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Steamboat ski in/ski out recommendations

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
Hey all --

Been awhile since I've been to Steamboat and was looking for some reasonably priced recommendations as to ski-in ski-out hotels and condos at Steamboat. I'd say that the ability to ski to and from the place would be the top priority, although wouldn't mind a decent place as well. Any suggestions? I've looked at Storm Meadows at Christie, the Sheraton, Steamboat Grand (short walk as I understand it)? The latter 2 are probably on the upper end of the budget though.

Thanks
Chris
post #2 of 12
I would say the distance of the walk from the Grand depends on where your room is. The Grand is a big place and the walk from one end to the other is about as long (or longer?) than the walk from the door leading outside to the ski storage place in the "village" that they have for people staying at the Grand. You can wear your street boots, carry your ski boots and change into them in the room where you pick up your skis. There are no lockers for non-owners, so I just hung my boots up as high as possible on the racks they store the ski boots on. Once you get your ski boots on, then it's more walking to the gondola. It was a pain, but I got used it. And for some reason I didn't hate it as much as the walk from the shuttle drop-off to the gondola at Keystone. I always left my skis with them in the afternoon, but took my ski boots back to the room with me. When you check into the Grand, they will take your skis over to the storage room that evening. Your last day, they will bring the skis back over by around 8:00 that evening, I think. The package we got last January was less expensive than the Sheraton. The Sheraton is at the base, so I wouldn't really think of it as true ski-in ski-out either. Very flat if you try to ski to the gondola.

Not ski-in, but The Ranch at Steamboat was recommended to me. Good value.
post #3 of 12
Stayed at the Sheraton a few years back. Nice place. The rooms are kind of small. The hot tubs were nice. Ski storage on ground level. You have to walk about 100 yards to the gondola but otherwise it is central to the shops and restaurants at the resort. Depending on time of year that you go, you might be able to get a ski/stay package that's not too bad.
post #4 of 12
Thread Starter 
Yeah, I've heard all different things about the Grand. Steamboat Sheraton looks like a good location, but kinda pricy. Found a decent ski/stay/breakfast package there though. I'd love to find a condo that was ski in ski out, but they all either seem to be extremely expensive, or not updated since 1975, and nothing really in between.
post #5 of 12

Thunderhead

I stayed at the Thunderlead Lodge last February and will again sometime this winter. The hotel/condos are clean, reasonably priced and I enjoyed the savings. Hot tub was good, wireless internet business center, restaurant on site.

Put my ski boots on in my room, walked down hall, downstairs to ski lockers, out back door to slope. Thirty second run down to gondy base. Ski right back to same door at end of day.

Easy walking distance to breakfast, numerous dinner restaurants and adult beverage establishments. Ski Times Square is a fifteen minute free bus ride to anything in town. Car is unnecessary, I just took the shuttle from the airport and had a great time.
post #6 of 12
I really liked the Ptarmigan Inn when we stayed there. Truly ski in/ski out, the slope is right outside your door. Nice restaurant for breakfast overlooking the slopes, with a lounge and all the creature comforts, including a ski shop on the premises. Rooms are clean, comfortable, and good sized. Probably falls into the moderate price range. One thing I liked about it was that it was located up the hill aways, so you were separated from the base area sprawl and noise. If I was going with a bunch of guys, there are cheaper places to stay at the base, but if you're going with the wife/girlfriend and family, it really makes for a cozy, peaceful place to stay.
post #7 of 12
Go to VRBO.com and check out Steamboat.

There are many at various price ranges and locations around and ski in ski out too.
post #8 of 12
Try these links out.
Not all ski in ski out, but some nice condos to be had for less.

http://www.condosinsteamboat.com/

http://www.coloradomountainrentals.c...ilRunHaney.htm

We booked a 3 br for 230 p/night in Feb.
post #9 of 12
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Originally Posted by Mac View Post
I really liked the Ptarmigan Inn when we stayed there. Truly ski in/ski out, the slope is right outside your door. Nice restaurant for breakfast overlooking the slopes, with a lounge and all the creature comforts, including a ski shop on the premises. Rooms are clean, comfortable, and good sized. Probably falls into the moderate price range. One thing I liked about it was that it was located up the hill aways, so you were separated from the base area sprawl and noise. If I was going with a bunch of guys, there are cheaper places to stay at the base, but if you're going with the wife/girlfriend and family, it really makes for a cozy, peaceful place to stay.
Agree with Mac. If you are going to go the hotel route then Ptarmigan Inn (Best Western) is the place for ski in/out. If you want a nice studio or larger condo then the Ptarmigan House (not affiliated with the Inn) is right next door. I stayed there 2 yrs ago and can vouch for it. Both are just uphill from the Gondola

As has already been stated Thunderhead Lodge is also ski in/out and has both condo & hotel rooms. It is on the other side of the base area from the gondola, but is also close to a nice bar for apres-ski beverages.
post #10 of 12
It seems as though everybody likes something different... Here's my 2 cents:

I've stayed twice at Storm Meadows at Christie Base with my wife and son. Both times we've had a 1-bedroom with fireplace and balcony. Very nice! Not gucci, but nice. We would do it again in a heartbeat. If you decide to stay there, try to insist in your reservation that you want to stay in the building farthest UP the hill. If you don't stay there, you'll be walking a bit to get to the slopes.
post #11 of 12
we are booked to stay in steamboat grand over christmas, so depending when u are planning to go I can let you know what I think when i get back. I am from Uk so is a long way for us to come so we are kinda hoping that it will be nice and as we are 2 adults and 3 children the cost is a bit high, but at least my kids will see snow for the first time on christmas day!
post #12 of 12
I've also stayed at Thunderhead (ski in/ski out). As I recall the price was right and the rooms were clean. Only negative was that the property was older and a walk down to the ski lockers might involve multiple small sets of stairs. Overall, the place was a bargain and the location was great.

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I stayed at the Thunderlead Lodge last February and will again sometime this winter. The hotel/condos are clean, reasonably priced and I enjoyed the savings. Hot tub was good, wireless internet business center, restaurant on site.
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