Howelsen Hill Ski Area is Open for the Season

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 11/30/2013 - 05:00
Photo credit: Howelsen Ski Area

Photo credit: Howelsen Ski Area

Are you interested in becoming a medal-winning winter athlete? Then take a trip on US Highway 40 to Steamboat Springs and head to Howelsen Hill Ski Area, which is now open for the 2013-14 season. Located just across the Yampa River from downtown Steamboat Springs, Howelsen holds a unique place in the history of skiing: It has sent more skiers to international competition than any other area in North America.

Howelsen Hill is owned and operated by the City of Steamboat Springs and boasts a remarkable heritage: It is Colorados oldest continuously operated ski area, since 1915, 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 was recently acknowledged as a "Pioneer Ski Resort" by the International Skiing History Association and the Colorado Ski and Snowboard Museum and Hall of Fame.

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