Howelsen Hill rates to take jump up Monday |

Howelsen Hill rates to take jump up Monday

Avi Salzman

— In order to ski all season on the same hill used by 50-plus Olympians over the past 80 years for less than $100, skiers and snowboarders will have to act quickly.

Howelsen Hill opened a week late for the public this month and rates for a season pass are still just $90 for adults and $30 for juniors older than 6.

As of Monday, however, those rates will be going up at least $20 for everyone.

Howelsen boasts 15 kilometers of cross-country terrain and 15 downhill trails, including a halfpipe.

Cross-country skiers do not have to pay to use the trails that wind up the hill, said Ski and Rodeo Director Jeff Nelson.

The hill is also open at night every day of the week except Sunday, and stays open until 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, depending on the amount of use. On weekdays it opens at 11 a.m. and on weekends at 9 a.m.

When Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club athletes are not on the hill, there often are no crowds, though training times should be noted.

For those who do not want to buy an entire season pass, the hill can also be accessed on a daily basis and special three hours for $3 deals are available at certain times.

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