Doesnt matter where you go in colorado surf god, it all sucks, everybody in Colorado is a doosh bag, especially if your from Durango and paddle 120 plus days a year, then you're a very wet doosh bag. Skip Steamboat and just keep heading north, spend a little time in WY.
Cross blows, so does Gore, it all sucks except fish creek at high water. And, make sure you live in Steamboat for at least a year before you try to ride the A-hole.
Skiing there sucks too, again better in WY, I reccomend Casper, the goods are in Casper. The pow is sick, youll like it better there. Lots of farm animals too, easier to get some than in Steamboat. Just be careful, the cowboys up there are kind of posessive. I guess I would play it safe and go with pigs over sheep.
let me know if you need any other info alright man.