The oldest ski resort of the US, Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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Set at a 7,136-foot summit elevation, Howelsen Hill ski area holds a unique place in the history of skiing boasting a remarkable heritage. The International Skiing History Association and the Colorado Ski Museum Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame awarded it as a Pioneer Ski Resort.
Howelsen Ski Area was established in 1914 in the heart of the Rocky Mountains making is the oldest ski area in continuous use in Colorado - as it was opened every winter since its first day in 1914 - with great amounts of snow and great skiing conditions. The resort is operated by the town of Steamboat Springs and it is right in the middle of it.
The town itself has plenty of fun off-the-slopes activities and lodging options. Not far away is the larger and more traditional ski resort of Steamboat, so there’s plenty of activity in the area and it is pretty difficult to get bored. There’s Alpine Skiing, Cross-country trails, some downhill runs, snowboarding, both day and night skiing, plastic Nordic jumps for year-round training and it also offers a wide variety of cross country Nordic trails that reach the top of Emerald Mountain. Its fine natural ski jumps bring athletes of all ages and levels of experiences to its slopes in northern Colorado. The area is serviced by a double chair, Poma lift and a pony tow. The longest trail is one mile long,
But in Howelsen Hill there’s no snow tubing, heli-skiing and snowcat skiing.
Howelsen Hill Ski Area has the reputation of being the oldest but it also has the reputation of being the best with plenty of modern amenities offering a ski vacation that puts you right next to champions and you can say you skied on the training grounds of champions and you may even bump into a few.
It was on the slopes of Howelsen Hill that the first accredited public-school ski classes were taught and the resort developed into a training area for Olympic athletes. The Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Training facility is located here. It is the favorite resort of the Olympians and they prefer training here more than in other resorts. It is this resort that has trained more Olympians for international competition than any other ski area. 15 of them are members of the Colorado Ski Hall of Fame and six are members of the National Ski Hall of Fame.
The resort hosts a slalom course, one half-pipe, freestyle jumps and five Nordic jumps making it the largest and most complete natural ski jumping complex in North America. it also hosts the Howelsen Hill Sports Complex with an alpine ski area, alpine slide, ice skating rink, Nordic jumping hills, snow board half-pipe.
Being a year round resort, in summer you can enjoy just as many activities as in winter. There is tennis, softball, volleyball, horseback riding, a BMX and Skateboard Park, mountain biking and hiking trails and rodeo grounds.
Howelsen is mythical, unique and incomparable, a land of legends, history and physical prowess, a natural environment surpassing all expectations. Even if it is mostly regarded as a professional training area, lots of tourists have found it perfect as their winter or summer destination as it is low key and intimate, a prime location for those eager to leave life's beaten path in search of a unique vacation.
The mountains, the sun and the snow and the excellent skiing conditions have made this resort famous all over the world having in its collection all of the necessary ingredients for stardom.
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Two local men Jim Temple and John Fetcher contributed to the development of Steamboat Springs Resort. The Valley of Steamboat Springs attracts a large number of visitors from all over the world. Steamboat Springs offers an array of outdoor recreational activities to the tourists. Whatever is your style and budget you can find every type of sporting and entertainment spots and outdoor activities. Steamboat Springs Resort offers separate activities for summer and winter. Visitors enjoy fishing, rafting, kayaking, tubing, skiing, snowboarding and snowmobiling etc. Steamboat Spring is home to many popular attractions of Colorado.... Read more »
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