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STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, COLORADO-December 17, 2020-Staying warm and healthy on the slopes will take on an entirely new look this winter at Howelsen Hill Ski Area with the debut of several new guest amenities in the base area.
“Adapting how we do business and serve the community has become a daily mindset for us,” commented Howelsen Ski Area & Rodeo Manager Brad Setter. “With indoor space not an option at the Lodge, new amenities like the warming huts provide an immediate way for households to enjoy A-perfect day on the slopes.”
A total of seven Howelsen Huts will be place at the ski area with five huts available for daily rental and two huts for general use. The A-Frames mimic the high peak style of the historic lodge and tow house and were constructed entirely in-house by Parks & Recreation staff and furnished by a generous donation from Annie’s Home Consignment. The rentable huts are located together on the baseball field adjacent to the Lodge. The two general huts will see one located on-mountain and the other at the outdoor ice rinks.
The five rental huts, eight-person capacity per hut, will be available for online reservations starting tomorrow morning. During the season, on the 15th of each month, rental reservations for the next month will open. For example, February reservations will be able starting January 15.
Households interested in reserving a hut, can make reservations through the online portal. Cost for hut rental is $80 on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Race Days and $40 for weekdays. Huts not reserved by 4pm on weekdays will be available for walk up rental for $20. Additional information may be found online.
“While these measures serve a short-term purpose during the pandemic,” continued Setter. “We know the new base area features will continue to ensure the ski area as a community gathering place and the base area amenities will become a mainstay in future years.”
This winter, the same concessionaire that the community has enjoyed at the summer rodeo has taken the reins at the ski area. Enjoy fresh-made culinary options at affordable prices – think $6 quarter-pound burger with all the fixin’ and chips. Plus, traditional Howelsen fixtures like chili, fresh baked cookies, cinnamon rolls and quick grab & go items are available. All food and tickets are accessible through a convenient walk-up outside window. Après taps a new look too with Howelsen Hill’s new liquor license permitting the hill to serve up cold beverages including a variety of beers along with red & white wine.
The Howelsen Huts fall within the liquor boundary of the concession stand so no outside food or alcohol is permitted. Items purchased from the concession stand, including beer this year, can be taken and consumed at the huts. A FAQ information sheet can be found online.
ContactAngela Cosby, Parks & Recreation Director, 970.879.4300 or emailBrad Setter, Howelsen Hill Ski & Rodeo Manager, 970.879.4300 or email