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Howelsen Ski Area

Howelsen Hill

We are closed for the 2014/2015 season.   
Thank you for a great season everyone!  


 Howelsen Hill

 Nordic Hotline

 Tubing and Alpine Slide





Alpine Trail Map  View what alpine runs are currently open.

Nordic Trails Map  Explore our Nordic trail map to see what trails are open, which ones have been recently groomed and the distance of each trail!  

Fat Tire Bikes  Please read for rules and guidelines for Fat Tire Biking at Howelsen Hill Nordic Center.   Fat Tire Biking is NOT ALLOWED between 2pm-6pm Monday-Friday due to a higher volume of athletes training on the trails.

TUBING at Howelsen Hill daily! Call 970-819-8010


 Printable Nordic Trail Map

 Printable Alpine Map 

Howelsen Hill Ski Area Info:
 Monday  Closed
 Tuesday  1pm-6pm
 Wednesday  1pm-8pm
 Thursday  1pm-8pm
 Friday  1pm-6pm
 Saturday  10am-4pm
 Sunday  10am-4pm
Season:  Nov 29th, 2014 - March 15th, 2015

Brad Setter- Howelsen Complex Supervisor
Ally Press - Parks and Community Services Office Coordinator
Emily Hines - Marketing and Event Coordinator

Howelsen HillAbout Howelsen Ski Area

Howelsen Hill Ski Area is owned and operated by the City of Steamboat Springs and holds a unique place in the history of skiing. It has sent more skiers to international competition than any other area in North America. Come experience skiing history in the Yampa Valley!

Howelsen Hill boasts a remarkable heritage. It is Colorado’s oldest continuously operated ski area, since 1915, and has the largest and most complete natural ski jumping complex in North America. Howelsen has been the training ground for more than 79 Olympians making over 130 Winter Olympic appearances, 15 members of the Colorado Ski Hall of Fame, and 6 members of the National Ski Hall of Fame.

Howelsen Hill was recently acknowledged as a "Pioneer Ski Resort" by the International Skiing History Association and the Colorado Ski and Snowboard Museum and Hall of Fame.

General Information
  • Cross-country trails: 21 kilometers / 13 miles
  • Elevation: 6,696 feet at the base and 7,136 feet at the peak
  • Lifts: Double chair, Poma surface, Small Magic Carpet, and the Boardwalk
  • Number of trails: 17 alpine and 9 cross country
  • Snowmaking: 50