The Steamboat beginner skiing is ideal for those with an adventurous nature. The beginner trails are spread out throughout the Steamboat’s 2,965 acres, allowing beginners to explore the whole mountain and take in the gorgeous Rocky Mountain views. Plus with gentle slopes and a wide, open perfect “learn to ski” zone first timers will have ball picking up the sport at Steamboat.
First timers, or never evers, will spend most their time at the base area, on or around the Preview Lift, there they’ll learn the basics like how to make a wedge turn, stop and ride the chair lift. Once they have nailed those important techniques down, beginner skiers at Steamboat have tons of terrain options, with nearly 14-percent of the mountain catering to them. Thunderhead Express and Burgess Creek Lift provides the most beginner terrain access, allowing skiers to get several runs in. More experienced beginner skiers have several great, sustained green circle trails to choose from; like Right-O-Way, which brings skiers back to the base, or Sundial to Broadway, allowing skiers to navigate a good chuck of the entire mountain on gentle, friendly slopes. Why Not from the top of Burgess Creek offers beginners a fun, easy switchback trail, which meanders through an aspen forest.
From private clinics for children through adults, to Burton’s “Learn To Ride” snowboard program, Steamboat Ski School can offer a learning experience to fit any beginners needs and interests. Steamboat Ski School also offers guaranteed success, if beginners aren’t skiing on green circle runs after their lesson; the next lessons are free until they reach that level.