Resort Overview: Steamboat's Kids Ski Free program enables children 12 years of age and under to ski free the same number of days as their parents. One child may be accommodated per paying parent under this program. Parents must purchase a 5-or-more-day lift ticket and stay a minimum of 5 nights at a participating Steamboat Chamber Resort Association member property. A discounted Teen Ticket is also available for 13-18 year olds. The Kids Vacation Center at Steamboat provides child care for those 6 months through 6 years. An extensive ski school program and Kids' Adventure Clubs every Tuesday through Saturday evenings through March for 2 1/2 through 12 year olds make this a great family destination. If that's not enough, there are three lifts reserved for kids learning to ski, and more accomplished kid skiers can play on the Wild West ski playground located up on the mountain at Rough Rider Basin.
What's New This Year: Steamboat offers some great new fun to watch for this winter starting with Dinner Theatre at the Bear River Bar & Grill every Friday and Saturday nights beginning on December 22nd. Stay tuned!
The Bear River will feature a new, huge apres ski deck, which will be the place to be seen this winter!
Also Comedy Club returns to Stoker Bar on Friday and Saturday nights. This is one you won't want to miss.
Get out on the mountain early this season with our new First Tracks Program.
Lift Ticket Prices:$58 adult; Teen $52; Child (6-12) $34; Senior (65-69) $35; Senior over 70 - Free; Child under 5 - Free.
Passes/Discounts Available: Yes, The mETICKET card is personalized for your own exclusive use and comes loaded with three to fourteen days of great skiing and riding... pre-paid at terrific savings! Use your card to get lift tickets at nine fabulous ski resorts... wherever you want, whenever you want. The more days you purchase, the better the deal. You can save up to $18 a day. Also, Kids ski Free when one parent purches a 5 or more day ticket and child is aged 12 and younger. Also, visit their website for new deals.
Day Care: Kids' Child Care Programs
Phone Number: 800-299-5017 - Buckaroos Ages 2-Kindergarten
All-day child care plus an on-snow one-hour private ski lesson, for children 2 through kindergarten. Ski equipment not included.
Reservations are required.
Half Day Session $139 All day (includes lunch) $164.00
Kiddie Corral Child Care (Ages 6 months-kindergarten)
Lunches are included in all-day programs for kids 18 months and older; parents need to provide the meal for kids under 2, but do not have to be present for lunch time. All-day Kiddie Corral programs run from 8:15am - 4:30pm daily. Half-day programs run from from 8:15am -12:30pm and 12:30pm-4:30pm.
PRESCHOOL GROUP -- 2 to 6 years. The day is filled with games, crafts, block play, music, dress-ups, and outdoor play (weather-permitting)
TODDLER GROUP -- 18 months to 2 years. Enjoy the water table, painting, blocks, fun riding toys, and quiet/nap time.
INFANT GROUP -- 6 months to 17 months. Infants love our buckets of toys, swings, jump-ups, and small climbing slide and rocking boat.
All-day (including lunch) $76.00
Reservations are required for ALL programs and spaces are limited. Thank you!
Beepers: Pagers are available for $5 per day to enable us to contact parents if necessary.
The Jackalope Ski Week package includes 5 all-day lessons. Monday through Friday, a treasure hunt, a race and race ribbon, and a colorful Steamboat T-shirt. Participants are grouped by ability level and will remain with the same instructor and group for the week. The program runs from Monday, December 11, 2000, through the week of March 26, 2001.
This package includes a lift ticket good during lesson times and also a "one run" ticket good at the end of each day's clinic....a great opportunity to show mom and dad what you've learned. This program is for "eager" 5 1/2 and 6 year olds who have the desire and stamina to ski 5 full days with new friends! All Jackalopes will ride the chairlifts with an adult. For those interested in taking a day off mid-week, we recommend the Sundance Kids full day ski clinics.
All Jackalopes meet outside behind the Kids' Vacation Center at 9:15 for class assignments. Please be sure that your Jackalope is properly dressed.
"*Jackalopes" Ski Week Package.....$345
*Equipment is not included in most ski programs, but is available at KVC for those not participating in the "Kids Rent Free" program.
Sundance Kids Ages 4 years-kindergarten
Aspiring young skiers are provided with the best instruction and facilities. All-day Sundance Kids participants enjoy approximately two hours on snow in the morning; lunch, and another two hours on snow in the afternoon. Full day and morning clinics must check in in the KVC by 9:00am. Half day Sundance Kids enjoy approximately 2 hours on the snow. Sundance kids are organized into groups in our Kids' Vacation Center prior to ski time. During this pre-ski time, they are entertained with games, musicians and puppet shows.
Group lessons for our younger skiers offer a smaller class size, a little less time on the snow, and a lot of fun! All-day Mavericks enjoy two-one hour ski clinics throughout the day. Mavericks spend their non-skiing time preparing for skiing with indoor skiing drills and balance games with their skis on, and on a Gondola ride. Full-day and morning lessons must check-in in the KVC by 9:00am. Half-day Mavericks participants enjoy approximately an hour indoors and an hour on snow.
Half day clinic $53.00
All-day clinic (including lunch) $76.00
3 all-day clinics (including 3 lunches) $21884.00
5 all-day clinics (including 5 lunches) $345.00
Buckaroos Ages 2-Kindergarten
This popular program combines Kiddie Corral Child Care with a private ski clinic, giving your child the personal one-on-one foundation for a lifetime of skiing enjoyment. Buckaroos participants receive all-day or half-day child care and a one-hour private ski clinic. All-day 8:15am - 4:30pm. Half-day either 8:15am - 12:30pm or 12:30pm - 4:30pm.
Half day session: $139
All day session (including lunch): $164 Babysitting: List of licensed babysitters is available. Rates vary.
Kid's Rental Items: Forget Me Nots Kids' Shop: Come visit Forget Me Nots, a kids-only shop. We can cover all your needs, with top-of-the-line children's goggles, mittens, gloves, ski-related items and specialty gifts, right in the Kids' Vacation Center.
Family Recreational Activities: Family/Slow Zones are offered in several areas at Steamboat. Three family zones are located on intermediate (blue) terrain--Tomahawk, Flintlock, and Bashor; with two others on beginner (green) terrain--Giggle Gulch and Swinger. Look for the orange family area signs. Steamboat also offers several slow skiing/riding areas located at the bottom of most lifts as well as in high traffic areas on the mountain. Look for the orange slow signs. When in these areas, please ski and ride at a leisurely pace and in a courteous manner. Families, who want to bring home a video souvenir of their time on the slopes, should check out Steamboat's Video Vacation Experience. A videographer follows you around the slopes of Mt. Werner capturing on-snow fun. Prices vary, reservations required.
Lodging: Steamboat offers lodging ranging from motel or hotel rooms to 1, 2 or 3 bedroom condos to houses that sleep 8-16 people. There are economy, moderate and expensive options in each category, from as little as $58 per night to $1175 per night. Discounts are available in the value season and Snowsaver packages are available on the web.
Amenities: Steamboat's Billy Kid Center for Performance Skiing, sleigh rides, snowmobiling, shopping and spa will keep you busy having fun.
Transportation Available: Steamboat offers free off-site parking. Free shuttle buses run continuously from the "Knoll" lot between 8:00am-5:00pm each day. Free shuttle buses run continuously from the "Meadows" lot between 6:00am-10:00pm.
Awards: Kids' Vacation Center Ranked #1 in Family Programs by Ski Magazine and Rated Top Ten "Kid Friendly Winter Vacation Getaway" by Sports Illustrated for Kids.