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Howelsen Ski Area

845 Howelsen Parkway, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477
+1 970-879-8499
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Type: Ski/ Snowboard Areas
Owner description: Howelsen Hill, Steamboat's best city park, has tubing, alpine and nordic skiing and ski jumping in the winter, and an alpine slide, hiking, biking,... more » Owner description: Howelsen Hill, Steamboat's best city park, has tubing, alpine and nordic skiing and ski jumping in the winter, and an alpine slide, hiking, biking, summer ski jumping, ball fields, tennis, and horseback riding in the summer. The Steamboat Pro Rodeo is at Howelsen Hill June through August on Friday and Saturday nights. Howelsen Hill is Colorado’s oldest continuously operated ski area, since 1915, and has the largest and most complete natural ski jumping complex in North America. Howelsen has been the training ground for more than 79 Olympians making over 130 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. « less
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Dallas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We have been to Howelsen Hill for guided snowshoeing in the winter, to watch ski jumping competitions both summer and winter, and to ride the Alpine slide. Have not skied there but saw lots of families with kids practicing skiing/boarding on the trails on the back side of the mountain last winter when we were snowshoeing. It is a small... More

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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Great for a couple runs or to watch the ski jumping. Seldom crowded and plenty of parking. I have more fun here than at the big mountain.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

This place is walking distance from downtown. A group of families came here for tubing. it was not too crowded and was a good time for all. Prices were reasonable and the course was not too fast for the younger kids. Staff was friendly

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Tampa, Florida
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49 reviews 49 reviews
10 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

This looked a like a fun place to take the kids, but be aware, if it is snowing, they can't keep the tubing lanes up to speed. Unfortunately, we chose to go snow tubing on our last day of our trip, and it had been snowing all day. The tubes could barely make it a third of the way down... More

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miami, fl
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65 reviews 65 reviews
4 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Poorly run, dangerous and should not be allowed to operate. We went because our normal place was closed, Saddleback Ranch. The tubing runs are being manned by younger kids. While we were there I had the experience of being in an accident where our tubes crossed over to the other lane and directly hit another child tubing down, he was... More

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Winnie D, Guest Relations Manager at Howelsen Ski Area, responded to this review

I apologize that you had a bad experience at the tubing hill - this is definitely not a normal experience. Our ski area supervisor immediately inspected the tubing hill for safety and we groomed the hill the night we received this - we groom the hill regularly to ensure that the tubing corridors are smooth with adequate snow berms to... More

Collierville, TN
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We had seen the Howelson Ski area for years and had never stopped. This year we took a day off and went tubing. The kids loved it. People there were nice. And it was facinating watching all the kids practicing various ski disciplines.

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Tampa, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

It was a rainy/snowy night but the kids had a great time and it did not break the bank. An hour of tubing was plenty for us since the rain made it pretty wet but a fun something to do one night before dinner and after a day of activities.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014 via mobile

We brought a group of 8 to tube after a day if skiing. It is centrally located, fairly inexpensive and so much fun! There are only two short runs which is the only reason I gave it 4 stars. However, we loved the kids who worked at the top of the hill including our buddy Charlie from Minnesota and really... More

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Winnie D, Guest Relations Manager at Howelsen Ski Area, responded to this review

There's no better place to catch the alpenglow and sunset in Steamboat than from the top of our tubing hill. We're thrilled you had a good time. More

Mexico City, Mexico
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

Excellent place for tubbing with the family. The ramps are fast enough to enjoy, and not too fast to injure. Service excellent.

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Winnie D, Guest Relations Manager at Howelsen Ski Area, responded to this review

We'll let our staff know to keep up with the good service. Thanks for the great review. More

Columbia, Missouri
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Perhaps a little pricey but a great way to get acclimated to altitude and do something as a prelude skiing (the next day). People can go down (on individual inner tubes) in pretty much any configuration they want, but I noticed the real daredevils perch on their knees (and wipe out about 60% of the time). The hour-time limit is... More

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Winnie D, Guest Relations Manager at Howelsen Ski Area, responded to this review

Good to know you treated our tubing hill as your warm-up to Steamboat. Hopefully it set the tone for a great vacation. Thank you for taking the time to offer us your feedback. More

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