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  • Carl Howelsen

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    Skiing pioneer Carl Howelsen organized Steamboat Springs's first Winter Carnival in 1914. For the next year's carnival Howelsen developed the ski area that was later named Howelsen Hill.
    Carl Howelsen
  • Ski Jumping at Howelsen Hill

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    Carl Howelsen chose the location of Howelsen Hill because the terrain made it perfect for ski jumping.
    Ski Jumping at Howelsen Hill
  • Howelsen Hill Today

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    Howelsen Hill recently celebrated its 100th anniversary. In addition to its jumping complex, the ski area also features downhill skiing and miles of Nordic trails.
    Howelsen Hill Today

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References: 

Laureen Schaffer, “Howelsen Hill,” Colorado State Register of Historic Properties Nomination Form (August 30, 2000).

Sureva Towler, The History of Skiing at Steamboat Springs (Denver: Frederic Printing, 1987).

Additional Information: 

Jim Stanko, Sureva Towler, and Judy Seligson, The Historical Guide to Routt County (Steamboat Springs, CO: Routt County Board of County Commissioners, 1979).

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