University of Denver

Winter Carnival 2018! 

Join us for a week of fun winter events from February 5th through the 11th!

One of DU's longest standing traditions is Winter Carnival and this year marks its 57th anniversary.  Activities at the inaugural Winter Carnival included an on-campus snow sculpture contest and a Snow Queen competition. 

Winter Carnival has been an annual tradition ever since, and was canceled just once due to poor skiing conditions in 1981. The carnival's location has changed several times, moving from Steamboat Springs to Crested Butte and then Winter Park. Today, we are excited to call Keystone Resort home to Winter Carnival!

Over the years, Winter Carnival planners have continued to dream up new and varied events. Previous years' festivities included a Rail Jam at nearby Ruby Hill Park, Chili Cook-Off, Medallion Hunt, Instagram Contest, Films, as well as on-mountain activities such as ice skating in the village, snow tubing, and a concert.

Trust us, you don't want to miss out on this tradition!  There is something for everyone, whether it's on campus during the first few weeks of winter quarter or on-mountain at Keystone Resort. 

Explore the tabs on the left hand side of the page for more detailed information about this year's Winter Carnival! Or you can

register here!

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