Steamboat Springs is home to Steamboat Ski and Resort, featuring world class skiing, as well as Howelsen Hill, Colorado’s oldest continuously operated ski area, since 1915.
Steamboat Ski and Resort Corporation
The Steamboat Ski area has world class skiing and some of the softest snow making its claim to champagne powder. Since 2006/07 there have been $30 million in on-mountain improvements designated to make your visit to Steamboat better. There will be enhanced terrain to challenge all levels of ability, faster chairlifts, expanded culinary options, and remodeled restaurants. For more information call (970) 871-5444 or visit steamboat.com
Base Elevation: 6,900 feet/2103 meters
Christie Peak Elevation: 6,900 feet/2103 meters
Mid-Mountain Elevation: 9,080 feet/2768 meters
Summit/Mt. Werner Elevation: 10,568 feet/3224 meters
Vertical Rise: 3,668 feet/1118 meters
Permitted Acres: 2,965 acres/1,200 hectares
Trails: 165 named trails
Trail Classification: 14% Beginner 42% Intermediate 44% Advanced
Longest Run: Why Not – over 3 miles/4.8km
Uphill Capacity: 33,619 per hour
Snowmaking: 375 acres/152 hectares
Annual Snowfall: 331"/859cm – annually
Biggest Snowfalls: 2007/08 - 489" and 1995/96 - 460"
Howelsen Hill Ski Area
Howelsen Hill Ski Area 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 boasts a remarkable heritage. It is the oldest ski area in continuous use in Colorado, 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 90 Winter Olympic appearances, 130 members of the Colorado Ski Hall of Fame and 6 members of the National Ski Hall of fame. The base elevation is 6,969 and 7,136 at the peak. The longest run is 1 mile, 15 trails and four lifts (double chair, poma surface, small magic carpet, and magic carpet. For more information call (970) 879-8499 or visit steamboatsprings.net.