New upgrades at Steamboat Ski Resort will make their debut this winter season

Posted By: The Ski Channel on October 13, 2009 9:36 am

Resort upgrading is very common during the off-season. Many ski resorts use every inch of their property in an effort to steer their customers towards them and away from their competition. Streamboat Ski Area in Colorado hopes their upgrades will do just that.

The resort constructed a new slopeside entrance that increased the square-footage by 40 percent, adding nearly 3,000 square feet. The Kids’ Vacation Center was expanded. New kiosks have been set up that offer a faster check-in experience, improve security and provide a stress-free atmosphere.

The ticket office has also been expanded to 3,800 square feet and offers a more relaxed environment. The snowmaking system has also been enhanced, which now covers nearly 400 acres of top-to-bottom terrain and includes more than 300 hydrants, 121 high-efficient guns and a state-of-the-art operating system.

Former U.S. Ski Team superstar Chad Fleischer is opening a shop in the new building called One Steamboat Place, which is a 450,000 square-foot facility with restaurants, shops and a spa. It is scheduled to open in December with 80 residences.

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