Anybody know how long of a walk is it from the Steamboat Grand to the lifts?
You have to cross the street to Mt Werner Circle.... about 5 min to Gondola.
Have you seen Google Maps ?
As noted, it's maybe five minutes max. There's also a ski and boot valet service for the hotel about two minutes from the gondola. It's all pretty convenient. The Sheraton is a touch closer. I like the Grand and it's my choice whenever I'm in Steamboat.
As mentioned you can look at Google Maps drop two pins and get the walking time and the distance between the two points. Obviously walking times may not account for wearing ski boots ;-)
Many ski areas (runs) are also on Google Street View, so you can drop the yellow man down and virtually ski or walk around.