Steamboat’s Top Ten Blue Runs
Steamboat Resort has a wide variety of terrain to accommodate beginner skiers and riders as well as experts seeking out more extreme terrain. It’s a great mountain for families with young kids or for a group of advanced skiers and riders alike. Somewhere in between the two is terrain for both, which comes in the form of a blue square.
With a five year-old and an eight year-old, I find that I currently spend more time on some of Steamboat’s blue runs when we ski together as a family. Accessible from Thunderhead Express, the Gondola, Storm Peak Express, Morningside Lift, Sundown Express, Sunshine Express and Four Points Lift (depending on the trail), here is my list of Steamboat’s Top Ten Blue Runs:
- Rainbow to Moonlight
- Buddy’s Run
- Heavenly Daze
- High Noon
- Sunshine Lift Line
- Over Easy
- Lower Concentration
The photos below were not taken today but do capture some of my top ten blue runs in Steamboat on a groomer day. With a lack of recent snowfall, sticking to these groomed runs is highly recommended at the moment, as is perfecting your snow dance. While Steamboat still has a solid base and these blue runs are still in great shape, a powder day or two (or more) is certainly something we’re all hoping for.
Steamboat’s blue runs offer a challenge to beginner/intermediate skiers and riders while still providing fun, smooth and fast turns for the more advanced. If you enjoy skiing blue runs at Steamboat Resort, these top ten are always groomed and are a must in my book!
Ski and ride with care and have a great day on the mountain!
Erin Campbell, Alpine Skier & Snowboarder