Winter Carnival 2024: Olympic Tour with Ben Berend

In the heart of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, lies a piece of winter sports history that has witnessed the triumphs and achievements of countless Olympic athletes. Howelsen Hill, a historic landmark, is not just a venue for winter sports but a living testament to the rich heritage of the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club and the Winter Carnival. To bring this history to life, Olympian Ben Berend is leading a guided free tour during Winter Carnival this year through the Tread of Pioneers Museum.

February 6, 2024 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

FREE tour meets at the entrance of Howelsen Hill Lodge. Sponsored by the Tread of Pioneers Museum.

845 Howelsen Parkway, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

Name: Candice Bannister
Phone: 970.879.2214
Email: [email protected]

The Legacy of Howelsen Hill:
Howelsen Hill stands as one of the oldest ski areas in continuous use in North America. Since its inception in 1915, it has been a hub for winter sports, producing world-class athletes and Olympians.

Winter Carnival Tradition:
The Winter Carnival, held annually in Steamboat Springs, is a celebration of winter and the community’s deep connection to snow sports. With roots dating back to 1914, the carnival showcases the talent and skills of athletes, drawing visitors from far and wide. Howelsen Hill plays a pivotal role during the carnival, hosting various events that capture the spirit of winter festivities.

Olympian Ben Berend:
Ben Berend, a leader of the Boyd & Berend Group and an accomplished Olympian hailing from Steamboat Springs, is a living embodiment of the town’s passion for winter sports. Berend, who competed in Nordic combined skiing at the highest level, now invites the community to join him on a guided tour of Howelsen Hill and Olympian Hall.

The Guided Tour Experience:
Participants in the guided tour will have the opportunity to explore the nooks and crannies of Howelsen Hill and Olympian Hall, gaining valuable insights into the evolution of winter sports in Steamboat Springs. Ben Berend will share anecdotes, historical facts, and personal stories, creating a memorable and FREE experience for everyone involved.

Tread of Pioneers Museum:
The Tread of Pioneers Museum is an indispensable cultural asset and historical leader that engages and educates the public and fosters an appreciation of our community’s history. Their mission is to preserve, share, and celebrate the history and heritage of Steamboat Springs and Routt County through quality and engaging exhibits, programs, and education. Learn more at

Can’t attend during Winter Carnival week? Ben Berend will lead the Olympic Heritage Walking Tours Summer 2024. Schedule TBA.

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