94th Annual Winter Carnival

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

The 94th Annual Middlebury College Winter Carnival will be held from February 16-19, 2017.

For the last 93 years the students of Middlebury have gathered in the cold of winter for three days of fun, frolic and snow! Join the festivities at the bonfire, fireworks, snow sculptures, ice show, comedy club 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 with cash or check at the door.

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

2017 Winter Carnival Events:


Thursday, 2/16

Bonfire/Fireworks – Ross Lawn – 8-9:30pm

A Cappella Concert – Crossroads – 9:45-11pm


Friday, 2/17

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

Broomball Competition – Kenyon Arena – 12-2pm

Historic Winter Carnival Footage and Hot Chocolate Bar – Crossroads – 4:30-6pm

Free Friday Film (Space Jam) – Dana Auditorium – 6pm

Comedy Show (Otters and Middlebrow) – Wilson Hall – 9-10pm

Space Jam Party at the Middlebury Marquis – 10pm-1am


Saturday, 2/18

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

Ice Show – Kenyon Arena – 4-5:30pm

Winter Carnival Ball – Nelson Arena - 9:30pm-1:30am


Sunday, 2/19

Ice Show – Kenyon Arena – 2-3:30pm