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STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, COLORADO-January 27, 2021-With more people using individual power vs. horsepower to explore Howelsen Hill and Emerald Mountain this winter, Howelsen Hill Ski Area’s Uphill Access Policy helps ensure the only difficulty comes from your work out.
“The number of people utilizing Howelsen Hill for uphill adventures and exercise has increased significantly this season,” said Howelsen Hill Ski Area Manager Brad Setter. “While we do allow and encourage uphill use, there have been some close encounters recently and urge everyone to exercise extreme caution especially around equipment like snowcats and the winch cat and its cable.”
Starting Sunday and running through Feb. 9, the ski area will see increased snowcat activity at all hours as the crew preps and winch the hill for upcoming events. Uphillers should always stay off trails being groomed and well clear of these machines.
During operating hours, uphill access is permitted only on a dedicated route. Day tickets and season passes are not required for uphill access during operating hours. After operating hours, uphill access is allowed on all ski area trails.
Daytime users should follow Lower Hobo Park XC trail to Mile Run; then immediately exit the ski area onto Blackmer Trail. Better yet, to avoid conflicts with downhill skiers, uphillers should park at the Blackmer trailhead instead of the base area.
No matter when you travel uphill understand that:
Howelsen Hill Ski Area Uphill Access Policy can be found online at www.steamboatsprings.net/uphill and the ski area’s operating hours are posted at www.steamboatsprings.net/ski.
ContactBrad Setter, Howelsen Hill Ski & Rodeo Manager, 970.879.4300 or emailMichael Lane, Communications Manager, 970.871.8220 or emailEmily Hines, Marketing, Communications & Events Coordinator, 970.871.7031 or email