PARKS & RECREATION ROUNDUP
DECEMBER 29, 2020
Welcome to the Parks & Recreation Roundup, a bi-monthly publication aimed at
keeping the community informed on our programs, events, and partnerships
DEPARTMENT HIGHLIGHTS
Recycle Your Christmas Tree
The City is recycling Christmas trees into mulch! Dispose of your natural Christmas tree for FREE through the end of February by dropping it off in the northwest corner of the Howelsen Ice Complex parking lot. Drop off is available seven days a week from sunrise to sunset. The mulch will be provided to residents on a first-come, first-served basis in the spring, as well as used in City parks during the coming year.
Nordic Center Opens Thursday
With the recent snowstorm, Haymaker Nordic Center is set to open to the public on Thursday, December 31. The center will be open daily 9 AM to 4 PM, conditions permitting. Enjoy the fresh air and scenic views of the valley using skis, snowshoes, or fat bike on over 12 kilometers of smooth groomed trails. After your day on the snow, enjoy a cup of hot cocoa or a quiet lunch at the Haymaker Patio Grill with reservations.
Ski Ascent Series is Back
The Town Challenge Ski Ascent Series is back for its second season. The first race of the series took place on December 16 at Howelsen Hill with record participation. The next race of the season will be held on Wednesday, January 13 at Mt. Werner. Due to state and local health orders, race capacity is limited to 68 competitors. Visit the website today to learn more about this year's exciting uphill race series.
Howelsen Endowment Fund
Did you know that Howelsen Hill Ski Area has an endowment fund? The fund was established to help preserve the ski area's rich legacy, as well as provide for the future. The dollars collected through this fund help operate, maintain, and improve the Howelsen Hill Ski Area today and for generations to come. Visit the Yampa Valley Community Foundation website to learn more and donate to the fund today!
PARTNER SPOTLIGHTS
Virtual History Happy Hours
History Happy Hours are back this winter! Join Steamboat Creates and the Tread of Pioneers Museum for these fun, socially distanced, online events. This winter's events will include highlights from previous happy hours as well as new live events. Tune in at 5:30 PM on the first Tuesday of each month to learn more about the the rowdy and raucous history of Routt County and the state of Colorado.
Emerald Mountain Snowshoe
Join Yampatika every Saturday for fun and educational snowshoe tours of Emerald Mountain. Tours run each Saturday from 10 AM to 12 PM and the cost to participate is $25. Registration is required in advance, and includes a scenic ride on the Howelsen Hill chairlift and snowshoes. Learn all about the unique history and geology of the area while enjoying beautiful views of downtown and the Yampa Valley.
245 Howelsen Parkway
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
970-879-4300
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