Community Events

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As a community-based organization, the SSWSC is committed to being a supportive partner in Steamboat Springs and Routt County. In addition to supporting 1 in 3 kids in Steamboat Schools through our programming, we are also committed to helping our community thrive.

Winter Carnival

With over a century as the official organizer of the Winter Carnival, the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club is proud to host this historic event that has been listed as one of the Top Ten Winter Carnivals in the World by National Geographic. Nearly 9,000 people attended to watch skijoring down the main street, the famous Lighted Man in his pyrotechnic suit shooting fireworks from his body, athletes jumping through the fiery hoop and Tim Borden’s first attempt at the world’s largest firework! Thanks to Yampa Valley Electric Association, the SSWSC athletes were more lit up than ever this year for the Night Extravaganza! Gary and Nancy Gray were recognized as the Grand Marshals with senior Sequoia Anstine as queen, Riley Hodges as Junior Attendant, and Maisie Wagner as the Sophomore Attendant. 

We are privileged to celebrate our history and heritage in this idyllic mountain town with the largesse of a world-class Winter Carnival. We invite you to join us as we celebrate the unique heritage and community of the one, the only, Ski Town, USA. 

Find out more about Steamboat's Winter Carnival

Ski Swap and Bike Swap

The annual Ski and Bike Swaps are both hosted at Howelsen Hill Lodge by the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club. The goal of these events is to provide the community with a cost-effective way to buy/sell all of the gear that enables us to live up to our “Ski Town” and “Bike Town” USA reputation. Ski Swap is a family friendly event where individuals sell and buy used items including skis, snowboards, tele and cross country gear, jackets, pants, goggles, gloves, boots, and more! Similarly, Bike Swap offers locals the opportunity to buy, sell, or swap their summer biking gear.

Free Sunday Jump Coaching

This year, Howelsen Hill Ski Area was open to the public for free skiing on Sundays. In support of this community effort to help everyone enjoy access to Howelsen Hill, the SSWSC also invited community members to learn to ski jump. Coaching was provided for free by Jumping/ Nordic Combined Director Todd Wilson and his team of coaches.