May 2012

There are 3 blog entries for May 2012.

The soothing sounds of waterfalls and a gurgling creek are now audible at the base of Steamboat Ski Area after a much-anticipated water feature was turned on this month.

“The flow looks pretty incredible out there,” said Steve Frasier, co-chairman of the Urban Renewal Area Advisory Committee. “It looks great.”

Finishing touches and landscaping are being completed around the promenade construction project that started in 2007 and cost nearly $10 million. The creek had run beneath the ski trails in a culvert for 45 years before the project was undertaken. The work was paid for using the proceeds of bonds that were backed by the city’s tax increment financing, which captures growth in property taxes at the base of the ski area.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony

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The Trailhead Condominium Auction held on Sunday May 6 was considered a success by several realtors in the Steamboat Springs area.   As of today, it appears that there were 23 winning bids on 34 units in the recently built Trailhead Lodge near the base of the Steamboat Ski Area.  The realtors feel that lifting the uncertainty in the unsold units, coupled with the continued interest in owning in Steamboat, reduced supply, and the capability of Buyers to purchase here are all signs that the Steamboat market is at the bottom and beginning to trend upward.


Connected to the base area by a gondola, and featuring pools, hot tubs, health facility, and it's own Alpine Club at the ski area base, the property was put up for auction by  SilverLeaf Financial

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Warm spring weather has meant an early start to cycling season.  Some of Emerald Mountain is open, anyway. The lower trails on the front side and several trails on the back side are cleared to ride. Everything, basically, is open from the quarry down at the downtown Steamboat Springs landmark.

On the town side of the mountain, that means Blair Witch, Bluffs Loop, Ricky’s Ridge, Larry’s and MGM are open, to go along with Ridge Trail and Rotary Trail, both of which are on the back side and were among the first trails in the area to dry out. One section at the bottom of Lupine is closed, but otherwise Lupine is open.

“We’ve never opened them this early,” said Gretchen Saler, Routt County Riders Trails Director. “I’m really excited about how people

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