Steamboat Springs Colorado Ski Town USA - Today in America presented by Terry Bradshaw

Surrounded by incredible natural beauty, the perfect spot to live work and play. 

In the news; other fun facts about Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Art & Culture: 

Smithsonian: The 20 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2014, check out # 4, Steamboat Springs Colorado.

“Symphony and chamber orchestras, an opera and a world-class summer festival that brings first chairs from all over the country to perform in a smashing new concert hall, The Strings Music Pavilion, near the base of the mountain. "More and more, people plan their visits around who's playing in town," says MusicFest producer, founder and organizer John Dickson.”


Steamboat Pilot: Steamboat Springs High School ranked among state's elite

“Colorado had 458 public, charter and magnet schools ranked. Steamboat’s 27th-place ranking put it in the top 7.5 percent of all high schools scored. Of the solely public school draw, Steamboat ranked 19th, putting it in the top 6 percent in Colorado.”


National Geographic: World’s 25 Best Ski Towns

“Northern Colorado is ranching country, and Steamboat is still an authentic, working cowboy town that has evolved into one of the most important ski towns in America. You won’t find cutesy false-front stores here, but you will find the city-owned Howelsen Hill, the longest continuously operating ski area in Colorado, where the town’s Winter Sports Club practices on seven wooden ski jumps contoured out of the mountain”

Aljazam: Paul Beban report from Steamboat Springs

"Forget football, this is how they do “friday night lights” in Steamboat Springs. The kids line up and launch themselves into the darkness, saturday morning, it’s time for speed camp and saturday afternoon, cross country skiing"

Chicago Tribune News: A Blue Jeans Experience

“But even with luscious snow conditions, Steamboat will never be voted the best resort in any of the big ski magazine rankings. The reason: Steamboat is a lot more ski town than resort mecca. Back in the mid 1980s the ski company's advertising agency used this slogan as part of the promotional campaign: "You go to Aspen to look; you go to Vail to be seen; you come to Steamboat to ski."

The Neighbors:

HGTV FrontDoor: 5 Great Neighborhoods in Steamboat Springs

"Find out why these neighborhoods are Steamboat Springs most popular picks. Old Town, Fish Creek Falls, The Mountain, The Sanctuary, Silver Spur and Heritage Park."

Steamboat Magazine: People 

Family Travel Colorado: A quick history of Steamboat Springs

In 1875, James Harvey Crawford ventured over the wagon road at Gore Pass and took a liking to the Steamboat Springs valley. He brought his family in and established the first claim in Steamboat Springs. Shortly other families joined them, however the deep snows of winter discouraged much settlement.

Other than Skiing:

Snowshoe Magazine: Soaking and Snowshoeing at Strawberry Park Hot Springs

“Strawberry Park is an enchanting collection of natural hot and cold pools situated along a river as well as a variety of affordable rental cabins and camp sites.  I was surprised to discover such a remote-feeling wonderland so close to town.”

New York Times: 36 hours in Steamboat Springs Colorado

“Steamboat Springs evokes an era when cattle ranchers roamed its streets and locals preferred Stetsons to ski vests. But in recent years, Steamboat has sought to shed a bit of its family-friendly image as a cowboy theme park and embrace its inner Breckenridge”

Ready for a tour of Steamboat Springs Real Estate? Give me a call when you get to town.

Dean Laird, Broker/Owner, Colorado Group Realty 970-846-8284

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My wife and I both work in the real estate world (commercial) and have been fortunate to buy a number of properties in a couple of states. In all of that time we have never worked with a more professional, better informed, more honest, or nicer person than Dean. The house he represented us in purchasing was not an easy deal to make, and although his commission hung in the balance, he never made one suggestions that was not 100% in our best interest. Through thick and thin of the deal, and since, he has always been helpful and positive in every way. As you can tell, we recommend in the highest possible way to get to know Dean if you get the chance. And, if you get to work with him, you will be doubly rewarded. ~Lee P will be the one I come to, and I will recommend you to EVERYONE I talk to who is interested in real estate. Thanks again for keeping me in the loop- you've done a great job!! ~Lorri B.

Great. Thanks for your help on this Dean.  You’re good to work with. ~Cam B. Steamboat Sotheby’s International Realty

I am thrilled with the transaction and know that your work and expertise made it happen. Thank you!!! ~A.M.

Dean has an easy, laid back style but will surprise you with how sharp his negotiation skills are! He's a local family guy who knows everything there is to know about Steamboat. ~Karen M.

In any town you have a lot of choices when it comes to realtors. Dean was referred to me by a friend of mine who also had a great buying experience with Dean. I honestly don't prefer most realtors approach to selling. Dean was everything opposite of most realtors in that he listened to exactly what I was looking for, was patient, and helped us through the inspection and buying process. Dean was VERY knowledgeable about the area and the best deals in town! Most town homes/condos in Steamboat are located amongst 100s of other short-term rentals. Our town home is located in a very upscale area of town, very quiet, and lot's of great, long-term neighbors! If you want to work with a realtor who has your best interest in mind and isn't just looking for his/her next paycheck, I'd HIGHLY recommend working with Dean! Thanks Dean!! We love our new home!!! ~Barry B.

Our home buying experience with Dean was pleasant, easy, and professional. Truly, it was the best experience we have ever had with a real estate agent or broker. He has a strong knowledge of the Steamboat Springs community, as well as background as a builder so he knows exactly what to look for and really nailed our listings. We were shown properties that matched our needs and found something that was perfect for us. Dean was a great advocate for us during the process and completely followed through on all expectations. And he was still there for us long after the sale was complete, in case we would have needed him. I would highly recommend his services to anyone looking to buy a property in the area! ~Holley G.

In 1996 Dean Laird helped my wife and I find acreage in the Columbia River Gorge. At the time we were living on the Oregon coast several hours away from the Gorge. Dean scouted several properties for us and we then drove up to take a look at what he had found. After looking at a few properties he drove us to a magnificent piece of land which exceeded our expectations and eventually became our home. During the entire process of purchasing our land, Dean was methodical, professional and quite knowledgeable in his handling of contracts. My wife and I were very impressed with his management of our purchase and his willingness to help us acquire the type of property we were seeking. I highly recommend Dean Laird and would most certainly request his services in the event we should ever be in the market for another property. In my estimation he is by far the finest, most caring and professional realtor I have ever had the pleasure of working with! ~David N.