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The Steamboat Gondola transports you to Thunderhead, 9,100ft above sea level, to a celebration of an amazing Steamboat sunset from high above the Yampa Valley floor. It’s a can’t miss Steamboat activity and one that will bring you back time and again. Take in the scenery, enjoy the culinary delights, listen to live music, and toast the sunset.
Beginning mid July, sunset happy hour is open on most Thursday and Sunday nights through August, and most Friday and Sunday nights in September. Attendance is limited and regularly fills-up early so plan accordingly. The cost is $15 which includes your ride on the Steamboat gondola plus a $5 credit towards food and drinks. Happy hour tickets can be purchased in the gondola entrance as you board.

21 and over recommended. No dogs are allowed for Sunset Happy Hour. Gondola boarding begins at 5:00pm and ends at 7:45pm. Sunset Happy Hour is a first come, first served event, and reservations are not accepted. Please note that availability may be limited on certain dates due to weddings or other special events. For more information on Sunset Happy Hour call (970) 871-5150.


If you are a 2016/17 or 2017/18 Steamboat season, Steamboat 15 day, or Steamboat 8 day passholder your admittance is free, plus you may bring one guest to each happy hour during the 2017/18 summer season. Passholders must present a valid pass to receive free admittance and guest privileges.
2017 SUMMER Schedule
Starting mid July, Sunset Happy Hour is most Thursday and Sunday nights through August, and most Friday and Sunday nights in September.

NOTE: no Sunset Happy Hour on August 10 and 31, September 3, 8, and 29.

Sunset Happy Hour Date Band
July 16 TBD
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