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Events

Winter Carnival

Thank you for a GREAT EVENT! Save the date for the 2023 Winter Carnival: February 8-12, 2023

 


The Below information is from the last Winter Carnival, hosted February 9-13 2022

EVENT REGISTRATION AND TICKET LINKS

Lincoln Avenue 100 Meter Race Saturday February 12th 2022 8 AM start, Start is located at 8th St. + Lincoln Avenue .Register on site at 7:30   No Cost

Johnsie Memorial Dual Slalom Bicycle Race: Register the night of the event, Friday Feb 11,  5:00-5:30pm in the Fireplace Room at Howelsen Hill Lodge.

Amateur Ski Jumping: Register ($25) the night of the event, Friday, February 11, from 5:00-5:45 pm in the Fireplace Room at Howelsen Hill Lodge.

Street Events RegistrationCLOSED

Diamond Hitch Parade RegistrationCLOSED

Christy Sports Soda Pop Slalom RegistrationCLOSED

Big Kid Duals RegistrationCLOSED

Powder Tools Mid Winter Terrain Park Jam Session: THIS EVENT HAS CONCLUDED

S’more Family Fun EventSOLD OUT

Nordic Excavating Hitchens Brothers Wednesday Night Jump CLOSED

Tito’s Mountain Soiree SOLD OUT

 

 

Full Schedule of Events

109th Annual Winter Carnival

February 9-February 13, 2022
A 2022, $10 Winter Carnival button or $15 buff is required for entry/spectating at all events.

Your button or buff will grant you access to all events you register for, and will earn you a free lift ticket at Howelsen Hill each day from February 9-13. (You must obtain a physical lift ticket at the Howelsen Hill ticket office.) All events take place at Howelsen Hill unless noted otherwise. A signed liability release is required for participation in all events. A helmet is required for all events except Cross Country.

 

Wednesday, February 9

5:30 P.M.  OPENING CEREMONIES
(Olympian Hall, Howelsen Hill Lodge, Downtown off of 5th)
A celebration honoring the Winter Carnival Queen, her Court of Attendants, Little Princesses, and the Grand Marshals.

5:00 - 8:00 P.M.  NORDIC EXCAVATING HITCHENS BROTHERS WEDNESDAY NIGHT JUMP
(Howelsen Hill, Downtown off of 5th)
Calling all kids ages 8-13 (born in 2008-2013) who want to try out the Nordic Jumps at Howelsen Hill! SSWSC coaches will help you learn to jump on the jump size that fits your age and skill level! Skis only, no snowboards. Hardshell over-ear helmets required. Register at https://www.sswsc.org/events/wednesday-night-jump

 

Thursday, February 10

2:00pm-6:00pm Air Bag Jam Session
(SSWSC Athlete Display, Howelsen Hill, Downtown off of 5th)
Watch as SSWSC Freestyle, Freeskiing, and Snowboard athletes launch into the air and work on their tricks, landing in a 50’ airbag! Closed to the public, this event offers exceptional photography opportunities of airborne athletes!

4:00 P.M. SNOW SCULPTURE JUDGING
(All Ages, Lincoln Avenue)
Stroll down Lincoln to view hand carved snow sculptures! Judging will take place at 4:00pm on Feb. 10, and winners will be highlighted with ribbons and announced at the street events on Feb. 12 and 13. Sculptures will be built on Feb. 10 by student and community teams inspired by the theme “Where Legends Are Made”. Vote on your favorite sculpture at @SteamboatCreates facebook & instagram. Voting closes Sunday, February 13th at midnight. For more info, contact Steamboat Creates at (970)879-9008 or sylvie@steamboatcreates.org.

5:00 P.M. CROSS COUNTRY OBSTACLE COURSE
(Ages 5-12, Howelsen Hill, Downtown off of 5th)
A fun and entertaining non-competitive obstacle course for nordic and “wanna be” nordic skiers at Howelsen Hill. Spectators are welcome. Pre-registration is not required, but a release form must be signed or already be on file with SSWSC in order to participate.

