Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Steamboat Champagne Powder Snow Contest

Guess the Snowfall Contest

Steamboat is having a contest. If you can guess the Total Snowfall this season you can win a Steamboat Vacation. Guess the number of inches of total snowfall that will be recorded at the Steamboat Resort mid-mountain measuring point for the 2013-2014 Season.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Get Fit for Ski Season

The season is about to start. Time to get in ready!

From Steamboat Today, we all remember our first day last year on the slopes. At the end of the day and we are back at the house, the muscles are really sore and the quick fix is to jump in the hot tub. Check out this article in the Steamboat Pilot and get ready for the season before your plane lands! Preparing now will help you avoid the pains and soreness but most importantly can help you avoid injury.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Winter Carnival - February 05-09, 2014

Join the festivities of the Steamboat Springs Winter Carnival February 05 through 09, 2014!

The Winter Carnival is organized by the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club (SSWSC) since it's inception 100 years ago. The Winter Carnival is the oldest continuous winter carnival west of the Mississippi. For more information about the carnival visit the Steamboat Springs Chamber of Commerce Website. Book your accommodations fast on our Steamboat Rockies Website.

Monday, November 4, 2013

10-15" of snow accumulation by Tuesday

The Steamboat Pilot says that "Steamboat residents could expect 10-15" of snow accumulation by Tuesday morning"

It seems like the last few posts have just been about the weather and ... you're right! We are excited to see so much snow so early. There is no guarantee that early snow will mean a lot of snow this winter but based on past history it's a pretty good indicator. We are so excited about the early snowfall that we are planning a quick trip in early December.
November is here and the resort travel agencies have ended their early booking discount so we decided to continue our "Early Booking Discount" until Black Friday November 29, 2013. Check out our calendar on our Steamboat Rockies web site to see if your dates are still available! Don't forget to mention this post to get the "Early Booking Discount".

Friday, November 1, 2013

Get Spook-tacular Savings on Steamboat Early Season

2 for 1 Boat Launch Passes

From our friend Dale in Colorado, he sent us this link to super deal on Steamboat Lift tickets. Check out Steamboat Resort quick, the deal ends soon.

Snowmaking Starts in Steamboat

Snow guns sit idol at the bottom of Steamboat Ski Area on Thursday afternoon. The ski area began making snow overnight Wednesday.

The Steamboat Pilot is reporting that the Steamboat Ski Resort started snow making operations today in preparation for opening day November 27, 2013. After a record breaking snowfall during the month of October, almost 40", the resort is getting ready for the new season.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Steamboat Springs Intro Video

Considering Steamboat as a travel destination this winter? From our friend Chad at, check out his video of Steamboat Springs.

Friday, October 25, 2013

We are on

Check out our new listing on

Take a look at our new listing on . If you are planning a trip to a ski destination check out all of their listings. Rentzie is a travel destination website dedicated to the ski and snowboard enthusiast. The are just starting out but the have a great selection of rental properties at most major resorts.
As a special welcome we are offering a 20% discount to anyone who books through rentzie this season. Certain limitation apply. Contact us for details

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Time is Running Out!

25% Discount Ends October 31, 2013

Just a friendly reminder to all our family and friends. Our Early Booking 25% discount ends on October 31, 2013. In order to receive the discount the booking must be paid in full by November 18, 2013. Check out our VRBO Calendar or our Steamboat Rockies Website. The days are filling up fast!

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Steamboat recieves more than 1 foot of fresh snowsnow!

Our friend Stacey sent us this picture from Steamboat looking out our back door.

Out our back door

Douglas Wipper shakes the snow from the tree in front of his home on Missouri Avenue on Friday morning. Residents woke up to several inches of snow that took a toll on trees and power lines.
From Steamboat Pilot
A city snowplow clears heavy snow off of Aspen Wood Lane early Friday morning.
From Steamboat Pilot
Winter is here and the time is now to start planning your trip. Check out our VRBO Calendar, it's filling up fast! Remember our 20% Early booking discount ends October 30, 2013.

Friday, October 4, 2013

October Events


October Calendar of Events

October has started out to be a cold month in Steamboat but it's still fall and there are a few events on the calendar. If you are visiting Steamboat this month check out what's coming up!

