Steamboat Celebrates New Lift

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Sierra at Tahoe, CA

BOULDER, CO December 20, 2004 — Steamboat's impressive 3,000 skiable acres just got more accessible with the installation of the Burgess Creek Triple Chairlift.  According to Steamboat, the new lift has a vertical rise of 938 feet, a horizontal length of 3,369 feet, an average gradient of 27 percent and a top speed of 500 feet per minute.  The lift, which is located in the middle of the mountain, allows skiers to access terrain without the need to follow a cat track to the bottom.

Not only does Burgess Creek chair allow skiers to access the terrain with ease, it's also consistent with Steamboat Ski and Resort Corporation's commitment to the environment. The Burger Creek Triple Chair is entirely wind powdered and has received the accreditation of being a "Green Power Partner by the Environmental Protection Agency.

"As a business that will be disproportionately affected by the global climate change, we feel that it is our particular responsibility to lead the way in the pursuit of cutting-edge solutions, said Lyn Halliday, director of environmental affairs for Steamboat. "Purchasing renewable energy is a natural extension of our sustainability initiatives and is a great way to increase the supply of renewable energy facilities nationwide.

The $1.3 million new chair opened on December 8, 2004, and will run throughout the season. For more information, visit