Howelsen Hill Deals & Travel Info

This historical ski hill is among the smallest in Colorado, but it has a big reputation with locals. Howelsen Hill has a strong relationship with the community because it is the home of the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club and it is still an active ski jumping site. This resort tends to be for the locals, the racers, and the ski jumpers.

Howelsen Hill Highlights

Here are the basics for anyone that is coming here to ski or to watch a race:

Howelsen Hill ski jumps in Steamboat Springs - small medium and large jumps

Howelsen Hill Deals

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Mountain Stats

Getting to Howelsen HIll


Howelsen Hill is located to the southeast of downtown Steamboat Springs. This is just across the Yampa River in an area by the summer baseball fields and the rodeo venue. Beware of the weather if you are headed to Steamboat Springs. Routes such as Rabbit Ears Pass (Rt. 40) may close temporarily during snowstorms.

Howelsen Hill historical Steamboat Springs Colorado

Howelsen Hill, CO FAQ

Yes… there is usually a very small terrain park at the bottom. There are also a few logs set up for jibbing around the mountain.

There are two carpet lifts at the base area for beginners to ride while learning.

Yes, you can ski under the lights here on weekdays. The hill closes at 8 pm on weeknights and 4 pm on weekends.

No, sorry. Howelsen Hill lift tickets are not valid anyplace else.

Trail Map

howelsen hill colorado trail map

Full-size trail map available on the City of Steamboat Springs website here.

Howelsen Hill Steamboat Springs colorado slalom race course

More Tips & Info for Visitors

Ski down Ridge Run to take your kids beneath the ski jumping tower. This is a fun run with a viewpoint looking down the ski jumping hill that kids may enjoy.

Ski for free on Sundays. Ski and ride for free here on Sundays. This has gone on for several years now and is expected to continue. Just contact the ticket office to get your ticket at (970) 879-8499.

Only the surface lift runs at night. The chairlift does not run at night. This might not matter much to skiers, but snowboarders thinking about heading here for evening turns might want to know this. The surface lift is a Poma lift and not the easiest for snowboarders to use.

Check the operating hours. Howelsen Hill does not normally open until 11 am on weekdays and 10 am on weekends, so this might surprise you if you are headed here early. Night skiing is usually Monday to Friday until 8 pm, but all hours are subject to change.