Danny Paul, a staff engineer for the city of Steamboat Springs who works on the base area projects, said the project can continue to serve as a “good model” for other communities.
The next phase of Wildhorse Marketplace could be in place by late 2015 or early 2016.
The new lights on the mountain are ready to go and will allow skiers to ride down 1,000 vertical feet of terrain from the top of the Christie Express lift to the base area.
CDOT has budgeted to spend $6 million on the project on U.S. Highway 40 where it runs between Snow Bowl Plaza and 13th Street, and between Third Street and the pullout near the base of Rabbit Ears Pass.
The funding for base area improvements from the city's urban renewal authority is scarce again for 2014, but that won't stop several smaller-scale projects from going forward.
Intrawest’s apparent interest in acquiring more resorts comes about 11 months after Vail Resorts announced its intention of acquiring smaller but high-performing Midwest ski areas Afton Alps, Minn., and Mount Brighton, Mich., for $20 million.
Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. Airline Director Janet Fischer told the Routt County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday that the emphasis for the upcoming ski season flight program into Yampa Valley Regional Airport has been on building capacity Saturdays, the day of the week that most winter vacationers prefer to travel in and out of the Yampa Valley.
The storm cycle that entered Steamboat Springs on Sunday night had dropped 20 inches at Steamboat Ski Area by Wednesday morning and 12.8 inches in town by Wednesday afternoon.
The road project perhaps most visible to Steamboat Springs residents was completed Friday morning when Native Excavating finished renovating the medians on U.S. Highway 40.
Routt County Riders will host a trail workday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday on the Sunshine Trail at Steamboat Ski Area. Tools, lunch from Haymaker Patio Grill and beverages from New Belgium Brewing Co. will be provided.
The 20-page plan lays out the estimated costs and potential funding sources for several types of improvements ranging from more sidewalks on Oak Street to a new paid parking system.
Saw crews are busy this week felling beetle-infested lodgepole pine trees near the midway elevation at Steamboat Ski Area while other on-mountain improvements remain in the works, including construction of the new Four Points Lodge and increased snowmaking capability on Heavenly Daze.
The city of Steamboat Springs doesn't use any kind words to describe the state of the highway medians that greet motorists on the south end the city.
If purchased before Sept. 30, Steamboat Ski Area full season pass holders can enjoy night skiing this upcoming season for $39. The price for a one-night ticket purchased at the window is $29, or $20 purchased seven-plus days in advance.
Construction on the new $3.1 million U.S. Highway 40 bridge over the Elk River west of Steamboat Springs has been halted temporarily in order to correct a bridge support that wasn’t properly placed. Despite the delay, there still is a possibility of completing the bridge on schedule by the end of November.