Earth Professional Ski Tour returns to Steamboat’s Howelsen Hill all through Winter Carnival

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

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Very last 12 months, the Environment Professional Ski Tour strike peak enjoyment, drawing large crowds to Howelsen Hill Ski Place as Olympians Ted Ligety and Phil Brown took on community athletes in a twin slalom race for the Moose Barrows Trophy.

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

The City of Steamboat Springs Winter season Carnival Cup is a brand new race, even though the second race will be for the Moose Barrows Trophy, which Robert Cone received past calendar year.

Both equally races will attribute a field of execs but also are open up to any contender who wants to exam their mettle from the greatest in the dual type.

“We had a significant uptick last year in bringing the Environment Professional Ski Tour again in a new vogue,” claimed tour Director of Advertising and marketing Briar Schreiber. “So, it’s super vital for us to preserve the athletes going, preserve them racing. … It’s important for us to give the athletes a little something to race for.”

The Metropolis of Steamboat Springs Winter Carnival Cup will get location Saturday and the Moose Barrows Trophy race will just take spot Monday. A whole routine can be located at

As of Monday, there have been continue to slots offered to fill the 32 minimum slots in the Barrows race.

The Entire world Professional Ski Tour desires to have as a lot of races as attainable, while restricting vacation, so owning two races in a weekend is an effective way to do that.

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

In the meantime, a lot of other resorts are larger and limiting occasions, together with Steamboat Vacation resort. So, the racers will be getting edge of this weekend.

For the skiers, Howelsen delivers an possibility handful of have relished in the pandemic — live level of competition.

With an high priced sport like experienced snowboarding that also demands vacation, competitors has been difficult and whole of obstacles. For some, the Planet Professional Ski Tour is their only chance to race and perhaps see some income for successful.

Correct now, the two races are the only kinds guaranteed on the 2021 Environment Professional Ski Tour routine. If others are canceled, the tour could return to Howelsen Hill.

No crowds allowed

Crowds are prohibited at all races, but the Planet Pro Ski Tour has created it simple for persons to view at property.

All races besides for the professional race finals will be on the the tour’s web site, YouTube, Fb, FloLive.Tv, Ski Racing On line, Everyday Motion and Mountain Television set. The finals will only be obtainable as a result of FloLive.Television or on Mountain Tv.

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

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