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Howelsen Hill Ski Area

845 Howelsen Parkway, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477
+1 970-879-8499
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Great history lesson here

This apparently was the only Olympic jumping site for a very long time....it’s absolutely... read more

Reviewed May 8, 2018
Joann K
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Williamsburg, Virginia
Ski free Sunday + Winter Carnival fireworks

Be sure to come out to watch the fireworks and torchlight parade at Howelsen Hill on the Saturday... read more

Reviewed April 21, 2018
rhankey
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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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Howelsen Hill, Steamboat's best city park, has alpine, snowboarding, 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 89 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.
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845 Howelsen Parkway, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477
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Reviewed May 8, 2018

This apparently was the only Olympic jumping site for a very long time....it’s absolutely beautiful. We enjoyed it being green and just reading about the history.

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Reviewed April 21, 2018

Be sure to come out to watch the fireworks and torchlight parade at Howelsen Hill on the Saturday evening of Winter Carnival (early Feb. each year). This is really FAMOUS and not to be missed. Ski free Sundays are great if your Steamboat resort pass...More

Thank rhankey
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Reviewed April 13, 2018

We had not skied in over ten years, and Howelsen Hill was the perfect place to get back into it! We also benefited from a free-ski Sunday, making it very affordable. Sunday was busy, but still the slopes were not too crowded. We went back...More

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Reviewed April 6, 2018

We stumbled upon Howelsen by accident.. so glad we did! We only had a few hours to spend here but it was so fun. We visited on a weekend so all the lifts were running. Its a very small place, only a few runs. Wasn't...More

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Reviewed March 30, 2018

I visited Howelsen Hill on a ski free Sunday and had an incredible time! I have never gone skiing before but felt very welcomed. I was able to learn at my own pace and enjoy those practicing around me. The ski free Sunday's are a...More

Thank Sarah S
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Reviewed March 14, 2018

Howelsen Hill ski area is a great place to teach kids how to use people movers and ski. My granddaughters (5 and 3) used the Magic Carpet to go up the slight grade and then “ski” down the slight incline. After doing this for an...More

Thank M0mmaPam
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Reviewed January 21, 2018

I came to Howelson Hill on Saturday, January 13. I had only ever skied maybe 5 times in my life before. I was having a really hard time and not enjoying myself at all. Bill or Billy, an older man who works there must have...More

1  Thank cherishspencer
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Reviewed January 12, 2018

I brought my grandchildren here to ski and went inside to buy tickets. As soon as she handed them to me, my daughter called and said, "Wait! I think the lift seats are not working today." I immediately asked if I could get a refund...More

Thank Sharon A
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Winnie D, Manager at Howelsen Hill Ski Area, responded to this reviewResponded January 17, 2018

Hi Sharon, Thank you for visiting Howelsen Hill and I am sorry that you did not enjoy your time at the facility. It is never appropriate to treat a guest rudely and we will strive to do better in the future. The chairlift only runs...More

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Reviewed January 11, 2018

Howelsen Hill is a city park that is the oldest continuously operating ski area in the US. And, in 2018, in honor of the Olympics, the Steamboat Springs City Council is offering free lift tickets on Sundays in 2018. Howelsen is a great hill and...More

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Reviewed January 9, 2018

This is a great ski resort for $15/day. The terrain is limited and the Poma can be challenging but for a couple of fun hours, it cannot be beat. And the people that work there are great. My daughter left her boots in the parking...More

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Response from Winnie D | Property representative |
Steamboat Springs Transit's Yellow Line bus will take you to Howelsen Hill. It's an on-call bus stop, so you'll need to call them at 879-3717 to set up the trip. If your hotel has a shuttle, typically the hotel shuttles... More
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Response from Winnie D | Property representative |
Children ride in their own tube, so have to be able to get into and out of the tubes themselves. If you feel your daughter could ride in her own tube, then she would be able to go tubing.
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