Friday, February 14, 2014
Happy Valentine's Day! As you plan time with your special Valentine and friends, remember that short adventures - like our Steamboat Snowmobile Tours - can give you a long-lasting boost. University of Alabama researchers found that just the planning involved in setting up a break provides a sustained "mental perk" as you anticipate the fun you'll have. That's in addition to the freedom, adventure and the lifelong memories you enjoy - particularly when you go snowmobiling with us! Give us a call or book your tour online - Steamboat Snowmobile Tours is located only 60 miles from Vail, and when you arrive in Steamboat, we'll pick you up and drive you to our Rabbit Ears Pass base on the Continental Divide. Start getting excited for an adventure of a lifetime!
Saturday, February 08, 2014
If you're watching the Winter Carnival street events today or tomorrow in downtown Steamboat, please visit our booth - it's located at the corner of 8th Street and Lincoln Avenue. We'd love to talk snowmobiling and help plan your upcoming snowmobile tour!
Wednesday, February 05, 2014
If you're in Steamboat tonight, you'll be around for the opening ceremonies of Steamboat Springs' 101st annual Winter Carnival. Events kick off with the crowning of the Winter Carnival Queen and her court at 5:30 p.m. at Olympian Hall at Howelsen Hill Lodge, located downtown off of 5th Street. Afterward on Howelsen Hill from 6-8 p.m., you can watch locals ski jump at the Speed and Night Flight Ski Jumping Event. Howelsen Hill, which opened in 1915, is known as the oldest continuously operating ski area in Colorado and has the largest and most complete natural ski-jumping complex in North America. It is also credited with helping produce more than 70 Olympians in both Nordic and Alpine events. As we run up to Sochi, where women will compete in ski jumping for the first time, come get a taste of Steamboat's Olympic heritage. The Steamboat Springs Chamber of Commerce has additional Winter Carnival details on its website.
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Jeep chose the home base of Steamboat Snowmobile Tours to show off the capabilities of its new 2014 Jeep Wrangler Polar Edition. When Jeep and its film crew visited SST in December, our staff helped clear out areas of the Routt National Forest for the Wrangler to traverse. We commend Jeep for choosing our home, one of the most consistently snowy areas in North America, to test the Polar Edition. Check out the commercial above for a quick view of SST country.
Sunday, January 19, 2014
Saturday, January 04, 2014
Photo courtesy of Steamboat Living
The issue also contains lots of information on dining and other services in Steamboat - along with the latest Best of the Boat winners, which garnered the most votes from community members for providing the best products or services. You can find copies of the magazine at street stands, restaurants and gas stations all over Steamboat, or look at the digital version by clicking on the image below. Happy reading!
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
If you're in Steamboat tonight, consider checking out the Torchlight Parade at Steamboat Mountain Village at 5 p.m. You'll see instructors from the Ski & Snowboard School carrying red torches as they parade down the slopes in formation. Following the parade, stick around for a fireworks show over Mt. Werner. Meet at the ski area base for these free and family-friendly events that you can only find in Steamboat.
However you choose to celebrate tonight, we wish you a wonderful New Year's!
Thursday, December 26, 2013
One of our guides shoveling in the Park Range mountains on Christmas Eve
In addition to the special nature of the snow Steamboat receives, the volume is another amazing quality. The Park Range mountains, where we conduct our tours, receive the most winter precipitation in all of Colorado. The reason the Park Range receives the most precipitation is due to the way rain or snow is generated by mountains through orographic precipitation. Orographic precipitation is a term for the process by which moist air is forced up the slopes of mountains to produce rain or snow. Snowfall in our area is the result of storms that originate over the Pacific Ocean and travel inland, producing orographic precipitation in the mountains of California, Utah and Wyoming before reaching Colorado. Fortunately for us, there is a gap of relatively low terrain before Pacific storms reach the northern Colorado mountains. This results in moisture-rich clouds running perpendicularly into the Park Range, where they dump the brunt of their precipitation before traveling on. For a more thorough explanation of this phenomena, please take a look at the research paper “Why is the Park Range Colorado’s Snowfall Capital?” in Colorado Climate. Otherwise, you can come see us – we’d love to show you our record-breaking volume of snow firsthand.
Wednesday, December 25, 2013
There is nothing we enjoy more than showing our guests the exquisite beauty of the Steamboat area and helping them create lifelong memories with their dearest friends and family. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of those cherished moments.
Happy Holidays from Steamboat Snowmobile Tours!
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Photo courtesy of Afar.com
Afar Magazine sent New York-based reporter Ashley Castle to Steamboat Springs earlier this month for the article "A Perfect Week in Steamboat Springs, Colorado." Ashley noted Steamboat Snowmobile Tours as a major highlight of her trip and aptly titled the segment "Live Adventurously." The article has great ideas for places to visit while you're in Steamboat, including cowboy outfitter F.M. Light & Sons, Strawberry Park Hot Springs and Steamboat Mountain. Check out Ashley's Instagram for more cool pictures of her snowmobile adventure. Thanks to Afar for the exciting piece and to Ashley for taking a tour with us. We love helping all our guests "Live Adventurously."