Summer Travel Information

We wanted to provide you with some valuable summer information and tips regarding your property and stay in Steamboat Springs.

WEATHER & CLIMATE: Steamboat Springs is located at 6,300 feet.  Summer daytime highs can reach into the 80s/90s, with humidity typically 20-30%, and overnight lows in the 50s/60s.   Afternoon thunderstorms are common; if possible, schedule outdoor activities for the morning and early afternoon to avoid getting caught in weather.  Wear layers as weather changes without much warning.  The storms usually clear out for the evening.  The sun is very strong at high altitude; UV rays are 40% stronger here than they are at sea level… use SPF sunscreen and lip protection everyday.

HYDRATION: Adults and children are advised to drink lots of water to reduce the suffering and affects of altitude sickness and heat exhaustion.  At elevation the air is not only thin in the oxygen department but in moisture as well. Experts say that eight 8 oz. glasses of water per day is the amount you need to stay hydrated. Also, remember that coffee and alcohol both act as de-hydrants. Even a seasoned java-head or partygoer needs to go easy on these, especially the first couple of days.

AIR CONDITIONING: Most properties (especially condos) are not equipped with air conditioning.  For added comfort, some properties are equipped with fans and humidifiers.

OUTDOOR GRILLS/BARBECUES: Properties in condo complexes may or may not have a small barbecue depending on the complex/HOA rules – often condo complexes provide shared outdoor grills for guest use.

WILDLIFE & TRASH: Steamboat Springs is home to a variety of wildlife including moose, fox, and much more.  Do not feed wildlife intentionally or unintentionally – i.e. please keep garage doors CLOSED during the day and night, as animals will break into the garbage cans!  Do not put trash out to the curb – place garbage in indicated garbage receptacle only.