Update as of May 20
Last week the gondola project included work on the upper mountain tower foundations and continued removal of lower mountain towers. This week, remodel work begins in the upper mountain terminal and helicopter removal of upper mountain towers is expected to start at the end of next week.

Applications are now available for donated gondola cabins. Nonprofit organizations wishing to apply must be a 501(c)(3) and be located in Routt County. They must also be able to transport the gondola cabin if selected. Please apply steamboat.com/gondolarequest by May 23 to be considered.

Summer operations begin Memorial Day weekend with the Outlaw Mountain Coaster, Maverick Mini Golf, Kilimanjaro Climbing Wall, and Stagecoach Bounce House.

UPDATE AS OF MAY 13
The lower mountain towers were removed last week along with gear boxes and motors. The gondola project continues this week with prepping the lower mountain tower foundations and preparing for removal of the towers on the upper mountain via helicopter beginning next week at the earliest.

Soon we will announce the donation application process for a select number of gondola cabins to be donated to local nonprofit organizations for fundraising efforts. One this plan is finalized, it will be announced in the local paper.

For your safety, we continue to strongly discourage any activity on the mountain until we open for summer operations Memorial Day weekend.

UPDATE AS OF MAY 6
The focus of the gondola project this week will be on removal of the lower mountain gondola towers with the use of a crane operated out of the base area. The gondola towers on the upper mountain will be removed by helicopter and that is expected to take place in the end of May.

The haul rope was completely removed last week after all of the gondola cabins were removed from the line and placed in a staging area in the Meadows Parking lot. Most of the cabins will be sent to be refurbished and a select few cabins will be donated to local nonprofit organizations for fundraising efforts. The plan for donation applications is still being finalized and will be announced on this site and the local newspaper in the coming weeks.

Summer operations begin Memorial Day weekend and until then, we strongly discourage on mountain activity as there will be a lot of construction activity in the base area and on the mountain.

UPDATE AS OF APRIL 29

Construction on the gondola continues this week with removal of the haul rope. Once the haul rope removal is complete, work will begin on the on the lower mountain towers.


All of the gondola cabins have been removed from the line and placed in a staging area. Most of the cabins will be refurbished for use at other resorts around the world. A select few cabins will be donated to local nonprofit organizations for fundraising efforts. Details for non-profit donation applications are still being finalized and will be announced on this site and the local newspaper in the coming weeks.

You’ll continue to see a lot of construction activity in the base area and on the mountain. For your safety, we strongly discourage on mountain activity.

Update as of April 23

Crews are moving forward prepping for construction on the gondola. On the mountain we continue to plow roads and prep staging areas. In the base area, we have removed all the previous cabins from the line and relocated them to a holding spot. Most of the cabins will be refurbished for use at other resorts around the world. A select few cabins will be donated to local nonprofit organizations for fundraising efforts. Details are still being worked out, stay tuned and we will update here when we have more information on cabins.

Next, crews are prepping for haul rope removal.

You’ll continue to see a lot of construction activity in the base area and on the mountain. For your safety, we strongly discourage on mountain activity.

Update as of April 17
Now that the winter season has come to an end, work on the Gondola begins.Starting April 14 and continuing for approximately two weeks, we will be plowing mountain access roads and other areas for staging of construction equipment. Heavy machinery will be on the mountain in a variety of locations at various times throughout the day. For your safety, uphill access from the base area and from the bottom of Thunderhead lift is strongly discouraged.

After mountain access and staging areas are prepped, work will begin to remove the haul rope and gondola cabins from the line and relocate the cabins until they are sold for refurbishment and reuse by ski resorts around the world. A select number of gondola cabins may remain in the Valley to be given to SSRC partners for fundraising purposes.