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Gondola Square

With so many options at visitors' fingertips, Gondola Square offers something for all mountain visitors, with easy access to the champagne powder, the mountain dining, and the wide selection of shops. Read More

  • Be at the center of the hustle and bustle of Steamboat: shopping, dining, hiking, skiing and more!
  • Open year-round, Gondola Square is a great base to explore Steamboat Springs Mountain.
  • Between the Guided Gourmet Hikes, Dinner Sleigh Rides, and Brunch on the Mountain, there's plenty of options for activities and dining.


There are few places where convenience and budgets meet so happily. With condos and hotels mere footsteps away from the shops, restaurants and ski slopes, Gondola Square provides a unique opportunity to do it all at a reasonable price. 

So when you're planning your vacation to Steamboat Springs, give Gondola Square a whirl. You’ll enjoy great skiing, and also what happens when you’re not skiing! Sometimes this can be even better – hard to believe in Steamboat Springs. 


At an elevation of 6,900 feet, Gondola Square is the heart of the mountain base. The Steamboat Gondola and Christie Peak Express are right there, as are the numerous cafes, restaurants and shops to explore.

Getting here is easy, whether you're flying or driving.  Just a few miles south of the town of Steamboat, the mountain base is conveniently located on Highway 40.

Steamboat Springs has the closest major airport (HDN) of any ski resort in Colorado or Utah, located just 22 miles away in Hayden.


Gondola Square is open year-round, with shops and restaurants available to visitors during normal business hours.

The Steamboat Springs Gondola is open from 10:00am - 4:00pm in the summer, and 8:30am - 4:00pm during the ski season. In the fall, the gondola is open for holiday weekends, depending on weather.


Gondola Rides

In either summer or winter, a ride up Steamboat's 8-passenger gondola offers a chance to explore the scenery of Steamboat's four mountain peaks.  Whether on mountain bike, skis, nature trails, or while simply enjoying lunch on the mountain, a gondola ride is an breath-taking ride to a beautiful experience.

Mountain Dining

  • Take a gondola ride up to Thunderhead for the popular Brunch on the Mountain, featuring a full meal with impressive mountain views. 
  • Another fantastic option is to take a Guided Gourmet Hike, where visitors work up an appetite as a Steamboat Ambassador takes the group on the Vista Nature Trail.  Also available in winter as a snowshoe hike.
  • Winter Sleigh Rides are a unique way to get to Ragnar's Restaurant, celebrating Steamboat's Scandinavian roots in modern style and comfort. 

Additional Info

Parking is $15 per day in the Gondola Parking Garage and the Ski Time Square Parking Garage. Free Parking is available in the Knoll Lot, which is within walking distance, and the Meadows Lot, where shuttles provide transportation to Gondola Square.

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