STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4) – Steamboat Resort will get $135 million in upgrades says its owner Alterra Mountain Company. It’s part of $207 million in changes at multiple resorts owned by Alterra.

Steamboat will see a Gondola Square redesign which includes more dining options and après, retail, entertainment and year-round gathering places for guests. Construction will start at the end of this ski season and is expected to be complete by the start of the 2021-2022 season.

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(credit: Larry Pierce at Steamboat Resort)

Pioneer Ridge terrain could see an expansion of 650 acres which will need additional approval. A redesigned Bashor learning area will be accessed by the first leg of the Wild Blue Gondola.

Officials say this expansion will make Steamboat the second largest ski area in the state.

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The expansion, however, is expected to take a few more years to complete.

“This past season has proven that our guests are loyal, passionate and looking forward to the many seasons ahead, and we plan to provide them with a premier guest experience as we focus on the long-term future of our mountain destinations,” said Rusty Gregory, CEO, Alterra Mountain Company.

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The company will also spend $31 million on technology systems to give guests a simpler transaction process, mobile app enhancements and shorter wait times.

Danielle Chavira