96th Annual Winter Carnival

Continuing the tradition of the oldest student-run Winter Carnival in the nation

The 96th Annual Middlebury College Winter Carnival will be held from February 14-17, 2019.

For the last 95 years the students of Middlebury have gathered in the cold of winter for three days of fun, frolic and snow! Join the festivities including the bonfire, fireworks, olympics, ice show and the carnival ball. And, of course, make sure to get up to the mountain to cheer on Midd’s skiers. Go Panthers! 

Winter Carnival is organized by the Middlebury College Activities Board and the Winter Carnival Sports Board.

General Public: Admission to the ski events is free. Tickets for the Winter Ball and the Ice Show are available online at the Box Office website or at the door.

For more information about these events, contact the Middlebury College Box Office x6433.

2018 Winter Carnival Events:


Thursday, 2/14

Bonfire/Fireworks – Ross Lawn – 8:30-10:30pm


Friday, 2/15

Ski Races – Rikert & Snowbowl - 10am -3pm

Historic Films, Cookies, and Hot Cocoa – Crossroads – 1 - 4pm

Improv Comedy Show featuring Otter Nonsense and Middlebrow - Wilson Hall - 8:30pm

Ridgeline Block Party – 10pm-1am


Saturday, 2/16

Ski Races – Rikert & Snowbowl - 10am -4pm

Ice Show – Kenyon Arena – 4-5:30pm

Winter Carnival Ball – Nelson Arena - 10:00pm-1:30am


Sunday, 2/19

Ice Show – Kenyon Arena – 2:30-4:00pm