If you can't afford the flight, event ticket prices and everything else that goes along with heading to the Olympic Games in Vancouver this might be the next best thing close to home. If you aren't heading out of the state for the Holidays, head to Steamboat to see the Nordic Combined Olympic Trails.
What is Nordic Combined you ask? Some call it the toughest Olympic sport because it combines nordic skiing and ski jumping. Here is a list of free and open to the public events lined up for Wednesday Dec 23 and Thursday Dec 24th.
8:30 a.m. Nordic combined trial jumps at Howelsen Hill
9 to 9: 30 a.m. Nordic combined competition jumps at Howelsen Hill
11:30 a.m. to noon Nordic combined 10-kilometer cross-country race at the rodeo grounds at Howelsen Hill
12:45 p.m. Moguls showcase at Voo Doo ski run at Steamboat Ski Area
1 to 1:45 p.m. Men’s and women’s moguls Run 1 at Voo Doo ski run at Steamboat Ski Area
2 to 2:45 p.m. Men’s and women’s moguls Run 2 at Voo Doo ski run
3:30 p.m. Final Awards for all events at Gondola Square, at Steamboat Ski Area
4 p.m. Concert — Big Head Todd & The Monsters, Gondola Square
10 to 10:30 a.m. Aerials Run 1 at Voo Doo ski run at Steamboat Ski Area
10:40 to 11:10 a.m. Aerials Run 2 at Voo Doo ski run
11:30 a.m. Aerials awards at Voo Doo ski run