What do you get when you add 18 lifts, 165 trails, and 2,965 acres together? The beginning of a perfect Family Ski Day at Steamboat Resort, Colorado! Also known as “Ski Town, USA.”

When our family drove into Steamboat last winter, it was dumping snow and had been for quite some time. The drifts were piled high alongside the road and twinkling lights of Steamboat welcomed us on. The following morning was a ski day to remember. Skiing the slopes of Steamboat for the first time ever with just perfect conditions. A bluebird powder day! Finding the stashes of untracked in the trees that Steamboat is known for. Truly a day we will never forget.

Steamboat, Colorado is a tried and true “mountain town” that has a long lineage of American West history. It’s also home to one of the biggest ski mountains in the country, Steamboat Resort, coming in at a whopping 2,965 acres of terrain across an entire range of mountains. We’ve already experienced the community in Steamboat; it’s real, genuine, and downright friendly. This only adds to our excitement as we host a Family Ski Day there on Saturday, February 9, 2019. RSVP and join us on the hill!

Our purpose & mission: Share the Steamboat Dream.”

– Steamboat Website

For those of you who’ve been following along on our Season #1 Winter Tour, you already know that, for our family, it’s hard to have a “bad day” skiing.

The resorts we’ve visited thus far have all been amazing and unique in their own ways. But when you look at Steamboat on paper, the numbers alone are enough to make any snowsport enthusiast want to put this resort at the top of their ski destination bucket list…

  • 46 powder days last season
  • 2,965 skiable acres
  • And helped produce 98 Olympians (that’s more than any other town in the United States!)

And, for the kid in all of us, Steamboat Resort opened the longest coaster in North America last season, the Outlaw Mountain Coaster, located just above Gondola Square.

Steamboat prides themselves as being an exceedingly family-friendly mountain resort. In fact, many articles we came across online favored Steamboat for being a skiing family favorite with ample opportunities to get first access to some fresh powder or perfectly groomed corduroy.

During the day, we’ve scheduled out three potential meetup opportunities:

  • #1 Morning Meetup: Storm Peak Express or Four Points Chairs
  • #2 Lunch Meetup: Gondola Square
  • #3 Afternoon Meetup: Pony Express
Steamboat Resort Family Ski Day - Save Your Spot - The Big Ski Family

Join us as we “rock the boat” and host another Family Ski Day at Steamboat! RSVP (it’s free to join us!), buy your lift tickets or Ikon Pass, and meet up with us for another epic day or skiing. If you see us rat packing in our neon snowsuits, stop us and say hi! Meeting all of the different people at the different resorts we’ve been skiing at is what’s made our Season #1 Winter Tour so memorable. We’d love to meet you, snap a quick photo for the ‘gram, and burn a few turns with you!

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We're the Johnsons! Two parents and 11 kids on a mission to introduce 1 million families to the joys of skiing together as a family. 🎿

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