Howelsen Hill Ski Area, Steamboat Springs

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The Howelsen Hill Ski Area is a small ski area located on Howelsen Hill in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. As such, it is not a typical alpine ski area, as it includes a series of ski jumps, the largest at 114 metres.The ski area has produced over 70 Olympians in both alpine and Nordic events. With a vertical drop of 134m, it has one chairlift, two carpets, and one Poma lift. The local youth ski team, the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club, practices at the area, along with various ski jumpers in training, including U.S. Ski Team Jumpers.Construction of the first ski jump on Howelsen Hill began in the summer of 1914. The jump was completed and the area was open for recreation in time for the second annual Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Carnival that was held in 1914. This is the oldest continuously operating ski area in Colorado. On an area once known as Elk Park, a former small game preserve, it was renamed in 1917 for Carl Howelsen, a Norwegian immigrant who established it. The alpine area was established in 1931.Howelsen Hill Ski Area has sent more skiers to international competition than any other area in North America. It is the oldest ski area in continuous use in Colorado, 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 is open to the public and is owned and operated by the City of Steamboat Springs Parks, Open Space and Recreation Department.
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  • 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 ...  more »
  • 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 S...  more »
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  • Home to one of only two 90 meter ski jumps in the US. Free skiing on Sundays. Very family oriented. Green, Blue, and Black runs offered. Not crowded and friendly staff.
  • It's a great training venue for all winter sports athletes and the lodge and club are very accommodating for members outside the club.
  • Damn bro, that's a fun place to get some free skiing 🎿
  • Old school ski area. Free skiing on Sunday's.
  • Great place for an even better price

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