Feb 05, 2021 / TRAVEL / BUYING

Four reasons to buy a ski property in Steamboat Springs

Where might your next move be? Whether a trip to the mountains seems like a distant dream or holds some real possibility, there’s no doubt that the appeal of living somewhere that you can indulge your favourite things without the worry of travel restrictions is growing strong.

Remote working means dreams of mountain living are looking more and more possible. It’s not all about skiing of course and finding a ski property where you can live and work takes care and a little time. Using a ski property portal like SnowOnly means access to thousands of mountain properties, as well as plenty of tools to help you discover your perfect home including our resort guides and property alerts.

Why make the move to Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs needs little introduction as a resort - it’s not known as Ski Town USA for nothing. With 165km of superb runs, high altitude and the legendary Champagne Powder Snow® it’s one of the most loved ski towns in the states.

Is Steamboat a great place to live though? We think so - there's a wealth of activities all year round, a strong community scene and some of the best schooling in Colorado, as well as outstanding ski fields.

Read on to discover four reasons your next move could be to buy a ski property in Steamboat Springs.

Owning ski property in Steamboat means hikes, bikes, and slopes

Steamboat describes itself as having “a little bit of everything”. Winter is all about skiing, be it breathtaking black runs, superb tree skiing or honing your skills on the green and red runs, Howelson ski area is something special. Away from the slopes you can enjoy snowshoe hikes, dog sledding and sleigh rides as well simply drinking in the beauty of the Rockies. This is a town that lives for the mountains.

Spring, summer and early fall are all about enjoying hikes on family friendly routes along the Yampa River, or taking on the challenge of the trails in the Zirkel Wilderness. If you prefer to experience the clear mountain air from two wheels, hop on your bike to take on the downhill runs of Steamboat Bike Park or challenging gravel biking adventures.

When you’ve sated your need for an adrenaline rush,there’s hot springs to relax in as well as places to admire like Fish Creek Falls. Water sports enthusiasts will relish the opportunity for paddle boarding, water skiing and tubing through spring and summer, and you’ll even find a beach at nearby Burgess Creek. If you love the idea of spending your days in the great outdoors then a property like this stunning 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom home on Giant Sky Ranch could be ideal.

Having a ski property in Steamboat means living somewhere all the family will enjoy

Moving home is tough, and if you’ve a family to consider you want to be sure you’re making decisions that will work for everyone. Steamboat has high ranking schools, dozens of parks and sports fields as well as superb child focused ski facilities like Rabbit Ears and Maverick Terrain parks. Throw in locals with a reputation for being warm and welcoming and beautiful family homes like this 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom house, complete with its own barn, and it's clear Steamboat has appeal for every member of the family.

Ski property meets country lifestyle

Buying ski property in Steamboat means being part of a thriving urban scene

Being a working town means Steamboat holds as much appeal for its community as it does for its visitors. You’ll find a great range of places to eat like Aurum Food and Wine, offering a blend of comfort food and global flavours, or Mountain Tap Brewery where you can pick up a pizza along with some stupendous craft beer, brewed right on site. There’s fine dining, family spots and everything in between, and the best bit is you’re as likely to find yourself eating breakfast alongside a cowboy as you are a tourist.

As well as superb social spots, Steamboat has a fantastic arts scene. Artists, musicians, poets and actors have all made a home here. Whether you’re looking to take part or just enjoy the various productions and galleries, Steamboat is a vibrant arts hub. There are a number of great homes in downtown, like this two bedroom three bathroom house, so the verve and vigour of the arts scene could be right on your doorstep. Steamboat Creates is a great way to find out about events, classes and get an insight into everything this mountain town has to offer.

Mountain life and old west vibes literally side by side at the Winter Carnival

Living in a ski property in Steamboat means sharing in the culture of the Old West

Purpose built resorts have their charms, but if you prefer a home with a sense of history and a solid community outside ski season, Steamboat could be just what you need. Ranching heritage, a downtown area peppered with early twentieth century buildings, and villages like nearby Hahn’s peak create the sense of heritage and community that make Steamboat standout.

If the idea of being part of a real working community appeals, but you still need to have that sense of retreat, then a home like this beautiful 4 bedroom property in the sought after Dakota Ridge area may be perfect. Tucked away in 2.7 acres, yet just a few minutes from downtown, it really does offer the best of both worlds.

Mountain views from this ski property in Dakota Ridge

Four reasons to buy a ski property in Steamboat Springs

So there you have it, four fantastic reasons to make a home in Steamboat Springs. Throw in the fact that it’s incredibly well connected (the town has its own airport), alongside the clean mountain air and breathtaking beauty of the Rockies and the appeal grows even more.

To find out more about moving to Steamboat you can request a relocation guide from the official Steamboat Springs website, and visiting our property portal means access to some of the best ski property in Steamboat Springs.