UPDATED: Steamboat Gondola running again, Thunderhead Lodge partially open

1:45 p.m.: Following a closure due to burst water pipes at Thunderhead Lodge at Steamboat Resort, the building is open for public access to restrooms. Additionally, Steamboat Gondola is up and running, again.

Original story: Thunderhead Lodge and Steamboat Gondola were closed due to burst water pipes as of 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, according to Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp.

The extreme cold that prevented Steamboat Resort from opening Wednesday, Feb. 15, caused pipes to freeze, and upon thawing, they began to leak into Thunderhead Lodge.

In conjunction with area health and fire officials, resort officials determined a disruption to the fire suppression system posed a safety risk, so the entire building was closed. Because the gondola uses the lower level of the lodge, it was shut down, too.

Crews are working on fixing the leaks to reopen the building and gondola as soon as possible.

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