Business View Magazine | May 2019

141 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE MAY 2019 Y ampa Valley Regional Airport is located in Routt County, Colorado, two miles southeast of Hayden and about 25 miles west of Steamboat Springs and its nearby ski areas. A resort mountain facility, the Airport covers 671 acres at an elevation of 6,606 feet, and has one asphalt runway, 9,998 feet long. “The Airport was constructed back in 1966, based on demand - commercial air service being something important to the community,” explains Airport Manager, Kevin Booth. “The location was picked based on land availability and compatible terrain around Hayden.” “Like most commercial service airports, we evolved over the years,” Booth continues. “Now, we have a 10,000-foot runway and commercial parking for seven aircraft, and we’re sized for 767s. It’s evolved from no terminal, to a rudimentary terminal, to a terminal that was modified back in 2006 in a three-phase program that wrapped up in 2012, which got us to where we are, now. Back in 2015, we had a major construction project that paved the shoulders on the runway and resurfaced it, and we resurfaced a lot of our taxiways and widened our connectors.” Yampa Valley REGIONAL AIRPORT THE GATEWAY OF CHOICE