Howelsen Hill Ski Area

North America’s Oldest Operating Ski Area 


Howelsen Hill Ski Area opened for the 2020-2021 season on Saturday, November 28

For updates and information on our Ski Free Sundays program, please click HERE.  

Purchase your Season Pass online today or visit the Howelsen Hill Lodge Concession and Ticket Office.  

To fill out your smartwaiver ahead of time please click HERE!

 

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Howelsen Hill Nordic Center

A pass or ticket is required to ski, fat bike or snowshoe on the Howelsen Hill Nordic trail system. Daily tickets can be purchased at the Howelsen Hill Lodge concession stand during regular operating hours. 

HOWELSEN HILL

970-879-8499


NORDIC HOTLINE

970-871-7084


NORDIC TRAIL 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 (PDF)  Please read for rules and guidelines for Fat Tire Biking at Howelsen Hill Nordic Center.   Fat Tire Biking is NOT ALLOWED between 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Monday-Friday due to a higher volume of athletes training on the trails.

Howelsen Hill Ski Area Information


NOTICE: There will be several schedule changes and closures the week of February 1 through February 7 due to Winter Carnival activities including:

  • Howelsen Hill Ski Area will close at 6:00 PM on Thursday, February 4
  • Howelsen Hill Ski Area will close at 6:00 PM on Friday, February 5
  • The Face and Poma Lift will be closed ALL DAY on Saturday, February 6 for the World Pro Ski Tour 
  • The entire Howelsen Park complex will be closed beginning at 5:00 PM on Saturday, February 6 (Howelsen Outdoor Ice Rinks, Sledding Hill and Rodeo Grounds Parking Lot). 

Hours 

DayTime
Monday11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday10:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Howelsen Hill Ski Area will be CLOSED on December 25 for the Christmas Holiday

Lift Schedule 



LIFT SCHEDULE
(CONDITIONS PERMITTING)

PomaMonday - Sunday
BoardwalkMonday - Sunday
ChairSaturday & Sunday Only
SEASON:November 28 , 2020 - March 14, 2021 (Conditions Permitting)


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Overview

About Howelsen Hill 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!

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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 nearly 90 Olympians making over 150 Winter Olympic appearances, 22 members of the Colorado Ski Hall of Fame, and 13 members of the National Ski Hall of Fame.

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

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General Information

  • Nordic 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 Nordic
  • Snowmaking: 50%