Users responding to a survey by one of the world’s most visited snow sports information sites have selected Steamboat Ski Resort as North America’s best overall resort.
OnTheSnow, which provides ski and snow reports for more than 2,000 resorts around the globe via its website and app, announced the award Thursday at the Mountain Travel Symposium in Banff, Alberta. Four other Colorado resorts claimed awards:
- Telluride was recognized as having the best all-mountain terrain for the second consecutive year.
- Keystone took honors for best terrain park, while sister resort Breckenridge was rated tops for après ski options. Both were tops in those categories last year as well.
- Silverton, with just one chairlift serving 1,819 acres of natural terrain, was named best small ski area.
According to a news release, 41% of OnTheSnow’s respondents said they’d visited Steamboat and plan to return. Another 45% said Steamboat is on their bucket list.
“Steamboat is known for delivering an industry leading experience, from our passionate staff to our incredible on-mountain amenities and terrain offerings; it’s what sets us apart,” Steamboat chief executive Rob Perlman was quoted in the release. “To know that our guests recognize this by choosing us as the best overall resort is the highest honor.”
Steamboat will close on April 16. It has received 418 inches of snow so far this season and is reporting a base depth of more than 10 feet.