Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Routt County


Steamboat Springs is a city in the U.S. state of Colorado. The city lies at the foot of the Park Range, a mountain part of the Rocky Mountains and is one of the most popular ski resorts in the United States.


The region around present-day Steamboat Springs was originally inhabited by the Ute Indians, who hunted in the summer months in the valleys. In the first decades of the 19th century settled the first trappers ( Trappers ) and soon followed by the first ranchers. From the year 1879, the Ute Indians were relocated from the U.S. Army force in a reserve into southern Utah.

Instrumental in the development of Steamboat Springs was at an early stage of skiing. 1913 was the Norwegian Carl Howelsen built the first ski jump and promoted the so-called " Winter Carnival ", an annual event today with ski racing and jumping, sled dog rides and nightly light shows at Mount Werner and Howelsen Hill said. The Steamboat Springs Ski Resort, the realization of which was mainly driven by Jim Temple and John Fetcher, was founded in 1963.

Sons and daughters of the town

  • Carey McWilliams (1905-1980), journalist
  • Gordon Wren (1919-1999), ski jumping, cross-country skiing, Nordic combined and Alpine skier
  • Wallace Werner (1936-1964), alpine skier
  • Todd Lodwick (* 1976), Nordic ski jumper and combiners
  • Johnny Spillane ( born 1980 ), Nordic combined and ski jumping
  • Taylor Fletcher ( * 1990), Nordic combined and ski jumping