Alpine Skiing

Beautiful Steamboat Springs has earned itself the title of Ski Town, U.S.A. long ago. Why? It’s champagne powder, world class tree skiing, and mountain town feel! The city is even home to the oldest operating ski area in Colorado known as Howelsen Hill. So whether you are looking to explore the almost 3,000 acres of resort terrain, or you want to take a step back in time and experience the historic Howelsen Hill, there’s plenty of alpine skiing options for you!

Steamboat Ski Resort

In 1955, Rancher Jim Temple took a look around him. He took in the views of Storm Mountain that overlooked a tiny ranching town and dreamt that one day there would be an internationally renowned ski area. His vision became a reality with the help of Steamboat’s favorite son, Buddy Werner, for whom the mountain would eventually be named. Groundbreaking on the future Mount Werner began in 1958 with the first trails cut on Christie Peak, then called Bearclaw. Fast forward over 50 years and folks from around the world come to enjoy this mountain resort!

Steamboat Ski Resort is a complete mountain range: Mount Werner, Sunshine Peak, Storm Peak, Thunderhead Peak, Pioneer Ridge, and Christie Peak. There’s 2,965 acres of permitted skiable terrain that offers a diversity of trails for all levels of ability. And you can’t forget about the world-class tree skiing and champagne powder that makes Steamboat so great!

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Howelsen Hill

Howelsen Hill Ski Area is owned and operated by the City of Steamboat Springs. It holds a rather unique place in the history of skiing. Howelsen is the oldest continuously operating ski area in Colorado. It got it’s start in 1915, it’s got the largest and most complete natural ski jumping complex in North America, and it’s sent more than 88 Olympians to compete in the games.

This small mountain offers 50 acres of skiable terrain. It’s base elevation is 6,696 feet and summit elevation is 7,136 feet. Ride the double chair, the Poma Surface, small Magic Carpet, or the Boardwalk to access one of the 17 Alpine Ski trails. It’s also a great place to take young children to learn!

Howelsen Hill Lift Ticket Operating Hours And Pricing

Howelsen Hill is open from Tuesday to Sunday with varying hours. The double chair and small magic carpet are only open on Saturday’s and Sunday’s, but the Poma Lift and Boardwalk are both open Tuesday through Sunday. The ski season runs from November 25, 2017 to March 11, 2018, conditions permitting.

  • Adult Alpine Season Pass: $210
  • Child (5 and under) Alpine Season Pass: $35
  • College Alpine Season Pass: $150
  • Family Alpine Season Pass: $425
  • Senior (65+) Alpine Season Pass: $100
  • Youth (6-18) Alpine Season Pass: $150

Purchasing Howelsen Hill Lift Tickets

Lift tickets for Howlesen Hill can be purchased online by clicking here. Or, you can call them at 970.879.8499.

View a full trail map below.