Military/Wildfire/Wildlife Ops

US Army Blackhawk Helicopters

Sitting at 6,882 feet above sea level and located in the heart of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, Steamboat Springs Airport (KSBS) is the ideal location for a efficient stop over or extended staging program.  

Whether on a mission, training or flying a ’Fini Flight’, the airport has hosted a wide variety of members of our Armed Forces, National Guard and Reserve.

In addition, the facility has served as a base of operations for wildfires and wildlife campaigns during short and long-term incident periods.  

Military Missions

  • High Altitude
  • Mountain Terrain
  • Four Season Weather
  • Geographic Advantages

Military Services

Crews from near and far have made Steamboat Springs Airport (KSBS) their mid-mission landing zone or overnight base. 

The facility welcomes members of all military branches and accepts government fuel cards, which are processed quickly and efficiently. 

FBO Services:

  • Fuel Services
  • Courtesy Cars Available
  • Restrooms & Lounge
  • Government Fuel Cards Accepted

Many members of the airport staff are veterans themselves and understand what it takes to provide flight line services during duty activity. We hope you’ll make Steamboat Springs Airport a regular stop on your flight plan.


Wildfire Services

Your home away from home where airport staffs treats you like family. On station for a short time or extended duration, the Steamboat Springs Airport can accommodate a variety of aircraft. 

During the active wildfire season of 2018, the facility’s spacious tarmac was shared at the same time by five different fire fighting aircraft and support crew. 

Sky Crane Helicopter


Government agencies, university researchers and local organizations often work out of the FBO facility when conducting research, wildlife counts and observation programs.  

Whether interested in local management or part of a larger statewide or national research project, under the direction of Colorado Parks & Wildlife and/or the U.S. Forest Service, the facility stands at the ready to take care of your aircraft so you can focus on the task as hand.