Participant Info

We’re so excited to have you join us at STARS!
Below you will find information about participating in our programs. Please contact us with questions.

Please use this guide to assist you as you use our new online registration system. Also, please feel free to call the office at 970-870-1950 and we will be happy to assist.

Frequently Asked Questions

Scholarships for the Winter 2018 – 19  Season are due on December 1st, 2018 for consideration.

STARS strives to keep our programs affordable, but recognizes that some may need additional support to access our programs.  Our scholarships are based solely on financial need and only complete applications will be considered.

To be considered for a scholarship, please use the resources below to submit your paperwork electronically. The “Scholarship Process” document is a great resource to ensure this is an easy process.

You will be informed of your application status after the scholarship deadline. Please note, most scholarships are partial scholarships while full scholarships are reserved for those with significant needs. In addition, all scholarships require a $25 processing fee. For questions, please call the office at 970-870-1950 or email us at

Scholarship Policies

  • Each client, or the client’s parent or guardian, is responsible for communicating, in a timely manner, with STARS in the event they cannot participate in a scheduled lesson or program for any reason.
  • If the client is a No Call / No Show for two (2) scheduled lessons or programs, their Scholarship may be revoked, and any future scheduled lessons or programs may be cancelled.
  • Our scholarships are funded by local donors who love to hear about individuals in our community who are able to participate with STARS as a result of our Scholarship Program.  Please have your scholarship recipient, or their parent or guardian, write a short thank you letter expressing how this opportunity has affected their lives and their involvement in our community of Steamboat Springs.
  • In addition, scholarship recipients, or their parent of guardian must complete an end of the season survey.
  • If any of the items listed above are not completed or followed, you may no longer be eligible for a scholarship.
Scholarship Application Scholarship Process

If you would like to learn more about the James Family Scholarship Fund, click the link below.

James Family Scholarship Fund

Free parking with shuttle service: Meadows Parking Lot (Pine Grove Rd and Mt Werner Rd / entrance to lot is Bangtail Way off of Pine Grove Rd).

Accessible parking (with placard): Gondola Square Parking Garage (Mt Werner Circle just beyond transit area. To get to STARS Gondola Office from garage cross covered bridge and continue straight to elevator on left (through double glass doors). Go down one level then exit through another set of double glass doors and continue straight. On left is a ramp leading down to Gondola Square and the STARS Gondola Office.

Drop-off/pick-up: “Passenger Unloading Zone” (Mt Werner Circle just prior to Gondola Transit Area). Limited parking time and vehicles must be attended. Also Gondola Square Parking Garage has 30-minute spaces available for drop-off and pick-up for STARS clients.

Base Area Map

STARS Gondola Office (Client Check-in):
Located in Gondola Square at the base of the ski area across from Gondola Joe’s and the Gondola accessible entrance.

STARS Executive Offices:
Located in the lower level of the Sheraton Steamboat Resort.

Base Area Map

STARS has partnered with Steamboat’s Christy Sports for basic winter rental equipment. Ski or snowboard packages including helmets are FREE for STARS’ participants only. In addition, STARS’ family members will get a discounted rate on ski or snowboard packages. Reserving rentals in advance is recommended.

Christy Sports equipment information

Our lodging specials for the 2018-19 season are as follows:

Resort Group will provide an additional 10% off of already discounted online rates. Use promo code: RGVIP18
To book online visit this site: or

Hampton Inn in Steamboat Springs will provide a 15% off discounts for all clients and their families. Use promo code: 0003078190
To book online visit this site:

*If you have any specific reservation questions, please reach out to either Resort Group or the Hampton Inn

 STARS Client Tickets

STARS clients who have a reservation for lessons with us, will receive a lift ticket for those scheduled days. Lift tickets are to be used during a STARS lesson only. This excludes clients who are signed up for inclusion program. There are no complimentary or discounted lift tickets for family members of participants in STARS programs.

Adaptive Passes

Steamboat Ski and Resort Corporation Ticket Office will be selling lift tickets for Adaptive skiers as well as Companion tickets* if an adaptive assistant is needed. For those who ski/ride regularly, they also offer an Adaptive Adult Season pass.

*Please note, companions must be with Adaptive skiers at all times when utilizing a Companion ticket.

Pricing for 2018 – 19 Season

Adaptive Passes – $35 / Day

Companion Passes – $35 / Day*

Adaptive Season Passes – $325

Adaptive Ski Pass Guidelines

elementsgrpParticipant Info