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.READ MORE: COVID In Colorado: Governor's Office Lifts Face Mask Mandate For Those Who Are Vaccinated
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.READ MORE: With Face Masks No Longer Mandated For Those Who Are Vaccinated, Business Owners Navigate Uncertainty
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.MORE NEWS: COVID In Colorado: Excitement Builds As Children Ages 12-15 Begin To Get Pfizer Vaccine
The company will also spend $31 million on technology systems to give guests a simpler transaction process, mobile app enhancements and shorter wait times.