World Professional Ski Tour returns to Steamboat’s Howelsen Hill all through Wintertime Carnival

Two-time Olympic gold medalist Ted Ligety took fourth in the Planet Professional Ski Tour race at Howelsen Hill Ski Area in 2020. He’ll be again to compete in a pair of races Saturday and Monday. (Photo by Shelby Reardon)

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

The Earth Professional Ski Tour is coming back again to Howelsen this weekend for not a single, but two races.

The Metropolis of Steamboat Springs Winter Carnival Cup is a manufacturer new race, while the next race will be for the Moose Barrows Trophy, which Robert Cone won past 12 months.

Both races will function a subject of execs but also are open to any contender who desires to test their mettle towards the finest in the twin fashion.

“We had a huge uptick very last year in bringing the World Pro Ski Tour back again in a new vogue,” mentioned tour Director of Internet marketing Briar Schreiber. “So, it is tremendous significant for us to maintain the athletes heading, continue to keep them racing. … It is vital for us to give the athletes a thing to race for.”

The Metropolis of Steamboat Springs Winter season Carnival Cup will choose area Saturday and the Moose Barrows Trophy race will consider place Monday. A full program can be found at

As of Monday, there were still slots offered to fill the 32 least slots in the Barrows race.

The Globe Professional Ski Tour wishes to have as a lot of races as doable, though limiting vacation, so owning two races in a weekend is an economical way to do that.

“It helps make sense to do it when we have an enthusiastic husband or wife on board,” Schreiber claimed.

In the meantime, a whole lot of other resorts are more substantial and limiting occasions, such as Steamboat Vacation resort. So, the racers will be having edge of this weekend.

For the skiers, Howelsen offers an chance number of have savored in the pandemic — dwell competitiveness.

With an expensive activity like expert snowboarding that also necessitates journey, competition has been difficult and comprehensive of boundaries. For some, the Entire world Professional Ski Tour is their only chance to race and potentially see some dollars for winning.

Right now, the two races are the only kinds assured on the 2021 Entire world Professional Ski Tour routine. If other individuals are canceled, the tour might return to Howelsen Hill.

No crowds permitted

Crowds are prohibited at all races, but the Planet Pro Ski Tour has created it quick for men and women to observe at dwelling.

All races besides for the professional race finals will be on the the tour’s web site, YouTube, Facebook, FloLive.Tv, Ski Racing On the net, Each day Movement and Mountain Tv set. The finals will only be offered by way of FloLive.Television or on Mountain Tv set.

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

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