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Steamboat Springs Winter Carnival

Steamboat Springs Winter Carnival

DATE: Feb 5, 2014 - Feb 9, 2014

Beginning as the organizing committee for the first Winter Carnival, the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club (SSWSC) has maintained the Winter Carnival as a service to the community since 1914. The Winter Carnival started as a way to help residents cope with cabin fever during the height of the winter season. The event continues to this day as a way to celebrate winter; as a reason for neighbors to gather; and as an opportunity for everyone to experience a piece of Ski Town USA® history and tradition.

This annual celebration includes a variety of events that embrace our western heritage and highlight Steamboat's tradition of winter sports. The festivities include such events as: Ski Jumping competitions, a Snowboarding Jam Session, the Soda Pop Slalom, a Tubing Party, the Diamond Hitch Parade which includes the High School band on skis, the Street Events on Lincoln Avenue, and the Night Extravaganza at Howelsen Hill with a brilliant fireworks display and the famous Lighted Man

2014 Winter Carnival Schedule

Wednesday, February 5
When: What: Where:
5:30pm Opening Ceremonies

A celebration honoring the Winter Carnival Queen, her Court of Attendants, Little Princesses, and the Grand Marshals.
Howelsen Hill
6:00pm - 8:00pm Speed and Flight Night Ski Jumping

Learn to ski jump (on Alpine or Telemark equipment) under the lights on the historic ski jumps of Howelsen Hill.
Howelsen Hill
Thursday, February 6
4:30pm Cross-Country Obstacle Race

A fun and entertaining obstacle race on Klumker field for nordic skiers. Spectators welcome.
Howelsen Hill
4:00pm - 6:00pm Air Bag Jam Session

Located under the lights of the Howelsen Hill Terrain Park, this event is open to the public.
Howelsen Hill
6:00pm - 9:00pm Winter Carnival Dual GS Ski Race & Party

Come race head-to-head and show your GS technique on Howelsen Hill!
Howelsen Hill
6:00pm - 7:00pm Snowboarding Jam Session

Located under the lights of the Howelsen Hill Terrain Park, this event is open to the public.
Howelsen Hill
Friday, February 7
10:00am Soda Pop Slalom

This is a fun race and is open to any skier or snowboarder in the 5th grade or U10 program & below.
Steamboat Ski Area
1:30pm - 3:00pm Ski Jumping Jamboree

An enjoyable time for children to take to the Bump Jump and 20 meter jump at the Nordic jumping complex of Howelsen Hill for some “flying fun” on Alpine equipment.
Howelsen Hill
4:30pm - 6:00pm Nordic Jumping Exhibition

SSWSC Nordic Combined athletes jumping the Hill size 20, 30, 45 and 75.
Howelsen Hill
4:30pm - 6:30pm Community Tubing Party

Come experience Howelsen Hill’s Tubing Hill. FREE fun for the whole family with Winter Carnival button. Tubes are provided and a waiver must be signed.
Howelsen Hill
6:00pm - 7:00pm Amateur Ski Jumping

Ski Jumping (on Alpine equipment) under the lights on the historic ski jumps of Howelsen Hill. Prizes, jumping and high-flying fun.
Howelsen Hill
6:00pm - 8:00pm Duel Slalom Bicycle Race

An exciting on-snow, mountain bike event down the face of Howelsen Hill. Event includes practice, qualifying and final competition rounds.
Howelsen Hill
7:00pm - Midnight Sorel Soiree

Celebrate the 101st Winter Carnival in a true Winter Wonderland. Dress to the nines but wear your Sorels to an evening of libations, food, live music with Loose Change, a bonfire, and more.
Tickets: Must be purchased in advance (970) 879-0695 x 100. (Ages 21+)

 

Howelsen Hill
Saturday, February 8
8:00am - 11:00am Knights Of Columbus

Hosted annually by the Knights of Columbus, this function is the perfect way to fuel up for all of the day’s activities. In addition to a Winter Carnival button, donations are graciously accepted.
Holy Name Catholic Church, 524 Oak Street
8:00am - 10:00am Meter Nordic Sprint

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.
Downtown Steamboat Springs
9:00am - 12:00pm Street Events

A wildly popular and entertaining show featuring children on skis and snowboards being pulled behind horses along snow covered Lincoln Avenue. Races include street slalom, ski joring, ring and spear, donkey jump and the famous adult shovel race. The horse events are for children ages 6-14. Non-horse events for ages 1-14.
Downtown Steamboat Springs
6:15am - 6:45pm SSWSC Athlete Exhibition

SSWSC athletes demonstrate their skills.
Howelsen Hill
7:00pm Night Extravaganza

A must-see evening of entertainment at historic Howelsen Hill. The evening features a winter sports exhibition, the Lighted Man, torchlight parades, fiery hoop jumpers, the largest Winter Carnival fireworks display ever, and much more.
Howelsen Hill
8:00pm - 10:00pm Night Show After Party

Warm up by the fire with friends after the Fireworks. $5 donations for tickets for food and libations. Music and Fun!
Howelsen Hill
Sunday, February 9
9:00am - 11:00am Street Events

A wildly popular and entertaining show featuring children on skis and snowboards being pulled behind horses along snow covered Lincoln Avenue. Races include street slalom, ski joring, ring and spear, donkey jump and the famous adult shovel race. The horse events are for children ages 6-14. Non-horse events for ages 1-14.
Downtown Steamboat Springs
11:30am Diamond Hitch Parade

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 street. Anyone is welcome to enter the parade.
Downtown Steamboat Springs
1:00pm Alpine Ski Jumping Finals

This is a must-see ski jumping event with participants launching off of the HS127 “Big Hill” on alpine skis and boots, rather than the usual ski jumping equipment. Watch as world records get broken!
Howelsen Hill
1:00pm - 2:00pm Parent - Child Downhill

Everyone is a winner in this non-competitive, fun event. An adult and child ski together through Howelsen Hill’s terrain. Each child is given a participant ribbon and is provided an opportunity to have a professional photograph taken on the podium.
Howelsen Hill

A Winter Carnival button is required for entry and spectating at all events. Purchase a Winter Carnival Button ($10.00) to show your support of the Winter Carnival and the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club.

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