Steamboat Mountain School takes its name from Steamboat Springs, Colorado, and Steamboat Springs takes its name from a mistake. In the early 1800s, fur trappers moved to the area. The bubbling, gurgling, chugging sound of the hot springs that flow here made them think a steamboat was coming down the river, so Steamboat Springs is what they named the place.
A vibrant place of breathtaking beauty and limitless outdoor opportunities. Our beautiful mountain campus is located just outside of town. At an elevation of 7,000 feet above sea level, we experience four diverse seasons.
Our 150+ acre rustic Rocky Mountain campus is bordered by 2.9 million acres of wilderness in the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests. The town of Steamboat Springs is western, outdoorsy, artsy, creative, and adventurous. It is sometimes known as Ski Town, U.S.A.™ or Bike Town U.S.A.™, and is home to Champagne Powder™, a unique, low-moisture snow coveted by skiers and riders around the world. With an average snowfall of 336” we are best known for world-class skiing & snowboarding but locals enjoy all things outside- hiking, climbing, mountain biking, kayaking, horseback riding, fly-fishing, hot springs, wildflowers, ballooning, rodeos, and more.
Did we mention 242 days of sunshine per year?
Everyone knows everyone else: the community is close knit and involved, and there’s no shortage of
things to be involved in. More than anything else, it feels comfortable. Whether you’re a day student
or a boarder, this becomes your home away from home.