Winter Carnival returns Feb. 9

The premiere event of the season and a day full of free activities. Winter Carnival has been a tradition at Hoodoo for nearly 40 years and includes a number of free events (no lift ticket required): ax throwing booth, frisbee golf, musical chairs, a three-legged obstacle race, a team tube race, a hula-hoop contest, a fly-athalon, a pie eating contest, a ski javelin throw, an archery contest, a Hoodoo employee snow sculpture contest and bingo. The lifts are open 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. There’s always a special dinner menu, the Dummy Downhill contest, the annual torchlight descent and professional fireworks on the mountain. Peak rates apply.

Dummy Downhill participants: Download and complete the registration form, bring it to the main office or email to julie@hoodoo.com before Feb. 9.

Schedule of Events

10 am – Noon: Face Painting. Lodge lobby, near rental shop.

11 am: Musical Chairs – Near patio area. No sign up needed.

11:30 am – 12:15 pm: Hula Hoop Contest. Age groups: 6-9, 9-12 and 13+. Near patio area. No sign up needed.

Noon – 12:30 pm: Tube Contest. Near patio area. No sign ups needed.

Noon – 1 pm: Frisbee Golf. Near patio area. No sign ups needed.

Noon – 2:30 pm: Ax Throwing Booth. South lodge area. No sign up needed.

Noon – 2:30 pm: Bottle Knockdown. South lodge area. No sign up needed.

1 pm: Three Legged Obstacle Race. Ages 7+, teams of two.Near patio area. No sign up needed.

1-3 pm: Face Painting. Lodge lobby, near rental shop.

2 pm: Pie Eating Contest – Open to all ages. 48 participants maximum. Sign up at main office.

3 pm: Dummy Downhill Download and complete the registration form, bring it to the main office or email to julie@hoodoo.com before Feb. 9.

4:30 pm: Bonfire. Bowl area.

5-6 pm: Face Painting. Lodge lobby, near rental shop.

5 pm: Prime Rib Dinner Buffet. Fireplace room.

5 pm: Awards Presentation. Fireplace room.  For Dummy Downhill, Employee Sculptures and Employee Costume Contest

5 pm: Bingo. Fireplace room.

8 pm: Torchlight Descent participants report to front of ski patrol area. Sign up at main office before 5 pm. Must be advanced skiers, boarders, bikers and trikkers. Ages 12 and under can participate with a parent.

8:30 pm: Lifts stop running

8:40 pm: Torchlight Descent

9 pm: Fireworks