Steamboat Springs Winter Carnival schedule: Feb. 6 to 10, 2019 | SteamboatToday.com

Steamboat Springs Winter Carnival schedule: Feb. 6 to 10, 2019

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The 106th Winter Carnival is from Feb. 6 to 10 at Howelsen Hill and on Lincoln Avenue in downtown Steamboat Springs. Find more information at WinterCarnivalSteamboat.com or by calling 970-879-0695.

Wednesday, Feb. 6

5:30 p.m. Opening ceremonies
Olympian Hall, Howelsen Hill Lodge, 401 Howelsen Parkway

A celebration honoring the Winter Carnival queen, her court of attendants, little princesses and the grand marshals.

6 to 8 p.m. Speed and Flight night ski jumping
Howelsen Hill

Those 12 and older can learn to ski jump under the lights on the historic ski jumps of Howelsen Hill. Registration costs $15 and is from 5:15 to 5:45 p.m. in the Fireplace Room at Howelsen Hill Lodge. Bring Alpine or Telemark gear. Call Pat Arnone 970-734-8966.

7 p.m. History of skiing presentation
Olympian Hall, Howelsen Hill Lodge

Historian Duane Vandenbusche leads a 40-minute presentation titled “The History of Skiing in Colorado.”

Thursday, Feb. 7

3 to 4 p.m. Snow sculpture judging
Lincoln Avenue, downtown Steamboat Springs

Stroll down Lincoln Avenue to view hand-carved snow sculptures inspired by the theme “Blast of Winter: Snow Play!” Winners will be announced during Street Events and at the Night Extravaganza. Sculpture applications are at SteamboatCreates.org. Contact 970-879-9008 or sylvie@steamboatcreates.org.

4:30 to 5 p.m. Cross-country obstacle course
Howelsen Hill

A noncompetitive obstacle course for Nordic and aspiring Nordic skiers ages 5 to 12.

5 to 6 p.m. Powder Tools midwinter terrain park jam session
Howelsen Hill terrain park

The jam session is for skiers and snowboarders ages 14 and younger. Registration is at 4 p.m. at the terrain park. Practice is from 4:30 to 5 p.m.

5 to 6:30 p.m. Parent-child duals
Howelsen Hill

Join this family-fun race down the junior giant slalom or dual mogul courses on Howelsen Hill’s face.

5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Ski Jumping Jamboree
Howelsen Hill

Children ages 4 to 11 can learn to ski jump on the bump jump and 20-meter jump on Alpine equipment.

5:30 to 8:30 p.m. S’more Family Fun Party
Vanatta field tent, Howelsen Hill, 401 Howelsen Parkway

A family-style chili and s’more party with a DJ and dancing. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and younger. Buy tickets in the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club front office. Food is served first-come, first-served until 7 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 8

10 a.m. Christy Sports Soda Pop Slalom
Stampede run at Steamboat Resort, 2305 Mount Werner Circle

Open to skiers and snowboarders ages 11 and younger. Registration is from 3 to 6 p.m. Jan. 30 to Feb. 1 and Feb. 5 and 6 at Howelsen Hill Lodge.

4:30 to 6 p.m. Nordic jumping exhibition
Howelsen Hill, 401 Howelsen Parkway

Watch Winter Sports Club Nordic combined and special jumping athletes on the 20-, 30-, 45-, 75- and 100-meter jumps.

6 to 7 p.m. Amateur ski jumping
Howelsen Hill

Ski jumping for Alpine skiers ages 15 and older under the lights on the historic ski jumps at Howelsen Hill. Registration costs $25 and is from 5 to 5:45 p.m. in the Fireplace Room at Howelsen Hill Lodge. Call Pat Arnone at 970-734-8966.

6 to 8 p.m. Johnsie Memorial Dual Slalom Bicycle Race 
Howelsen Hill

This on-snow mountain bike race down the face of Howelsen Hill is open to riders ages 12 and older. Registration is at 5:30 p.m. in the Fireplace Room at Howelsen Hill Lodge. Call Wheels Bike Shop at 970-819-4805.

7 p.m. to midnight Tito’s Mountain Soiree
Vanatta Field tent, Howelsen Hill

Celebrate Winter Carnival with those 21 and older at an 1980’s-themed dance party with libations, food, live music by the 6 Million Dollar Band, a bonfire and more. Tickets must be purchased in advance at Sswsc.tix.com or by calling 970-879-0695, extension 100.

Saturday, Feb. 9

8 a.m. 100-meter Nordic sprint
Lincoln Avenue, downtown Steamboat Springs

A 100-meter Nordic sprint on Lincoln Avenue between Seventh and Eighth streets. The race will have male and female divisions as well as 13 and older and 12 and younger age categories. Register for this free event by calling the Steamboat Ski Touring Center at 970-879-8180. Check-in is at 7:30 a.m. Feb. 9.

8 to 11 a.m. Knights of Columbus pancake breakfast
Holy Name Catholic Church, 524 Oak St.

Donations are accepted for the charitable work of Knights of Columbus.

9 a.m. to noon Street Events
Lincoln Avenue, downtown Steamboat Springs

Children on skis and snowboards are pulled behind horses along snow-covered Lincoln Avenue. Races include street slalom, skijoring, ring and spear, donkey jump and the famous adult shovel race. Horse events are for children ages 6 to 14 and non-horse events are for children ages 1 to 14. Registration opens at 10 a.m. Jan. 31 at WinterCarnivalSteamboat.com.

1 p.m. Pro Alpine ski jumping qualifications
Howelsen Hill, 401 Howelsen Parkway

This must-see ski jumping event has participants launching off the 127-meter hill on Alpine skis and boots. $100 entry fee. Call Pat Arnone at 970-734-8966.

6:15 to 6:45 p.m. Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club athlete exhibition
Howelsen Hill

Winter Sports Club athletes demonstrate their skills.

7 p.m. Night Extravaganza
Howelsen Hill

This community-favorite event draws thousands of spectators to watch athletes perform in the dark with flares and LEDs. The Lighted Man will ski down Howelsen Hill shooting fireworks from his pyrotechnic suit, and ski jumpers will soar through a fiery hoop. The night ends with a fireworks show that will feature the largest firework in the world.

Sunday, Feb. 10

9 a.m. to noon Street Events
Lincoln Avenue, downtown Steamboat Springs

Children on skis and snowboards are pulled behind horses along snow-covered Lincoln Avenue. Races include street slalom, skijoring, ring and spear, donkey jump and the famous adult shovel race. Horse events are for children ages 6 to 14 and non-horse events are for children ages 1 to 14. Registration opens at 10 a.m. Jan. 31 at WinterCarnivalSteamboat.com.

11:30 a.m. Diamond Hitch Parade
Lincoln Avenue, downtown Steamboat Springs

The Diamond Hitch Parade starts immediately following Street Events. A diamond hitch consists of at least four skiers holding onto 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. Register by 6 p.m. Feb. 6 at WinterCarnivalSteamboat.com.

1 p.m. Pro Alpine ski jumping finals 
Howelsen Hill, 401 Howelsen Parkway

This must-see ski jumping event has those who qualified the previous day launching off the 127-meter hill in Alpine skis and boots. Call Pat Arnone at 970-734-8966.

A $10 Winter Carnival button is required to enter or spectate all events. Stop by the Howelsen Hill ticket office with your button to get a free lift ticket from Feb. 6 to 10. Proceeds from button sales go toward hosting Winter Carnival and supporting Winter Sports Club athletes. A release form must be signed or on file with the Winter Sports Club to participate in all events.


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