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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



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).