STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colorado (CBS4)– An additional 655 acres of skiable terrain for Steamboat will make the mountain the second-largest resort in the state once the latest expansion is complete. This massive undertaking, along with adding a gondola, ice rink, relocating a gondola, and adapting parts of the base to the current age cost the parent company an estimated $200 million. , but it is investment money for modernization and more diversified. ski station.
“It will add some more advanced or expert terrain options,” Steamboat spokeswoman Loryan Duke said Thursday.
“Steamboat has been a mostly intermediate resort, this will provide more options for skiers or snowboarders of different skill levels.”
With these additional upgrades, Steamboat expects to hire staff to help run things like the ice rink and food courts. He also expects to increase tourist appeal for locals across the country, who theoretically wouldn’t spend all their money on the mountain, but the restaurants in town and other activities in the county.
The expansion project is expected to be completed between 2024 and 2026.