Howelsen Hill is the oldest continuously operating ski resort in Colorado, since 1915. Situated in downtown Steamboat Springs, it’s open for day skiing Tuesday through Sunday, and night skiing on select evenings.
The ski area has a long history of producing winter Olympians, and has sent more skiers to international competitions than anywhere else in the U.S. It has produced more than 70 Olympians. The city of Steamboat Springs manages the ski area and holds numerous winter sports competitions throughout the season.
The ski area is most known for it’s long, natural ski jumps. They are visible from town and sometimes you’re lucky enough to see someone practicing on them. You’ll also find several other jumps and 15 trails of varying slope and difficulty. You regularly see young competitors effortlessly spinning 360’s and 720’s off Howelsen’s freestyle jumps.Beginners will enjoy several long trails down to the base. Expert skiers will appreciate the steep face of the mountain. The vertical is 440 feet.
One of the best parts about Howelsen Hill is the night skiing. For less than ten bucks you can ride underneath the lights in downtown Steamboat Springs, from 5:30-8pm. Hours vary so see schedule before you go.
The main lift up the mountain is a Poma lift. There is also one double chair lift and a small magic carpet. The double chair takes you to the top but it only runs on Saturday and Sunday.
VillageThe lodge has concessions like soft pretzels and pizza slices, as well as drinks. There’s no beer served. There’s a fire place and lockers for $1.
Situated in the heart of historic Steamboat Springs, you’ll find an abundance of amenities within walking distance of the slopes. Steamboat offers all levels of lodging, dining, shopping, spas, hot springs and many more attractions to make your winter vacation wonderful. It’s in close proximity to endless wintertime recreation.
Address: 845 Howelsen Pkwy, Steamboat Springs
Lift Hours: Closed Monday’s and Xmas
- Tues, 1pm-6pm, Wed, 1pm-8pm
- Thur, 3:45pm-8pm, Fri, 10am-6pm
- Sat & Sun, 10am-4pm
- Elevation: 6,696 ft – 7,136 ft
- Vertical – 440 feet
- Ski Area: 50 acres
- Average Snowfall: 150 in (381 cm)
- Cross-Country Trails: 21km
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