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Olympian Send off

01/26/2018 05:05PM ● By Alesha Damerville

Image by Larry Pierce

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS- It takes a community to raise an Olympian, and Ski Town, U.S.A. is ready to celebrate the next generation. Steamboat Springs has produced 89 winter Olympians and counting, the most of any town in North America. We welcome back past Olympic medalists and give a warm send off to those joining this elite group for the first time as they head off to PyeongChang, South Korea. With fireworks, a flag parade, music and the lighting of the 20-foot Community Cauldron, it’s a spectacular show you won’t want to miss.


Ryan Dyer, who was competing for a run at the 2018 Olympics, offered a small piece of advice for his fellow athletes. “Just relax and have fun, it’s going to be great. It’s really easy to get caught up in your own head. Remember why you ski…because it’s fun.”  

The send off is scheduled for Saturday, January 27th. The schedule for the event is listed below.

·       4:30pm Festivities Kick Off in Gondola Square

·       5-6pm Olympian Send Off on the Steamboat Stage in Gondola Square

·       6-9pm* Night Skiing and Mountain Coaster Open

·       6-6:45pm Select Olympians will be signing autographs at various locations in the Mountain Village

Meadows parking lot will be open with shuttle service and Free Parking. Please consider carpooling or riding the free bus.

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