Year-round, there are a vast number of reasons to travel to scenic Steamboat Springs, Colorado. From hot spring hopping and charming boutique shops to restaurants that are sure to provide palate-pleasing adventures, finding time to explore this area of Colorado is always worth the time it takes to travel. While summer, spring, and fall have their way of offering up much in the way of Steamboat fun, winter is the season when Steamboat Springs truly finds its stride. Downhill enthusiasts and those that live for thrilling winter sports find Steamboat Springs to be an oasis of potential, and perhaps no more so than when they make their way to the iconic Howelsen Hill Ski Area.
A One of a Kind Ski Experience in Steamboat Springs
The Howelsen Hill Ski Area can be accessed off of Howelsen Parkway on Howelsen Hill in the vicinity of greater downtown Steamboat Springs. Holding the prestigious title as America’s oldest operating ski area, this destination is proud to have strong roots dating back to 1915. To this day, the Howelsen Hill Ski Area continues to delight visitors and locals with its options for winter sporting fun that manifests in the form of unique jumps, intriguing and challenging slopes as well as an atmosphere of comradery amongst visitors. The Howelsen Hill Ski Area opens in October of each year, just before the fresh powder falls and remains open through the winter season to the delight of visitors from near and far. Whether you’re new to winter sports or have long held a place for them in your heart, this is the place to learn new skills and refine talents already earned on the slopes. However, if you’re visiting for the summer, grab a cup of coffee and head over to the hill in the morning to watch the young ski jumpers practice on the large turf jumps. It’s truly incredible!
Planning a Visit to Howelsen Hill Ski Area
Whether you’re looking to purchase lift tickets for the day or are interested in season passes, both can be purchased at the concession stand located at the Howelsen Hill Lodge on the first floor. Adult tickets begin at $20, youth tickets at $20, and children 5 and under can enjoy the fun for only $5 a piece. Both Alpine and Nordic experiences are available at this ski area and if you don’t bring your own gear, the right equipment is readily available for rent on-site. Once you’ve had your fill of downhill fun, be sure to take advantage of the fact that this destination also incorporates the Howelsen Ice Complex where you can skate, play hockey or enjoy bumper cars on ice! You can even ski for free on Sundays!
Savor the Steamboat Experience
Take time to relax and unwind in style when you visit Steamboat Springs and the team at Four Seasons Steamboat will make sure you have the vacation rental to match the fun! Reach out to us today to learn more and to make the most of your next Colorado-bound adventure.