January 31, 2010
A mannequin inside the Tread of Pioneers Museum, 800 Oak St., portrays the Lighted Man.
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Winter Carnival tradition continues during Night Extravaganza at Howelsen Hill on Feb. 5
As the Lighted Man and son of Claudius Banks, who started the tradition in 1936, Jon Banks will make his 40th glowing descent down Howelsen Hill in the Winter Carnival’s most notable spectacle.
The lighted man will have new colors in his electronic plumage this year as he skis down Howelsen Hill in the annual spectacle. Jon Banks, son of Claudius Banks, who started the tradition in 1936, will this year add a high-tech LED lighting system to his rig that will let him shine as many as 256 colors from his ski poles, skis, suit and helmet.