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Posted on: March 30, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Howelsen Hill Celebrates Closing Day Sunday

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STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, COLORADO-March 30, 2022-This weekend, North America’s Oldest Operating Ski Area, Howelsen Hill, will be wrapping up its longest ski and snowboard season in history with a special Ski Free Sunday and End-of-Season Celebration set for Sunday, April 3.

“Every season is a great one and our 106th definitely didn’t disappoint,” said Howelsen Hill Ski & Rodeo Manager Brad Setter. “We saw a new chairlift come to life, expanded culinary delights served up, Ski Free Sundays exploded in popularity and the historic hill operated daily into April for the first time ever.”

Steamboat Springs’ hometown hill will celebrate closing weekend in style with several fun activities both on and off the snow on Sunday. Honey Stinger’s Buzz will be on hand with delicious samples of their newest performance products to fuel skiers and riders throughout closing day. Ski with Council makes its final turns of the season, so stop by the council tent to say hello, grab a free coffee, and pick-up a custom 2021-2022 Howelsen Hill sticker created by Ohana. 

The Outrun Snack Bar will be offering items from the grill all-day, and you can quench your thirst at the outdoor bar, which will be offering several closing day drink specials. Enjoy live music by The Morningside String Band from 12 PM to 3 PM on the patio. Show us your best tricks for a chance to win prizes on The Wave, a fun quarter pipe feature built specially for the closing day festivities (conditions permitting). 

The ski area wants to see your closing day photos! Snap a shot of your closing day activities and post to social media for a chance to win a special Howelsen Hill merchandise package. It’s simple, just tag @HowelsenHill and use the hashtag #HowelsenHill to be entered for a chance to win. 

With the recent warm and wet weather, expect spring conditions and limited terrain. Skiers and riders should be able to enjoy turns down three trails - Mile Run, The Face, and Pony Land – as well as ride the Poma and new Barrows triple chairlift on closing day.

“I want to thank the incredible crew at the hill who worked through every type of condition this winter to serve up great skiing and riding for the community,” continued Setter. “And a huge shout out goes to everyone who continues to make this hill the community gathering place and shares our spirit for the sport.”

Howelsen Hill Ski Area is owned and operated by the City of Steamboat Springs and is a skiing institution across the community, Colorado, and the nation. Skiing since 1915, the ski area has been the training ground for 100 Winter Olympians, 33 members of the Colorado Ski Hall of Fame, 15 members of the National Ski Hall of Fame, athletes from the acclaimed Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club and generations of families.


Brad Setter, Howelsen Hill Ski & Rodeo Manager, 970.871.7035 or email 
Emily Hines, Marketing & Communications Coordinator, 970.871.7031 or email
Michael Lane, Communications Manager, 970.871.8220 or email

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