As if the monumental 300+ inches of Champagne Powder at Steamboat this season isn’t enough, the resort will begin construction on their new multi-million-dollar Four Points facility. Located at 9,716 feet above sea level, this is the most significant on-mountain restaurant improvement the resort has made in nearly a decade.
“This is an incredible opportunity for Steamboat to significantly reinvest in the dining experience by offering guests a truly exceptional new on-mountain facility and several new culinary options,” stated Chris Diamond, president and COO for the Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation.
The resort is dedicated to making the facility energy efficient as well as focusing on healthy food items. LEED principles will be incorporated throughout the design and operation of the new building. Instead of paper towels and disposable dishware, the facility will feature low-flow fixtures and energy efficient hand dryers, low-energy insulated windows, glass and dishware. Some other highlights of the environmentally friendly building include energy star rated kitchen equipment, dark sky standards exterior lighting, and LED and fluorescent indoor light fixtures and insulation. Not only are these physical attributes outstanding, but the menu will feature natural, healthy upscale items including local ingredients, fresh made salads and pastas as well as grab & go items for the early risers.
“The new Four Points will quickly establish a unique character among the resort’s culinary restaurants and serve as a great alternative to Thunderhead and Rendezvous,” commented James Snyder, VP of resort services. “The ease of finding a seat for lunch will significantly improve across the resort with this addition; and, I strongly believe, will take Steamboat to an entirely new culinary level.”
Construction on the new facility is set to begin the day after the ski season ends on Monday April 15th and forecasted to be operational by the 2013 Christmas/New Year’s holiday season. Steamboat is finishing up additional plans for on-mountain improvements and will announce those soon!