A Unique Ski Club in Steamboat Springs, Colorado

A Unique Ski Club in Steamboat Springs, Colorado

The Steamboat Springs Winter Sport Club


The close to 100 year old Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club is part of the heart and soul of Steamboat Springs. For those of you who don’t know about our town, let me introduce you to our ski club. The Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club (SSWSC) is the oldest ski club in the west established in 1914. The multi-sport club is based out of Howelson Hill which is owned and operated by the City of Steamboat Springs. Howelson is located right downtown and is the oldest continually run ski hill since its opening in 1915.

The SSWSC boasts that it has sent athletes to all but two of the winter Olympics since 1932! Steamboat Ski Areas most famous ambassador is the Olympian, Billy Kidd.  Billy the Kidd, won an Olympic Silver medal in the slalom race and still can be seen on the slopes today.

The mission of the Steamboat Springs Winter Sport Club:

Our mission is to provide an opportunity for the youth of our community to become successful individuals and to achieve their personal goals through the participation in winter sports.

The club trains youths and young adults in

  • Alpine skiing
  • Nordic Combined/Jumping
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Freestyle
  • Snowboard
  • Telemark
  • and a plethora of different summer training activities

The SSWC is run by the community, for the community with events all season long including the spectacular Winter Carnival. This year, the Winter Carnival is celebrating its 100th year. The SSWC is a non-profit and raises money in numerous ways. In addition to the Winter Carnival, the SSWC makes money by hosting ski competitions, a winter tubing operation, and a summer Alpine Slide. Also, the Steamboat Ski and Resort Corporation is one of the largest supporters of the club in many ways.  The Steamboat Ski area donates 100% of the lift ticket sales from the annual Scholarship Day event to provide SSWC scholarships to area youths.

The Steamboat Springs Winter Sport Club is a unique opportunity for youth in our community-come check us out! I’d be happy to show you our unique town or visit my other website.





About SteamboatsMyHome.com

Originally from Seattle, Washington, Charlie relocated to Steamboat Springs with his wife Carol and their son, Finn, to become a Steamboat Springs realtor eager to share the joys of Colorado. Charlie is a second generation realtor and is proud to be a member of Steamboat Sotheby's International Realty in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. After graduating from Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington, Charlie worked in the high-tech industry in Seattle for several years before deciding to follow his father's lead and began his career in real estate. Working for Windermere Real Estate in Seattle, Charlie had a great, innovative career in the highly competitive Seattle market before moving to Steamboat in 2005 and delving deep into Steamboat Springs real estate. At Steamboat Sotheby's International Realty, Charlie has become one of the top agents with his innovative style and tireless perseverance.
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