Steamboat Resort, CO Opens with 2-Feet of Fresh Snow and Spectacular New Dining Options

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Awesome opening conditions. Credit: @mr.nobody.007

Steamboat Resort, CO opened last week in time for the holidays, and over the weekend skiers and riders were treated to almost 2-feet of fresh snow, including 10″ on Sunday. Their season to date total is already more than 4-feet of snow. And it’s still November!

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Steamboat Resort remodeled the Bear River Bar & Grill and reopened the base area restaurant Wednesday as Timber & Torch. Credit: Matt Stensland

The same day the resort opened for the season, so did the new Timber & Torch restaurant. The centerpiece of Gondola Square right at the base of the mountain, Timber & Torch features two indoor/outdoor bars, an outdoor heated patio, and an exterior fireplace. Serving breakfast, lunch, happy hour and dinner daily. The bistro-inspired food, 24 beers on tap, craft cocktails and live music will fire up your evening.

“I just think the difference between the Timber & Torch and the former Bear River are incomparable,” Steamboat Resort spokeswoman Loryn Kasten said. “This is a beautiful restaurant that is really taking it to the next level. The bar is spectacular, and we definitely see people gathering at the end of the day for happy hour and après ski.”

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November has been kind to Steamboat. Credit: Steamboat

The new restaurant, replacing the Bear River restaurant, will offer breakfast from 7:30 to 10:30 am, lunch from 11 am to 3 pm and dinner from 5:30 to 9:30 pm. The venue will offer happy hour from 3 to 5 pm, and the grill will be open from 10:30 am to 4 pm.

“The menu has some really unique twists on everyone’s favorite classics,” Kasten said. “Timber & Torch really is taking Steamboat dining to the next level, and we were thrilled that it was ready for Opening Day.”

The breakfast menu includes smoked trout avocado toast and huevos rancheros served on poblano cheddar grits. At dinnertime, diners can choose from rock crab sliders, truffle gnocchi mac and cheese, and an open-faced steak sandwich.

Snowlicious Taco Truck. Image:

Opening day was also the first day on snow for the Taco Beast, the on-mountain mobile taco and margarita truck, which will be at the bottom of Heavenly Daze through Sunday, Nov. 25, before taking a short hiatus.

“This is the first season that it’s on snow and roaming around the mountain,” Kasten said. “It’s kind of like a sneak peek for the next five days. Our goal is to have four or five locations that we have predetermined on the mountain that it will usually be at, and we will let guests know through Instagram, through Twitter or through the website kind of where the Taco Beast will be on that day. More than likely, it will stay in the same location for two or three days before moving. The beauty is we have the freedom to decide where the best location for the Taco Beast is and then maximize it.”

Steamboat is just 1 of 38 iconic destinations available on the Ikon Pass.

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