The Winter Carnival was first established in 1914 to help distract the townspeople from the harsh conditions of long, cold Colorado winters. It is held the second week in February each year. Over time it has grown from its original site on Wood Chuck Hill, which is the current location of the Colorado Mountain College campus, and evolved to become the most anticipated event of the year. Local service workers shovel more than 400 tons of snow each day to transform Lincoln Avenue into the perfect winter wonderland. Throughout the carnival, many fun, family-friendly street events—like horse-drawn shovel races, ski jumping and tubing—take place right on Lincoln Avenue. If you’re here at the right time, be sure to check out what National Geographic has named a Top 10 Winter Carnival in the World.
"In Steamboat over Winter Carnival." — 03/15/2018
"In Steamboat over Winter Carnival."
Winter Carnival is a great time, and the fireworks on Saturday night, along with the Lighted Man, are a great way to finish the week.