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Alterra Mountain Company purchased the Steamboat Ski Area in 2017, and Steamboat is primed for a whole new era of skiing. With the purchase, Steamboat has been included in the Ikon Pass and Alterra has already announced multiple base area investments, including a new gondola in 2019 and a new recently opened restaurant. Expansion plans underway include a new lift and 355 additional ski acres. The Ikon Pass is valid at 38 resorts in the United States and across the world.


The base area restaurant has been completely transformed into the new Timber & Torch. Renovations include expansion of indoor seating to seat 290 people, new outdoor heated patio, 2 indoor/ outdoor bars, and installation of an exterior fireplace and outdoor BBQ.

In addition to the base area restaurant renovations, the resort is adding a new food truck concept. Taco Beast will be a “slopeside” food truck, an on-mountain, roaming snow-cat serving street tacos, The base area restaurant has been completely transformed breakfast burritos, and Mexican-style beer.


  • Final approval for ski area expansion completed

  • 40% capacity increase

  • New, faster gondola in 2019/2020 season

  • New lift to reach 355 acres, currently only accessible through backcountry gates


It is no secret that Colorado is known for its iconic skiing and snowboarding. Every year, people travel from all over the country to experience a one of a kind skiing experience offered by the Rocky Mountains. With this kind of reputation, it seems only fitting that several Colorado ski resorts, including Steamboat Resort should be included on this year’s most popular ski pass; The Ikon Pass. The Ikon Pass offers skiers and snowboarders an experience of a lifetime with access to the Rocky Mountain’s most unique terrain. The pass features resorts in California, Colorado, Utah, British Columbia, Vancouver and more, making it the perfect way to ski where you want, when you want. Starting this year Steamboat’s ski pass was upgraded to the IKON Pass with over 30 destinations across world, which opens a new world of potential for Steamboat Springs.