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102nd Steamboat Springs Winter Carnival

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

102nd Steamboat Springs Winter Carnival

 

Winter Carnival Steamboat Springs

Winter Carnival Steamboat Springs

For 102 years now, Steamboat has celebrated our love of snow and our western and ski heritages with one heck-of-a Winter Carnival. Imagine 4 days of festivities, snow activities, fireworks, friendly competitions, and shenanigans that bring a community and visitors together for fun and merriment. That’s what the 2015 Winter Carnival here in Steamboat Springs, CO is about.

Howelsen Hill in my Steamboat Hometown

Winter Carnival Fireworks over Howelsen Hill 

This year we are also celebrating Howelsen Hill’s 100 year anniversary. Thanks to Norwegian ski jumping champion, Carl Howelsen, who came to the Yampa Valley in 1913 along with his skis and his passion for snow sports, we have one of the oldest continuously running ski areas in Colorado (Howelsen Hill) and have one of the oldest Winter Sports Clubs in the nation. Howelsen organized friends and neighbors to build a modest ski jump in Steamboat and kicked off the first Winter Carnival with jumping competitions and cross country ski races. The rest is history.

Steamboat Springs, CO Among NY Times’ 52 Places To Go in 2015

Monday, January 12th, 2015

Steamboat Springs Among NY Times’ 52 Places To Go in 2015

 

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Overlooking downtown Steamboat Springs and the Yampa River in the summer.

Steamboat Springs was recently included in a New York Times article, “52 Places To Go in 2015“.   Our small Colorado mountain town is listed as #19 actually. Further validation for our community that we have something really special going on here.

It’s not just our world-class Steamboat Ski Resort or our naturally therapeutic hot springs. It’s not just the endless miles of mountain bike, skating and running trails used for any and every outdoor recreational activity you can think of. It’s not even having Colorado’s oldest continually operating ski area and winter sports club from which 88 Olympians have been produced, as the NYT article mentions.

 

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Howelsen Hill at night.

Steamboat Ski Resort’s Opening Day Tradition

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

Steamboat Ski Resort’s Opening Day Tradition

We are one week away from the official opening of our ski season here in Steamboat Springs! Since 1991 the Steamboat Ski & Resort has so generously supported the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club by giving its opening day, also known as “Scholarship Day“, revenues to the local Club. Since 1991/92, the Ski Resort’s Scholarship Day has raised nearly $850,000 for the Winter Sports Club. Pretty impressive, don’t you think? Tickets will be between $20 – $30 dollars. They will determine that soon. Depends on snow conditions and how many lifts will be open. 

 

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Opening Day / Scholarship Day

Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Lifts start at 8:30am
Passes not valid on Scholarship Day

Tickets between $20-$30 (TBD)
FREE Opening Day t-shirts to the first 100 in line at the Gondola
FREE hot chocolate on the Steamboat Stage provided by the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club
Surprise Gondola Car Opening Day Wishes
Opening Day Happy Hour at the Bear River Bar & Grill from 11am – 5pm

Ski Town USA’s History Comes to Life in Film Series

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Ski Town USA’s History Comes to Life in Film Series

The Tread of Pioneers Museum in Steamboat is hosting its first Winter Film Series which will highlight the mountain town’s snow-loving roots. Donated vintage films, old school promotional videos and home movie footage will be showcased over the next few months via free showings at the Chief Theater downtown. The first showing, Ski! A Century of Skiing in Colorado, will premier tonight at 6p.m. then every third Tuesday of each month through March a different film will be shown.

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See you there! If you want to look at everything listed in Steamboat Springs click here. 

Charlie

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Steamboat Summer Camps

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Steamboat Summer Camps

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Youth Rock Climbing in Steamboat Springs

The end of Spring Break typically marks the time where we parents turn our attention to planning the kids’ summer camps and activities. To help in preventing the dreaded words, “I’m bored” from escaping your child’s mouth this summer, I have created a a list of day camps, sport and other activity camps taking place in Steamboat Springs. I hope these ideas contribute to the entire family’s summer happiness.

Summer Day Camps

Kids’ Adventure Club at the Steamboat Ski Resort. Age appropriate activities and adventures for 3-12 year olds.

Adventure Bound in Steamboat Springs. Age appropriate activities and adventures for 3 year olds – 6th grade.

Boys & Girls Club of Northwest Colorado Summer Camp. Drop-in program for children aged 6-18 years old.

Yampatika Environmental Camp Summer Program. Age-specific programs led by experienced Naturalists. No two weeks are the same.

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Adventures abound in Steamboat Springs

How Strawberry Park Got Its Name

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

How Strawberry Park Got Its Name

Steamboat Springs is full of history. Things you probably did not know and would not have expected, Ute Indian folklore, the legacy of producing Olympic athletes and how the town and neighborhoods got their names. Neighborhoods like our beloved and beautiful Strawberry Park. You don’t really expect strawberries to be prominent in a mountain town like Steamboat and yet….

                          Steamboat’s Berry Boom

(Written by Candice Bannister, Executive Director of Tread of Pioneers Museum in Steamboat Springs, for Steamboat Today on March 19, 2014.)

Picking strawberries in Strawberry Park in 1915. (Photo courtesy of Tread of Pioneers Museum)

Picking strawberries in Strawberry Park in 1915. (Photo courtesy of Tread of Pioneers Museum)

Did you know that even with our short growing season, the strawberry business flourished in Steamboat Springs between 1900 and 1916? It all started in 1900, when Lester Remington grew the soon-to-be-famous Remington berry on his land in the area now known as Strawberry Park.

Ski Jump Video

Sunday, December 22nd, 2013

As we approach the 2014 Olympic in Sochi Russia, I’m excited for the Steamboat Athletes that are competing. Steamboat Springs is an Olympic Producing Environment. And this video get me more excited to watch. This is the first time the women will be ski jumping in the Olympics.

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