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Ski Free Sundays

Steamboat Springs City Council approved free skiing on Sundays back in October, ushering in Colorado’s most affordable Sunday lift ticket as a way to celebrate the upcoming Olympic winter season and honoring the tradition of this historic ski area. Skiing since 1915, Howelsen Hill has produced nearly 90 winter Olympians and has helped generations of Steamboat residents enjoy the sport. 

During the season, it’s as easy as simply stopping into the lodge to pick up your free ticket, which is required to access the lifts and the Nordic trails (cross-country, fat bike and snowshoe) on these special ski free days.  Over the winter, specific Sundays could see limited or closed terrain due to special events or competitions. In addition, select Sundays will also see Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club training on a portion of the Face.

Howelsen Hill

Ski Free Sundays Schedule

December 17

December 24

December 31

January 7

January 14

Continental Cup

Christmas Eve

New Year’s Eve

MLK Holiday Weekend

January 21

January 28

February 4

February 11

February 18

Presidents’ Holiday Weekend

February 25

March 4

March 11

CU Invitational


Schedule subject to change

To stay up-to-date on changing conditions, call 970.879.8499 or the Nordic Hotline at 970.871.7084. 

Howelsen Hill
Owned and operated by the City of Steamboat Springs, Howelsen Hill is Colorado's oldest continuously operated ski area and home to the largest and most complete natural ski jumping complex in North America and the acclaimed Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club. The ski area features affordable skiing and snowboarding across terrain catered toward all abilities as well as enjoys 13 miles of Nordic, snowshoe and snow bike trails.