5:30 - 8:30 P.M.  S’MORE FAMILY FUN PARTY
(Howelsen Hill Party Tent, Downtown off of 5th Street)
Presented by Off the Beaten Path and BookTrails  
Food provided by Moving Mountains
Families, take part in the Winter Carnival Celebration! During the evening activities at Howelsen Hill, a family style chili and s’more party will be taking place in the big white tent on Vanatta Ballfield.  Just call it S’More Family Fun!  Enjoy the outside ski activities, then head into the tent for warm chili, a DJ and dancing! Complete with a bonfire, fire spinners, and s’more making outside! A Winter Carnival button/buff and ticket are required. TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT. Food is served first come, first serve, 5:30-7:00pm.

5:00-6:00 P.M. POWDERTOOLS MID-WINTER TERRAIN PARK JAM SESSION
(Ages 14 and Under, Howelsen Hill, Downtown off of 5th)
Open to both skiers and snowboarders. Located under the lights of the Howelsen Hill Terrain Park, this event is open to the public. Pre-registration is required at 4:00 pm at the terrain park. A liability waiver must be signed or already be on file with the SSWSC in order to participate. Practice runs from 4:30-5:00pm, Jam Session from 5:00-6:00pm.

5:00 - 6:30 P.M. FAMILY DUALS
(All Ages, Howelsen Hill, Downtown off of 5th)
Everyone is a winner in this friendly competition. Come join our family fun by racing or bumping down the junior courses on Howelsen Hill Face. Go head to head on the GS style race course. Pre-registration is not required, but a release form must be signed or already be on file with SSWSC in order to participate.

5:30 – 7:00 P.M. SKI JUMPING JAMBOREE
(Ages 4-11, Hill Size Bump & 20, Howelsen Hill, Downtown off of 5th)
An enjoyable time for children to try the Bump Jump and 20 meter jump at the nordic jumping complex of Howelsen Hill for some “flying fun” on alpine equipment. Pre-registration is not required, but a release form must be signed or already be on file with SSWSC in order to participate.

 

Friday, February 11

10:00 A.M. CHRISTY SPORTS SODA POP SLALOM
(Ages 11 and under, Howelsen Hill, magic carpet)
(Ages 11 and under, Howelsen Hill)
This is a fun race on the magic carpet and is open to any skier or snowboarder ages 11 and under.  NEW THIS YEAR- BIG KID DUALS on the face from 11am-1pm! Two separate races, all can participate in the fun!  REGISTRATION IS CLOSED.

4:30 - 6:00 P.M. NORDIC JUMPING EXHIBITION
(SSWSC Athletes, Howelsen Hill, Downtown off of 5th)
SSWSC Nordic Combined and Special Jumping athletes jumping the 20 meter, 30 meter, 45 meter,75 meter and 100 meter jumps.

6:00 - 7:00 P.M. AMATEUR SKI JUMPING
(Ages 15+, Howelsen Hill, Downtown off of 5th)

Ski Jumping (on alpine equipment) under the lights on the historic ski jumps of Howelsen Hill. Prizes, jumping and high-flying fun. Register ($25) the night of the event from 5:00-5:45 pm in the Fireplace Room at Howelsen Hill Lodge. For more information, contact Pat Arnone at 970-734-8966.

6:00 - 8:00 P.M. JOHNSIE MEMORIAL DUAL SLALOM BICYCLE RACE
(Ages 12+, Howelsen Hill, Downtown off of 5th)
An exciting on-snow, mountain bike event. Most of the action takes place on the poma ride up to the top of the course, but this year the course will include more terrain and jumps to spice up the action. Come take a chance and ride the course or just spectate and watch the action.  Event includes practice, qualifying, and final competition rounds. Register the night of the event 5:00-5:30pm in the Fireplace Room at Howelsen Hill Lodge.
For more information, contact Wheels Bike Shop at 970-819-4805.

