Master Plan

Master Plan

An airport master plan is an important tool in determining an airport’s current and future development needs. 

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recommends that the Steamboat Springs Airport - Bob Adams Field Master Plan be updated every 10 years. 

The most recent master plan for the Airport was written in 2008 (see below).

Project Manager: Leah Whitfield

Project Email:

Steamboat Springs Airport Master Plan Fact Sheet

Pre-Proposal Briefing - October 2020

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DRAFT Master Plan - Chapters 1-4

After significant outreach and numerous public meetings, the first three chapters and alternatives (chapter 4) of the Draft Master Plan are available for review and public comment. 

Issues, needs, alternatives, and recommendations of a master plan are heavily influenced by the input of a wide array of airport users and stakeholders.

Draft SBS Master Plan Chapters 1-3 for review-11

IMG_1373Aviation Demand Forecast

Effective airport planning and development includes forecasting aviation demand as future activity levels drive the size and timing of necessary airport improvements of which become the basis for the airport’s capital improvement plan.

For Steamboat Springs Airport, forecasts are prepared for the 20-year planning period in three stages: short-term (2023), intermediate-term (2028) and long-term (2038).

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Preferred Alternative

After numerous meetings, open houses and public input, the preferred alternative recommendation is now available for review. 

Please submit comments on the preferred alternative by Friday, August 9, 2019. Comments may be emailed directly to:

Steamboat Preferred Alternative Figure 2019-07-24

Master Plan List

If you would like to be included on a mailing list for updates, click on the link to the right.

Master Plan Email List

Open Houses

Master Plan Open House - June 26, 2019

The final Airport Master Plan Public Open House was held June 26 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm in the Crawford Room of Centennial Hall, 124 10th Street, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487.


Master Plan Open House - May 8, 2019

The second Airport Master Plan Public Open House was held May 8 from 5pm to 7pm in the Crawford Room of Centennial Hall, 124 10th Street, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487.

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Master Plan Open House - Jan. 31, 2019

The first Airport Master Plan Public Open House was held January 31 from 5pm to 7pm in the FBO building, 3499 Airport Circle, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487.


KSBS Airport Master Plan Advisory Committee

  • Rebecca Bessey – City Planning Director
  • David Franzel – Yampa Valley Airport Commission
  • Dr. Eric Myer – Airport Tenant
  • Eric Smith – Airport Tenant
  • Jeff Messinger – President, Lions Club
  • Randall Hannaway – AOPA ASN
  • Brandon Champagne – Assistant Manager, Enterprise
  • Scott Middleton – Airport User
  • Erin Orr – NW CO Account Manager, Butcherknife Brewery
  • John Bristol – Director of Economic Development, Chamber
  • Stacie Fain – Airport Manager

2008 Airport Master Plan

The Airport Master Plan describes and depicts the overall concept for the long-term development of an airport. Review the Airport Master Plan (PDF) from 2008.

Airport 2008 Master Plan