Howelsen Hill


Howelsen Hill, located in downtown Steamboat Springs, offers affordable skiing and snowboarding for all levels. On any given day you can find present and future Olympians training at Howelsen.

Annual Snowfall: 150.0in / 381cm
Area: 50 acres
Base Elevation: 6696 ft / 2036 m
Summit Elevation: 7136 ft / 2170 m
Hours of Operation: Closes for the 2016/17 Season on March 12th
Season Dates: November 2016—March 2017
Address: 845 Howelsen Parkway Steamboat Springs, CO, 80477
Main Phone Number : 970-879-8499
Closest Airport: Yampa Valley Regional HDN
Miles from Denver: 162

Best Known For

Howelsen is the oldest continuously operating ski area in Colorado, running since 1915, and has the largest and most complete natural ski-jumping complex in North America. Howelsen Hill is also the home of the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club, the oldest ski club west of the Mississippi, and provides training in alpine, nordic, freestyle, and snowboarding for beginners to Olympians.

Did You Know?

Howelsen has been the training ground for more than 88 Olympians making over 151 Winter Olympic appearances, 15 members of the Colorado Ski Hall of Fame, and 6 members of the National Ski Hall of Fame.

Howelsen Hill was recently acknowledged as a "Pioneer Ski Resort" by the International Skiing History Association and the Colorado Ski and Snowboard Museum and Hall of Fame.

General Information

  • Nordic Trails: 21 kilometers / 13 miles
  • Elevation: 6,696 feet at the base and 7,136 feet at the peak
  • Lifts: Double Chair, Poma Surface, Small Magic Carpet, and the Boardwalk
  • Number of Trails: 17 Alpine and 9 Nordic
  • Snowmaking: 50%

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