Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp.’s plan to build a new race-specific trail for the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club received a unanimous recommendation Thursday night from the Steamboat Springs Planning Commission.
Tuesday night marked the first time the ski area has publicly disclosed how many skiers and riders the new lights on the lower mountain attracted here in Steamboat.
The Old West proposal would create both a five-bedroom apartment on ground level at 111 Eleventh St. and a second, three-plus bedroom apartment on the second floor above it.
City staff has since last year considered privatizing the department as a way to make it more efficient, but Routt County officials earlier this month indicated they would reject such a proposal.
In an email to employees, ski area officials wrote that an analysis from Intrawest showed coverage on the new health exchange would be cheaper for most of its seasonal employees.
When Anthony D'Aquila recently stood on the front porch at a friend's house about 10 miles south of Steamboat, they lamented how the lights have changed the landscape.
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.