Steamboat Resort, CO announced yesterday that they will open the resort for weekend summer operations on Friday, June 26th, but that the bike park will NOT open this summer.
The resort cited limited staff and resources making it difficult to operate as the reason for keeping the bike park closed. All features, jumps, and downhill will be closed to the public and there will be no uploading on the gondola, no patrol services, lessons, guides, or trail maintenance, reports the Steamboat Pilot. The regular US Forest Service trails will be available for hiking and biking.
“We are taking a careful and thoughtful approach in welcoming guests to the Resort this summer while balancing the health and safety concerns of our local community. Summer operations at the Resort are an important part of boosting our local economy, and we hope to focus on the activities that best accommodate social distancing for our employees and guests.”
– Rob Perlman, president, and COO of Steamboat Ski Resort
Summer operations will include the Outlaw Mountain Coaster, the Maverick mini-golf course, gondola rides, the Steamboat Mercantile and Timber & Torch Grill at the base, and the Oasis Sun Deck at Thunderhead Lodge. Activities will run from 10 am to 6 pm, and the Steamboat Gondola will run from 10 am to 5 pm every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday through Labor Day, Monday, September 7. The decision to only open weekends is due to the expected drop in tourism, especially during the week.