Howelsen Hill Ski Area





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Howelsen Hill Ski Area
Colorado
United States
Phone: 970 879-2043


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About the Ski Resort

Howelsen Ski Area was established in 1914 and is located in the heart of Steamboat Springs and the Rocky Mountains. This great location makes Howelsen the recipient of huge amounts of snow and great conditions for riding or training.

Howelsen Hill Ski Area is the oldest Colorado ski mountain in continuous us and is known for having the largest and most complete natural ski jumps in North America. The mountain holds a unique place in the history of skiing. It has sent more skiers to international competitions than any other area in the United States or Canada.

Howelsen has been the training grounds for more than 50 Olympians, making over 90 Winter Olympic appearances including 15 members of the Colorado Ski Hall of Fame and 6 members of the National Ski Hall of Fame.

Howelsen is well equipped with a beautiful lodge and offers a wide variety of cross country Nordic trails that reach the top of Emerald Mountain. New for the summer of 2006, Howelsen will open plastic Nordic jumps for year-round training.

Ski resort area details


Alpine Skiing: Yes
Night Skiing: Yes
Heli-Skiing: No
Snowcat Skiing: No
Snowboarding: No
Snowshoe trails: No
Cross country: 10 km
Snow tubing: No
 

 Easiest:  20 %

 More Difficult:  30 %

 Most Difficult:  50 %

 Experts only:  --
AVERAGE USER RATING

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Pace of Play: Pace of play: 0
Money Value: Money value: 0
Tees: Tees: 0
Service: Service: 0



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Mountain Statistics


Base elevation:  6,696 ft
Summit elevation:  7,136 ft
Vertical drop:  440 ft
Skiable area:  150 acres
Annual snowfall:  250 in
Snowmaking:  30 %
 
Number of trails:  15
Number of lifts:  3
Types of lifts:  1 Pony Tow,
 1 Poma Lift,
 1 Double Chair


Ski Resort Services


Childcare  No
Adaptive skier:  No
Nearby lodging:  Yes
 
Ski lessons:  No
Snowboard lessons:  No
 
Ski rentals:  No
Snowboard rentals:  No


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Ski Resort directions


Howelson ski area is located in downtown Steamboat Springs on Lincoln Avenue. The ski area is 160 miles from Denver via I-70 west to Dillon, then CO 9 north to Kremmling and US 40 west to Steamboat Springs.