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Shop Therapy

(Photo: Christian Otto, Amanda Cass and Jill and Alan Lucien get in the holiday spirit with a downtown shopping spree on Lincoln Avenue. COURTESY OF NOAH WETZEL) 

Printed in the Steamboat Springs Visitors' Guide Ski Season 2022-23. 

Steamboat Springs, CO - Whether you’re a local rancher looking for a new pair of boots from F.M. Light & Sons or a visitor looking for hot chocolate and a souvenir at The Grand Café and Gift Shop Steamboat is full of one-of-a-kind, locally owned shopping establishments. 

Looking for rentals? Check out Steamboat Ski and Bike Care with locations both downtown and in Gondola Square. Need a bottle of something to warm you up after a cold day on the slopes? Head on over to Central Park Liquor located off Central Park Drive.

Stop by Elevated Olive of Steamboat to pick up an assortment of the world’s finest extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, exotic mustard, imported pasta, and of course, olives. If you need a good book or an even better coffee, pay a visit to Off The Beaten Path where you’ll find an assortment of gifts, greeting cards, games and books for all ages. If you’re looking to embrace your inner cowboy or cowgirl, make the Steamboat Hatter your next stop and pick up a custom hat made to last a lifetime. 

Because driving around town in knee-deep snow is no easy task, why not take advantage of the many different transportation options that are available in Steamboat? Not only are all these options convenient and easy to use, but they also cut down on traffic and help keep our town green. 

Steamboat Springs Transit runs four city bus lines that will take you from the resort to the west end of town and back. You can also download the Yellow Zone app on your phone and request a free ride to and from anywhere in town. Want to schedule a ride ahead of time? Be sure to contact one of the many shuttle services, like GO West Transportation or Storm Mountain Express. Or maybe you want to stretch your legs and explore Steamboat on foot. Head on over to the 7.5-mile Yampa River Core Trail, which runs along the Yampa River and provides downtown access.

No matter where your shopping adventure takes you, you’ll arrive with ease, thanks to the local transport options. Sit back, have a safe trip and enjoy the ride.