Soon, 40-foot tractor-trailers will climb the switchbacks that cross ski trails including Twister and Nelson's Run to haul steel to the site of of the new Four Points Lodge.
A bigger Four Points restaurant isn't the only new attraction in the works at Steamboat Ski Area. The resort also is looking into the possibility of illuminating some of its lower-mountain terrain to offer night skiing.
Steamboat Springs city officials told the city council on Tuesday night that funding for base area improvements from the urban renewal authority will be scarce for at least the next three to four years.
The day after the mountain closed, work started on the new Four Points Lodge, and those thinking about accessing the mountain to take advantage of recent snowfall should be aware of the extra activity at Steamboat Ski Area.
Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp.'s goal is to complete the new Four Points Lodge and have it operational in time for the 2013-14 holiday season.
Spokesman Charlie Williams said he’s hopeful that the partnership can develop a minimum of 29 lots for mobile homes on the site and that lot rents at the new park would be similar to those at West Acres, where the average is about $560.
Tuesday was a day of breakthroughs for Montana Dalman and more than 20 other kids from across the country who traveled to Steamboat Springs to take part in the Sunshine Kids Winter Games.
Steamboat Ski Area has tentative plans to replace the existing Four Points Hut at 9,700 feet on Mount Werner as soon as this summer with a two-story building that would allow for a new dining concept as well as more restrooms and seating.
The Routt County Regional Building Department issued a permit this week for a single-family residence on Whisper Road (outside Steamboat Springs) with a permit valuation of $2.674 million, which does not reflect the complete cost of the home.
BAP, Big Agnes and Honey Stinger are not the only ones who want to buy the downtown public safety building. A second offer has been submitted to the city by a developer who envisions redeveloping the property.
The 21 permits issued in Steamboat Springs in 2012 compares with 11 in 2011, seven in 2010 and eight in 2009. As recently as 2006, there were 206 single-family building permits issued in Routt County and Steamboat.
In a bid to preserve the funkiness of existing buildings on the river side of Yampa Street, the Downtown Revitalization Committee will explore the possibility of establishing a transfer of development rights program there.
Matthew Jones, a 2012 graduate of Heritage Christian School, has been named to the Seaver College dean’s list at Pepperdine University for fall semester.
Ownership shuffling, land acquisitions and new office space all part of the picture at two base area development projects
Changes are afoot at Wildhorse Meadows, a residential development near the Meadows Parking Lot, and Wildhorse Marketplace, a separate commercial development farther south on Mount Werner Road. One of the results could be more than 12,000 square feet of new office space.
Resort officials acknowledge opening of the half-pipe is about two weeks behind schedule.