Hoodoo’s Winter Carnival, presented by CoEnergy Propane, is the premier event of the season and a day full of free activities. Winter Carnival has been a tradition at Hoodoo for decades and includes the following number of free activities: 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, an archery contest, a Hoodoo employee snow sculpture contest and bingo.
The lifts are open 9 am – 9 pm (lift tickets or season passes are required for skiing and riding). Highlights include prime rib dinner (6-9 pm), the Dummy Downhill contest, the annual torchlight descent and professional fireworks on the mountain. Plus enjoy live music from 5:30-8:30 pm in the lodge.
11 am: Musical Chairs – Near patio area. No sign up needed. Ages 6-12
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: Tube contest. Near patio area. No sign up needed.
1 pm: Three Legged Obstacle Race. Ages 7+, teams of two. Near patio area. No sign up needed.
2 pm: Pie Eating Contest – Open to all ages. 48 participants maximum. Sign up at main office.
4:30 pm: Bonfire. Bowl area.
5 pm: Awards Presentation. Fireplace room. For Dummy Downhill, Employee Sculptures and Employee Costume Contest
5 pm: Prime rib dinner
6 pm: Bingo. Fireplace room.
5:30-9 pm: Live music by Tone Red. Second floor inside main lodge.
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