Ski Free Sunday

Ski Free Sunday Overview

Ski Free Sundays Sunday Funday is taken to an entirely new level as Howelsen Hill hosts Free Skiing every Sunday throughout the winter season. Now your family can enjoy the slopes for absolutely FREE at North America’s Oldest Operating Ski Area and Steamboat’s original ski area.

Steamboat Springs City Council approved free skiing on Sundays 8 years ago and ushered in Colorado’s most affordable Sunday lift ticket as a way to celebrate the community’s Olympian spirit and honor the tradition of this historic ski area. Skiing since 1915, Howelsen Hill has produced nearly 100 winter Olympians and has helped generations of Steamboat residents enjoy the sport.

During the season, it’s as easy as simply stopping into the Ticket Office 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.

For more information, please contact our Ticket Office:



  • Reservations are not required for Ski Free Sundays, just visit the Ticket Office and pick up your free ticket before hitting the slopes. 
  • Snow Tubing at Tube Howelsen is not free on Ski Free Sundays. 
  • Howelsen Hill will be closed on Christmas, December 25. 
Kids with skis on shoulder at Lodge

Ski Free Sunday Schedule - 10 AM to 4 PM

Type Notes
November 26 Ski Free Sunday Conditions Permitting
December 3 Ski Free Sunday Conditions Permitting
December 10 Ski Free Sunday  
December 17 Ski Free Sunday  
December 24 Ski Free Sunday  
December 31 Ski Free Sunday  
January 7 Ski Free Sunday   
January 14 Ski Free Sunday  
January 21 Ski Free Sunday   
January 28 Ski Free Sunday  
February 4 Ski Free Sunday  
February 11 Ski Free Sunday  
February 18 Ski Free Sunday  
February 25 Ski Free Sunday  
March 3 Ski Free Sunday  
March 10 Ski Free Sunday  
March 17 Ski Free Sunday  
March 24 Ski Free Sunday   

Ski Free Sunday Sponsorship

For the seventh season, Howelsen Hill Ski Area will offer snow lovers the unique opportunity to ski for FREE every Sunday throughout the 2023/2024 season. 

We are excited to provide local businesses and organizations with the opportunity to get involved and support Ski Free Sundays and historic Howelsen Hill. Not only will your sponsorship help maintain Ski Free Sundays, it will also help support the continued operation of Howelsen Hill for generations to come. 

If you are interested in showcasing your business or organization at Ski Free Sundays, please contact Hayley Powell by email and be a part of the community's best Sunday gathering!


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