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The 104th Winter Carnival

The Winter Carnival was started in 1914.  Carl Howelsen wanted to show off his ski jumping skills from his native Austria.  He said that if he could raise $50, he would build a jump and show off his skills.  F.M. Light was the first to throw in $5, the ski jump was built and the […]

Diamond Hitch Parade

The crowning event at The Winter Carnival is the Diamond Hitch Parade, as it brings the last day of street events to a close.  In true Light family history, our family was involved both in the first diamond hitch and in continuing the tradition through the years. What constitutes a diamond hitch you may ask? […]

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102nd Annual Winter Carnival

The beginning of February is always one of our favorite times of the year because it means that it’s time for the Winter Carnival. And this years 102nd Annual Winter Carnival was no disappointment. True to our western tradition, Steamboat cleared out all the vehicles from Lincoln Avenue, covered the road in snow, and let the […]

101st Steamboat Springs Winter Carnival

This is Steamboat’s 101st Winter Carnival. What a wonderful legacy! The carnival began in 1913, when folks were tired of Colorado’s long, cold winters. They wanted a way to join together as a community to celebrate the winter and enjoy each others company. This makes our Winter Carnival the oldest, continuous winter carnival west of the Mississippi. And […]