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With the first snow of the season already hitting the Yampa Valley, the start of season pass sales at historic Howelsen Hill signals another sign that the winter season is just around the corner. Season passes will be available from the concession stand starting Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018.
“This tiny home grown ski area has shared the sport of skiing with generations for more than a century,” said Brad Setter, Open Space & Trails, Rodeo and Howelsen Hill Supervisor. “All eyes will be on Howelsen Hill this season with the return of top international, national and collegiate competitions, signatures events such as Town Challenge and Winter Carnival and the return of Ski Free Sundays.”
Howelsen Hill offers some of the most affordable options for individuals and families looking for all-access, alpine or Nordic season passes in Colorado. In fact, Howelsen is one of only two ski areas in Colorado to provide a family season pass alternative. Purchase your season pass by November 17 to ensure the lowest price available. After that date, prices go up $30 on all passes.
Season passes may be purchased online at steamboatsprings.net/ski, then click the ‘purchase memberships’ button at the top of the page. In addition, passes are available at the concession stand Tuesday through Friday from 3pm to 6pm and on Saturdays starting Nov. 3 from noon to 2pm through November 24. No pass sales will occur on Thanksgiving, November 22.
The concession stand will continue to sell passes during normal operating hours throughout the 2018/19 season. Hours, prices and additional information about the ski area, Nordic center and daily grooming report can be found at steamboatsprings.net/ski or by calling 970.879.8499.
The popular Ski Free Sunday program, offering free skiing on Sundays throughout the season, will return starting in mid to late December. Due to competitions and special events, every Sunday may not be possible; however, a full calendar of available free Sunday skiing will be announced in early December. Similar to last year, the city anticipates around a dozen Ski Free Sundays will be offered this winter including many of the popular holidays.
Owned and operated by the City of Steamboat Springs, Howelsen Hill is home to the acclaimed Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club. The ski area, actually a city park, features affordable skiing and snowboarding across terrain catered toward all abilities as well as enjoys 13 miles of Nordic, snowshoe and snow bike trails. North America’s Oldest Ski Resort is currently scheduled to open on Saturday, November 24 (conditions permitting) and will close on Sunday, March 10, 2019.
Scott Glynn, Concession Stand Crew Leader, 970.879.8499 or email
Emily Hines, Marketing & Special Events Coordinator, 970.871.7031 or email
Brad Setter, Open Space & Trails, Rodeo and Howelsen Hill Supervisor, 970.871.7035 or email