 am-3 pm Sat.
Children’s hats, goggles, gloves, sunscreen, seasonal gifts and even some goodies for mom and dad as well as a Steamboat Signature Collection for the little ones. 2305 Mount Werner Circle, 970-879-6111, www. steamboat.com.
Trendy styles for the active and fashionably keen person. 635 Lincoln Ave., 970-870-6348, www.quicksilver. com, 10 am-8 pm daily.
Your downtown location for a great Steamboat souvenir. 737 Lincoln Ave., 970-870-1510, 9 am-9 pm daily.
Silver Lining Jewelry, Beads and Charms
A fine selection of beautiful jewelry for that special someone in your life. 1855 Ski Time Square Drive, 970-879-7474, 10 am-6 pm Sun.-T, 10 am-8 pm W-Sat.
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
A great spot for a sweet treat while wandering downtown. 624 Lincoln Ave., 970-870-3048, www.rmcf.com, 9 am-9 pm daily.
Silver Spur Jewelry
Silver Spur specializes in custom jewelry design, offering original pieces in a variety of metals and stones. 117 Ninth St., 970-879-3880, 9 am-5 pm T and Th.
Rocky Mountain Peddler
Fun and unique gifts and home accessories with a Rocky Mountain theme. Delight in the selection of one-of-a-kind finds. 1875 Ski Time Square, 970-871-1569, www. rockymountainpeddler.com, 10 am-1 pm M-W, 10 am-8 pm Th-F, 10 pm-6 pm Sat. and Sun.
With a fantastic selection of all gear for the outdoors, you’ll find whatever you’re looking for at Ski Haus. 1457 Pine Grove Road, 970-879-0385, www. skihaussteamboat.com, 9 am-6 pm M-Sat., 9 am-5 pm Sun.
A new Old Town Square store offering an eclectic collection of high-end furniture, gifts and antiques. 635 Lincoln Ave., 970-879-6348, 10am-8pm M-F, 10am-5pm Sat., www.roomsixthirtyfive.com
Ski Town Shoes
Hiking, biking or walking, be sure to take care of your feet while doing it. Get the right pair of kicks at Ski Town Shoes. 833 Lincoln Ave., 970-879-7915, www.skitownshoes.com, 10 am-8 pm M-Sat., 10 am-6 pm Sun.
Routt County Woolens
The Potter’s Wheel
Contemporary paint-your-own pottery studio located just a few minutes from downtown. 2780 Acre Lane, 970-879-4944, www.potterswheel steamboat.com, 11am-5:30pm T-Th, 11am-8pm F, noon-4pm Sat. and Sun.
Quicksilver Boardriders Company
A delicatessen for your four-legged friends. They work hard and deserve a little pampering. 1890 Loggers Lane, 970-871-9663, 10 am-5 pm daily.
An impressive collection of locally grown and created wool products. 1370 Bob Adams Drive, 970-871-6363, www. routtcountywoolens.com, 9 am-3 pm M-F.
Pointing you in the right direction
Moose Mountain Trading Co.
A wide selection of gear and apparel for all outdoor activities and sports. 705 Marketplace Plaza, 970-871-4570, www. sportsauthority.com, 8 am-9 pm M-Sat., 8 am-8 pm Sun.
Rustique Home & Garden Collection
Product line includes ambience-enhancing botanical candles and candle bases, Tuscan inspired artwork, wreaths and many other items to make your home warm and inviting. 624 Lincoln Ave., 970-870-2980, www.rustique steamboat.com, 11 am-5 pm daily.
One-stop shopping for all your office supplies, Staples
HEALTHY SOLUTIONS… for life A Natural Food Store
Steamboat’s downtown location for quality natural food products.
Shop Healthy Solutions For:
Great selection of natural and organic food products - fresh, refrigerated and frozen
100% certified organic produce
Gluten Free Specialists-Many Great Products
Health and beauty items
Organic baked goods & juice bar
NEW! “Clean Plate”, a grab and go organic deli...because ingredients matter
335 Lincoln Ave. Steamboat Springs, Colorado www.healthysolutions.org Open Monday-Saturday 9am-7pm Sunday 11am-7pm
Diplomat of Oriental Medicine Office within Healthy Solutions 970.819.0569
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where to shop offers a wide variety at affordable prices. 1600 Mid Valley Drive, 970-879-5428, www. staples.com, 8 am-8 pm M-F, 10 am-6 pm Sat., noon-6 pm Sun.
Pointing you in the right direction
Steamboat Art Co.
