7. Steamboat Springs
Originally named Storm Mountain ski area, Steamboat Springs opened on January 12, 1963. The ski area has 169 designated trails spread over 2,965 acres. 14% are classified as beginner-level, 42% as intermediate, and 44% as advanced. It also contains the Mavericks Superpipe, one of the premier half-pipes in North America. There are also a few trails available for night skiing. Steamboat Springs is more than just a winter and skiing hotbed.
Every season offers unique and entertaining travel opportunities! But you’ll want to go, especially during winter, to ride the slopes of the ski resort, with its 165 runs and average 350 inches of annual snowfall, or relax in one of Steamboat’s famed hot springs, then cap off the day with a night out on the town.