Thursday, June 29, 2006

Steamboat Springs Colorado - Restaurant Reviews

Back in Steamboat working with clients and prospecting new participants for the Mountain Sports Club. On the ride up I remind myself why we are so fortunate to live here. Blue skies with temps in the 80's and cool nights. All the mountains are green with the reservoirs and streams being full of water from peak run-off. Lots of fishing, rafting and kayaking taking place.While in Steamboat I dined at one old faithful restaurant - The Steamboat Pub and Grill for lunch and one I had not been to before - Antares.Both are located downtown. The Steamboat Pub and Grill is located on Lincoln Street, the main drag and has been there since I have been visiting starting in 1979. Good pub food with big screen TV's made for a great environment to watch the France/Spain World Cup soccer match. The one item on the menu that I sampled was an Elk Sausage with an jalapeno sauce. It was excellent. While most of the menu had classic pub sandwiches I wanted to try something different and the elk was what I was looking for. I will return again to watch sports events and enjoy good pub food and atmosphere. Service was friendly while not be over eager.Antares is one block South off Lincoln just across the street from the Eighth Street Steak House on 8th Street. A little more upscale with a great selection of seafood, pasta, Thai and varied cuisine. I ordered the Routt County Leg of Lamb with the house salad. The salad included apple, romano cheese, lettuce and fresh greens and was delightful. The rack of Lamb was good as expected but done a little more than it should have been, resulting in it being dryer than desired. The Martini was too dirty and the service help did not offer to tell me any of the specials and after dinner went right to the check as opposed to offering desert. C for average service. Food and ambiance was nice but service and attention to detail should have been better. I did order desert, flourless Chocolate torte with rasberries. Delightful to say the least.The menu selection was interesting an I may try again.Please provide your dining experiences at these and other restaurants in any mountain town and we will post online at These reviews will be posted on that site in the respective town and dining sections. Email reviews to reviews are also posted at resort and members benefits guide, located in the Steamboat Springs, Colorado - Dining section of the guide.

Friday, June 23, 2006

Updates and new postings for the week ending June 23

New deals on lodging and resort activities are coming in and we are listing new partners. See sample listings and Value Voucher for Mountain Resorts Inc in Steamboat Springs. These guys are the biggest property management company in Steamboat Springs. They have a wide selection on condo's at various sizes and price ranges. I have stayed with them over 20 years and their check in facility rocks. Easy to get in and get to your condo. Units have pools, internet connections, work out rooms and more. Sorry NO Pets though.

Also new this week is the first sports shop deal with Boulder Outdoor Center. Nice deals on ski rentals this winter. They also have the largest selection of raft tips that you can book online at In the winter they run back country avalanche classes as well as snow cat tours ready for online bookings as well.

Off to Steamboat again next week and will post new merchant offers and listings then. Register your membership at now while they are Free and tell your friends.

Please provide trip and merchant reports and review to us and we will post them online. Send to

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Colorado Ski Country USA Annual Meeting in Steamboat Springs

June 14- 16 - Steamboat Springs, CO

The annual meeting of executives and key members of the 26 member resorts in Colorado gathered for 3 days to review the past year, rekindle friendships and look forward to the future.

The season past was one to celebrate as the state set a record for skiers visits. The member resorts posted over 12. 5 million skiers visits - one person buying one day lift ticket - up over 700,000 visits from last year and over 500,000 from the previous record. Over 1 million skiers/snoboarder visits from the International markets. The bountiful snowfall that lead to record snowfall and over 400 inches in Steamboat built the momentum which carried through to the last resort closing in June at Arapahoe Basin.

I was here to promote the launch of the Mountain Sports Club of NA and work with resorts and businesses in Steamboat Springs, CO to ensure a collection of valuable offers for our members. The initial lodging properties will have their offers appearing in the coming weeks. Resort lift tickets savings will also begin to appear in the member directory as well over the summer months.

Monday, June 12, 2006

Welcome to the Mountain Sports Club

Welcome to the Mountain Sports Club of North America. Over the coming months we will unveil a service that will offer mountain sports enthusiasts discounts on services at mountain resort locations throughout North America. These services will include lift tickets savings, discounts on lodging, at restaurants, shops, travel and on activities.

The site is located at

Currently our team is busy building informational directories and gathering content. Directories will lsit key information to be used in planning one's next mountain adventure and outing. The services will include user generated reviews from skiers, snowboarders, hikers, backpackers, cyclists, fisherman and more.

Tell us about your favorite trail, run, lodge/hotel, restaurant, or instructor. Share your experence with us and others wtih in our community.

List your business here as well to ensure our members visit your establishment.

Contact us at:

Mountain Sports Club of North America
3360 Dover Drive
Boulder, CO 80305