Located in the heart of downtown Steamboat, Steamboat Art Co. offers a variety of jewelry, art, housewares and décor. 903 Lincoln Ave., 970-879-3383, www.steamboatart.com, 10 am-8 pm Sun.-Th, 10 am-9 pm F-Sat.
Steamboat Floral & Gifts
A quick stop downtown to pick up a beautiful bouquet for that very special someone. 435 Lincoln Ave., 970-879-1424, 9 am-5:30 pm M-Sat., 10 am-5 pm Sun.
comfortable. 907 Lincoln Ave., 970-871-8566, www.steamboatshoes.com, 10 am-8 pm M-Sat.
Steamboat Silver Company
A beautiful shop filled with amazing silver jewelry and much more. 635 S Lincoln Ave., 970-870-9698, 10 am-6 pm daily.
Steamboat Ski & Bike Kare
Downtown location offers everything you need to stay warm — and up to date — on the slopes. Check out their full line of ski apparel and equipment, including rentals. 442 Lincoln Ave., Steamboat, 970-879-9144, www. steamboatskiandbike.com, 8 am-8 pm M-Sat., 8 am-7 pm Sun.
Sweet Potato Lingerie
Sweet Potato offers intimate apparel with a helpful, friendly staff. Seventh Street and Lincoln Avenue, 970-879-5683, www.sweetpotatolingerie.com, 10 am-6 pm Sun.-F, 10 am-7 pm Sat.
Tall Tulips Flower Shop
Flowers are shipped directly from the Aaslmeer Flower Auction in Holland, but they’re grown all over Europe and Asia. Shop’s coolers are stocked with the freshest seasonal flowers of all colors and varieties. 685 Marketplace Plaza, 970-879-0555, www.tall tulipsflowershop.com, 10 am-6 pm M-Sat.
A women’s accessories boutique offering feminine gifts, luxurious sweaters, fragrant home diffusers, jewelry, handbags and cosmetics. 601 Lincoln Ave., 970-870-1480, 10 am-6 pm M-Sat., noon-6 pm Sun.
Fly fishing is the focus, with personal and professional service and a wide selection of fishing-related gear and supplies. 35 Fifth St., 970-879-6552, www.steamboat flyfisher.com, 7 am-7 pm.
Steamboat Treasures & Tees
Stephen’s Furs Outerwear
Go treasure hunting through this second-hand store. You’ll be impressed by the quality of the items. 1306 Lincoln Ave., 970-879-7409
Straightline Outdoor Sports
Upscale, trendy and casual attire for all. 821 Lincoln Ave., 970-879-6055, www.urban laundry.biz, 10 am-6 pm M, 10 am-8 pm T-Sat., 10 am-5 pm Sun.
Authentic Indian jewelry crafted with gold, silver, fossils and crystals. 906 Lincoln Ave., 970-879-6332, 10 am-6 pm daily.
Sweatshirts, long sleeves, T-shirts and more. Find the perfect Steamboat memento. 743 Lincoln Ave., 970-879-1107, 10 am-8 pm daily. Find a fabulous fur coat to keep warm on those chilly Steamboat nights. 1855 Ski Time Square, 970-879-3877, 9 am-5 pm M-F.
Top-of-the-line selection of ATVs, snowmobiles and motorcycles. 2989 Riverside Plaza, 970-879-5139, www. steamboatpowersports.com, 9 am-5:30 pm M-F, 9 am-4 pm Sat.
High-end fashions found right on the mountain. Stile is your place for designer clothing. 2200 Village Inn Court No. 6, 970-879-5115, www. steamboatstile.com, 9 am-7 pm daily.
Steamboat Shoe Market
Fishing is always in season at Straightline. Family owned and operated, and one of Steamboat’s bestknown fishing guides. 744 Lincoln Ave., 970-879-7568, www.straightline sports.com, 8 am-8 pm M-Sat., 8 am-7 pm Sun.
Steamboat Shoe Market and SteamboatShoes.com are owned and operated by people who take a real interest in your footwear purchase and want to make sure that you and your feet are completely
Great fashions for trendy mountain people at an affordable price. 635 Lincoln Ave., 970-871-3732, 10:30 am-6:30 pm T-Sat., noon-5 pm Sun-M.
Twice as Nice Shoppe
Music and art provide the backdrop for this new clothing shop for the young, active lifestyle.