7:00 P.M. - 11:00 P.M. TITO’S MOUNTAIN SOIREE
(Age 21+, Howelsen Hill, in the Tent at Vanatta Field)
Presented by Tito’s Handmade Vodka
Celebrate the 109th Winter Carnival at an 80’s themed dance party with an evening of libations, food, live music by the 6 Million Dollar Band, fire pits, and more. Tickets are SOLD OUT.

 

Saturday, February 12

8:00 A.M. 100-METER NORDIC SPRINT
(All Ages, Downtown, Lincoln Avenue)
The Steamboat Springs Nordic Council is looking for the fastest skate skiers in the Boat! They are hosting a 100-meter Nordic Sprint on Lincoln Avenue between 7th and 8th streets prior to the Street Events. The race will have male and female divisions as well as 13 and over & 12 and under age categories. Anyone interested can register for this free event at Check in the morning of the event with SSWSC XC Program Director Brian Tate btate@sswsc.org or 970-734-7678 Check-in day of event @ 7:30 am at 7th Street.

9:00 A.M. – noon STREET EVENTS
Presented by Yampa Valley Bank
A wildly entertaining show featuring children on skis and snowboards being pulled behind horses along snow covered Lincoln Avenue. Races include street slalom, ski joring, donkey jumps, 3-legged races, 25, 50, and 75 yard dashes, and the famous adult shovel race. The horse events are for children ages 6-14; there are also non-horse events for ages 1-14.  Pre-registration required HERE promptly on February 4 at 10:00am. Don’t forget your Winter Carnival button or buff to spectate!

1:00 P.M.  PRO ALPINE SKI JUMPING QUALIFICATIONS
(Howelsen Hill, Downtown off of 5th)
This is a must-see ski jumping event with participants launching off of the 100 meter on alpine skis and boots, rather than the usual ski jumping equipment. For more information, contact Pat Arnone at 970-734-8966, $100 entry fee.

6:45 – 7:15 P.M. SSWSC ATHLETE EXHIBITION
(Howelsen Hill, Downtown off of 5th)
SSWSC athletes demonstrate their skills as the sun sets behind Howelsen Hill!

7:30-8:30 P.M. NIGHT EXTRAVAGANZA
(Howelsen Hill, Downtown off of 5th)
Presented by Yampa Valley Bank
Athlete Lighting Provider: Yampa Valley Electric Association
Join us for this must-see evening of entertainment at historic Howelsen Hill!
This community favorite draws thousands of spectators for an exciting light display! The evening starts off highlighting local athletes showing their prowess in the dark, lit by flares and LED lights. The Lighted Man will then ski down Howelsen Hill shooting fireworks from his pyrotechnic suit, and jumpers will soar through a fiery hoop off of the nordic jumps! End the night with a stunning fireworks show!
Spectators: Don’t forget your Winter Carnival button or buff!

 

Sunday, February 13

9:00 A.M. – noon STREET EVENTS
(Downtown Lincoln Avenue)
Presented by Yampa Valley Bank
A wildly entertaining show featuring children on skis and snowboards being pulled behind horses along snow covered Lincoln Avenue. Races include street slalom, donkey jumps, the dog and dad dashes, and the shovel races! The horse events are for children ages 6-14; there are also non-horse events for ages 1-14.  Pre-registration required HERE promptly on February 4th at 10 am. Spectators: Don’t forget your Winter Carnival button or buff!

