Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation moves Full Steam Ahead as it nears completion of the second phase of its $200 million, multi-year transformation of the base area and mountain.
A new beginner area called Greenhorn Ranch will be serviced by the new Wild Blue Gondola, a new beginner lift and two new carpets. Additional updates for this season include an ice-skating rink, and a new food and drink hall opening mid-winter.
Resort sustainability initiatives continue with a focus on a 10% decrease in greenhouse gas emissions and resort-wide plastic waste reduction. In addition to Full Steam Ahead, Steamboat will invest more than $2 million in on-mountain improvements that will enhance the visitor experience from behind the scenes. These include snowmaking, lift maintenance, ski patrol equipment and mountain machinery, including two new tier 5 snowcats, one free cat and one winch cat.
This summer over $450,000 was invested in general maintenance and lift upgrades across the resort and nearly half a million dollars on new ski and snowboard rental fleets including performance equipment from Rossignol and Burton.