Howelsen Hill Ski Area

North America’s Oldest Operating Ski Area 

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Howelsen Hill Nordic Center

During the season, tickets can be purchased at the concession stand, the Winter Sports Club office on the 2nd floor of the Howelsen Hill Lodge, and at the vending machine located inside the Fireplace Room on the first floor of the Howelsen Hill Lodge. 





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


Tuesday11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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

Lift Schedule 


PomaTuesday - Sunday
BoardwalkTuesday - Sunday
ChairSaturday & Sunday Only
SEASON:November 28 , 2020 - March 14, 2021 (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%