Howelsen Ski Area has a remarkable heritage, being the leader in generating world-class competition skiers including 22 Olympians.
A unique ski area in Steamboat Springs, it is primarily a "locals" ski area, and is the oldest continuing use ski area in Colorado. While everyone is welcome, the facility is not high on most of the visiting skiers list.
Most people prefer to head for the major slopes on Mount Werner. It does however have five ski jumps, making it the largest natural ski-jumping facility in North America.
Summit elevation is 7136 feet, with a vertical drop of 440 Feet. 250 inches of snow blankets the 150 acres of skiing terrain and 15 trails. Snowboarders enjoy the 15 trails and terrain park with a half pipe. There is a one mile cross country trail that is great for a short work-out.
Steamboat Springs is home to wide variety of restaurants and lounges for your nightlife fun. The Nordic Combined World Cup and Winter Carnival provide excellent opportunities to have a great party time while ski vacation.
Located 160 miles from Denver via I-70 west to Dillon, then Colorado 9 north to Kremmling and US 40 west to Steamboat Springs.