HOWELSEN HILL SKI AREA

North America's Oldest Operating Ski Area

HOWELSEN HILL OPENS FOR THE 2018/2019 SEASON ON NOVEMBER 24    

SEASON PASSES ARE ON SALE (ONLINE ONLY) NOW! CONCESSION STAND OPENS OCTOBER 24 FOR PASS PICKUP AND PICTURES


CONCESSION STAND SCHEDULE

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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. 

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

DayTime
MondayCLOSED
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


LIFT SCHEDULE



LIFT SCHEDULE
(CONDITIONS PERMITTING)

PomaTuesday - Sunday
BoardwalkTuesday - Sunday
ChairSaturday & Sunday Only
Baby Magic CarpetSaturday & Sunday Only


SEASON:November 24, 2018 - March 10, 2019 (Conditions Permitting)


CONTACT INFO:


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 2018/2019 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 2018/2019 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 Tara Cusack at 970-871-7054 or email Tara Cusack.

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%