STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO-WINTER 2018/19—Major changes are abound at Steamboat Ski Resort for the upcoming winter season, with construction projects beginning in early summer to provide new restaurants, retail shops, trail signs, a new location for STARS and more.

“This is the first summer and winter we’re seeing Alterra’s investment come to life at Steamboat Ski Resort, and the changes are stunning,” said Rob Perlman, president and chief operating officer of Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation. “Guests will most certainly notice the addition of Timber & Torch in the heart of Gondola Square, but they’ll be surprised to see so many other transformations on and off the mountain. We’re excited to share our upgrades.”

Timber & Torch: The base area restaurant and bar experience will be transformed with the complete overhaul of the Bear River into Timber & Torch. The centerpiece restaurant for Gondola Square will feature expanded indoor seating for 290, a new outdoor heated patio, two indoor/outdoor bars, an exterior fireplace and a new outdoor grill. Terrace seating is increased as the Umbrella Bar is removed to provide more space for guests soaking in the sun. Timber & Torch, named for the resort’s legendary trees and Olympian heritage, will feature gastropub inspired food, including an open-face steak sandwich, the T&T Rachel, hand-cut fries, drunken mussels in locally brewed beer, flatbreads and charcuterie boards. In addition to an extensive craft beer lineup, Timber & Torch’s bars will serve signature craft cocktails. Timber & Torch will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner starting winter 2018/19.

Taco Beast: Taking the food truck to new levels, Steamboat announces the Taco Beast, an on-mountain snowcat redefining “slopeside” dining. The Taco Beast will serve four types of trail tacos, the resort’s take on street tacos, esquites (Mexican street corn on the cob) and Mexican-style beer. Guests can find out more information about the Taco Beast including expected locations, dates and times of operations and how to track the Taco Beast online at Steamboat.com/TacoBeast (information coming in winter 2018).

Umbrella Bar & BBQ: The popular Umbrella Bar moves from the base area to Rendezvous Lodge, providing additional indoor/outdoor bar service to guests in the Sunshine Peak area of the mountain. The Umbrella Bar will be open daily from 11 am to 3 pm serving drinks and quick bites throughout the winter season.