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Howelsen Hill – The Training Ground for Olympic Hopefuls

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Watch as 3-time Olympic medalist Johnny Spillane helps train a new generation of ski jumpers and see why Howelsen Hill plays such an important role in ski history.

Opened in 1915, Howelsen Hill is the nation’s oldest ski area, owned and operated by the City of Steamboat Springs. Howelsen Hill is home to the largest ski jumping complex in North America and has been the training ground for nearly 90 Olympians, 22 members of the Colorado Ski Hall of Fame and 13 members of the National Ski Hall of Fame. On any given day you can find former, current and future Olympians training at Howelsen Hill.

But don’t let the ski area’s historic roots intimidate you. Howelsen Hill is open to the public and even offers Ski Free Sundays, where anyone can ski or snowboard for absolutely free. In addition to affordable skiing and snowboarding for all levels, the ski area offers cross-country skiing and fat bike and snowshoe trails.

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