APPROX. 10:30 A.M.  DIAMOND HITCH PARADE (after Street Events)
The diamond hitch consists of at least four skiers. The skiers hold on to points of a rope tied in the shape of one or more diamonds. Animals, people or vehicles may pull the skiers down the snow-filled streets. Anyone is welcome to enter the parade.  Pre-registration required, deadline is February 5 at 6pm.  Register online HERE

1:00 P.M.-2:00 P.M.  PRO ALPINE SKI JUMPING FINALS
(By Qualification, Howelsen Hill, Downtown off of 5th)
This is a must-see ski jumping event with qualifying participants launching off of the 100 meter jump again on alpine skis and boots, rather than the usual ski jumping equipment. Watch as the jumpers try to break the hill record. For more information, contact Pat Arnone at 970-734- 8966, $100 entry fee.

 

Why Should I Purchase a Button or a Buff?

Funds from button sales go towards hosting Winter Carnival and support the athletes of the SSWSC. In addition, wearing your button or buff gives you FREE SKIING at Howelsen Hill February 9- February 13! (Must obtain lift ticket at ticket office.) This year’s youth button art was designed by Antigone Loomis, age 12. This year’s buff artwork was designed by local artist MB Warner.

Street Events

Winter Carnival ~ Street Events SATURDAY, February 12th

REGISTRATION REQUIRED HERE ON FEB 4 at 10am
Time Event

8:15am   100 meter Nordic Sprint. Register with the Nordic Council for this event. Street events start at 9:00.

9am Ski Joring [6-9]
9:20am Ski Joring [10-14]
9:50am Street Slalom [10-14 yr olds]
10:20am 3-legged Race (50yd) [5-8]
10:30am 3-legged Race (75yd) [9-11]
10:40am 25yd Dash [3-5]
10:45am 50yd Dash [6-8]
10:50am 75yd Dash [9-11]
11:00am Donkey Jump [6-9]
11:30am Shovel Race [18+]

SUNDAY, February 13th

Time Event
9am       Street Slalom [6-9]
9:20am 25yd Dog Dash [0-5]
9:25am 25yd Dad Dash [0-5]
9:30am Donkey Jump [10-14]
10am Shovel Race [18+]
10:30am Parade begins


*On Saturday, the Nordic Council will be putting on a 100 meter Nordic Sprint. This race will start on 6th and end at 8th Street. Please contact the Nordic Council for registration information. The street events will start at 9:00 a.m. as usual.
Photo by Kent Vertrees
Photo by Kent Vertrees

HORSE EVENTS

Ring and Box
(Ages 6 - 9): Contestant with skis on will have a ring of rope in their hand and will be pulled down main street by a horse. The contestant will attempt to drop the ring in a washtub as he/she passes by tub. Fastest time wins. Penalty for missing the washtub.

Ring and Spear
(Ages 6 - 9): Five stands will be located on the street with a ring of rope hanging from each stand. Contestants with skis will carry a spear and attempt to collect all five rings while being pulled by a horse down the street. Most rings collected and fastest time wins. Penalties for every ring missed.
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Ski Joring
(Ages 6 - 9 and 10 - 14): Contestant with skis will race a flat course down the street while being pulled by a horse. Fastest time wins.
Street Slalom
(Ages 6 - 9 and 10 - 14): Contestant with skis will ski a slalom course through a series of cones while being pulled by a horse down the street. Fastest time wins. Anyone missing a cone or falling during performance will be disqualified.

Donkey Jump
(Ages 6 - 9 and 10 - 14): Contestant will attempt to jump off a 2-foot ramp while being pulled on skis by a horse down main street. Longest distance while maintaining a standing position wins.

Photo by Dan Hebard
Photo by Dan Hebard
Shovel Race
(Ages 18 and over): Contestants will situate themselves in a shovel of any type and while being pulled by a horse, will race a flat course down the street. Fastest time wins. Anyone falling off the shovel during performance will be disqualified.

Photo by Ronal Clow
Photo by Ronal Clow

NON-HORSE EVENTS

Waivers must be signed by participants or their guardian the day of the event at the start line.

25 Yard Dog and Dad Dash

(Ages 5 and under) Children 5 years old and younger compete against one another while being pulled in a sled or toboggan (no metal runners allowed) by the family dog. All dogs must be leashed and led by the parent/dog owner during the dash. Following the dog competition will be the Dad Dash with Dad on all fours pulling the child. First one over the finish line wins.

