JANUARY 28, 2021
Welcome to the Parks & Recreation Roundup, a bi-monthly publication aimed at
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Natural Landmark Designation
It might be out of sight to many, but the Sulphur Cave at Howelsen Hill is not out of the minds of natural resource experts and scientists across the country. The over 126,000 year old cave is home to a recently discovered blood-red worm, which is unique to the cave, and found nowhere else in the world. Last week the cave was officially designated as a National Natural Landmark by the National Parks Service.
Howelsen Uphill Guidelines
With more people using individual power vs. horsepower to explore Howelsen Hill and Emerald Mountain this winter, the ski area's Uphill Access Policy helps ensure the safety of all uphill users. During the week of Winter Carnival, users can expect increased snowcat activity during both operating and non-operating hours as crews prep and winch the hill for upcoming events. Visit the link below to learn more.
Session IV Opening Soon
Registration for Session IV School Year Programs will open online February 8 at 8:00 AM. This session includes several new ASSET Club opportunities, along with Education Exploration and School Days Off programming. Session IV will run for a total of 11 weeks beginning March 15 through May 28. The daily cost for the Education Exploration program is $40 and runs every weekday from 8 AM to 5:15 PM.
Win A Private Snowshoe Tour
Did you know that the Yampa River Botanic Park won 2nd Place in Best of the Boat for "most romantic place to have a date"? Tell us about your most romantic date in the Botanic Park and be entered for a chance to win a private snowshoe tour through the park on Valentine's Day. Enjoy the fresh, untouched snow and beautiful scenery with your special someone and keep your eye's peeled for the park's unique winter wildlife.
Free Skiing for Winter Carnival
While Winter Carnival will look different this year, those looking to celebrate the season can still expect free skiing at Howelsen Hill thanks to the support of the SSWSC and the City of Steamboat Springs. Beginning on February 3 through February 6, your commemorative Winter Carnival button or buff will give you free skiing. Just visit the Howelsen Hill concession and show your buff/button to obtain your free ski ticket.
World Pro Ski Tour Livestream
The World Pro Ski Tour makes its return to Howelsen Hill for the Winter Carnival Cup and Moose Barrows' Trophy February 6 and February 8. While spectators are not allowed at this year's event due to capacity limitations, fans can view the races via a livestream on Facebook Live and FloLive. Plans are also in the works to air the races locally on channels 6 and 18. Tune in to catch all the exciting action!
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