Mountain Area Master Plan

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Who: The City of Steamboat Springs has partnered with consultants Cushing Terrell and Connect One Design to engage the Steamboat Springs community in completing a Steamboat Springs Mountain Area Master Plan (MAMP).

What: The purpose of this project is to develop a community vision for the future of the Mountain Area and to complete a plan to guide policy, development, and public/private investment toward achieving the vision.

Where: The planning area is the Steamboat Ski Resort base area and the commercial properties and residential neighborhoods that surround it. See the banner map above.

When: January 2020 - July 2021

Why: The last master plan for the Mountain Area was adopted in 2005. Steamboat Springs has experienced significant change in the last 15 years in terms of economy, technology, population, climate, and more. However, we have not seen the investment and redevelopment anticipated in the Mountain Area. It’s time to update our vision for this core commercial area to better reflect current conditions, trends, and community priorities.

This plan is focused on improving character and identity, economic vitality, and mobility and connectivity in the Mountain Area. The project team is also developing conceptual site designs to improve the Gondola Transit Center and Ski Time Square Drive. Visitor experience, sustainability, and resiliency are guiding principles as we plan for the long-term vitality and success of the Mountain Area.

To learn more about the scope of the plan, visit the Planning & Community Development website.


Who: The City of Steamboat Springs has partnered with consultants Cushing Terrell and Connect One Design to engage the Steamboat Springs community in completing a Steamboat Springs Mountain Area Master Plan (MAMP).

What: The purpose of this project is to develop a community vision for the future of the Mountain Area and to complete a plan to guide policy, development, and public/private investment toward achieving the vision.

Where: The planning area is the Steamboat Ski Resort base area and the commercial properties and residential neighborhoods that surround it. See the banner map above.

When: January 2020 - July 2021

Why: The last master plan for the Mountain Area was adopted in 2005. Steamboat Springs has experienced significant change in the last 15 years in terms of economy, technology, population, climate, and more. However, we have not seen the investment and redevelopment anticipated in the Mountain Area. It’s time to update our vision for this core commercial area to better reflect current conditions, trends, and community priorities.

This plan is focused on improving character and identity, economic vitality, and mobility and connectivity in the Mountain Area. The project team is also developing conceptual site designs to improve the Gondola Transit Center and Ski Time Square Drive. Visitor experience, sustainability, and resiliency are guiding principles as we plan for the long-term vitality and success of the Mountain Area.

To learn more about the scope of the plan, visit the Planning & Community Development website.


  • What we've heard

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    01 Mar 2021
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    All of the engagement we've done for the Master Plan so far has led us to understand some of the Mountain Area's key issues, and begin to think about how to solve them.

    So, who did we talk to, and what data did we collect to inform these problems and solutions? Take a look at the left column in the graphic below.

    The Advisory Committee has been acting as a sounding board since the project's kick-off, and is made up of representatives from the following organizations and stakeholder groups:

    • Steamboat Springs Public Works + Planning
    • Steamboat Springs Transit
    • City Council
    • Main Street Steamboat
    • Steamboat Creates
    • Ski Corps
    • Yampa Valley Sustainability Council
    • Steamboat Chamber of Commerce
    • Mountain Village Partnership (Mountain Area business owners)
    • Local developers
    • Steamboat Lodging Association

    So, what problems did we discover? And what are some initial ideas for how to fix them? Check out the graphics below and be sure to give us your feedback by taking our survey and sharing it with others!







  • Kicking off a project during a global pandemic

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    01 Mar 2021
    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

    What a crazy time to be kicking off a project! Although virtual engagement has been a critical input tool for the past few decades, it hasn’t been the only allowable way to engage the public. The news changes every day – and we’re hopeful that we’ll get to have in-person meetings and interviews soon. But in the meantime, we’re excited to take advantage of folks being stuck at home and scrolling through Facebook to get some input on the identity, mobility and economic vitality of the Steamboat Springs Mountain Area. Be sure to keep checking back to this page for new ways to engage virtually!