Even as ski towns and the businesses that call them home headed into a season they knew would be full of losses, they spent money. They added yurts, tents and glass enclosures for outdoor dining. More fat bikes were ordered, additional trails were opened and they invested in safety equipment and gear.
You won’t see too many luxury stores or fancy condos here. This Colorado ski resort is a place of indie flair, Western appeal and, yes, plenty of champagne powder.
Steamboat Springs used to be a snow globe filled with champagne powder snow, cowboys and farmers who make the Yampa Valley their home. READ
If it had nothing to offer but its primo location across the river from Howelsen Hill, this contemporary go-to would live up to its moniker, Latin for “gold.” READ
Aurum Food and Wine in downtown Steamboat Springs is an elegant restaurant with spectacular views of the Yampa River. READ
Arguably, one of the best restaurants in Steamboat is Aurum Food & Wine, with wines from its own Colorado vineyard and a delicious menu of farm-to-table fare. You can’t find a better spot for an evening cocktail than Aurum’s deck overlooking the Yampa river with outdoor fire pits. READ
Phillips Armstrong is giving mountain-goers a new reason to stop in Steamboat Springs: His brand new restaurant Aurum Food & Wine. A graduate of Colorado State and Temple Universities, Armstrong has a passion for people and how they relate. READ
The lineup of restaurants on Yampa Street is undergoing another major shift, with Sweetwater Grill being sold and a new concept set to open in the riverside space in May. READ
Aurum (AU), the chemical element for gold and the Latin word meaning to glow or shine, may seem like an odd and rather unpronounceable name for a restaurant. Owner Phil Armstrong says he was convinced by a heartfelt email from his mother that this was his “golden opportunity” to create the “new element in dining.” READ
There are a whole lot of surprises in store for the cyclists, kayakers and rodeo enthusiasts who head up to Steamboat this summer: the mountain town’s restaurant scene is in the midst of a renaissance, one we’ll be exploring in a feature later this month. Exhibit A has got to be Aurum Food & Wine, which opens Friday in the stunning two-story building that formerly housed Sweetwater Grill on the banks of the Yampa River. READ