Ski Free Sundays

UPDATE: Ski Free Sunday 11/29/20 - Reservations Required

As of Friday, November 20, Routt County will be moved to Level Red: Severe Risk on the state's COVID-19 dial framework. Due to these new capacity restrictions, and limited early season terrain, Howelsen Hill Ski Area will be implementing a reservation system for the first Ski Free Sunday on November 29. While we hope that this will only be necessary for our early season dates where terrain is limited, please know that this may extend to additional Ski Free Sunday dates depending on our current local and public health orders.

Ski Free Sunday Reservation Information & Instructions

  • All non-season pass holders will be required to make a reservation for Ski Free Sunday on November 29
  • Guests will be able to make a reservation for a two hour time slot (3 total time slots available)
    • 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
    • 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • Please be considerate of other uses and only make a reservation for one time slot - making reservations for consecutive time slots is not allowed.
  • Each time slot will be limited to a total of 75 people.
  • One person can make a reservation for a group, but is limited to 4 tickets per reservation. 
  • Guests with reservations may arrive at Howelsen Hill 30 minutes prior to their reservation start time to pick-up their tickets. Please do not visit the concession stand to pick up your free tickets, a tent with a "Ski Free Sunday Tickets" banners will be located in the parking lot near the main entrance. 
  • Season pass holders do not need to make a reservation.

Make a Reservation

The Ski Free Sunday reservation system will open for reservations beginning Monday, November 23 at 8:00 AM.

Click on the button below to make your Ski Free Sunday reservation.
Reservations Button

Ski Free Sundays Ski Free Sunday Overview

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 five 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 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.

For more information, call 970.879.8499 during regular business hours.

Kids with skis on shoulder at Lodge

2020/2021 Ski Free Sunday Schedule - 10 AM to 4 PM

Date
Type Notes
November 29, 2020 Early Season Ski Free Sunday Reservation Required; Limited Terrain; No XC
December 6, 2020 Early Season Ski Free Sunday  
December 13, 2020 Early Season Ski Free Sunday  
December 20, 2020 Regular Ski Free Sunday  
December 27, 2020 Regular Ski Free Sunday & Christmas Weekend  
January 3, 2021 Regular Ski Free Sunday & New Year's Weekend  
January 10, 2021 Regular Ski Free Sunday  
January 17, 2021 Regular Ski Free Sunday & MLK Holiday Weekend  
January 24, 2021 Regular Ski Free Sunday  
January 31, 2021 Regular Ski Free Sunday  
February 7, 2021 Regular Ski Free Sunday  
February 14, 2021 Regular Ski Free Sunday & President's Weekend  
February 21, 2021 Regular Ski Free Sunday  
February 28, 2021 Regular Ski Free Sunday  
March 7, 2021 Regular Ski Free Sunday  
March 14, 2021 Final Ski Free Sunday & Closing Weekend  

Ski Free Sunday Sponsorship

For the fifth season, Howelsen Hill Ski Area will offer snow lovers the unique opportunity to ski for FREE every Sunday throughout the 2020/2021 season. 

We are excited to announce a new opportunity for businesses and organizations 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. 

Contact Emily Hines at 970.871.7031 or by email to be a part of the community's best Sunday gathering!

Conditions

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