HOWELSEN HILL SKI AREA




  • Snowpack
  • 42.0"
  • Snowpack levels are currently 28% below the seasonal average of 17". The highest snowpack observed on this date in the past 9 years was in 2010, when snowpack depth was recorded at 62.0".
  • New Snowfall
  • Past 24 hours
  • 0"
  • 1.0" of snowmelt over the past 24 hours has receeded the total snowpack to 42.0" and a snow water equivalent (SWE) of 18.9".

  • Air Temp
  • 63°
  • Forecast models predict more snow this week in colorado, with up to 15" of new snowfall on the slopes in the next 5 days.

Seasonal Comparison

Compare snowpack levels this season from past seasons
Current Average Max Min
42.0" (-28%) 17" 62.0" (2010) 0.0" (2012)

Snow Forecast

Snow and weather outlook for the ski area.
  • Today, Sunny, with a high near 63. West wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. Tomorrow, Increasing clouds, with a high near 66. Breezy, with a west southwest wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 20 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 45 mph.

Nearby Ski Areas

Upcoming snow forecasts for ski areas in the region

Outdoor Recreation

Popular outdoor recreation hotspots
Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
SEEDHOUSE 24 8,071 ft
STEAMBOAT LAKE STATE PARK 178 8,077 ft
STAGECOACH STATE PARK 100 7,307 ft
HINMAN PARK 13 7,678 ft
PEARL LAKE STATE PARK 38 8,138 ft
DRY LAKE 8 8,279 ft
LYNX PASS 11 8,987 ft
MEADOWS 30 9,288 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
HOWELSEN HILL SKI AREA 42" 63° 13.55"
STEAMBOAT SKI RESORT 42" 63° 13.55"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
LOWER FISH CREEK 35.6cfs 2.5 Mi IV+ to V
PUMPHOUSE TO DOUBLE BRIDGES 1300.0cfs 12.5 Mi I to II-
STATE BRIDGE TO TWO BRIDGES 552.0cfs 4.8 Mi I to II+
STATE BRIDGE TO BURNS 552.0cfs 20.0 Mi I to II+
BURNS TO DOTSERO 3810.0cfs 29.0 Mi I to IV
PUMPHOUSE 552.0cfs 14.0 Mi II- to III+

Area Hydrology

Compare snow and flow conditions for the watershed
Gauge Streamflow Stage
ROARING FORK RIVER AT GLENWOOD SPRINGS
USGS 09085000
3,680 cfs 4.9 ft
GORE CREEK AT MOUTH
USGS 09066510
711 cfs 8.4 ft
EAGLE RIVER AT RED CLIFF
USGS 09063000
129 cfs 3.8 ft
COLORADO RIVER NEAR DOTSERO
USGS 09070500
3,810 cfs 5.1 ft
YAMPA RIVER ABOVE ELKHEAD CREEK NEAR HAYDEN
USGS 09244490
5,950 cfs 6.1 ft
YAMPA RIVER BELOW STAGECOACH RESERVOIR
USGS 09237500
41 cfs 2.7 ft
ELKHEAD CREEK ABOVE LONG GULCH
USGS 09246200
575 cfs 4.9 ft
BOOTH CREEK NEAR MINTURN
USGS 09066200
61 cfs 3.9 ft
YAMPA RIVER ABOVE STAGECOACH RESERVOIR
USGS 09237450
43 cfs 2.1 ft
LAKE CREEK NEAR EDWARDS
USGS 09067200
291 cfs 2.1 ft
NORTH PLATTE RIVER NEAR NORTHGATE
USGS 06620000
1,010 cfs 3.9 ft
MUDDY CREEK ABOVE ANTELOPE CREEK NR. KREMMLING
USGS 09041090
429 cfs 5.8 ft
LITTLE SNAKE RIVER NEAR SLATER
USGS 09253000
1,840 cfs 6.4 ft
JACK CREEK ABOVE COYOTE DRAW
USGS 06627800
133 cfs 4.7 ft
PINEY RIVER BELOW PINEY LAKE
USGS 09058500
132 cfs 4.3 ft
MICHIGAN RIVER AT WALDEN
USGS 06617100
133 cfs 2.4 ft
COLORADO RIVER NEAR KREMMLING
USGS 09058000
898 cfs 5.3 ft
ELKHEAD CREEK NEAR CRAIG
USGS 09246500
53 cfs 2.4 ft
EAGLE RIVER NEAR MINTURN
USGS 09064600
525 cfs 4.6 ft
MIDDLE CREEK NEAR MINTURN
USGS 09066300
15 cfs 2.9 ft
BLACK GORE CREEK NEAR MINTURN
USGS 09066000
87 cfs 3.9 ft
YAMPA RIVER AT STEAMBOAT SPRINGS
USGS 09239500
2,560 cfs 5.2 ft
EAGLE RIVER BELOW GYPSUM
USGS 09070000
2,080 cfs 6.4 ft
GORE CREEK ABV RED SANDSTONE CREEK AT VAIL
USGS 09066325
554 cfs 7.9 ft
ENCAMPMENT RIVER AB HOG PARK CR
USGS 06623800
817 cfs 4.1 ft
COLORADO RIVER BELOW GLENWOOD SPRINGS
USGS 09085100
8,140 cfs 6.8 ft
WALTON CREEK NEAR STEAMBOAT SPRINGS
USGS 09238500
624 cfs 2.2 ft
WILLIAMS FORK BELOW WILLIAMS FORK RESERVOIR
USGS 09038500
18 cfs 0.9 ft
ELK RIVER NEAR MILNER
USGS 09242500
4,740 cfs 7.0 ft
FISH CR AT UPPER STA NR STEAMBOAT SPRINGS
USGS 09238900
391 cfs 2.3 ft
MUDDY CRK BLW WOLFORD MTN RESER. NR KREMMLING
USGS 09041400
60 cfs 4.6 ft
ENCAMPMENT RIVER AT MOUTH
USGS 06625000
2,020 cfs 5.1 ft
SLATER FORK NEAR SLATER
USGS 09255000
524 cfs 11.0 ft
NORTH BRUSH CREEK NEAR SARATOGA
USGS 06622700
180 cfs 3.3 ft
EAGLE R BL WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT AT AVON
USGS 09067020
1,680 cfs 6.7 ft
PINEY RIVER NEAR STATE BRIDGE
USGS 09059500
511 cfs 4.9 ft
BEAVER CREEK AT AVON
USGS 09067000
41 cfs 2.6 ft
CROSS CREEK NEAR MINTURN
USGS 09065100
365 cfs 4.7 ft
BLUE RIVER BELOW GREEN MOUNTAIN RESERVOIR
USGS 09057500
75 cfs 2.7 ft
SOUTH BRUSH CREEK NEAR SARATOGA
USGS 06622900
18 cfs 2.7 ft
GORE CREEK AT UPPER STATION
USGS 09065500
145 cfs 3.4 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
GOTHIC
SNOTEL GTHC2
5.84" -2.61"

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