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Right now, there is a lot of uncertainty in the world. Though we have been separated by social distancing and isolation practices, the Yampa Valley community has never felt closer together. In times of need, this community has always been one to come together. Below are just a few things local organizations and businesses are doing to keep Steamboat strong.

Steamboat Whiskey Company:

A locally based whiskey distillery, Steamboat Whiskey Company, recognized a need in the community. Following in the footsteps of distilleries around the country, they began producing hand sanitizer from their alcohol byproduct. The first batch of 200 bottles was donated around town to grocery stores, care facilities, and other essential businesses that were required to remain open.

“Ski Town Homegrown Hand,” as their new product has been named, is now available to the public. For each Steamboat Whiskey Company product purchased at local liquor stores, the customer will receive a free bottle. Their downtown retail location is also open for purchase and customers that bring in an 8oz empty bottle of hand sanitizer are welcome to refill their bottle for free.

The Steamboat Whiskey Company team is committed to continuing their production of Ski Town Homegrown Hand, and their donation to local companies in need for as long as they have the supplies to do so.

To make a donation or to support Steamboat Whiskey Company please visit their website.

Snow Bowl

In every effort to give back to the community our local bowling alley, Snow Bowl, is preparing to-go meals for restaurant and service industry members that have recently lost their jobs and families that are in need. Every day from 5-7pm community member can stop by Snow Bowl where staff is handing out the pre-packaged to-go meals.

In the first day alone 154 meals were served to our community thanks in part to their partners; Dude & Dan’s, Moon Hill Dairy, Sharon’s Steamboat Meat & Seafood, 41North, Rex’s Family of Restaurants, Hayden Fresh Farm, Mahogany Ridge, and Off the Beaten Path.

To assist Snow Bowl in their efforts through a donation please visit their GoFundMe page.

Boys and Girls Club Steamboat:

While all programs have been cancelled, the Boys and Girls Club of Steamboat still wants to bring their young community together… through an online pancake contest. Local kids are asked to make an edible pancake creation, photograph it, and post it to the Boys and Girls Club Steamboat Facebook page.

Judges will then decide on the two winners and each winner will be given a $25 gift card to Freshies Restaurant.

LiftUp of Routt County…

While the donation center and thrift store have had to remain closed, LiftUp partnered with Steamboat Hat Shop and Summit Apparel Solutions to create, ‘It Takes a Valley’ t-shirts and hats. Proceeds from the purchase of these products will go directly to our neighbors in need.

LiftUp of Routt County is also accepting monetary donations through their website until the donation center is able to re-open.

To purchase a t-shirt or hat please visit The Steamboat Hat Shop website.

As our friends at LiftUp said, “whether you live here or love here, you can help keep Steamboat strong.