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Steamboat Ski Area announces prices for night skiing

Michael Schrantz

An artist rendering included in the Steamboat Springs Planning Commission's agenda for Aug. 8 shows what Steamboat Ski Area would look like at night with the new lights.

— If purchased before Sept. 30, Steamboat Ski Area full season pass holders can take advantage of the resort’s plans to have night skiing this upcoming season for $39. The rate for a one-night adult ticket purchased at the window is $29.

According to a news release, the price for the unlimited or full season pass add-on for night skiing will increase to $49 on Oct. 1 and $79 on Dec. 31. College and senior passes are eligible for the add-on price.

The one-night adult price of $29 drops to $19 for teens and $9 for children. If purchased seven or more days in advance, the prices drop to $20 for adults, $10 for teens and $5 for children. Those who’ve purchased six- and 15-day passes can purchase walk-up tickets at advance rates throughout the season.

For parents or guardians who received a free child pass with their adult season pass, the Kids Ski Free program applies to night skiing, meaning that if the parent purchases the night skiing add-on, one child will get free night skiing.

“The resort anticipates operating at night on Friday, Saturday and Sunday for approximately three hours from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the spring,” the release states. “Hours of operation may expand to additional nights during holidays and special time periods. When the lifts start turning at night and guests enjoy their first turns on the slopes under the lights, Steamboat will join a select group of resorts offering this unique experience.”

Night skiing will include five trails that come down from Christie Peak Express and end in front of the Bear River Bar & Grill and the promenade area. Ski trails leading to Torian Plum Plaza and Ski Time Square will not be lit, according to ski area spokesman Mike Lane, and those businesses will need to be accessed from the promenade.

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The Steamboat Springs City Council unanimously approved the ski area’s plans for night skiing Aug. 20 despite objections from some who own property on the mountain. Many supported night skiing for the possibility of drawing more nightlife and visitors to the base area, which has seen about $35 million in public and private investment in the past six years.

City Council agreed to revisit night skiing with a public forum in June 2014. The ski area also is investing in a new Four Points Lodge, which is slated to cost $5 million.

To reach Michael Schrantz, call 970-871-4206 or email mschrantz@SteamboatToday.com

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