The new gondola fully opened to the public last Saturday but then was shut down at about 4:45 p.m. Sunday, the  Steamboat Pilot & Today reports. The team installed a new control system, haul ropes, hangers, and terminal equipment. STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4/AP) — The new gondola at Steamboat Resort in northern Colorado was shut down one day after it opened, because of a mechanical malfunction. STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The new gondola at Steamboat Resort in northern Colorado has been shut down because of a mechanical malfunction. The ride capacity will also increase by 38 percent.

This ensures that guests can have a great time on the mountain and avoid mishaps that are preventable. Ski resorts have seen monumental updates over the last several years. A multi-level penthouse featuring an eclectic design with quality finishes and furnishings.

), By viewing our video content, you are accepting the terms of our. The resort has opened the Thunderhead Express for guests to access the open terrain. Steamboat’s new gondola is just one part of their 5 year investment plan. and increase speeds to 6 meters-per-second. Thunderhead Express lift will operate while the mechanical issue on the gondola is being fixed. Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. President and COO Rob Perlman made the surprise announcement during an event in Gondola Square, where he gave praise to a great early season and the work that staff has done to prepare the mountain. The gondola runs from 10:00am to 4:00pm daily with the last download by 4:30pm. Now, there are even more changes underway for guests to take advantage of. Sunday evening, a drive line problem was discovered and the lift will remain closed until it’s fixed. Ride time will reduce by 2 minutes and increase speeds to 6 meters-per-second. We use cookies to offer you a better experience and analyze site traffic. Steamboat Resort has announced plans to expand the resort and build what would be the longest, 8 person gondola in North America. It has yet to be decided whether or not the gondola will be outfitted with wireless internet like similar modern models currently being used.

All rights reserved. © 1998 - Vacation Coupons. The Steamboat Pilot & Today reports that with a busy holiday week ahead, crews were working to repair the gondola, but a timeline for its reopening was not immediately known. The $15 million, 8-person gondola will be ready for guests to enjoy at the start of the 2019-2020 season. STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO – November 30, 2018 — Alterra Mountain Company and the Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation announce a $15 million replacement project of the resort’s existing gondola with a new eight-person gondola for the 2019/20 winter season. These updates not only benefit skiers today but will provide support for new generations of skiers and snowboarders as well. The Cabin Phone: 970-871-5150 Hours of Operation: Breakfast 7:30am – 11am daily All Day Menu 11:30am – 8:30pm daily Happy Hour 3-5:30pm daily rich-text