Mon, Feb 5, 2024 12:00 PM –

Sun, Feb 11, 2024 2:00 PM MST (GMT-7)

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Winter Carnival has been a tradition at the University of Denver for over 60 years. It has been held at Keystone, Steamboat Springs, Breckenridge, and this year will again be held at Winter Park. This year we are not only offering your favorite on-mountain traditions such as skiing, snowboarding, and tubing, but also will be offering new activities as well! If you are not a fan of the cold weather, we will also be offering activities on campus! So stay or go, you are in for a fun weekend!

Registration forms can be completed for individuals and any guests they plan on bringing but all payment must be submitted at the end of registration. Individuals will have to pick up their packet (with tickets, vouchers, etc.) in person, and may pick up their guest's tickets at the same time. Please note that all sales are final and that students may not be refunded. Exceptions may be made in the case of emergency situations (determined on a case-by-case basis).

More information can be found on the Winter Carnival website ( or please email

Using the registration for this event, you will be able to purchase the following:

Lift Pass (limit 1 per person per day)

Tubing Ticket for Friday (2/9) 1 - 2p.m. and Saturday (2/10): 3 - 4p.m. OR 6 - 7p.m.

Bus Tickets to and from Winter Park (All bus options are ADA Accessible)

DU students, faculty, staff, and alumni may purchase other discounted activities and equipment using our discount code on the Winter Park Resort website: DUWinterCarnival24

Sno Go Bike Tours

Snowshoe Tours

Astronomy Tours

Snowcat Tours

Ice Skating

Guided Tours


Gondola Rides

Fat Bikes

Equipment Rentals

- Book Lessons (not on discount):
Link to the waiver required for ski lessons: 

- Book Equipment Rentals: or 
Other options may exist, but these are just a couple on/near the mountain.

Book Activities and Tours:

Discount code for activities: DUWinterCarnival24

Book Lodging: 

Look for more to come on Winter Carnival events on campus and throughout the week!


Past Events

Sat, Feb 10, 2024
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
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Winter Carnival: Sip'n Paint (warm tea and snacks). If sold out, don't fear, the first 10 in line will also get a spot. So show up anyway!

Come enjoy a relaxing time painting and sipping on some warm tea. The first 40 spots are reserved ahead on Crimson Connect; however the first 10 in line on Saturday will have spots as well! Don't be discouraged if the sign up is full, just come on by and we will likely fit you in for some fun and cozy painting time.

Thu, Feb 08, 2024
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
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Winter Carnival: Slopes, Hoops, and Laser Tag Groups (Pizza, Ski/Board waxing, DU Basketball, and Laser Tag!)

An evening of watching DU Men's Basketball while getting skis waxed first come first serve in the registration below (limited availability), eating pizza, and playing glow laser tag.
Laser tag will be on Campus Green in an inflatable, glow/LED light arena, so dress a bit warmer if you wish to partake in that portion of the night!

And of course, pick up your tickets! Please come before 6:30 if you wish to get your tickets, as we will be bringing the remainder up to mountain after that time. You can pick tickets up from the Balcony House anytime between 8:00am and 4:30pm Friday and Saturday. Thanks!

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  • Ski/Board Waxing (limited number guaranteed, but a few extra may be able to get done if you bring your gear!)
Wed, Feb 07, 2024
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
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Winter Carnival: The Chilled Challenge (Casino games, escape rooms, tarot card readings, and Snarfs!)

Try your luck with casino games like blackjack and roulette or test your card skills at our poker tables! Prizes for winners of the tables. You'll find an escape room to challenge you and your friends. Take a break in the canyon with special guest 'Tarot Oracle Queen,' who can answer all your burning questions, line up to get your fortune revealed. Snarfs will be provided with gluten free and vegetarian options provided.

Tue, Feb 06, 2024
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
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Project Runway: DU Edition (thrift shop vendors, winter fashion show, and Insomnia Cookies!)

Get ready to walk the runway like never before at Project Runway: DU Edition! Gather your squad of five, with one brave model ready to strut their stuff, as you dive into the ultimate fashion challenge. Armed with eclectic thrift-store treasures, it's your task to transform your model into a runway sensation. Watch teams go head-to-head in exhilarating rounds of creativity and style. Only the crème de la crème will advance to the grand finale! One remarkable team will emerge as the ultimate style champions, walking away with a spectacular prize. Shopaholics and trend admirers can explore local vendors for unique fashion gems. And don't forget to indulge in sweet treats from Insomnia Cookies and more! 

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