HOWELSEN HILL SKI AREA

WELCOME TO HOWELSEN HILL

North America's Oldest Operating Ski Area

Aerial view of a snow covered ski area

Photo: Dan Gilchrist

HOWELSEN IS CLOSED FOR THE 2017/2018 SEASON.  PLEASE COME BACK IN OCTOBER TO PURCHASE PASSES FOR NEXT SEASON!

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HOWELSEN HILL NORDIC CENTER

DURING THE SEASON TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED AT THE CONCESSION STAND, THE WINTER SPORTS CLUB OFFICE INSIDE HOWELSEN LODGE AND AT THE VENDING MACHINE LOCATED INSIDE THE FIREPLACE ROOM ON THE FIRST FLOOR OF THE HOWELSEN HILL LODGE.

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 SKI AREA INFORMATION

Hours 2017 / 2018

Day
Time
Monday
CLOSED
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM


LIFT SCHEDULE



LIFT SCHEDULE
(CONDITIONS PERMITTING)

Poma
Tuesday - Sunday
Boardwalk
Tuesday - Sunday
Chair
Saturday & Sunday Only
Baby Magic Carpet
Saturday & Sunday Only


SEASON:
Nov 25, 2017 - March 11, 2018 (Conditions Permitting)


CONTACT INFO:

Brad Setter- Howelsen Complex Supervisor
Ally MacDougall - Parks and Community Services Office Coordinator
Emily Hines - Marketing and Special Events Coordinator

2017/2018 NORDIC AMBASSADOR PROGRAM

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:

We are currently looking for friendly, outgoing volunteers to educate Nordic trail users about appropriate use of the facility. All volunteer hours count towards a 2017/2018 Howelsen Hill Nordic Pass.

Volunteers work a series of 1 hour shifts (no more than 4 shifts per week) at their convenience and as their schedules allow. ADULTS are required to work a total of 12 hours and SENIORS are required to work a total of 8 hours to receive a free pass.

Nordic Ambassadors can either purchase a 2017/2018 Howelsen Hill Nordic Pass at the beginning of the season and be reimbursed for the pass upon completion of the required hours, or they can wait until completion to receive their pass.

If you are interested in becoming a Nordic Ambassador, and would like additional information regarding the program, please contact Emily Hines at 970-871-7031 or email Emily Hines.

OVERVIEW

ABOUT 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!

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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%