February 3, 2008
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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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.