Winter Carnival Steamboat Springs Style

Steamboat Springs’ Winter Carnival – Traditional, Fun & Unique

The 99th annual Steamboat Springs Winter Carnival will be held February 8th – 12th in Steamboat Springs, CO.  The 5-day schedule includes a variety of alpine, Nordic, freestyle and snow boarding events as well as downtown Steamboat street events and activitiesTwo unique attractions set Steamboat Springs’ Winter Carnival apart: the High School Marching Band on Skis and The Lighted Man skiing down Howelsen Hill.

Lighted Man
Lighted Man

The Steamboat Springs Marching Band will be marching down Lincoln Avenue on skis during the Winter Carnival Parade like they have for the past 77 years. The Steamboat Springs High School Band was the first band to ever march on skis and they’ve been upholding their Winter Carnival tradition since 1935.

Steamboat High School Band

The Lighted Man made his first appearance in 1939 in an outfit weighing more than 100 pounds. The Lighted Man in this year’s Howelsen Hill Saturday Night Extravaganza will wear a costume weighing about 70 pounds which includes 32 Roman candles and 12 sky rockets. It’ll take 5-6 people to get the outfit on the lighted man who will then ski down Howelsen Hill to the delight of the crowd that gathers below.

The snow that covers Lincoln Avenue for the street events and parade come from the coordination of the Steamboat Springs Public Works Department who see to it that 400 plus tons of snow are in place by 6:00a.m. each day of the downtown events. Winter Carnival Downtown Race

Winter Carnival Downtown Race

The Steamboat Springs Winter Carnival is sponsored by the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club. It is always held the second week in February. Visitors plan their vacations around it and locals look forward to this fun annual event. It’s another example of the Steamboat Springs’ community coming together to continue a tradition and to celebrate the season Ski Town U.S.A. thrives in.

Howelsen Hill, Steamboat-Springs
Howelsen Hill, Steamboat-Springs

—For more information on buying real estate or questions regarding Steamboat Springs real estate  in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, feel free to call Charlie at 970-846-6435 or write me an email at:





Originally from Seattle, Washington, Charlie relocated to Steamboat Springs with his wife Carol and their son, Finn, to become a Steamboat Springs realtor eager to share the joys of Colorado. Charlie is a second generation realtor and is proud to be a member of Steamboat Sotheby's International Realty in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. After graduating from Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington, Charlie worked in the high-tech industry in Seattle for several years before deciding to follow his father's lead and began his career in real estate. Working for Windermere Real Estate in Seattle, Charlie had a great, innovative career in the highly competitive Seattle market before moving to Steamboat in 2005 and delving deep into Steamboat Springs real estate. At Steamboat Sotheby's International Realty, Charlie has become one of the top agents with his innovative style and tireless perseverance.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s