Gondola and Base Area

The base of Steamboat Ski Resort is transformed in the warm and sunny summer months into a natural playground filled with fun and entertainment. From scenic gondola rides to more than 50 miles of trails prime for hiking and both cross country and downhill mountain biking, there’s no shortage of opportunities to explore Mount Werner.

Gondola Base Area

Burgess Creek Beach

Find your beach at the base of Steamboat Ski Area in the cool, clear waters of Burgess Creek, which meanders by Gondola Square at a perfect depth for splashing around with the little ones. Stake out an Adirondack chair at the popular Burgess Creek Beach, where you can sunbathe and watch as your kiddos play in the sand and explore the mini waterfalls while emerald mountains provide a picturesque background for the perfect summer day.

Next to the creek in Gondola Square, the Steamboat Stage is a town favorite entertainment venue bringing outdoor movies on the big screen to national touring acts. Kids (and sometimes their parents, too) will jump for joy at the rides of the Coca-Cola Adventure Zone

New for 2017
Enjoy a friendly round of mini golf with the family at Steamboat’s new 18-hole course, Maverick Mini Golf. Or for those seeking more thrills, try out the Outlaw Mountain Coaster. The Outlaw is the longest coaster in North America boasting over 3,500 vertical feet of dips, waves, turns, and 360 degree circles. At the Steamboat mountain base area, your summer adventure awaits.

Summer Gondola Operation

  • Daily, July 24 - September 1
  • Labor Day Weekend, Friday September 1 - Monday, September 4
  • Weekends (Saturday & Sunday) September 8 - October 22, weather permitting

For more information on ticket pricing, the Steamboat Bike Park and other mountain specific activities, visit the Steamboat Ski Resort website at the link below.

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Mountain Dining

From cocktails on the patio with Mt. Werner as your backdrop to delectable meals from one of our fine dining establishments, there is an assortment of dining options at the mountain area. Visit the link below for a list of restaurants within walking distance of the gondola and base area.

On-Mountain Dining

Summer Events 2017

The base area is buzzing with events throughout the summer. Be sure to mark your calendar for the below.

June 30 - July 3  Art on the Mountain
July 8  Balloon Glow, as part of the annual Hot Air Balloon Rodeo
August 12  The Toast of Steamboat, as part of the annual Steamboat Wine Festival
August 26  Continental Divide Run, Steamboat Running Series
September 8 - 9  Run Rabbit Run Ultramarathons
September 16  Steamboat OktoberWest

Ongoing Events

View the links below to see the calendar for each ongoing event series held at the base area this summer.

Mountain Music Series
Movies on the Mountain
Sunset Happy Hour