The best amenity of this condo is location! Out the back door of the building and you are literally within steps to the Right of Way ski run or ZigZag hike/bike trail. This is a true ski-hike-bike-ride in/out property; no long stretches of trying to propel yourself along with your poles on an access trail like some advertised ski-in/ski-out properties!
The location means taking a break from the slopes or trails is super easy, to grab lunch, warm up, etc. No shuttles or long walks to get back to the place. You can kick your feet up after a solid session on the mountain, rest up, and then head out again. Everyone in the group can come and go at their own will and preference with this kind of convenience. From the balcony you can watch skiers, hikers and bikers move on by.
From the back door, it is an easy minute or two on your skis, board or bike, down to the base to catch the gondola, or an easy walk to base area shops and restaurants.
The condo has a full kitchen, cable tv, balcony facing the mountain, 2 bedrooms (one room with a king, one room with queen/full bunks), sleeper sofa in living room, inflatable twin bed, gas fireplace, free wifi and all of the usual cooking and relaxing amenities needed for a comfortable stay in the mountains (coffee maker, board games, etc).
The building includes a free on-demand winter season shuttle to access restaurants and shops in downtown Steamboat, grocery stores, etc. Once you're here, you don't need a vehicle. Other building amenities include a hot tub, outdoor gas bonfire-style fireplace, and coin-op laundry facilities one floor below.
So the summary: the location can't be beat. Storm Meadows East was one of the first complexes to be built on the ski mountain. As an older building, its units don't have some of the modern day luxuries or amenities of new condos, but the upshot is it provides an affordable option to be right on the mountain -- other units with higher end finishes and amenities can cost upwards of twice the amount as this unit.
The condo has what you need, it's updated, it's comfortable. If you're here mostly to spend some time outside, and need a simple, affordable place to sleep each night with tons of convenience to the mountain, this is the place.
I purchased the condo in Dec 2016, and have made a number of updates: new linens, couch, table and chairs, bluetooth speaker, dishes, wall art, light fixtures, backsplash and more, to bring it a little further into the 21st century. It's comfortable and cozy, and if you're imaginative enough, there's parts of the place that be nostalgic. Remember the heat lamps in bathrooms from '70 and '80s?
All kitchen appliances and carpet were replaced shortly before my purchase in 2016.
A partial list of other amenities for an enjoyable stay:
Board games Cable TV in main room and master bedroom
Sofa sleeper Inflatable twin-sized bed
Partial list of kitchen amenities (beyond the usual dishes, pots/pans, utensils):
Mini food processor
The winter shuttle is available on-demand (for free) to take you to the grocery store, as well as downtown Steamboat and all of its restaurants, bars and shops. Recommendations for restaurants: Creekside and Wynonas for breakfast; Mahogany Ridge and Salt & Lime for happy hour; E3, The Laundry and Sweet Pea for dinner. The city bus service is free, as well as easy to figure out; the nearest stop is just a few minutes' walk.
Steamboat is a great mountain, and an even better town. Come visit!+ More