With 44-percent of Steamboat’s 2,965 acres pigeonholed as “expert,” advanced to extreme skiers will find terrain to suit their skiing needs. Steamboat is renowned for its glade skiing and deep powder, so be sure to hop in the trees as much as possible. Like its beginner and intermediate terrain, the Steamboat expert skiing intermingles with easier terrain, which is great for giving tired legs a break or warming up first thing in the morning.
A great way to warm up the legs, is to head up the Gondola and cut over to the Sundown Express via Spur Run. Then take Sundown Express up. There you have several expert world-class trails, like Kuu’s Cruise, Sundown Liftline, or Three O’Clock. Once you’re legs are rearing to go, try Twilight, a fun gladed run that stays cold and well preserved days after a snow storm. Once you’ve had enough take Dawn over to Rainbow and take the Storm Peak Express Up. All the trails off of this lift are long, and challenging, an expert skier’s slice of heaven. From here you can either stay on the front side of the mountain or drop over the ridge into Morningside Park, where you’ll find bowl-like skiing with scattered trees. Don’t Miss Wake Up Call on looker’s right side of Morningside Park. If you stay on the frontside, either drop into Storm Peak North or South, which is essentially a mini bowl. Or if you’re looking to get extreme head towards Chute 1-3 or even further along the ridgeline to Christmastree Bowl. This area is also accessed from the top of Morningside Lift. In this area you’ll find steep glades, and incredible powder skiing days after snowstorms.