For so many of us, 2020 proved to be a year we’re looking forward to leaving behind. The arrival of Covid-19 not only put a halt on travel plans but canceled celebrations, kept loved ones apart, and put healthcare systems worldwide to the test.
Nobody really got out of 2020 with a free pass, which makes the fact New Years in Steamboat Springs is just around the corner even more inviting! This year, perhaps more than ever before, it’s important to look ahead with hope as we leave the stresses of the past 12 months behind—even if just for a moment. When you’re looking for a place to ring in the New Year that offers plenty of space, fresh air, scenery, and pace to social distance while still enjoying time with loved ones, Steamboat Springs checks every box.
A Place to Celebrate and Play
When it’s time to make New Year’s the highlight of your year, Steamboat Springs offers the landscape and mountain-town options to make it happen. Between the soaring mountain peaks, sprawling valleys, and many options for exploration, it’s impossible to run out of things to do when you’re here over the holidays.
Spend Time Snowshoeing
Steamboat Springs is home to a vast collection of mountain trails that call to hikers in the summer months and become ideal routes for snowshoeing in the winter! When you find yourself here over New Year’s, strapping on snowshoes and hitting the trails is a great way to admire the landscape at your own pace while participating in the winter fun that makes this destination so one of a kind. This is a great activity if your holiday plans involve the entire family and you’re looking for something that caters to travelers of all ages that burns some energy as well!
Rent a Snowmobile and Hit the Trails
Those who look for more high-speed activities to top off their holiday plans will want to rent a snowmobile while they’re in town and hit the trails in alpine style. Options are available in Steamboat Springs to rent gear independently or book guided experiences where you can explore the backcountry alongside a knowledgeable guide.
Ski, Ski, and Ski Some More
Steamboat Springs is known as Ski Town USA after all, so it can’t be overlooked that this is a holiday destination designed by nature for downhill thrills. The Steamboat Ski Resort sits at Mt. Werner Circle and offers guests a seemingly endless number of options when it comes to slopes to enjoy and lifts to get you to the many summits. Steamboat constitutes an entire mountain range, so it comes as no surprise that guests find they can spend plenty of time exploring the terrain and testing their skills when the fresh powder falls. If you’re looking for an amazing view, make sure to ride the Gondola which offers sweeping vistas that are truly unsurpassed and worth your time to witness for yourself.
Take Time to Photograph the Experience
Someday, it’s highly likely you’ll want to look back with pride on how your trip to Steamboat Springs managed to put a good ending on 2020. That’s why it would be worth your while to plan on taking a leisurely photo tour while you’re in town to capture the highlights of the destination and experience. Bundling up and strolling along the Yampa Core Trail is a good place to start. This trail acts as a comprehensive pathway through some of Steamboat’s most iconic destinations and puts you in touch with nature and wildlife too!
Don’t Forget to Relax in the Hot Springs
When time out and about has left you longing to relax over New Year’s, a trip to, and dip in the hot springs is a must. Whether you head to Old Town Hot Springs which has graced the area for over 100 years or decide to travel to Strawberry Park Hot Springs a bit more off the beaten path, you’ll find a relaxing and one-of-a-kind experience waiting for you.
Settle into Mountain Style Holiday Accommodations
While the outdoor options are many, so is the opportunity to settle into mountain style this New Year’s in Steamboat Springs. Consider the many benefits of simply booking into a luxurious vacation rental where you can customize your stay with the inclusion of a fireplace, full kitchen, plush bedrooms, and tasteful furnishings paired with cathedral windows to highlight a fantastic view. Booking a ski-in, ski-out option is ideal for those travelers who want to balance their holiday both indoors and out.
There’s no reason to wait when you’re ready to explore Steamboat Springs. Reach out to Elevated Properties when your travel plans bring you this way so we can get you settled into the luxurious mountain accommodations you deserve. We can’t wait to see you in Steamboat Springs soon!