Nicknamed Ski Town, USA for sending more athletes to the Winter Olympics than any other town in the nation, Steamboat boasts exciting year round outdoor activities. Known equally as a ski town and a ranching center, cowboy hats are seen just as much as skis. Steamboat is a very friendly, down-home town, with a bustling downtown area filled with boutiques, spas and numerous restaurants. Whether visiting in winter to ski in the champagne powder snow or visiting in summer to enjoy hiking, rafting or horseback riding, Steamboat has something to entertain everyone in the family.
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Annual Average High: 50; Annual Average Low: 22
As a person climbs to higher elevations the air becomes thinner. In Aspen the amount of oxygen in the air is 30 percent less than that of sea level; humidity is 50 percent less. Most visitors can expect some degree of change in their bodies. Symptoms range from restlessness, to shortness of breath, coughing, dizziness, headaches and increases in heart rate. To avoid the symptoms make sure you are well rested prior to arriving. On arrival in the valley, rest appropriately and don’t overexert yourself. Avoid alcohol and caffeine and increase your water intake by 50 percent more than you would drink at sea level.
Steamboat Springs is in the Mountain Standard Time Zone and practices Daylight Saving Time.
Ski Guides: $50 to $100 for a full day
Golf Club Cleaning: $3 to $5 per bag
In Home Chef: 18 to 20 percent if gratuity is excluded from your final bill
Restaurants: 18 to 20 percent of your final bill
Bars and Lounges: $1 to $2 per drink
Spa Treatments: 18 to 20 percent if excluded from your final bill
Tours: 10 to 15 percent of the total
Housekeeping: $10 to $15 per day
Destination Host: at your discretion, based upon your experience
If you are traveling with prescription medicines, carry them in their original containers and bring a copy of your prescription. If you buy medications abroad, be aware that they may not be FDA-approved or allowed into the United States. For more information on customs rules and regulations, please contact 202.354.1000 or visit www.cbp.gov.