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Posted on: October 21, 2021

[ARCHIVED] New Chairlift Benches Provide Seat With A View

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STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, COLORADO-October 21, 2021-Three new benches, retrofitted Christie III lift chairs from the Steamboat Ski Resort, have been installed along the Yampa River Core Trail in the downtown area. 

“This is a great example of organizations working together to bring additional amenities to our community,” commented City Engineer Ben Beall. “The chairs have served the community for decades at the big ski hill and having them continue to provide a seat with a view is something special.”

The three benches have been placed along the Yampa River in the Toots wave pocket park adjacent to the Little Toots Park, near the spur to Yampa Street and the parking lot between the ambulance barn and Backdoor Sports, and within Workman Park at the east end of Yampa Street. 

Workman Park
Toots Wave Pocket Park
8th Street
Yampa Chair 4
Chair a
Yampa Chair 3

“Yampa Street has become a vital destination for visitors and locals alike,” said Executive Director Lisa Popovich with Main Street Steamboat. “The chairs complement recent public art placements as well as brings elements that combine function with fashion to scenic locations along the Yampa Street corridor.” 

This project is funded via a cooperative effort between the City of Steamboat Springs and Main Street Steamboat. The city paid for the chairs with Main Street covering restoration and installation. The installation was made possible through an AARP/Main Street Grant with donated services from Shawn Soucy of Soucy Concrete and Danny Randolf of Rafter J2 on installation/concrete and metalwork restoration respectively.  

“This effort would not be what it is without the attention to detail and artistic touch provided by Shawn and Danny. The community is grateful for their skills!” emphasized Beall.


Lisa Popovich, Executive Director, Main Street Steamboat, 970.367.7060 or email
Ben Beall, City Engineer, City of Steamboat Springs, 970.871.8293 or email
Michael Lane, Communications Manager, City of Steamboat Springs, 970.871.8220 or email

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