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Steamboat Magazine

Play: Indoors

02/08/2024 07:00AM ● By Ski Town Media
(Photo: Steamboat Climbing Collective has challenges for all levels from beginner to advanced. Courtesy of Steamboat Climbing Collective.)

Featured in Steamboat Springs Visitors' Guide Ski Season 2023-2024.

Steamboat Springs, CO - Starting to feel the beginnings of frostbite nipping at your hands and feet? Steamboat Springs has a myriad of indoor activities, away from the enduring cold. Check out Steamboat Climbing Collective, where kids of all ages enjoy the satisfaction of climbing up a tall boulder without having to navigate the snow-covered landscape. Open gym for all ages runs 5-8:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. 

(Reservations are recommended for the 20-minute bumper car sessions at Howelsen Ice Arena. Courtesy of Howelsen Ice Arena.)

Practice skating at the Howelsen Ice Complex. Conveniently located in downtown Steamboat, the complex offers frequent public skate sessions, $10 for adults and $9 for kids. What sets this rink apart are its bumper cars on ice, which offer a twist on the classic joy ride. View the rink schedule at

If the ice rink doesn’t offer enough shelter from the winter weather, open play pickleball sessions might do the trick. The Steamboat Tennis and Pickleball Center encourages anyone from newcomers to seasoned players to enjoy the lifetime sport at $14 for two hours. 

If your haven away from arduous turns on the slope isn’t another intensive sport, enjoy an evening at Snow Bowl. Freshly renovated in 2019, this restaurant/bowling alley combo offers both hearty meals and flashy lanes. Snow Bowl’s happy hour is weekends, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., offering 50% off appetizers. To reserve a lane, visit their website: