In hopes of raising some Olympic caliber skiers, and getting in some Ski Team worthy turns ourselves, we headed to Steamboat-Ski Town USA. Steamboat has churned out more Olympic athletes than any other town in North America. It has a rich heritage with the US Ski Team as athletes are drawn to Steamboat by the legendary terrain and, as we found out, some still hang around town.
Like most Olympic athletes, our future rippers started out in ski school, complete with a tour of Rough Rider Basin, a trip to the teepee and a little rub on Buddy Werner’s head for good luck.
From the top we took in the majestic view of Sleeping Giant, which also offered a clear sight line to Howelsen Hill and the famous ski jumps.
We did a gondola run down Heavenly Daze to wrap things up before heading to aprs.
At the restaurant the dream became reality as we ran into the Man, the Myth and the Legend; Billy Kidd, Moose Barrows and Otto Tschudi. Only in Steamboat.