Insider Tips on Winter in Steamboat Springs

As the leaves start to turn, you may be thinking about your next winter getaway, which might include a trip to Steamboat Springs, Colorado and The Home Ranch, Relais & Chateaux.

Let your ultimate outdoor adventure begin this winter at The Home Ranch, located just outside of Steamboat Springs! The luxury guest ranch resort allows you to get a close look at the stunning Colorado mountains as your all-inclusive winter vacation playground. At The Home Ranch, there are plenty of winter activities to keep you busy and smiling!

Steamboat Springs is home to Winter Olympians, a world-class winter playground and is an easy three-hour drive from the Denver area. Steamboat and The Home Ranch have co-existed and complimented each other since the 1980s. What makes this so special is the opportunity to stay at and experience an authentic, off-the-beaten path luxury guest ranch, while also being able to engage with the Steamboat Springs community.

Winter happenings in Steamboat:

Fish Creek Falls

Night Skiing

Hot Air Ballooning

Hot Springs

Steamboat Winter Carnival

See a full line-up of the Top 10 Things to Do In Winter

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Here are the top things to do on-ranch during the winter.

Horseback Riding

At The Home Ranch, authentic horsemanship is important, which means that horseback riding isn’t just a summer activity! Have a relaxing walk with the horse assigned to you for the week and enjoy the picturesque snowy mountains as your backdrop, or enjoy a relaxing sleigh ride with your friends and family.

Winter Tubing

Have a blast in the snow with the family-favorite, winter tubing! The Home Ranch is home to one of the county’s best tubing hills, which means you’re only seconds from a fun afternoon. We have all the equipment needed, making it simple for kids and adults alike to participate. Without a doubt, you’ll find yourself shouting, “just one more time!”

Cross-Country Skiing

The locals will tell you that cross-country skiing is a must when you visit Steamboat Springs! The sport combines just the right amount of physical activity with the unmatched experience of gliding through fresh snow amidst the beautiful Colorado outdoors. Even better, cross-country skiing is available right from The Home Ranch! Whether you’re a novice or an expert on cross-country skiing, we have everything you need along with a variety of trails to enjoy.

Backcountry Skiing?

If you’re up for a little more adventure during the winter months in Steamboat Springs, backcountry skiing has to make it on your list! Climb through fresh snow, explore the Colorado mountains, and then reward yourself with a ski session down hills covered with fresh powder, all right outside your door at The Home Ranch.


Slow it down a little with a leisurely walk around the snow-dusted ranch with snowshoes strapped to your boots! Snowshoeing doesn’t require experience, so it’s perfect for the whole family. Our guides will take you through a variety of trails that showcase the unforgettable backcountry that Steamboat Springs and all of Colorado is known for.

Come in time for one of our many winter events, which include Colorado Winter & Whiskey, Christmas Week, and more! Learn about the many activities available during the winter (and year-round) at The Home Ranch by clicking here.

Back Country Skiing