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Posted on: December 11, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Super Ski Free Sunday Makes Debut This Weekend

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STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, COLORADO-December 11, 2019-SUNDAY! SUNDAY! SUNDAY! Snow flying, lift turning, skiing and riding power! For one day only this month - It’s Super Ski Free SUNDAY at Howelsen Hill!  This weekend, the popular Ski Free Sunday program is being supercharged when the historic ski area hosts its first Super Ski Free Sunday.

The mega-sized version of Ski Free Sunday takes place once a month through March and brings together food, live music, craft beer and merchandise from local partners like Mountain Tap Brewery, Ohana, Honey Stinger, Steamboat Radio and more. Super Sundays are currently scheduled for January 12, February 16 and Closing Day, March 15, 2020. Lifts close this Sunday at 3:30pm to set up for the annual Community Holiday Party.

“We ended the season last year with an enhanced event that set the stage for our new Super Ski Free Sundays,” said Brad Setter, Howelsen Hill & Rodeo Manager. “These events are an opportunity for the community to come together, celebrate the city’s crown jewel park and share the unique spirit that is Howelsen Hill.”

In addition to free skiing, Mountain Tap Brewery will heat up Super Sunday with their new food truck selling specialty wood-fired pizzas and pouring homemade craft beer. The food truck and the outdoor beer garden will run from 11am to 3:30pm. Prices vary depending upon pie selection and proceeds from beer sales go toward the Howelsen Hill Ski Area Endowment Fund held at the Yampa Valley Community Foundation.

Kick back in Adirondack chairs at the base on the outdoor patio beside one of the new warm fire pits while you watch all the action or take a quick break. Steamboat Radio will be on site from 10am to noon. Live music then fills the air as Cary Kamperschroer performs original compositions in his authentic style from noon to 3pm. Howelsen commemorative shirts, designed and produced by Ohana, make their return. These locally produced shirts run $26 for short-sleeve and $32 for long-sleeve and are prefect for showcasing your Howelsen pride (plus 50% of sales go to the Endowment Fund).  

Want the perfect fuel to power your day on the slopes? Honey Stinger is handing out one free waffle with every free ticket not only on Super Ski Free Sunday, but every Sunday this season. Honey Stinger Organic Waffles are the original energy waffle. They're easy to digest, certified organic, come in single-serving wrappers, and will keep you fueled on Ski Free Sunday.

When the lifts close, Ski Free Sunday continues across the Yampa River. Mountain Tap keeps the free spree going with sip and snack free. Show your Ski Free Sunday lift ticket and enjoy one free beer or cauldron of popcorn that same night.

With walk-up lift tickets surpassing the $200 threshold at some resorts, historic Howelsen Hill and its Ski Free Sundays strongly solidifies its reputation as one of the most affordable ski areas in the industry having provided nearly 10,000 free lift tickets last year. Owned and operated by the City of Steamboat Springs, Howelsen Hill has served as a community gathering place for more than a century.


Brad Setter, Howelsen Hill & Rodeo Manager, 970.871.7035 or email
Emily Hines, Marketing & Special Events Coordinator, 970.871.7031 or email

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