Ski Free Sundays

Ski Free Sundays

Sunday Funday is taken to an entirely new level as Howelsen Hill hosts Free Skiing on every Sunday throughout the winter season. Now your family can enjoy the slopes for absolutely FREE at North America's Oldest Operating Ski Area and Steamboat's original ski area. 

Steamboat Springs City Council approved free skiing on Sundays and ushered in Colorado’s most affordable Sunday lift ticket as a way to celebrate the community's Olympian spirit and honor the tradition of this historic ski area. Skiing since 1915, Howelsen Hill has produced nearly 100 winter Olympians and has helped generations of Steamboat residents enjoy the sport.

During the season, it’s as easy as simply stopping into the lodge to pick up your free ticket, which is required to access the lifts and the Nordic trails (cross-country, fat bike and snowshoe) on these special ski free days. Over the winter, specific Sundays could see limited or closed terrain due to special events or competitions. In addition, select Sundays will also see Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club training on a portion of the Face.

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Ski Free Sunday Schedule

Event Bake Sale Notes
Dec 2 Start of Ski Free Sundays   Poma Lift & Carpets Only
Dec 9
Snowboard Race Weekend   Limited Terrain
Dec 16
Continental Cup Weekend   Limited Terrain
Dec 23
Selah No Small Magic Carpet
Dec 30 na Handy Lads & Lasses 4H No Small Magic Carpet
Jan 6
na Friends of the Chief No Small Magic Carpet
Jan 13
NC Junior National Qualifier 
& CU Invitational
Nordic Combined Regional Team No Small Magic Carpet
Jan 20 Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Weekend Emerald Mountain School  
Jan 27
na Advocates  
Feb 3
High School Ski Race Weekend Steamboat Dance Competition  
Feb 6-9 106th Winter Carnival   Free with Carnival Button
Feb 10
Winter Carnival Southside 4H  
Feb 17 Presidents' Holiday Weekend Bit of Sunshine  
Feb 24
Steamboat Mountain School  
March 3 na 4H Robotics Team  
March 10 CLOSING DAY Youth Baseball  


To stay up-to-date on changing conditions, call 970.879.8499 or the Nordic Hotline at 970.871.7084.

Howelsen Hill

Owned and operated by the City of Steamboat Springs, Howelsen Hill is Colorado's oldest continuously operated ski area and home to the largest and most complete natural ski jumping complex in North America and the acclaimed Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club. The ski area features affordable skiing and snowboarding across terrain catered toward all abilities as well as enjoys 13 miles of Nordic, snowshoe and snow bike trails.