Steamboat Ski Resort is now in the second phase of a $200 million, multi-year transformation project that will see the development of a new base area as well as other on-mountain improvements. The resort’s new area for beginners, Greenhorn Ranch, will redefine the learning experience for first-time skiers and boarders. Instead of keeping beginners in the base area, as many resorts do, Steamboat will whisk new skiers and boarders up 7,513 feet, so they can learn and enhance their skills while fully immersed in the mountains. Embracing “terrain-based learning,” Greenhorn Ranch will feature one lift, four beginner magic carpets, and 30 snow guns on 14 acres of terrain that has been regraded to optimize the teaching and learning process.
To better serve the students of Steamboat SnowSports School, the resort asked to relocate its on-site Sprung structure—which had originally been erected for socially distanced dining during the COVID-19 pandemic—to Greenhorn Ranch, where it could be used as a dining and warming facility for beginners and their families.
HOW SPRUNG DELIVERED
The Sprung Structure was relocated from its original, two-year location at Steamboat Ski Resort’s Rendezvous lift to the new, $20 million Greenhorn Ranch learning area, where it now serves as a warming and dining facility for beginner skiers.
The structure houses a full kitchen and restrooms, as well as an area that carries a selection of ski and board equipment tailored for kids of all ages. Conveniently located next to the new Wild Blue Gondola, the Greenhorn Ranch Sprung Structure gives parents and kids a place to meet, eat and rest before setting off to hit the slopes again.