92nd Annual Winter Carnival

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

The 92nd Annual Middlebury College Winter Carnival will be held from February 12-15, 2015.

For the last 91 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, the five Commons Councils, and the Winter Carnival Sports Board.

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

Middlebury College Students Only: Tickets for the Comedy Club, and the Winter Carnival Ball are available online for Middlebury College students only at Box Office website. Please note that these events usually sell out and tickets may not be available the night of the show. Ticket prices will be higher at the door.

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


Schedule of Traditional Events:

·         Wednesday, 2/11 – Carnival Kick-Off Dinner at Proctor & Ross

·         Thursday, 2/12 – Snow Sculpture Competition

·         Thursday, 2/12 – Bonfire & Fireworks – 8-10pm (Fireworks at 9pm)

·         Thursday, 2/12 – Comedian:  Jay Larson – Wilson Hall – 10:00pm

·         Friday, 2/13 – Snow Sculpture Competition

·         Friday, 2/13 – Ski Races at The Snow Bowl

·         Friday, 2/13 – MMC’s Northern Lights – Voter Lawn – 2pm

·         Friday, 2/13 – Historical Footage of Winter Carnival Screening with hot chocolate and mulled wine – Crossroads – 4:30pm

·         Friday, 2/13 – Cloud Nothings & Vacationer Concert – Wilson Hall – 8:00pm

·         Saturday, 2/14 – Snow Sculpture Competition

·         Saturday, 2/14 – Ski Races at The Snow Bowl

·         Saturday, 2/14 – Ice Show – Kenyon Arena – 2pm

·         Saturday, 2/14 – Hot Chocolate Bar – Crossroads – 3pm

·         Saturday, 2/14 – Winter Carnival Ball with DJ Clinton Sparks – Nelson Arena -  10pm-2am

·         Sunday, 2/15 – Carnival Finale Brunch in Proctor & Ross

·         Sunday, 2/15 – Ice Show – Kenyon Arena – 2pm




Winter Carnival: ski competition, the ice show, music, and more

The 86th annual Middlebury College Winter Carnival, the oldest and largest student-run — and only carbon neutral — winter carnival in the country, will take place Thursday, Feb. 19, through Sunday, Feb. 22. The public is invited to attend the ice show, both Nordic and alpine ski competitions, and various outdoor events such as fireworks, broomball and snow sculpting.

Beginning on Thursday, Feb. 19, the public is invited to attend a bonfire and fireworks show on Battell Beach, located behind Battell Hall on College Street (Route 125). The bonfire will begin at 8 p.m., and the fireworks will take place around 8:45 p.m.

On Friday, Feb. 20, and Saturday, Feb. 21, snowsculpting and broomball games will take place throughout the day on McCullough Lawn outside McCullough Student Center, located on Old Chapel Road off College Street (Route 125).

Also on Friday and Saturday, some of the finest collegiate skiers will compete in Nordic and alpine races that are regional qualifying events for the NCAA. Competitions take place at the Middlebury College Snow Bowl in Hancock and the Rikert Ski Touring Center in Ripton, both located on Route 125.