You have everything local to the steamboat area fairly close. Closest to cross mountain which usually has a good season, sections of the yampa, fish creek, willow creek are within an hour or two. Gore is within your driving range also the poudre (mentioned) as well as the vail valley +/- three hours so you get gilman/homestake, gore creek, and the eagle.
Close to the permitted runs like the yampa and gates. The meeker/Craig area might not have an in town run, but with some motivation there is fun in NW Colorado.