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Howelsen Hill

01/25/2024 07:00AM ● By Ski Town Media
(Photo: Tube Howelsen is open seven days a week, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., with the last time slot one hour before closing. Courtesy of Howelsen Hill.)

Featured in Steamboat Springs Visitors' Guide Ski Season 2023-2024.

Steamboat Springs, CO - In the heart of Steamboat Springs lies a ski area steeped in history and brimming with community. Howelsen Hill, the oldest continuously operating ski area in North America, is the place to be this ski season. 

Thanks to the addition of three tower-mounted snow guns, Howelsen Hill is set to have plenty of snow regardless of early-season weather. “They’re the newest, most efficient guns on the market and they specialize in making snow in marginal temps,” says Brad Setter, Howelsen Hill’s manager. “So, we’re really excited about that.” 

For downhill skiing enthusiasts, Howelsen Hill offers a variety of slopes that cater to all skill levels, from beginner to advanced. The ski area is also home to the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club and its training programs, which have been shaping young athletes into elite winter sports stars for generations. 

(A covered magic carpet lift is adorned with LED lights for nighttime riders. Courtesy of Howelsen Hill.)

Family fun is a focal point this season with the continuation of the highly successful Tube Howelsen operation, supported by a covered magic carpet lift adorned with LED lights for nighttime rides. And make sure to stop by Howelsen Hill for Ski Free Sundays. It’s as easy as stopping by the ticket office to pick up a free lift ticket, allowing access to the lifts and Nordic trails. 

Whether you are a seasoned skier or stepping onto the slopes for the first time, Howelsen Hill promises a winter of joy and exhilaration in the Yampa Valley. 

For more information on Howelsen Hill, be sure to visit