Globe Professional Ski Tour returns to Howelsen Hill all through Wintertime Carnival

Two-time Olympic gold medalist Ted Ligety took fourth in the Earth Pro Ski Tour race at Howelsen Hill Ski Region in 2020. He’ll be again to contend in a pair of races Saturday and Monday. (Photograph by Shelby Reardon)

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Previous calendar year, the Environment Professional Ski Tour hit peak exhilaration, drawing substantial crowds to Howelsen Hill Ski Location as Olympians Ted Ligety and Phil Brown took on neighborhood athletes in a twin slalom race for the Moose Barrows Trophy.

The Entire world Professional Ski Tour is coming back to Howelsen this weekend for not a person, but two races.

The City of Steamboat Springs Winter season Carnival Cup is a model new race, whilst the 2nd race will be for the Moose Barrows Trophy, which Robert Cone won final year.

Both races will attribute a industry of pros but also are open up to any contender who needs to test their mettle in opposition to the most effective in the twin style.

“We had a big uptick final year in bringing the Environment Pro Ski Tour again in a new trend,” claimed tour Director of Advertising Briar Schreiber. “So, it’s super crucial for us to hold the athletes likely, continue to keep them racing. … It is significant for us to give the athletes anything to race for.”

The City of Steamboat Springs Winter season Carnival Cup will just take location Saturday and the Moose Barrows Trophy race will acquire location Monday. A full routine can be identified at

As of Monday, there were nonetheless slots readily available to fill the 32 least slots in the Barrows race.

The Environment Professional Ski Tour desires to have as a lot of races as probable, when restricting journey, so possessing two races in a weekend is an productive way to do that.

“It will make feeling to do it when we have an enthusiastic partner on board,” Schreiber said.

In the meantime, a ton of other resorts are much larger and limiting events, such as Steamboat Resort. So, the racers will be taking advantage of this weekend.

For the skiers, Howelsen offers an prospect several have appreciated in the pandemic — are living competition.

With an high-priced sport like specialist snowboarding that also requires journey, competitiveness has been hard and entire of boundaries. For some, the Globe Professional Ski Tour is their only possibility to race and perhaps see some money for winning.

Appropriate now, the two races are the only kinds assured on the 2021 Environment Pro Ski Tour routine. If other individuals are canceled, the tour could return to Howelsen Hill.

No crowds authorized

Crowds are prohibited at all races, but the World Professional Ski Tour has produced it straightforward for men and women to check out at household.

All races apart from for the professional race finals will be on the the tour’s site, YouTube, Fb, FloLive.Television, Ski Racing Online, Day by day Movement and Mountain Tv set. The finals will only be out there by way of FloLive.Tv or on Mountain Tv.

When Saturday’s race concludes, the cameras will preserve rolling to broadcast the Wintertime Carnival fireworks, scheduled for 8 p.m.