Howelsen Hill Ski Area

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North America’s Oldest Operating Ski Area 

2021-2022 Season Updates

Howelsen Hill Ski Area is looking forward to the 2021/2022 Season. 

Season Pass Sales

  • You can now purchase your 2021-2022 passes online! Visit the Season Passes page for more information and to purchase your season pass today! 
  • You can pick up your pass beginning Monday, November 1 at the Parks & Recreation Office. Visit the Season Pass Pickup Calendar for pick up hours and locations. 

Howelsen Hill Nordic Center 

Please visit our Interactive Nordic Trail Map for current grooming updates and trail closures. 


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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. 





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

Hours - Proposed for 2021/2022 season 

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 - Proposed for 2021/2022 Season 


PomaMonday - Sunday
BoardwalkMonday - Sunday
ChairSaturday & Sunday Only
SEASON:November 27 , 2021 - April 3, 2022 (Tentative & Conditions Permitting)



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%