703 Lincoln Ave., Suite B101, 970-879-9169, www. urbanesteamboat.com, 10 am-8 pm M-Sat., 10 am-6 pm Sun.
An Italian experience in downtown Steamboat Springs, Vario offers authentic ceramic tableware and accessories. 135 11th St., 970-870-3099, www.varioitalian. com, 10 am-5 pm M-Sat.
Mountain fashions for mountain people and great outerwear for all seasons. 2300 Mount Werner Circle, 970-871-1770, 11 am-5 pm daily.
An extensive collection of wine and a knowledgeable sales staff that’s happy to help find the bottle you are looking for. 345 Anglers Drive, 970-875-1183, www.vino steamboat.com, 10 am-7 pm M-Sat.
Fun, eclectic Western décor in a downtown Steamboat Springs location. 811 Lincoln Ave., 970-870-3354, 10 am-8 pm daily.
Eclectic and interesting home décor including furniture, functional art, kitchen items and gifts. Stop in to see our ever changing selections. 345 Lincoln Ave., 970-879-2524, www.steamboat zing.com, 10 am-6 pm M-Sat.
Quality men’s apparel and mountain lifestyle accessories are offered in this new Howelsen Place retail space. 703 Lincoln Ave., Unit B-102 (in Howelsen Place), 970-871-1137, 10 am-8 pm M-Su.
Bamboo Market Health Foods Featuring Steamboat’s Only Organic Deli Clinical Nutritionist Certified Herbologist Organic Produce Frozen Food Selection Organic Coffee Fresh Baked Goods
Unique & fashionable children’s clothing and a HUGE selection of TOYS 617 Lincoln Avenue Steamboat Springs 970 879 DUCK (3825)
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Great Gift Selection
where to socialize
2090 Snow Bowl Plaza, 970-879-9840, 3-11 pm M-W, 1 pm-midnight Th-Sun.
Sunpie’s Bistro • • •
This New Orleans bar and sandwich shop has become one of Steamboat’s most popular spots for locals of all ages. 735 Yampa St., 970-870-3360, www.sunpies.com, noon-close T-Sun.
Tap House Sports Grill • • • • •
There’s no better place in town to catch the game. With 40-plus TVs, food served until 11 pm, live music on Fridays and Ladies Night on Saturdays. Happy hour from 3 to 6 pm M-F, Tuesday night Wing Night, Wednesday night live team trivia. Also features 21 beers on tap, six arcade games, electronic darts and a new foosball table. 729 Lincoln Ave., 970-879-2431, www.thetap house.com, 11:30 am-2 am daily.
Tequila’s Family Mexican Restaurant • • • •
Tequila’s large bar features 10 beers on tap and seven flavors of margaritas with food served until 11 pm Fridays and Saturdays. Reservations for large parties welcome. 425 Lincoln Ave., 970-879-5500, www.tequilasmexres.net, 11 am-10 pm, Sun-Th, 11 am-11 pm F-Sat.
The Tugboat Grill & Pub
3 Saddles Bar & Grill •
Fireside dining atmosphere in Sheraton Steamboat Resort. 2200 Village Inn Court, 970-879-2220, 6 am-11 pm, subject to change.
Amante Coffee • • • •
This Italian espresso bar also serves beer and wine with a full bar. Daily happy hour from 4 to 7 pm. 685 Marketplace Plaza #C8, 970-871-8999, www. amantecoffee.com, 6:30 am-8 pm Sun-Th, 6:30 am-10 pm or later F-Sat.
bistro c.v. • • •
Bistro c.v. serves up a late-night happy hour with a separate bar menu as well as half-price beer, wine and well drinks from 9 pm to midnight. This full-service bar with six wines by the glass and two beers on tap also has a regular happy hour from 5 to 6:30 pm weekdays. 345 Lincoln Ave., 970-879-4197, www.bistrocv. com, 5 pm-midnight.
The Boathouse Pub • • • • •
Nightly drink specials offered at this downtown, riverside pub with two levels, each featuring a bar and an outdoor seating area with daily happy hour drink and food specials from 3 to 6 pm. 609 Yampa St., Steamboat, 970-879-4797, 11:30 am-2 pm, 3 pm-close M-F, 11:30 am-close Sat-Sun.
Cantina Fresh Mexican Bar & Grill • • •
Features a daily happy hour from 4 to 6 pm and $1 off pints from 10 pm to close. Occasional live music from Steve Boynton. 818 Lincoln Ave., 970-879-0826, 11 am-11 pm Sun.-Th, 11 am-midnight F-Sat.
