Steamboat is a Wild West ranching town. The old town and the mountain village are three miles apart, with a regular free shuttle service bridging the gap.
The bars and restaurants around the base provide Steamboat's most lively après, with the Slopeside Grill particularly popular, though if you are looking for a night of live music then head down to the Tugboat. The old town of Steamboat just a short bus ride away provides more choice and the 8th Street Steakhouse is great for big social groups.
Cat skiing, ice skating and snowmobiling are also available to create the perfect mix off the slopes. A 'must' is a visit to Strawberry Park Hot springs - three natural hot pools in a beautiful woodland setting, only eight miles from Steamboat itself, offering the perfect way to relax tired limbs.