Fleischer Sport is located in One Steamboat Place at the base of Mt. Werner in close proximity to the famous Steamboat Gondola in the Gondola Square. The store is directly adjacent to the Wildhorse Gondola. Steamboat’s newest addition opened in 2010.
Rentals, Gear and Accessories at the Base of the Mountain: Ski-In or Ski-Out!
Come by and check out our selection of ski and snowboard equipment rentals, including a large selection of accessories such as boots, goggles, helmets, gloves, and handwarmers, or book online and save 20%!
Steamboat Springs Gondola History
The original gondola in Steamboat Springs was built during the summer of 1970 and took passengers to the top of Thunderhead Peak on what was then known as Storm Mountain (later renamed Mt. Werner). Although the peak had already been in development as a ski destination since 1965, the gondola is said to have been the rising star that catapulted the Yampa Valley town into snowy notoriety.
The “Bell Gondola” consisted of 90 separate cabins, each with a six person capacity, that used a bicable to tow skiers to the peak’s summit. The gondola, along with a lift that provided access to Storm Peak, sealed Steamboat Springs’ fate as a destination and paved the way for continued development of the region into one of the world’s most premier ski destinations.
Eventually, Steamboat Springs’ success became a burden on the gondola system. Skiers had to wait in lengthy lines, and at times, high winds would temporarily halt the gondola which stood a staggering 252 feet above Heavenly Daze. The occasional closure of the Bell Gondola, and continually lengthening lines, prompted the construction of a new gondola which would break world records for it’s size. In 1986, a brand new gondola was built. The “Silver Bullet”, now simply known as “The Gondola”, used a single “mono-cable” and had what was, at the time, an astonishing capacity with 128 cabins each holding up to eight passengers; the first like it in the world. Now, the Gondola serves as the main hub of the Steamboat Springs basin with a plethora of shops, restaurants and lifts radiating out from it’s spot at the base of Mt. Werner.