Summer sports in Steamboat Springs
Up here, happiness is being outside.
The sport that is often cited as skiing’s closest financial counterpart can be expensive,especially in a resort town. But there are ways to contain the costs. The golf pros at each of Steamboat’s three public courses– Haymaker, the Sheraton and Steamboat Springs Golf Club – offer cost-saving tips.
A recent pair of 500-inch winters doesn’t trump the reality of climate change. Scientists predict the Rockies are ultimately headed for warmer temperatures, smaller snowpacks, earlier melt-off and corresponding drought, wildfires and water shortages – let alone consequences for the traditional ski season.
So far, everything is just like the morning of my first hotair balloon ride a few years ago. Only this time I'm on the inside - hanging out with the crew that will launch two balloons to drift alongside 40 others in the 29th Annual Hot Air Balloon Rodeo in Steamboat.
Three days after retiring as a general from the United States Air Force in 1973, Robin Olds drove into Steamboat Springs.
Much like real estate, the perfect wedding often boils down to three little words: location, location, location.
Take in the lush tranquility of Steamboat’s native flowers and plants over a pond-side picnic or a stroll at the botanic gardens.
The ski area base offers many activities, such as a climbing wall. Photo By Larry Pierce
“It’s the go-anywhere form of water transportation. You have access to more wilderness vis-à-vis canoeing than any other transportation device."