Photo by Rory Clow
Photo by Rory Clow
Photo by Rory Clow
Photo by Rory Clow

3-Legged Race
(Ages 5 - 8 and 9-11) Two people on skis tie legs together (ties provided) and race to finish line. The first pair over the finish line wins.

Obstacle Course
(Ages 4-6, 7-10, and 11-14) Contestants on skis maneuver around a variety of obstacles and then make a straight dash to the finish line. First one over the finish line wins.

25, 50, and 75 Yard Dashes
25 Yard Dash for ages 3-5 years, 50 Yard Dash for 6-8 years and 75 Yard Dash for 9-11 years all on skis.

Street Event Registration

Street Event Registration:

Street Event registration will open HERE at 10am on February 4th

Diamond Hitch Parade Registration
REGISTER HERE FOR THE DIAMOND HITCH PARADE


STREET EVENT RULES

Contestants must have read through the waiver statement and signed the release.

Pre-registration is mandatory for all horse events.

Contestants must wear goggles and a helmet (cycling or ski racing helmet is sufficient)

Contestants may enter only one (1) Horse Event per day.

Contestants may sign up only for events for which they are the designated age.

Contestants must have a Winter Carnival Button - available at the Winter Sports Club Offices, participating downtown merchants, and the Chamber Visitor Center

Shovel Race contestants must provide their own shovel.

Shovel Race contestants must wear a protective helmet.

Diamond Hitch Parade

REGISTER HERE FOR THE DIAMOND HITCH PARADE
The Diamond Hitch Parade is Sunday, February 13th at approximately 10:30 a.m., immediately following the Street Events on Lincoln Avenue. Depending on the complexity of your float, staging will happen from 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.. These details will be shared with entrants once parade registration has ended on Wed. Feb 9th. Anyone is welcome to enter the Parade!

*** We are looking for a sleigh, cart, or alternative ride for the Winter Carnival Court as our normal sleigh is out of commission this year.  If you would like to participate by driving the Carnival Queen, Court and Princesses, PLEASE reach out!

Requirements:

1. ALL VEHICLES MUST HAVE TRACKS! No chained tires will be allowed this year

2. ALL ENTRANTS MUST PROVIDE A THREE OR FOUR LINE PARAGRAPH FOR THE ANNOUNCER TO READ (PLEASE COMPLETE WITH THIS ENTRY FORM)

3. YOU WILL BE NOTIFIED ABOUT YOUR PLACE IN THE LINEUP A FEW DAYS PRIOR TO THE PARADE. This will assist you in where to set-up in the parade line-up.

4. FOR SAFETY REASONS, NO OBJECTS (CANDY, BEADS, ETC.) MAY BE THROWN

5. While anyone is welcome to enter the parade, only those entrants using the Diamond Hitch are eligible to be judged. The DIAMOND HITCH consists of at least four (4) skiers. The skiers hold on to points of a rope tied in the shape of one or more diamonds. Animals, people or tracked vehicles may pull the skiers down the snow-filled streets.

6. 1st - 3rd place will be awarded in the Primary (K-5th Grade), Intermediate (6th-12th Grade), Adult and Commercial (Business) Categories. If you would like your entry to be judged, please be sure to indicate so on the entry form.

Entrants who wish to be judged must:

Wear costumes and use decorations that represent the Winter Carnival Theme: Where Legends are Made
Use at least one diamond hitch
Be on skis or snowboards
Hold the diamond position throughout the parade route
*** We are looking for a sleigh, cart, or alternative ride for the Winter Carnival Court as our normal sleigh is out of commission this year.  If you would like to participate by driving the Carnival Queen, Court and Princesses, PLEASE reach out!

