February Is Winter Carnival In Steamboat Springs Colorado

February Is Winter Carnival In Steamboat Springs Colorado

Wednesday February 4 - Sunday February 8 2015 marks the 102 year that Steamboat Springs has celebrated winter with what can only be called the Steamboat way. 

Mention a parade and fireworks and people say that’s typical. Talk about adults on shovels being pulled down main street behind horses or skiers jumping through fiery hoops and people stop to listen. In Steamboat Springs we do things differently, and with the oldest, continuous Winter Carnival west of the Mississippi, this event is certainly no different.

Winter Carnival was started by the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club (SSWSC) as a way to help residents cope with cabin fever during the height of the Colorado winter season.

FIVE WINTER CARNIVAL FUN FACTS

  • In past years, the penalty for being caught without a carnival button was to push a peanut down Lincoln Ave with your nose.

  • The first jumping hill in Steamboat Springs was Woodchuck Hill which is currently where Colorado Mountain College stands.

  • The Steamboat Springs High School Band has marched down the street on skis playing for the spectators of the Winter Carnival Parade for 71 Years. It first started in 1935 by band conductor Jerry McGuare. The Steamboat Springs High School Band was the first band ever to march on skis.

  • How does all that snow get on Lincoln Avenue? Thanks to the City Public Works department who coordinates the stockpiling of snow and covers Lincoln Ave by 6am on Saturday and Sunday of event weekend each year. 400 plus tons of snow are used to cover the streets. And yes, they cover the streets and clean it up for each day of the street events. Special thanks to our Public Works Department!

  • In 2012 the Steamboat Winter Carnival was named a Top 10 Winter Carnival in the World by National Geographic


    For a schedule of events visit our chamber website at www.steamboatchamber.com



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