Famed ski jumper Carl Howelsen started skiing as a form of recreation in Steamboat in 1912. Jim Temple founded the Steamboat Ski area in 1960, and things have never been the same since. Steamboat now holds the record for producing more Olympians than any other town in North America – 60, and counting. And it’s easy to see why.

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Caroline Lalive – Alpine

Caroline has been a native of Steamboat Springs and a member of the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club since age 16. She has competed in three Olympic Games and reached six world-cup podiums since her US Ski Team debut in 1996. Caroline has since retired from ski racing and still calls Steamboat Springs home. You are sure to get a fast trip down the mountain with Caroline.

Nelson Carmichael – Alpine

A native of Steamboat Springs Colorado since age 12 and named Skier of the Year by the U.S. Olympic Committee, Nelson Carmichael has an intimate knowledge of this Colorado mountain community terrain and even has a mogul named after him at the Steamboat Ski area. This two-time Olympic team member and Bronze medalist for Mogul skiing will be your Master Guide from mountain top to base.

Brett Buckles – Alpine

Born and raised in Steamboat, Brett embraces what it truly means to inhabit the lifestyle of Ski Town, USA. Growing up competing in barrel racing and ski racing, she spent four years on the US Ski Team with the Alpine program before turning her focus to her education. After receiving her Journalism degree at CU Boulder, she enjoyed a second stint on the US Ski Team competing in Ski Cross. Now retired, she spends her time ripping powder laps and carving up groomers in the winter, and riding her horse in the summer. She’s sure to give you the local’s perspective on all things Steamboat.

Erin Simmons – Snowboarding

Olympian Erin Simmons is a three-time silver medalist in the Winter X-Games, and is ranked as one of the top 10 snowboarders in the world. Skiing by the age of 2 and snowboarding by the age of 12, Erin is ready and willing to show you all her tricks of the trade.

a Winter Wonderland