Celebration Week in Steamboat Springs! Be sure to be here for the 100th Annual Winter Carnival

Photo: USA Today
Photo: USA Today

What a year it’s been in Ski Town, USA®….and it’s still only January!  We’ve had 50th Birthday celebrations galore (yes, the ski area is celebrating 50 years of world class skiing, 1963-2013), a 15th Anniversary to celebrate here at Moving Mountains (1998-2013), and now, coming next week, the 100th Annual Steamboat Springs Winter Carnival.

Hey, you can never have too much fun, right?

Begun as a simple “service to the community” in 1914 (in other words, something fun to break up the long winters!), Steamboat’s Winter Carnival has soared to new and bigger heights, now ranking in National Geographic’s Top 10 List of Winter Carnivals. Indeed, locals and knowing-tourists alike look forward to Winter Carnival all year, particularly for must-see events like the famed Lighted Man and often-comical Street Events.

Intrigued? You should be.  If you’ve been thinking of making a trip to the ‘Boat this season, Winter Carnival is a fun time to do it.  See below for a complete list of this year’s events.

100th Annual Steamboat Springs Winter Carnival Events

Night Extravaganza and Lighted Man
Night Extravaganza and Lighted Man

Wednesday, February 6, 2013
5:30 pm Opening Ceremonies
6:00 – 8:00 pm Speed and Flight Night Ski Jumping

Thursday, February 7, 2013
4:30 pm Cross-Country Obstacle Race
6:00 – 7:00 pm 20, 30 & 50 Meter Jumping
6:00 – 9:00 pm Winter Carnival Dual GS & Party

Friday, February 8, 2013
10:00 am Soda Pop Slalom (Mt. Werner, Stampede Run)
1:00 pm Vintage Ski Race & Ski Fashion Show (Mt. Werner, Bear River Bar & Grill and Stampede Run)
1:30 – 3:00 pm Ski Jumping Jamboree
4:00 – 6:30 pm Community Tubing Party
4:30 – 6:00 pm Nordic Jumping Exhibition
6:00 – 7:00 pm Amateur Ski Jumping
6:00 – 8:00 pm Dual Slalom Bicycle Race
7:00 – 8:00 pm Snowboarding Jam Session
7:00 pm – 12:00 am Sorel Soiree*

Saturday, February 9, 2013
8:00 – 11:00 am Knights of Columbus Pancake Breakfast (Holy Name Catholic Church, 524 Oak St)
8:00 am 100-Meter Nordic Sprint (Downtown, Lincoln Avenue)
9:00 am – noon Street Events (Downtown, Lincoln Avenue)
9:00 am – noon Pro Alpine Ski Jumping Training
Noon – 2:00 pm International Muzzle Loading Biathlon
1:00 pm Pro Alpine Ski Jumping Qualifying
6:15 – 6:45 pm SSWSC Athlete Exhibition
7:00 – 8:00 pm Night Show Extravaganza
8:00 pm Night Show After Party

Sunday, February 10, 2013
9:00 – 11:00 am Street Events (Downtown, Lincoln Avenue)
Approx. 11:30 am Diamond Hitch Parade (Downtown, Lincoln Avenue)
1:00 pm Pro Alpine Ski Jumping Finals
1:00 – 2:00 pm Parent-Child Downhill
5:30 pm A Steamboat Celebration Concert (Strings Music Pavilion)*

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