As we continue to move Full Steam Ahead into the future of Steamboat Ski Resort, the resort will move forward with removal of Priest Creek chairs beginning on August 18, 2021. SSRC has long planned to remove the Priest Creek lift, the oldest chairlift at Steamboat Ski Resort installed in 1972, as the lifts parts are outdated and no longer supported. Instead of having the lift stand dormant, the resort will be taking advantage of crew availability and favorable weather to begin the removal process with taking all chairs off the line. Priest Creek operated zero days last year and its removal is not expected to impact daily operations.

The public will have a chance to own this special piece of Steamboat Ski Resort history, as the resort will auction chairs with the plans for the proceeds to be given to local nonprofit organizations chosen as part of a special selection process. The chairs will be up for auction online from August 24 to 27, 2021. All chairs will need to be picked up in person on September 10 from 8 am to 12pm. Chairs cannot be shipped, delivered, or stored beyond this time frame.

Bidding begins at 8am August 24th and ends at 8pm August 27th.

Funds collected from the auction will go to

Wildlife Habitat Improvement- Local District (WHILD) through the Yampa Valley Community Foundation and the following nonprofit organizations:

Bud Werner Library
CMC Foundation
Come As You Are/Breaking Bonds
Grand Futures
Heeling Friends
High Altitude Basketball
Housing First Alliance of Craig
Humane Society of Moffat County
Mountain Valley Horse Rescue
Northwest Rocky Mountain CASA
Opera Steamboat
Routt County 4-H Council

Routt County Riders
South Routt Education Endowment
Steamboat Creates
Steamboat Dance Theater
Steamboat Springs Youth Hockey Association
Steamboat Reading
Steamboat Soccer Club
Young Tracks
Family Development Center/Discovery Learning Center/Newborn Network
Hayden Totally Kids
Northwest Colorado Center for Independence
Yampa River Botanic Park