Howelsen Hill Review

by: anonymous_user - Nov 16, 2007

  • Overall Rating 4
  • Family Friendly 5
  • All-Mtn. Terrain 4
  • Terrain Park 4
  • Nightlife 4

    Date Visited: Nov 16, 2007

Full review

One of the longest running ski areas in the country! It was a quick walk from downtown Steamboat. The coolest thing ever was when we visited at night. We saw the mountain lit up, and full of energy. There were skiers jumping off the big Nordic ski jump, Aerialists doing flips and twists, snowboarders sliding rails and jumping in the terrain park, cross country skiers lapping the rodeo grounds, and racers running gates. It looked like an Olympic breeding ground! Come to find out, it is home of the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club (SSWSC). The hill is open to the public and owned by the city of Steamboat, but SSWSC uses it for training. Apparently it was once owned by the Winter Sports Club, and they sold it to the city for $1.00. SSWSC now gets exclusive rights for training. Check out Olympian Hall to see all the Olympic flags from the athletes of Steamboat.