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Starting Earliest Ski Season Ever - 11-15-19

Friday, November 15, 2019

In the last two days we've opened up for ski season in Steamboat Springs! Howelsen Hill, which is the oldest operating ski area in North America, opened yesterday. Jason Lacy, president of City Council, and Rob Perlman, president of Steamboat Ski and Resort Corporation, were the first ones up the Howelsen Hill chairlift:



Not only is Howelsen the oldest ski area in North America - it is also OWNED by the city of Steamboat Springs. We have "Ski Free Sundays" during the winter season so folks can bring littles ones learning to ski, middle schoolers can be let loose on the slopes, and the community can congregate and catch up with each other.

And we are a community that has a LOT of skiers, as evidenced by the throng waiting to get on the gondola to Mt. Werner this morning:



Because of our record October snows we were in a position to have the earliest start to the ski season we've ever had in the valley, which these folks were REALLY excited about:



I'm not saying winter doesn't have a beauty all its own....but I'm glad I'll be out of town for the next three weeks, hopefully enjoying seeing the GROUND!
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