The Range Food & Drink Hall
The newly redesigned Steamboat Square at the base area will feature a brand-new food and drink hall that has the feel of an indoor/outdoor lunch and après lounge. Adjacent to Skeeter’s Ice Rink and with stunning views of Steamboat Resort, The Range Food & Drink Hall will welcome guests with a bar on each of the two levels, along with a fittingly wide range of cuisine options to meet everyone’s palate.
Aptly named, The Range will feature four different dining options for guests at Steamboat Resort. Twister Tacos will serve street-style tacos along with churros for dessert, Sunshine Bowl will warm your soul with a variety of ramen bowls, Pioneer Pies will feature pizza, a ski area must-have, and Why Not Sandwich Shop will offer fresh salads and sandwiches. If you are familiar with Steamboat Ski Area, you will notice the clever tie-in with the names of each dining option, named after several trails and areas across the resort.
To accommodate guests and make their dining experience as comfortable as possible, The Range will utilize a QR-code ordering system. Guests will simply find a table, get cozy, and then be able to order right from their table at their very own leisure. Once the order is ready, a text message will be sent to the guest letting them know that their food is ready to be picked up. If you are placing orders at different food stations, you will need to place a separate order for each station, but once an account is created, the process really is quite simple. While the focus will be on a QR code ordering system, there will still be an option to place an order directly with an employee if needed.
The Range Food & Drink Hall will feature two different bars, one on each level. Along with the four food stations, the bar on the first level, or ground level, will be a full-service bar. Just outside of the food hall there will be ground-level firepits for guests to gather around and watch people ice skating on the adjacent Skeeter’s Ice Rink. The bar and lounge area on the second level will have all the bells and whistles with an indoor lounge oriented around a fireplace to keep guests warm and cozy, along with an outdoor lounge featuring plenty of sunshine and beautiful views.
Once complete and ready for the doors to open, The Range Food & Drink Hall will offer coffee and hot chocolate in the mornings, but the primary focus is on lunch and après ski. Currently the windows are going in and the goal is to have the building dried in before winter settles in Steamboat Springs. The Range Food & Drink Hall is scheduled to open in 2023, so stay tuned for more details and information to come.
The inspiration behind the design of The Range Food & Drink Hall was a barn to reflect the strong ranching heritage of Steamboat Springs. You’ll notice beautiful, reclaimed timbers that will be the pillars for the interior and exterior of the building, along with design accents featuring cowboy hats, leather, suede, denim and rope. The build and design will portray Steamboat Springs’ heritage in a modern way, and the functionality of having a wide range of dining, bar and seating options will be a fantastic new addition to Steamboat Square.
Written by: Erin Campbell