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this was Steamboats 97th winter carnival.  Lincoln Ave (main street) is coverd with about a foot of snow and the town comes out for a weekend of festivities. This is a blast to watch.  Horses pulling kids on skis, shovel races, 3 legged ski races and more. At night the kids from the differing ski programs ski down Howelson hill in the dark with flares.  Kids 5-8 y/o are going off the ski jumps lighted by flares, the older kids are going off the jumps with flares and jmping through hoops lit by fire and of course, lighted man. A guy coverd in lights skiing down with roman candles steapped to his back....  Yeah baby, this is good stuff. If you have the opportinty to see this, its worth missing a day or two of skiing.

 this is about a 7-8 y/o kid hitting a jump at about 20mph....


 



Check out the distance this kid gets!  over 30 feet



Here's the shovel races.  do not attempt this one without a cup and several inches of foam padding!







post #2 of 14
What???  No Billy Kidd???  I am outraged!
post #3 of 14
 Where's Tog!!!!

Finndog, some day I'm going to be out there for this and we're gonna double dog dare Phil into doing that!


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post #4 of 14
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I would pay a small fortune to see Phil ripn down Linciln at 20mph on a metal shovel......... 
post #5 of 14
 Seeeee!  We do think alike!
post #6 of 14
IF I am there I will throw in $100 and free use of my first aid kit! Finn, are the conditions as marginal as they seem? I will be there in two weeks and it just seems as if they can't get those one or two big dumps they need. They have resorted to reporting .25 inches of snow.
post #7 of 14
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Pwderhound,  the condifions are not stellar but there are still plenty of fresh lines to be had, I don't have any pics of the trees we have been skiing with SKi-Ra the past two days but they are firm, not icy and there are plenty of areas holding several iches of fresh. Yes, they need more and we shouldn't be so pysched about several inches but its not bad.  Here's a couple of pics from the flying Z meadows and headwalls on pioeer ridge taken yesterday afternoon. The storm peak area got 2-3" yesterday of super lite pow.





yeah, its got tracks in there now! 



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Originally Posted by Finndog View Post

this was Steamboats 97th winter carnival.  Lincoln Ave (main street) is coverd with about a foot of snow and the town comes out for a weekend of festivities. This is a blast to watch.  Horses pulling kids on skis, shovel races, 3 legged ski races and more. At night the kids from the differing ski programs ski down Howelson hill in the dark with flares.  Kids 5-8 y/o are going off the ski jumps lighted by flares, the older kids are going off the jumps with flares and jmping through hoops lit by fire and of course, lighted man. A guy coverd in lights skiing down with roman candles steapped to his back....  Yeah baby, this is good stuff. If you have the opportinty to see this, its worth missing a day or two of skiing.

 this is about a 7-8 y/o kid hitting a jump at about 20mph....


 



Check out the distance this kid gets!  over 30 feet

Here's the shovel races.  do not attempt this one without a cup and several inches of foam padding!








Finn, this is known as Ski Joring!
here's the National Association:  http://www.nasja.com

I don't know what the horse pulling person on shovel is called.
Maybe you could find out what it takes to put one of these on?
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post #10 of 14
Finn, looks as if it was a bluebird day in the 'boat today.  The weather forecast I saw today does not look promising for any significant snow in the next 10 days.  Hopefully that means there will be a lot of snow in the next 10 days!  Hope you guys have a great time.  I can't wait to get there in 2 weeks.
post #11 of 14
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skijorning!  That's it!  thanks. I couldn't remember.  Rachel,  is that your other sport? 

I will see if I can find out the official name for the shovel races. 

Bluebird day for sure, I will start a new thread with some other pics
post #12 of 14
I was gonna ask how the conditions are but I think you got that covered. I'll be heading out with my family on the 20th and we'll be there until the 24th. This will be my kids first time west of OH. I am hoping we get a storm between now and then but everything seems to skirt south. I might have to sacrifice something to appease Ullr. This reminds me of the year I went to Park City to ski hardpack all week. Oh, we did get 6" of heavy wet snow at Snowbird but it was so fogged in you couldn't see 20 feet. Pray for snow....lots of it.
post #13 of 14
Heck, downtown Jim Thorpe today would've been a perfect venue for skijoring:


post #14 of 14
 Sweeeeet!
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