S’More Family Fun

(Howelsen Hill Party Tent, Downtown off of 5th Street) 
Presented by Off the Beaten Path and BookTrails  
Food provided by Moving Mountains
Families, take part in the Winter Carnival Celebration! During the evening activities at Howelsen Hill, a family style chili and s’more party will be taking place in the big white tent on Vanatta Ballfield.  Just call it S’More Family Fun!  Enjoy the outside ski activities, then head into the tent for warm chili, a DJ and dancing! Complete with a bonfire, fire spinners, and s’more making outside! A Winter Carnival button is required. Purchase tickets in advance HERE.  Food is served first come, first serve, 5:30-7:00pm.



Night Extravaganza

(Howelsen Hill, Downtown off of 5th)
Presented by Yampa Valley Bank
Athlete Lighting Provider: Yampa Valley Electric Association


On Saturday, February 12, the Night Extravaganza starts at 7:30pm. Turn your eyes to Howelsen Hill; lit up with colors as Winter Sports Club athletes flip through the air off the jumps while others descend down the mountain leaving a red glow outlining perfect ski turns. Most known, the light-wrapped Lighted Man carves down the hill with roman candles shooting out of his backpack, which makes for a spectacular opening act for the fireworks show and the brave athletes jumping through the fiery hoop. Athletes will begin performing at 6:15 for the early arrivals, and the Night Show will start promptly at 7:30pm with introductions followed by torchlit skiers. Fireworks end the show between 8 and 8:30pm. Parking is limited and congested close to Howelsen Hill; consider taking a bus or walking to the show! Don’t forget to wear your Winter Carnival Button or buff!

Tito’s Mountain Soiree

Party On and Bust a Move! Tito’s Mountain Soiree


80s Theme Dance Party
Featuring the 6 Million Dollar Band

Friday, February 11
7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
The Big Tent on Vanatta Field

The Tito’s Mountain Soiree 80s Theme Party featuring live music by the 6 Million Dollar Band – the ultimate 80s experience - is just around the corner! That means it’s time to dig through your closet to find your best bodacious costume.

Your ticket includes a hearty appetizer buffet, generous libations provided by Tito’s Handmade Vodka and bonfires outside of the heated party tent.   
The mobile QR Code is required for entry. Must be 21 or older,  I.D. required.
Tickets are SOLD OUT.


Big thanks to our sponsor Tito’s Handmade Vodka for supporting the Steamboat Springs Winter Carnival! Sign up for their email newsletter to receive recipes, news and event info, dogs, swag, and lots of love.

Get Your Button

Collectible Winter Carnival buttons are now available! You can pick your buttons up at select stores, or order online before Feb. 1 ORDER your button online now!
SSWSC athletes and coaches will receive a complimentary button!

Purchase your Buttons at the following local vendors:

Yampa Valley Bank
Wild Plum
Steamboat Sotheby’s (all locations)
Steamboat Grand
Steamboat Chamber
Steamboat Art museum
Ski Haus
Safeway
Paws and Claw
One Steamboat Place
Old Town Hot Springs
Off the Beaten Path
Lyons
SSRC Info Center
FM Light & Sons
City of Steamboat
Christy Sports
Bud Werner Library
Allen’s Clothing
Ace Hardware
City Market

A 2022, $10 Winter Carnival button or $15 buff is required for entry/spectating at all events.

The #109WinterCarnival Button Art Contest was won by Antigone Loomis! Antigone is 12 years old and captured the theme “Where Legends Are Made” with their depiction of athletes striving for the gold medal!

