Bear Mountain Awaits.
Avalanche-managed terrain, skin tracks instead of chairlifts, slopeside parking instead of crowded lots, great terrain without all the hype, a culture of education, and a grassroots scene chock full of campfires and live music. It’s hard to beat Bluebird Backcountry.
Total Skiable Terrain: 4,200+ acres
Avalanche-managed and Ski-patrolled Area: 1,200+ acres
Guided-only Area: 3,000 acres
Vertical Rise: 1,245′
Base Elevation: 8,600′
Highest Elevation: 9,845′
# Marked Skin Tracks: 11
# Runs: 28
Longest Run: 1.4 miles
All Terrain is Ungroomed:
15% double black and extreme
# Lifts: 0
Bluebird Backcountry is located minutes from the summit of Rabbit Ears Pass in the heart of Colorado ski country, between Steamboat Springs and Kremmling, and just off the Continental Divide. We’re approximately two hours from the Denver Metro Area and 40 minutes from Steamboat Springs. An alternate route over Berthoud Pass means our guests can largely avoid ski traffic on the I-70 corridor.
At Bluebird Backcountry, you’ll spend way more time on the skin track than in the lodge. Still, we have room for guests to warm up between laps.
Elevation: 8,600′ | Access: Drive-up
Amenities: Heated, on-site backcountry equipment rentals, hot food, guest services, fire pit outside, port-a-john bathrooms
Mid-Mountain Warming Hut (“The Perch”)
Elevation: 8,800′ | Access: Skin-up
Amenities: Ski patrol, first aid, heated, fire pit outside, primitive restroom facilities, on-site overnight accommodations and camping
Ample parking means you won’t have to worry about catching a shuttle. Parking is located just steps away from the check-in station at the Base Area.
We’ll keep the road in the best possible conditions on days that we’re open, and while chains are not required to reach Bluebird Backcountry, we recommend driving vehicles with all-wheel or four-wheel drive. For current conditions at Bluebird — including road conditions — visit our Conditions page.