While Steamboat’s not the only town to boast two ski areas (also Silverton, Aspen, Keystone and Durango), it is the only one to offer night skiing at both of its resorts. You can race down the slopes at the local Howelsen Hill, or ski from the top of Christie Lift at Steamboat Ski Resort.
Night Skiing in Steamboat Springs
Steamboat Ski Resort is one of few Colorado ski areas to offer night skiing. The mountain provides access to the top of the Christie Lift, which is a good 1100 feet of vertical, and a few fast groomers & beginner terrain park.
It’s $37 for adults at the window and $25 if you pre-buy online, seven days in advance. Night hours are Thursday through Monday, until 8:30pm or 9pm, depending on the date. It begins mid December and runs through March.
Tiny Howelsen Hill also offers evening turns in town. Their hours are Tuesday through Friday ’til either 6pm or 8pm. It’s much less vertical, but there’s a nice pitch on the main run and it’s only $10.
In addition to night skiing, Howelsen’s tubing hill and ice arena is open evenings as well. They also boast a Nordic Center.