Winter Carnival Posters and Buffs

Steamboat Sotheby’s International Realty commissioned local artist MB Warner to create the 109th Winter Carnival Poster.  The original is an oil on birch panel and the exterior size measures 48”x 36”.  The custom frame is a mottled warm silver and the sides are a light wood grain.  This special Steamboat Springs memorabilia is displayed at the Jace Romick Gallery through February 11th.  We are grateful to Jace Romick and Jennifer Lynn for providing the gallery to display this beautiful and nostalgic piece which will be auctioned at the SSWSC Foundation “All In!” Fundraising event on Saturday, February 12th, benefiting the SSWSC Scholarship Fund.  If you would like additional information or wish to participate in the auction, please contact Ellen Campbell, SSWSC Director of Development at ecampbell@sswsc.org or call 970/439-0860   Posters are available for purchase for $10 at these locations:
Lyons Drug
F.M. Light & Sons
Off the Beaten Path
Ski Haus
Steamboat Sotheby’s International Realty
SSWSC Front Office


Buffs are currently available for pre-order at our online store!

The 109th Winter Carnival artwork was created by artist MB Warner and sponsored by Steamboat Sotheby’s International Realty.

2022 WINTER CARNIVAL ARTWORK INSPIRATION
When I was asked to paint the artwork for the annual Winter Carnival poster, I knew I wanted to evoke the emotion of old Steamboat and the joy and simplicity of the time. I researched old images from the photo archives at the Tread of Pioneers Museum, going through their whole collection when I found this postcard of Howelsen Hill from Winter Carnival in 1960. It felt meant to be – it’s a retro look at what used to be there. It felt so real and so local; I just loved it.
I painted smaller-scale pieces for 10 years, and now I’m painting big. This piece means a lot to me, and I hope it brings some joy and happiness to this community.


ABOUT MB WARNER
Girl Power is part of my ongoing work, Americana. A constantly evolving series with new discoveries and visuals around every corner. Seeing the beauty in the unexpected, ho-hum everyday scene. As it turns out, most of ordinary life is not so ho-hum. Painting is my passion, it’s my life. Cliché, but true in every sense. No matter the subject, I paint with eclectic energy and liberal twists of color. My driving force is to simply paint anything I want to paint, and then paint it again and better.

Living and working in Steamboat Springs, CO, I am an oil painter with an MFA in painting and printmaking. My art career has led to various teaching opportunities, numerous public installations, as well as a gallery curator. In 2012, I joined the daily painters by completing 100 small paintings in 100 days, and the rest is history. There’s no stopping me now – I paint to live.

MFA CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA
BFA UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA, MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA
MB’s work can be seen on her website at mbwarner.com

Questions

Please .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with any questions or call the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club at 970-879-0695.

The Winter Carnival, proudly hosted by the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club, is a community-wide celebration of athleticism and winter. This historic event that has been listed as one of the Top Ten Winter Carnivals in the World by National Geographic. For over a century, the Winter Carnival has been a celebration that builds community and highlights Steamboat’s western and ski heritage.

When the Steamboat Springs Winter Carnival was first established, it was a celebration born out of the residents’ need to forget the hardships of winter, chase away the shorter days, and bring happiness back to a valley plagued by snow. Today, this five-day long carnival no longer represents a need to forget the long winters, it highlights the community-wide acclaim of snow that has earned the town of Steamboat Springs the moniker, Ski Town, USA. Our Winter Carnival events are unique; we cover our main street with snow and tow children on skis and snowboards behind horses, wild with excitement! The kids maneuver around cones, fly off jumps and best each other in friendly sport. Throughout the week, athletes will celebrate our Olympic heritage by soaring off of nordic jumps, practicing spins and aerials onto an airbag, and racing down the slopes of Howelsen Hill. The Winter Carnival Night Extravaganza entertains and amazes nearly 8,000 people in attendance as they watch the famous Lighted Man in his pyrotechnic suit shooting fireworks from his body, skiers jumping through the fiery hoop, and the spectacle of a barrage of fireworks that culminates in the explosion of one of the largest firework shells in the world.

We are privileged to celebrate our history and heritage in this idyllic mountain town with a world-class Winter Carnival. We invite you to join us as we celebrate the unique heritage and community of the one, the only, Ski Town, USA.

Check out the story of the 2022 Winter Carnival using #109WinterCarnival