There is something magical about riding the gondola to the top of a ski area and enjoy breathtaking views as you watch the sky illuminate with pink, yellow and orange sun-setting tones. Sunset Happy Hour is a 'must do' while you are in Steamboat Springs.
Gondola loading for Sunset Happy Hour starts at 5 p.m. with about a 10 minute gondola ride heading up to Thunderhead at 9,000 feet. While you are at Sunset Happy Hour, enjoy drink specials, appetizers and live music. Head out to the Thunderhead deck to enjoy the magnificent sunset over the Yampa Valley with scaping views of the Sleeping Giant, Hahns Peak, Rabbit Ears, Flat Tops and Emerald Mountain. Afterwards, you can enjoy the gondola ride back down overlooking the downtown lights.
This Thursday happens to be Valentines Day. Sunset Happy Hour is the perfect spot to spend the evening (with or without a date). My favorite band, Buffalo Commons also takes the stage. They are a crowd pleaser and sure to attract people of all ages and genre. Get your dancing shoes ready to groove along to their folk/classic rock style music. Or, pleasantly sit back in your seat to enjoy the views with good tunes in the background.
$15 includes Gondola Ride and $5 towards food or beverage. Purchase tickets in the Gondola entrance as you board and note that space can be limited so plan to come early. This will be an evening to remember and another memory to add to your Steamboat vacation!
2019 Music schedule at Sunset Happy Hour:
-February 14: Buffalo Commons
-March 7: Hunker Down
-March 21: Jay Roemer
-March 28: Shawn David Allan
-April 4: Trevor G. Potter
-April 11: Chamberlain Birch
Photo: Sunset views from the top of the gondola.