Wake offers full-day, half-day, and sunset tours on a World Championship wake boarding boat. From beginning water skiing to advanced hydrafoil, this team is ready to help you have a blast on the wake. Activities include, but notwithstanding to, wake surfing, water skiing, and tubing.
Saddleback Ranch gives you the opportunity to feel like a cowboy for a day, or at least for a few hours. They offer horseback rides all year long, and sleigh rides, tubing, and snowmobile tours in the winter. In the summer, they offer cattle drives, wagon rides, and ATV tours.
Enjoy the view and the ride down a 2,400 foot track as you carve through the landscape, sled-style, on Howelsen Hill - a must-visit location in Steamboat Springs if active family pursuits are what you're after. They provide helmets and have policies regarding the safety of small children.
For après-ski dining, there is hardly a better place than The Truffle Pig. The restaurant's location is superb (right next to the slopes), and the menu even features a special selection of snacks between 2 and 5pm. Dishes served are American classics that are casual with an edge, elegant without pretense.
Double Z is a restaurant and bar well-visited by locals, an establishment set a few blocks away from the main visitor strip. Pork, ribs, and pulled BBQ sandwiches are only some of the menu features. Great for both lunch and dinner. The bar menu is quite an extensive one, too.
For over 34 years, Harwigs has served fine French and New American cuisine (with somewhat of an Asian twist) with a focus on locally sourced, fresh ingredients. Their seasonal menu, extensive wine list and stellar service all make Harwigs a great choice when it comes to dining in town.
With 8th Street, think American steakhouse meets Japanese hibachi, except you grill your own food. Don't think it's all gimmick, though, as this steakhouse only serves choice cuts of meat. The experience grilling may turn out to be an unexpected fun bonus activity for the whole family.
Fine dining suited to all tastes is served throughout the day at the Steamboat Grand's main restaurant. Craft dishes span even vegetarian and gluten-free selections. The restaurant's location a few steps away from the slopes makes it an excellent choice for those too exhausted to make it to town.
The upscale Cafe Diva is a dining option for those who don't mind splurging - food quality has proven to be consistently high throughout the years, forging the restaurant quite a following of return customers. Cuisine served is modern American, featuring dishes such as divers scallops, Colorado lamb, and others.
The name says it all. At Freshies, everything is prepared fresh. The pancakes are rather popular, and multiple dishes are available to diners on meat- and/or gluten-free diets. Two separate menus are offered for breakfast and lunch, both featuring extensive lists of hearty international specialties.
Ask the locals where you should eat and they will tell you Winona's, no matter what time of day. They will also tell you to make sure you try the cinnamon rolls - these enjoy a wide popularity and (as of time of writing) one is offered free of charge to those who check-in at the cafe.
While small and simple, The Shack isn't shabby. Breakfast is served all day (until closing at 2pm, that is). Menu offerings are hearty (if a bit old-fashioned) American classics, and the establishment especially prides itself on its home-made jams that come in a variety of flavours.
Classic Irish favorites feature on this establishment's simple menu. As for nightlife, enjoy McKnights' loft, complete with darts, ping-pong, billiards, and plenty of lounge room. The establishment also hosts open mic nights for those willing to try a hand at performing.
Its brick oven pizza and great drinks, including a varied beer selection, are the Slopeside Grill's claim to fame - apart from its fabled outdoor seating area easily accessible to skiers. Live music is played on Thursdays and Fridays (3-6pm). Late-night happy hour with special deals on beer and pizza 10pm-12am.
The Mahogany Ridge Brewery & Grill is a gastropub, which features its own handcrafted microbrews and classic pub favorites with a personal touch. They're incredibly knowledgeable about a wide range of brews, so you're sure to learn something new while indulging in great beer.
A restaurant and music venue, this Old West saloon is a place to start and end your night. Enjoy live entertainment or host your own event assisted by the staff. There is an outdoor walk-up bar that operates until 1am, and the inside space featuring multiple lounges and a dance floor can accommodate up to 450 guests.
Thunderhead Red's is a comfortable, relaxing place to grab an afternoon drink and a snack from their menu of appetizers. There are TVs, so you won't miss any of the big games either. The bar offers panoramic views over the slopes. Mind that the establishment only operates until 3.30pm.
While Steamboat Springs has a small airport (Bob Adams Field), the main hub for the area is Yampa Valley Regional Airport which is west of the city by approximately 25 miles. Hire or rent a car to get to town, or use one of the shuttle bus services available at arrival (Go Alpine and Storm Mountain Express are two companies offering those).