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Since its first year in 1914, ski races and jumping events have been the backbone of the carnival. Here, the winners of the 1979 Soda Pop Slalom pose for a photo.

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Looking back on 94 Winter Carnivals

In the 95 years since Carl Howelsen hosted the first "Midwinter Sports Carnival" in Steamboat Springs, the event has captured a community's imagination and daredevil spirit with horse-drawn skiers, record-breaking jumps, parades and shovel rides down Lincoln Avenue, and lots of pyrotechnics.


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