Why Steamboat

Steamboat Springs is a world class town for visitors and residents.

  • Steamboat is Colorado's fifth largest ski resort based on skiable acreage and ranks second in the state for the most number of trails.
  • Between 280,000 and 330,000 visitors come to Steamboat Springs annually.
  • Eight month tourist season with balanced winter and summer seasons.
  • Steamboat is home to 250 retail shops, and 100 restaurants, primarily concentrated between downtown and the Ski Area.
  • Steamboat is investing 10 million dollars in downtown improvements to enhance the visitor and resident experience.
    Steamboat Springs is a world class place to live, work and play.
  • Premier outdoor brands Smartwool, Honey Stinger, and Big Agnes call Steamboat home.
  • Smartwool and the Yampa Valley Electric Association are located in large, campus type properties nearby. • The facility is near the area Steamboat Springs has designated for all future expansion of the city.
  • Steamboat is a marijuana friendly community.
    Steamboat Springs has an educated population and excellent schools.
  • 55.2% of Steamboat's population aged 25 and higher has
    attained at least a Bachelor's Degree. Routt County as a
    whole is 11% ahead of state figures.
  • The Steamboat School District has been "accredited with
    distinction", the state's highest rating, since 2010. Only 24 of Colorado's 178 school districts received this honor in 2014.

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