Pros: many powder days, large and uncrowded
Cons: no challenging terrain for experts, no bowls above treeline
Steamboat is known for its powder and we certainly got our dose during the week that we were there. They dont groom the mountain on powder days, except for the green runs, so there is plenty for everyone. The mountain is well managed and uncrowded. Do not recall any lift lines. It is off the beaten path of the I-70 corridor, so it does not get any day trippers from Denver or weekend skiers.
The only shortcoming is the lack of expert terrain and steeps. They are some real short steep runs near the top but not enough to keep a terrain hog interested. Although on fresh snow days almost any terrain is fun to ski; there is plenty of single black off-piste, trees, etc.