Steamboat Springs trying to keep iconic ski hill open |

Steamboat Springs trying to keep iconic ski hill open

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Officials in Steamboat Springs are struggling to find money to make sure the historic Howelsen Hill ski area remains open, along with its iconic ski jumping complex and training ground for winter athletes.

City officials are concerned about costly repair bills, caused by small landslides.

Recommendations to raise more money include a lift ticket tax or creation of a parks and recreation district that could levy taxes

Steamboat Today reports citizens call it a valuable symbol and marketing tool for the community.

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