Saturday, February 7, 2015

Snowboarding in Steamboat Springs

Last weekend, Zack and I used some of his hotel points to enjoy a few days snowboarding in the beautiful town of Steamboat Springs, which is about three hours away from Denver. Back on Labor Day weekend, we purchased a 3-day pass to this ski resort, not knowing how perfect the timing would be for one of our last weekends away as just us two. Well, three if you include Molly, because it was a dog-friendly hotel!

We had an awesome time. The hotel was right next to the gondola, so we could walk out the doors and be on the slopes. After snowboarding, we could soak in the rooftop hot tubs while watching other riders tackle the terrain park. We got in some night riding on Friday, enjoyed the freshly fallen snow on Saturday, and the sunshine-filled slopes on Sunday before driving home to watch the Super Bowl.

A couple of things throughout the weekend made us think of Shamrock. First of all, there was a yurt at the top of the mountain! Also, we saw groups of little kids taking ski lessons throughout the day, and it made us excited to get our boy out on the mountain with us, maybe even next winter.

Though it's excruciatingly hard to wait until we get to see Shamrock again, at least we are having fun together in the meanwhile!


  1. You will also be tasked with teaching Bryce how to ski/snowboard.