Out of safety concerns for guests, employees, and resort property, as well as concerns for individual privacy, Steamboat Resort (“Resort”) prohibits the operation or use of unmanned aerial systems (UAS), or drones, by anyone – including recreational users and hobbyists – without prior written authorization from the Resort. This prohibition includes drones used for any purpose whatsoever, whether filming or videotaping, for commercial or personal purposes, or by media or journalists.

This prohibition extends to any drones launched or operated from Resort property, as well as drones launched from private property outside of the Resort but flying within Resort boundaries and/or above Resort facilities, both anywhere on the mountain and in the base area.

If drone use is authorized by Steamboat Security for an event, such use must be in accordance with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rules and regulations, local law enforcement, and US Forest Service rules, as well as those policies separately established by the Resort. The FAA Summary of Small Unmanned Aircraft Rule (Part 107) is available here. The required authorizations, regulations and rules generally require an application to the FAA, FAA certification, substantial training, and many restrictions covering safety and national security, and other requirements.

SSRC requirements include filing an application at least 30 days prior to the event, signing an Event License, US Forest Service authorization and providing proof of UAS insurance coverage, among others.

Any violation of this policy may involve suspension of your skiing or riding privileges, in addition to penalties or other actions that may be taken by any of the other regulatory agencies noted above.

Please contact Brett Mason with Steamboat Security at 970-871-5335 for questions.