Steamboat Springs is a town in the northwestern reaches of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains. It is one of Colorado's premiere skiing destinations known for ‘champagne’ powder snow. Taylor and I traveled to this ski town in February for the WinterWonderGrass music festival.
The bluegrass music festival offers 3 day lift tickets, but those tickets sold out quickly. Single day passes at Steamboat Resort range from $160 to $210. Instead, we found a more reasonably priced alternative and had a blast on its slopes.
Howelson Hill has been operating as a ski area since 1915 and is not only the oldest operating ski area but has also been the training grounds of more international competitors than any other place in North America!
Taylor and I were oblivious to all of this when we stumbled upon it. We excitedly purchased single day lift tickets for $30 each. We had rented all of our gear earlier in the day at a local ski shop, and our total bill for the blissful day of gliding downhill was less than $100.
We decided to stop with a some energy left and head to the WinterWondergrass Festial for the night. Even with the delicious food, hot drinks, and bright music of the festival, Taylor and I couldn’t help but talk about the day we’d just had exploring and learning on Howelson Hill.
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