Howelsen Hill

The Howelsen Hill Ski Area is a small ski area owned and operated by the city of Steamboat Springs. It has a rich history. Opened in 1915, it is the oldest continually run ski area in Colorado. It is a training ground for Olympians and has sent more athletes to international competition than any other in North America. It boasts the largest natural ski jumping complex in North America. Not a typical resort but it does have runs for every level at an affordable price. In addition to alpine skiing, there is also cross country skiing and tubing. Ice skating is available at the adjacent Howelsen Ice Arena.

Location Howelsen Hill is located in Steamboat Springs in northwest Colorado. It is 154 miles from Denver.
Airports Steamboat/Hayden/Yampa Valley Airport- 27 miles
Denver International Airport- 177 miles
Season Length December to March (typical length, depending on weather)
Hours Monday- Closed
Tuesday - Friday- 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Saturday – Sunday- 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Closed on Christmas Day

Mountain Info

Base Elevation 6696 ft
Summit Elevation 7136 ft
Vertical Rise 440 ft
Avg. Annual Snowfall
Lessons No
Rentals No
Terrain Park Yes
Snowcat Skiing No
Cross Country Skiing Yes
Night Skiing Yes
Trails 17
Longest Run
Terrain 20% Beginner
30% Intermediate
50% expert
Lifts Double chair
Poma surface
Small Magic Carpet
The Boardwalk
Amenities Concession stand
Trail Map Link Howelsen Hill Trail Map
Ski Town Steamboat Springs is a mountain town adjacent to the ski area. There are cafes, restaurants, shopping, lodging, hot springs and events in Steamboat Springs.
Summer There is an Alpine Slide and adjacent Rodeo grounds as well as many summer activities in Steamboat Springs.