STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colorado (CBS4) – Despite a delayed seasonal opening date, the Steamboat ski resort is poised to expand. Some projects are already underway. Other projects include 650 acres of new land and the new Wild Blue Gondola.
This year, during the summer, the teams started working on the base area. There is also a new main entrance to the complex and an escalator.
Resort officials say the expansion will make Steamboat the second-largest ski area in the state. However, the expansion is expected to take a few more years.
“We’ve moved the gondola to the lower terminal where people will load up at the start of the day on the snow that opens up that whole base area. Finally, this base area, next summer, we’re going to be working on it, and we’re going to have an ice rink. There will be a food hall, a lot more amenities where people can come together and really get that real basic experience. “
The new 10-person Wild Blue Gondola would travel a total of 3.16 miles and become the longest in North America, according to the master plan. This would also increase the capacity to 10,000 people per hour.
The company will also spend $ 31 million on technology systems to provide customers with a simpler transaction process, mobile app enhancements and shorter wait times.
LINK: Development of the master plan for the Steamboat ski resort