Steamboat Springs, the land of milk and honey for many of us who are fortunate enough to call it home. The community is something of legends and the natural environment lends itself perfectly to the adventurer at heart. Of course, one of the crown jewels of our beloved valley is in fact the ski mountain. Truth be told, Steamboat is a quintessential mountain town with a whole lot of heart and awesome powder to boot.


Now that I have two kids of my own, I have come to appreciate the need for family-friendly options. Getting my kids skiing at first seemed daunting. But, I believe skiing can be a family affair and wanted to share my love of the sport with my kiddos. There are definitely days where it feels like a heroic effort to get everyone and everything together but thankfully Steamboat offers some great support. Whether it’s the ease of getting to the slopes, beginner terrain, or overall kid-friendly options, Steamboat has it.

Free City Bus
The free bus is a great option for easy travel to and from the mountain. There are a few route options throughout town.
For more information: FREE BUS

Red Wagons
Upon arrival at the Transit Center, the red wagons are a welcome site to parents and kids alike. It’s a fun and easy way to transport gear and your little ones to the base area.

Kids Ski Free
One of the best perks for families is this option!
Kids 12 and under ski free with the purchase a 5-or-more day adult lift ticket.

Kids Lessons
Steamboat offers the Snowsports Ski School to get your kids lessons on the mountain. There is also the Kids Vacation Center for a more inclusive experience.

Kid Friendly Trails
Steamboat has a wide range of family friendly terrain. With the magic carpet, Preview or a trip up the gondola there are plenty of beginner, intermediate options available for everyone’s comfort level. A few of our favorites are, Why Not, Tomahawk, Baby Powder & Cub.
Trail Info

Hope these tips help you enjoy the awesome place we call home.
Enjoy the slopes!
-Caroline