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Ski Steamboat Springs: Colorado’s Champagne Powder Dream Of Family Fun

While the rest of the country is in a panic over the snow, here in Colorado we are doing backflips. One Colorado resort in particular, Steamboat Springs Ski Area, saw 17 inches in less than 24 hours and surpassed the 200-inch mark two months earlier than last year!

Spend a weekend in Steamboat Springs and you’ll realize that the easy 3-hour drive from Denver is much closer than we Denver-ites think. The trademarked “champagne snow” and true western heritage have made Steamboat a hot spot for vacationers from all over the world. Coloradans love the dry snow and because Steamboat is less crowded than many other resorts, visitors experience shorter lift lines and more mountain time.

This not-so-sleepy little town is buzzing with plenty to keep a family busy. The Kids Ski Free program is only one of the many reasons Steamboat has appeared on a number of best family friendly resort lists.

Kids On The Mountain

We brought our daughter Katherine (5) to the newly expanded Kids Vacation Center (KVC), where we were greeted by