Steamboat Springs in home to one of the best winter carnivals in Colorado. The event highlights Steamboat's western heritage and showcases its winter sports. Started by the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club, the Steamboat Winter Carnival has astoundingly been around for over 100 years. Throughout the years this tradition has brought some interesting events to the area. Continue reading for what you can expect at this year's carnival.
Steamboat Winter Carnival
In order to attend this unique event, you'll have to get yourself a Winter Carnival Button. These are $10-$15 and are required for entry and spectating at all events. Also, your carnival button will serve as your lift ticket for all events you register for, and will give you free skiing access to Howelsen Hill. When you register for events at the carnival, you'll be asked to sign a simple safety waiver. The festivities will begin February 9th and continue on through February 13th. One of the most anticipated events across this 5-day carnival is the Air Bag Jam Session, which will be happening February 10th this year from 2-6 PM.
Have you ever seen professional athletes freestyle, ski, and snowboard live? That's what you'll see at the Air Bag Jam Session, only they will be landing in a 50’ airbag after performing their stunts. This is definitely a one of a kind experience and is fun for the entire family. The carnival will also feature a snow sculpture contest. Contest entries will be displayed in downtown Steamboat for all to see. The winners of the contest will be announced at a day before the festival starts so make sure to check them out before it's too late. For more information on this unique winter carnival, check out the Steamboat website.