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STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, COLORADO-January 5, 2022-Parking in a No Parking Zone is like skiing and riding in a closed area - both are prohibited! Community Service Officers with the Steamboat Springs Police Department are encountering an increasing number of vehicles in illegal parking spots at the historic ski area this winter.
“Affordable skiing is in high demand and Howelsen Hill has seen a dramatic increase in visitation especially on Ski Free Sundays,” commented Ski & Rodeo Manager Brad Setter. “We want everyone to have a great experience, so please make sure you are aware of where to legally park during your visit or better yet have your lodging shuttle drop you off.”
Drop off is available close to the historic lodge for passengers and gear. Limited parking is available in this area on Ski Free Sundays. A large FREE Public Parking Lot is located a short walk away, just past the 90-degree curve on Howelsen Parkway.
Parking is prohibited along the inside of the curve on Howelsen Parkway near the Klumker ballfield.
Additional FREE Public Parking is available in the Stables Parking Lot as well as in the recently paved Rodeo Grounds Parking Lot with 210 parking spaces including 9 EV charging spots.
“Parking enforcement is a priority especially in the winter as the city sees a tremendous number of winter guests and significant snow removal efforts,” said Interim Police Chief Jerry Stabile. “It’s pretty simple, anyone who parks illegally risks receiving a parking ticket.”
As the snow piles up, signage can sometimes become obstructed, but it is the responsibility of the driver to understand and locate legal parking. Remember, just because someone else is/was parked there doesn’t mean it was legal.
The city operates Howelsen Hill seven days a week from 11am to 8pm on weekdays and 10am to 4pm on weekends. Visit steamboatsprings.net/ski for ski area information, ticket/season pass pricing and updates or by calling 970.879.8499. Parking regulations across the city can be found at steamboatsprings.net/parking.
ContactBrad Setter, Howelsen Hill Ski & Rodeo Manager, 970.871.7035 or emailJerry Stabile, Interim Police Chief, 970.879.4344 or emailEmily Hines, Marketing & Communications Coordinator, 970.871.7031 or email