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Howelsen Ski Area

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Address: 845 Howelsen Parkway, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477
Phone Number: +1 970-879-8499
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Description: Howelsen Hill, Steamboat's best city park, has tubing, alpine and nordic...
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.
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Inner-tubing on the slopes

Our 6 year old and 10 year old LOVED this! The staff were very kind and helpful! Our kids had a blast going up the magic carpet and racing down in their innertubes. They didn't... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
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Abbeville, France
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Abbeville, France
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Our 6 year old and 10 year old LOVED this! The staff were very kind and helpful! Our kids had a blast going up the magic carpet and racing down in their innertubes. They didn't want to stop!

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Denver, Colorado, USA
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35 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

What a great experience attending winter carnival in Steamboat springs and especially the night time fireworks and extravaganza at Howelson Hill. The street events are in the town area Saturday and Sunday morning. A sightbto be seen with horses pulling children (and adults) down the Lincoln Street racing for the best time. Howelson is right in town so you can... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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17 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

this facility is a great institution in Steamboat, we booked to stay in town so we could cross country ski and also watch the ski jump events that were planned for the festival weekend, it turned out to be an amazing experience. Not only great panoramic trails to ski with magnificient views, but best of all- the gorgeous kids of... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The best fireworks display and ring of fire amazing.... awesome skiers and kids were amazing... love the fact they are still using Howelson - what a great family activity - keeps all healthy and happy

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Irvington, New York, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

...if you get into town early, hit howelsen, check your gear, look around, check out tomorrow's olympians in training...

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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11 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Howelsen offers a great alternative to the high price at Steamboat Ski Area if you just want to schuss down a few runs for a couple of hours. It's great fun and a pretty steep slope overlooking beautiful downtown Steamboat. Also home to one of the premier ski jumping complexes in the country.

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Steamboat Springs, Colorado, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Historic Howelsen Hill is the birth place of many an Olympian. While you are there you will see plenty of future olypians training and several medalist coaching. Low ticket price is the attraction here. If you are not skiing all day or just planning on working on your snow plow this is a fun mountain.

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

Howelsen Hill is a great low cost option for skiing - an adult full day ticket is just $25 and our first tracks tickets - which provides skiing from 1 pm - 3 pm is just $10. A youth all day ticket is $15 for the day - and our mini magic carpet, which is perfect for teaching never ever... More 

Dillon
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232 reviews 232 reviews
75 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

A jumping hill in the winter, Howelsen has some good Mtn Bike trails in the summer, through woods and meadows...Climb up is hard, ride down sweet..

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Dallas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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