Color Run Creative
Downtown Steamboat is closed to traffic and filled with ghouls and goblins all participating in a safe Halloween, hosted by the merchants. This is one of the community's absolute favorite family events. Children and adults alike go all out on costumes, but costumes are not required to come down and watch. This is the place to see and be seen.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Winter Storm Warning for Steamboat

Winter Storm Warning

Steamboat is under a Winter Storm Warning until Friday Evening. While we are thrilled to see the snow coming so early, we are thinking of our friends and family in Steamboat and hope they stay warm the next few days.
The Weather Channel says that snow accumulations may be 5" to 10" or higher along north and northwest facing slopes and The Steamboat Springs area can expect 3" to 7" of snow accumulations.
Even our friends at Google issued a Winter Storm Warning. Let's hope this early start means lots of Champagne Powder this year.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Before the first snowfall

The Rockies Association has made some improvements to the Pool and Hot Tubs area. They added new tables, chairs and lounges and they have added beautiful annuals.


Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Monday, September 23, 2013

And the renovations continue

This update is more functional than beautiful.

The new living room looks make the condo very warm and inviting but many of our previous guests will appreciate the changes we have made to the guest bathroom. We have almost doubled the size of the shower. We were able to create the bigger shower by opening the voided space next to the shower and installing a new Kohler pre-fab shower system. In addition, we fixed the pocket door and installed a new  Kohler "Ecosense" Toilet.

The new shower is a full 48" wide and 36" deep with new fixtures and a raised shower head.

We also replaced the toilet in the master bathroom with another Kohler "Ecosense" toilet.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Our New Improvements

We have started our improvements to the Condo.

Lets start with or most significant. We have made major improvements to the living room. We installed a new, more efficient fireplace, mantle and hearth. We covered the adjacent wall with "tongue and groove" and finally we installed new carpet in the living room and dining room.

This is what it looked like last year:

This was what it looked like after the demo:

And this is the almost final product:

I noted it as almost the final reveal because we left before the carpet and the fireplace were installed so the picture doesn't show the final view. That photo will have to come later.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Plan Early - Save Lots

Save 20% by booking early!

It's that time of year. Everyone should be making their travel plans early. For those that do you can save 20%. If you book your 2013-2014 before August 31, 2013 we will guarantee the current rate plus give you 20% off.

Check it out by requesting a quote through our VRBO page . It doesn't cost anything to find out how affordable a trip to Steamboat could be. 

Sorry but we already have guest staying from Christmas through New Years! You gotta act fast or the time may be taken.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Not pretty but I bet you notice the difference!

New Toilets!

Yes, that's right, we are replacing the old toilets in both bathrooms. The new ones will be more comfortable and are much more water conscious. It's a small change but I bet you notice when you come back!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

A New Fireplace

A whole new look

We have decided to make some major changes to the living room. We are going to replace the fireplace with a more efficient model. While we are at it we are going to remove the current structure and replace it with a new mantle and hearth. In addition to making the living room more spacious we hope to make it more aesthetically appealing. 

Saturday, July 20, 2013

What's Coming up at our Rockies Condo


We have ambitious plans for the new season. We are planning a trip in September to do some more renovations to make our condo more comfortable and updated. First, we are planning to expand the shower in the guest bathroom. Those of you who used it last year will be pleased to know that we are doubling the size of the shower. This should make it a lot more comfortable.

Keep checking back for more renovation plans!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Starting the Season

A new season begins!

We have been very lax this summer keeping up with our posts. I guess it's hard to think of Winter in Steamboat when its been in the high 90's with 100% humidity in South Florida. We have not made our summer trip to Steamboat yet but we are planning for late August. For our followers, future and past, I will make every effort to keep up with The Boat! Keep checking back we have some exciting news for the new winter season. Here is a picture from last year to remind everyone why we go to Steamboat in the winter!

Saturday, February 9, 2013

It's Snowing at the Boat .... Again!

The weather has been great we get a few inches of snow and then it's clear and sunny for a few days. This video was taken on the Bar-U-E lift headed up to the top of Storm Peak. 

Monday, January 14, 2013

Mountain from Downtown

We were coming back from "Big House Burgers" and the view of the Mountain while downtown was spectacular. In the first photo you can see the runs all across the face of the Mountain.

In this photo you can clearly see the snow clouds over the Gondola and above while the sun was shining down on Lincoln Avenue.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Moose at Fish Creek Falls

Moose at Fish Creek Falls

We took a trip to Fish Creek Falls. While we were walking down the "Overlook Trail" we happened across these Moose resting in the basin. The seemed uninterrupted by our presence. They just watched as we walked by. For a group from Miami this was a momentous surprise. 

Thursday, January 10, 2013

The Snow has Fallen on Tomahawk Run

As of this date Steamboat has gotten over 140" of Snow! This video is a short clip of Tomahawk Run. Tomahawk is one over my favorite runs. It has a little bit for everyone and is over 1.3 miles long from top to bottom.

Here is a much longer clip. It runs over 4:00 minutes but shows every bit of Tomahawk. Its a little long but well worth the view. Enjoy!