The Ghost Ranch Saloon • • •
Pointing you in the right direction
Live music all week long with food, appetizers and a walk-up/take-out window serving food late. VIP rooms on mezzanine level and table and couch seating available.
56 Seventh St., 970-879-9898, www.ghostranch saloon.com, 4 pm-2 am daily.
Harwigs/L’apogee • • •
This locals favorite for more than 25 years sits in a historic Lincoln Avenue building once used as a saddlery store. There’s live piano on Fridays, a kitchen open until midnight and a wine-bar menu with small plates, 30 vintage wines by the glass and Pilsner Urquell, Harp and Guinness on tap. 911 Lincoln Ave., 970-879-1919, www.lapogee. com, www.harwigs.com, 5 pm-1:30 am daily.
Mahogany Ridge Brewery & Grill • • • •
Since New Year’s Eve 1972, the Tugboat has been a Steamboat live music stonghold. Daily happy hour from 3 to 5 pm and featuring nine beers on tap, video games, pool and foosball tables. 1860 Mount Werner Road, 970-879-7070, 11:30 am-2 am daily.
Rex’s American Grill & Bar • • • •
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Indoor bar has eight Hi-Def TVs, six beers on tap, 25 in bottles. Daily happy hour from 4:20 to 6 pm. 3190 S. Lincoln Ave., 970-870-0438, www.rexs grill.com, 6:30 am-11 pm daily.
Royal Hotel & Bar • •
The only brewery in town, featuring a selection of eight craft-brewed ales on tap, has a daily happy hour from 4 to 6 pm and hosts live music every Friday and Saturday. 435 Lincoln Ave., 970-879-3773, www.myspace. com/mahoganysteamboat, 4 pm-11 pm Sun.-Th, 4 pm-2 am F-Sat.
Yampa’s local hangout has a daily happy hour from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. The Royal features a full-service bar, big-screen TV, dart machine, pool and foosball tables, a popcorn machine, a jukebox and a dance floor. 201 Moffat Ave, Yampa, 970-638-4538, 4 pm to close Sun-Th, 4 pm-2 am F-Sat.
Mambo Italiano • • •
Steamboat’s best selection of sake also has a substantial wine list, specialty cocktails and martinis. 1875 Ski Time Square Drive, 970-870-1019, www. saketumi.net, 5 pm to close daily.
Ladies Night may be gone, but Mambo occasionally hosts live music on Fridays and Saturdays, with a daily happy hour from 5 to 6 pm (half-price appetizers and $2 Colorado draft beers). 521 Lincoln Ave., 970-870-0500, 5 pm-close.
Mazzola’s Italian Restaurant • • •
Although the restaurant’s full menu stops at 10 pm, Mazzola’s keeps cooking with its full pizza and calzone menu until midnight with pizza by the slice and Sicilian Sliders mini-burgers until 2 am. Fullservice bar with six beers on tap and a daily happy hour from 5 to 6 pm. 917 Lincoln Ave., 970-879-2405, www.mazzolas. com, 5 pm-2 am daily.
Old Town Pub & Restaurant • • • •
The classic 100-year-old bar at OTP has helped
Tugboat Grill & Pub • • • • •
establish the downtown Steamboat pub as a mainstay of local nightlife. Happy hour from 4 to 6 pm weekdays. Live music every Wednesday and Friday. Includes pool table, 10 beers on tap and a 60-inch, flat-screen TV. 600 Lincoln Ave., 970-879-2101, 11:30 am-2 am daily.
The VFW boasts four pool tables, shuffleboard, touchscreen games, a jukebox, two domestic beers on tap and a daily happy hour from 4 to 6 pm (50 cents off all drinks). 924 Lincoln Ave., 970-879-9959, 3 pm-12:30 am Sun-Th, 3 pm-2 am F-Sat.
Saketumi • • •
Slopeside Grill • • • •
Slopeside’s famous late-night happy hour from 10 pm to midnight features $2 pints and $6 pizzas made in an authentic Italian brick-oven pizza. The bar offers an extensive list of micro-brews and eight types of martinis. The outdoor seating offers broad views of Mount Werner if you can pull yourself away from the games on the TVs inside. 1855 Ski Time Square Drive, 970-879-2916, www. slopesidegrill.com, 11 am-2 am daily.
Snow Bowl • •
The full-service bar at the Snow Bowl’s greatest feature is the snack bar serving burgers, hot dogs, chicken strips, wraps and bottled beers as long as the 12-lane alley’s open. Sunday and Tuesday is PBR Dollar Night.
The Ghost Ranch Saloon
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