What's in a Name?

The first Winter Carnival in Hot Sulphur Springs was held on December 31, 1911. The success of this event led to a three-day carnival which took place on February, 1912. The following winter, a second annual Winter Carnival was planned in conjunction with the first Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Carnival. This series of events led to the creation of Howelsen Hill in Steamboat Springs, and is credited with playing a large role in the birth of the Colorado ski industry.