Are you feeling a little lost now that the closing ceremonies have ended and the Olympians have all gone home? Well, perhaps it’s time to grab some gold of your own and relive the Olympics at Steamboat, Colorado. Steamboat, home of more Winter Olympians than any other town in North America, with a total of 88 Olympic athletes and counting, knows a little something about the Olympic lifestyle. So a spring break ski trip to Steamboat will let you relive that Olympic glory without waiting another four years.
Here are a just few ways to get your Olympics on in Steamboat:
FREE CLINIC WITH OLYMPIANS
World Champion and Olympic silver medalist, Billy Kidd, and Olympic Bronze medalist and World Cup Champion, Nelson Carmichael, offer free ski clinics at Steamboat. Yes, I said FREE. Some of the best skiers the world has ever seen are available to give you pointers at no charge. With this being the 50th anniversary of Kidd’s historic medal (he and teammate Jimmie Heuga were the first American men to medal in skiing), what better year to head up to Steamboat and carve some powder with a legend?
COMPARE YOUR TIMES WITH THE OLYMPIANS’
Steamboat’s NASTAR recreational racing and training facility is one of the world’s largest. The Bashor Race Area offers daily racing through March 30. The NASTAR Race-Training course allows you to hone your performance down to the hundredth of a second with the digital display at the finish. If you prefer, you can race against your buddies by setting up a private group racing session with a B-B-Q lunch at the finish line.
GET OLYMPIC SERIOUS AT A BILLY KIDD RACE CAMP
If you are ready to take it to the next level, then sign up for the Billy Kidd Race Camp, a three-day camp for level 6-8 skiers from first grade to adult. According to Steamboat’s Director of Skiing, Olympian Billy Kidd, the camp is designed to “apply the principles and ski techniques that produce World Champions to a skiing improvement program for skiers of all ages.” Your camp will include top-level coaching in freeskiing, carving, skiing powder, bumps trees, and racing gates from 9-4 each day and includes video analysis and lunch.
Are you ready to book your spring break ski trip to Steamboat? Ski Daddy can help with all the details, from lift tickets to lessons to accommodations, so all you have to worry about is skiing like the Olympians.