Inspired by an ambitious ski area renovation, Steamboat’s real estate market is getting a makeover.
When Kevin and Donna Wang’s oldest daughter left their home in New York to attend college across the country in Arizona, they were thrilled. Frequent visits to see her would give them an excuse to stop in Steamboat Springs, Colo., where they’ve taken annual family ski vacations since 2000.
Attitash Bear Peak packs a lot of wallop into a mid-size resort. It's bigger than it looks, and it skis bigger than it is. American Skiing Co. purchased the 1,750-vertical-foot ski area in 1994 andimmediately began development of adjacent 1,450-foot Bear
Crested Butte had a tough season last year-and it shows in the survey results, where the off-the-beaten-path Colorado resort plummeted from No. 11 to No. 30. A variety of factors came into play, namely lack of sufficient snow.