UPDATE AS OF JULY 15

Last week, towers 3, 6, 12-15 are were hung using a crane. This week concrete tower bases and towers will be put in place and hung using a helicopter. Helicopter activity in the mountain area is scheduled for Monday, July 15 and Friday, July 19. During helicopter operations and while backfilling of foundations is taking place, Heaveny Daze will be closed to all foot and delayed opening of Christie Peak Express lift may occur. Guests may also experience temporary closures and detours in the Steamboat Bike Park and along the Yoohoo service road.

The mountain, including the Steamboat Bike Park, Land Up activities, and Christie Peak express lift, is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Upper mountain multi-use trails are accessible but the Thunderhead building is closed to the public. This includes bathrooms and water. All guests are encouraged to fill up water bottles at the base area before heading up the mountain.

UPDATE AS OF JULY 8
Last week, excavation and concrete work for tower bases continued and towers numbered 2, 4, and 5 were hung. This week, towers 3, 6, 12-15 are scheduled to be hung. Guests around the base area or in the Steamboat Bike Park may experience temporary detours and closures while the towers are being hung.

The mountain, including the Steamboat Bike Park, Land Up activities, and Christie Peak express lift, is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Upper mountain multi-use trails are accessible but the Thunderhead building is closed to the public. This includes bathrooms and water. All guests are encouraged to fill up water bottles at the base area before heading up the mountain.

UPDATE AS OF JULY 1
Last week, excavation work as completed for upper mountain towers located on Heavenly Daze. This week, tower numbers 2 through 5 will be installed near the base of the mountain using a crane. Guests around the base area may experience temporary detours and closures while the towers are being hung.

The mountain, including the Steamboat Bike Park, Land Up activities, and Christie Peak express lift, are open for daily operations. Upper mountain multi-use trails will continue to be accessible but please be reminded that the Thunderhead building is closed to the public. This includes bathrooms and water. All guests are encouraged to fill up water bottles at the base area before heading up the mountain.

UPDATE AS OF JUNE 24
With moist weather patterns over the last week, the gondola project was focused on both upper and lower internal terminals. Additionally, concrete was poured for lower mountain towers and upper mountain towers were located and staked. This week, the focus will be on excavating new foundations for new upper mountain tower foundations and continuing to assemble the new towers.

The mountain, including the Steamboat Bike Park, Land Up activities, and Christie Peak express lift, are open for daily operations. Upper mountain multi-use trails will continue to be accessible but please be reminded that the Thunderhead building is closed to the public. This includes bathrooms and water. All guests are encouraged to fill up water bottles at the base area before heading up the mountain. We ask that guests obey all posted closures around the base area and on the mountain.

UPDATE AS OF JUNE 17
Construction continues on the upper mountain towers and around the Thunderhead building. This week we will begin working on a new maze and queuing area in the base area terminal, excavation of new tower foundations, and pouring concrete for towers on the lower mountain. The first of the new gondola towers will be hung with a crane just outside the lower mountain terminal. The new gondola towers will continue to be assembled on the mountain and placed into a staging area until installation time.

Daily operations began on June 14 and the Steamboat Bike Park is now open. Upper mountain multi-use trails will continue to be accessible but the Thunderhead building is closed to the public. This includes bathrooms and water. All guests are encouraged to fill up water bottles at the base area before heading up the mountain. Please respect all posted closures around the base area and on the mountain.

UPDATE AS OF JUNE 10
The gondola project continued last week with the assembly of new towers in a lot adjacent to Ski Time Square. Work also continued at the upper gondola terminal. This week, the project will focus on prepping the areas around the outside of the thunderhead building for part installation and foundation excavation of upper mountain towers. The resort will open for daily operations including the Steamboat Bike Park on June 14. Please respect all posted closures around the base area and on the mountain.

Update as of June 3
Last week, the remaining gondola towers were removed with a helicopter and the old gondola has officially been completely disassembled. This week, the project will shift focus to new gondola installation with the assembly of new towers and crossarms and new parking rails at both upper and lower terminals. Concrete work will begin this week as tower foundations are prepped for installation of new towers. Guests walking around the base area during the week can expect to see some closures due to concrete truck activity.

Summer operations will continue on Saturday and Sunday with the Outlaw Mountain Coaster, Maverick Mini Golf, Kilimanjaro Climbing Wall, and Stagecoach Bounce House. The opening of Christie Peak Express lift has been postponed until further notice as trails are drying out. We ask that guests obey any construction closures at the base area.

UPDATE AS OF MAY 27

With inclement weather patterns last week, the gondola project was focused on both the upper and lower interior terminals. Additionally, work was done to prep the lower mountain foundations for new tower installation. This week, the upper mountain towers will be removed with a helicopter beginning mid-week. Once these towers have been removed, the entire old gondola will have been removed. Next, the new towers will be assembled adjacent to the base area. Guests can expect to see no impact around the base area this week as most of the work will be on the upper mountain.

Summer operations began last weekend with the Outlaw Mountain Coaster, Maverick Mini Golf, Kilimanjaro Climbing Wall, and Stagecoach Bounce House. The opening of Christie Peak Express lift has been postponed to allow for trails to dry out following recent precipitation.

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.