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Leif-like: Leif Hovelsen takes in the statue of his father, Carl, outside Howelsen Place in downtown Steamboat in February 2009.

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At Home: Tom Ross remembers Leif Hovelsen, son of the ‘Flying Norseman’

Leif Hovelsen, who died in Oslo, Norway, on Sept. 18 at age 88, was an honorary resident of Steamboat Springs if ever there was one. Leif was the son of Carl Howelsen, a Norwegian ski champion who established the first Winter Carnival in 1914.


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