Steamboat Lake Ski Area
Dates of Operation: 1973 (January - April)
Area Stats:
*Lifts: 2 Heron-Poma double chairs; 1 lift served beginner terrain with a
capacity of 700 p/h; the other served intermediate and expert terrain
with a capacity of 1,200 p/h.  Both lifts were removed during 1989 and
one was relocated to Howelsen Hill in downtown Steamboat Springs.
*Facilities: base lodge, no snowmaking
History: The story of Steamboat Lake Ski Area is similar to that of
Stagecoach, except on a smaller scale.  The developer, Lifetime
Communities of Florida, planned to build a community of 10,000 people
with a golf course and ski area.  The area was located on 318 acres of
private land and managed by Gordon Wren.  The base lodge was later
moved to Mt. Werner in 1979 and became the Norwegian Log
Condos.  The area paid $500,000 for Heron-Poma to install the area's
two ski lifts, which were only used for one season.
Location: Take highway 129 north from Steamboat Springs to FR 209.
 The area is about 1 mile from the intersection of 129 and 209 on the
right side.
Area Pictures:
Club House for Proposed Golf
Course. *
Looking at the main ski hill. *
The beginner area. *
The main slope. *
The backside of Steamboat Lake. *
Steamboat Lake's double chair at Howelsen Hill. *
Pictures Taken Summer '03: #
The main ski hill
A Heron-Poma lift footing
A run on the beginner hill
The beginner lift line
A run on the main ski area
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* Pictures and info thanks to Jason S. of

# Pictures thanks to Brad C. & Bill F.
An overview of the ski area taken during winter of
2008 - notice the trees infested with pine beetle.