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Where to Apres at Steamboat?

post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 
I'm so bummed, leaving the 4 feet of snow up Killington and headed to SB tomorrow. Where will I find best Apres ski and nightlife?
post #2 of 21
I'd stick to the base for apres--Slopeside and Bear River are good choices right next to the slopes. Tugboat is another option for apres and/or late night.

If you want to head downtown, I'd recommend Mahagony Ridge for microbrews.

Hate to say it, but the nightlife will also be a letdown coming from Killington, but you'll never be at a loss to find a drink.
post #3 of 21
Thanks for the info.....going to Steamboat in March. Of course, my apres will be driving home 90 miles to the east. I may be driving with a DUTCH brewed Heineken
post #4 of 21
I can't remember the name of the place, but there was a bar in town that had like 40+ beers on tap. They also had hard cider on tap. MMM-mmm-good!
post #5 of 21
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I can't remember the name of the place, but there was a bar in town that had like 40+ beers on tap. They also had hard cider on tap. MMM-mmm-good!

What????? With a tease like that, you can't remember the name???
post #6 of 21
Check out Ghost Ranch Saloon, I think it's around 6-8th on the Yampa side. Pretty sure it's on 8th.
post #7 of 21
slopeside
post #8 of 21
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What????? With a tease like that, you can't remember the name???
 

ok ok - I did some searching. There's a place called The Tap House tha has 21 beers on tap that might be it. It's been a long time. Some of those taps coulda dried up.

 

Try this link for steamboat dining info.

 

post #9 of 21
 I would recommend Slopeside if your looking to be right on the slopes or TapHouse downtown.
post #10 of 21
Slopeside is great when the weather is good and you can sit outside.  As of Saturday they had an ice bar with an ice "ski jump" which they poured shots through.  I personally like the Gondola pub for its nachos and memorabilia on the wall.  Tugboat is classic and has been there forever.
post #11 of 21
Thread Starter 
Thanks all. Still here, snow is good. We got 6 inches on Sunday night I think. Monday was great skiing. Tons to jib off and there are some steep runs here. Went to Vail yesterday. Can't help but think its over rated. Great village and a lot of good terrain but moet of the terrain are featureless bowls.
Apres rocks at Vail. Steamboat is middle of the road at best.
post #12 of 21
They were setting up the ice bar the day before we left. Pretty cool.

If you like the steeps I had a good time on East Face and Chutes 2 & 3. My son liked it too. Not too tough but fun. The snow was great in there. We watched some dude ragdoll down one of the chutes swearing at his buddy the hole way. I think it was Chute 1 but I'm not sure. It was right next to the rope for the rocks. Pretty narrow and scraped off. A real yard sale. I'm not sure if he hit a rock and lost it or if he just wasn't any good. The only bad part was the runout from East Face is long and flat.
post #13 of 21
Sounds like Chute 1, its on the skiers right side, next to deso's Descente (which I like) Chute 1 is not very wide at the top.

Ski=Free- yup, its a playground and despite what you read (including here) there are plenty of steep shots, not uber steep but plenty steep. AND yes, open bowls are fun for a while but, give me the stuff we have at the boat!. 
post #14 of 21
Finn, Deso's Descent is Chute 1, they are the exact same trail, ie the name of the trail is "Chute 1 - Deso's Descent"... yes, the trail map doesn't really make this clear.  The "Deso's Descent" part was just tagged onto Chute 1 in the 2000's to honor a kid who was killed in a car wreck... Chute 1/Deso's is the wider of the three and doesn't have any trees, Chute 2 is to skier's right with the narrower entrance and pretty treed, Chute 3 isn't really a chute, just a treed steep area.

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Sounds like Chute 1, its on the skiers right side, next to deso's Descente (which I like) Chute 1 is not very wide at the top.

Ski=Free- yup, its a playground and despite what you read (including here) there are plenty of steep shots, not uber steep but plenty steep. AND yes, open bowls are fun for a while but, give me the stuff we have at the boat!. 
post #15 of 21
Thread Starter 
We got some fresh again yesterday. What a fun place! No crap your pants steep terrain but some tight trees with steepness to make it fun. Maybe the best stuff are the runout trees with a place to jib every few feet.
Some really good drops too! They aren't right under the lift so you have to look for them but that just keeps them fresh.

Terrian and snow wise I give it an 8.5
Night life I give a N/A
Seriously makes Snowbird look lively.
post #16 of 21
Out of curiousity ski-free, where did you go at night?  Yeah it's no whistler or even vail here, but usually you can find some decent night-life with live bands at some of the places downtown (Ghost Ranch, Old Town Pub, Mahoghany to name a few).  Weekdays there is never much going on (especially when it's slow like it was this week), but on weekends you can usually find a good time at some of the downtown bars.
post #17 of 21
Tam, I was told that Deso's is the immediate skiers left along side of the chute? Go figure. I guess I have a lot to learn. 
post #18 of 21
It's a common mistake, the trail map makes it look like that they are two different runs, but yeah... Chute 1 = Deso's.  The area you refer to (treed area skiers left of Chute 1, far skiers right of Ridge along the ropeline) is really just part of The Ridge...The Ridge is essentially everything between the Chute 1 ropeline and Crowtrack.

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Tam, I was told that Deso's is the immediate skiers left along side of the chute? Go figure. I guess I have a lot to learn. 
post #19 of 21
thanks Bro' Are you up for making some turns with a gaper like me sometimes between the 17-26th?  I will buy beer......
post #20 of 21
Finn, I'll be around for some skiing then, definitely have to meet up for some runs.  Oh, and just FYI, not a bro, I'm a 'sis'... or would the female version be a 'bra'?  
post #21 of 21
My apologies for being so sexist!

I'll Pm' ya with contact info. 
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