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Posted on: December 19, 2022

It’s Time to Slide! Tube Howelsen Opens

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STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, COLORADO-December 19, 2022-One never forgets the exhilaration of sledding growing up! Tube Howelsen shares that same excitement and brings tubing thrills to the slopes while enjoying Steamboat Springs' hometown ski hill, Howelsen Hill, starting today. 

“Families and kids of all ages will slide into winter in a new way at the ski area creating memories that will last a lifetime,” shushed Howelsen Hill Ski & Rodeo Manager Brad Setter. “We’re excited to bring tubing back to the historic hill and have thrilling course and new lighted lift.”

Tube Howelsen is located below Mile Run and to the right of Pony Land, the beginner area in the base area. Online pre-purchased reservations will check in at the Tube Howelsen Gazebo just steps from the main parking lot. All others should head to the ticket office by the lodge. 

Tubers enjoy the new covered carpet lift including a kaleidoscope of colored lights show to reach the top of the course.  The dual lane course provides rollers, banks and a left dog leg swing which empties out in the outfield of the ballpark.

Tubing will be available daily from 10am to 6pm with the last available one-hour time slot at 5pm. Prices for one rider during the one-hour time slot is $30 (Monday-Thursday) and $35 (Friday-Sunday + Holidays).  In addition to Friday through Sunday, holiday rates will be in effect December 26-29, January 2-5, January 16, February 20, and March 20-23. 

All riders must be 36”/91cm. All riders including children must have an individual ticket and Howelsen tube. Arrive 15 minutes prior to scheduled time slot for check-in. Time slots are on the hour and cannot be modified to accommodate late arrivals. A full list of rules can be found at

“Our crews have worked extremely hard with long nights to get the lift and course ready for action and it’s satisfying to see it all come together for opening day,” continued Setter. “I truly believe we’ll slide into the hearts of everyone, and Tube Howelsen will quickly become a favorite at the ski area.” 

Advance reservations, which are highly recommended, can be made through the online booking system. The ticket office at 970.879.8499 or can answer all other questions. 


Brad Setter, Howelsen Hill Ski & Rodeo Manager, 970.871.7035 or email 
Emily Hines, Marketing & Special Events Coordinator, 970.871.7031 or email
Michael Lane, Communications Manager, 970.871.8220 or email

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