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downtown Steamboat

Almost every day while I was in Steamboat, the weather was sunny with beautiful blue skies. There even were a few warm days (or at least warm for wintertime in the mountains - 40's rather than in the teens and below). Of course, the one day my aunt & I decided to walk around downtown, the skies were gray. Even so, I think these photos capture winter and the Christmas spirit in downtown Steamboat Springs, Colorado.

Looking towards the ski area...



I took this one quickly while in the middle of the road, crossing the street...

Howelsen Hill behind a group of shops...

Close up of Howelsen Hill, a famous spot for ski jumping...

Looking towards Sleeping Giant (west end of town)...


My aunt in front of the Steamboat Art Company store...

A juke box and soda fountain inside Lyon’s corner drugstore...

The horse outside of F.M. Light & Sons...

Silly signs inside one of the stores downtown...

At one point, my aunt said she needed to go to the apple store. I immediately thought of a store selling apples (the fruit). Surprise! Steamboat has a little Apple Store, not an official one, but a store that sells Apple products.

Here is a close up of the store. Check out the lights. Pretty cool!

Another view of the mountain one street back from the main street.

AND here are a few photos of downtown Steamboat that I took one night...



I certainly can't complain living in such a beautiful place, but I miss Steamboat. It is such a beautiful place. I miss the snow! I just don't miss the bitter cold.

As you may notice in these photos, there is not a lot of snow in the town. I ended up visiting during one of the least snowy Christmas vacations in years. Since I have returned to Hawaii, there have been a few snowstorms. Sigh... if only we could get one big snowstorm here so I could spend the day playing in the snow. Of course, if that ever did happen, a state of emergency would be declared!

Comments (3)


What a cute town! A great place to spend the holidays.

Hi Girasoli, awesome photo collection. I can't believe how super close Steamboat is to the ski resorts. Seems like maybe only a 30 minute drive away. It looks like a wonderful place to live, no wonder your aunt looks so happy. And I love that they have an Apple dedicated store. :)

Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful photos.

Hi sandra, it's a fun town to hang out in and yes very cute!

Hi Kathy, the mountain is right in the town. I would say 5, maybe 10 minutes from downtown. Glad you enjoyed the photos :)

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