Guide for relocation to Steamboat Springs, CO

Rodeo, a Steamboat tradition

Hang your hat in Steamboat Springs, and youll find that the local Pro Rodeo Series is as much a part of the community as the ski slopes of Mount Werner.

Steamboat was a ranching town before it became a world class ski resort, and those roots shine in towns weekly PRCA-sanctioned Pro Rodeo series, drawing the countrys best riders, ropers, bullfighters and specialty acts to Romick Arena downtown.

The series is a five-time winner of the Mountain States Circuit/Best Small Rodeo of the Year award and a former recipient of the Best Small Outdoor Rodeo in America award. In 2016, contestants competed for more than $250,000 dollars during the 10-week series, as well as coveted points to earn a berth at the National Finals in Las Vegas. 

Rodeo is a longtime Steamboat tradition. (Photo courtesy Zan Blundell)

Rodeo is a longtime Steamboat tradition. (Photo courtesy Zan Blundell)

We have more annual pro rodeos than most any other community out west,says rodeo chairman Brent Romick. That says a lot about what it means to Steamboat Springs.

The local rodeo committee is also planning to upgrade the current rodeo grounds into a multi-use facility for different community uses, including the addition of a multi-purpose plaza, amphitheater, vendor and kids play area, improvements to the pens and chutes, better spectator seating and more.

It makes Steamboat pretty unique,adds Romick. There arent many towns with this authentic of a rodeo background.

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