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STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, COLORADO-October 29, 2020-The start of season pass sales at historic Howelsen Hill signals another sign that the winter season is just around the corner. The recent snow across the Yampa Valley and Howelsen Hill’s snowmaking system firing up doesn’t hurt either.
Howelsen Hill season passes for the 2020/21 winter are currently available for purchase online. In-person pass sales will begin Wednesday, November 4. Howelsen Hill offers some of the most affordable options for individuals and families looking for all-access, Alpine or Nordic season passes in Colorado.
Season passes may be purchased online at steamboatsprings.net/ski, then click the ‘purchase memberships’ button on the page. In addition, passes will be available for purchase at the concession stand at the historic lodge starting Nov. 4. Pre-season concession hours are anticipated to be Tuesday through Friday from 1pm to 6pm and on Saturday from 12pm to 2pm. No concession pass sales will occur on Nov. 26 due to the Thanksgiving holiday.
During pre-season pass sales (prior to opening day on Nov. 28) all visitors are asked to use the outdoor concession/ticket window on the backside of the Howelsen Hill Lodge. Indoor access to the concession stand via the fireplace room will not be available. Once Howelsen Hill opens for the season, indoor space will be extremely limited, and the fireplace room will only be used for concession and ticket sales. Guests will not be able to hang out, put on equipment, or consume food/beverage inside the Howelsen Hill Lodge.
The concession stand will continue to sell passes during normal operating hours throughout the 2020/21 season. Hours, prices and additional information about the ski area, Nordic center and daily grooming report can be found at steamboatsprings.net/ski or by calling 970.879.8499 once operations begin.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, guests can expect changes to operations this season. While at the ski area, please adhere to all posted policies, wear a face mask, maintain social distancing and stay home if you are feeling sick. For information regarding COVID-19 protocols and operating procedures, visit steamboatsprings.net/ski and click on the COVID-19 tab.
The popular Ski Free Sunday program, offering free skiing on Sundays throughout the season, is anticipated to start on November 29, conditions permitting. Due to competitions, special events and changing local and state health guidelines, free skiing every Sunday may not be possible or may require limits on attendance; however, a full calendar of available free Sunday skiing will be announced in early December.
Owned and operated by the City of Steamboat Springs, Howelsen Hill is home to the acclaimed Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club. The ski area, actually a city park, features affordable skiing and snowboarding across terrain catered toward all abilities as well as enjoys 13 miles of Nordic, snowshoe and snow bike trails. North America’s Oldest Ski Resort is currently scheduled to open on Saturday, November 28 (conditions permitting) and will close on Sunday, March 14, 2021.
ContactEmily Hines, Marketing & Special Events Coordinator, 970.871.7031 or email Brad Setter, Howelsen Ski and Rodeo Complex Manager, 970.871.7035 or email