Chaos Hats Celebrates the Winter Carnival in Steamboat Springs with SSWSC 100 year Special Collector’s hat to future Olympians


Chaos Hats Celebrates the Winter Carnival in Steamboat Springs with SSWSC 100 year Special Collector’s

hat to future Olympians

From January 29th - February 19th enter photo contest to win a Chaos hat

Steamboat Springs, CO. February 12th, 2014 - The Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club pulled out all the stops in preparing to host the 100st Winter Carnival from February 5th through February 9th, 2014. The annual Steamboat Springs Winter Carnival, a five-day celebration of snow, athleticism and community, has undoubtedly become Routt County’s largest celebration of the year. This year, Chaos Headwear, a local outdoor company, sponsored the SSWSC with several Special Edition hats to celebrate the Club’s 100th anniversary.

The Chaos hats are blue, black, and yellow with intricately stitched lettering that reads “SSWSC 100”. Children and adults alike are wearing the hats in celebration of the Club’s century of success and the spirit of winter that embodies Steamboat Springs during the ski season. Being a Steamboat native, Chaos Headwear is pleased and proud to have supported the club in style during this year’s Winter Carnival celebration and Olympian sendoff.


Through this sponsorship, Chaos is posting a social media photo contest from January 29th- February19th for Best Photo in three particular themed categories: unusual or unique places, group photos, and action shots. Chaos will give away special hats each week to photo contest winners. Tag us on Facebook: Chaos Headwear-Mania to enter.

The Special Edition SSWSC Hats by Chaos Headwear were also strategically placed for the current Olympics!The Steamboat Olympian event was covered by Comcast, NBC and Al Jazeera. The Sendoff Choir and the 14 Olympians who are associated with the Winter Sports Club wore their hats for this special event. These Athletes included: Belle Brookhoff AUS, Caroline Calve CAN, Billy Demong USA - Nordic Combined, Patrick Deneen USA - Nordic Combined, Brian Fletcher USA - Nordic Combined, Arielle Gold USA - Snowboarding, Taylor Gold USA - Snowboarding, Jarryd Hughes AUS, Ester Ledecka CZE, Todd Lodwick USA -Nordic Combined, Eliza Outtrim USA - Moguls, Justin Reiter USA -Snowboarding, and Vic Wild RUS.

The actual start of this year’s Winter Carnival took place Wednesday evening, February 5th , with the crowning of the Winter Carnival Queen, her attendants and the princesses, and honored the Grand Marshalls for the event. They presided over the entire weekend’s many street events and the famous Diamond Hitch Parade on the last day of the carnival.

“This unique festival of winter is a community celebration of the rich history of Steamboat Springs and its passion for winter sports,” said Jim Boyne, the Executive Director of the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club. “We enjoyed seeing the great amount of participation in the Winter Carnival activities and celebrations of mountain living. For 101 years, the SSWSC has been organizing the Winter Carnival, and we are proud to highlight our snow-steeped heritage and to give back to the community for their unwavering support of winter sports and the development of our youth throughout Routt County.”

Steamboat residents and visitors were involved as competitors, participants, and volunteers to make the most of the experience. There is a discipline for everybody from age one to 99. Some kids went for the gold or some just enjoyed the Soda Pop Slalom, the Cross Country Obstacle Race, the Ski Jumping Jamboree, and the street events. All ages joined in the fun at the Snowboarding and Air Bag Jam Sessions, the Community Tubing Party, the Knights of Columbus Pancake Breakfast, the 100-Meter Nordic Sprint, the Diamond Hitch Parade, and the Parent-Child Downhill. Adults went all-out in several ski jumping events and the Dual Slalom Bicycle Race. Some also enjoyed the Sorel Soiree. Go to for the full schedule of events and keep an eye out for photos of the Chaos Headwear SSWSC 100 Hats.

Chaos Contact: Beth Cochran Based in Steamboat Springs, Colo., Chaos Headwear offers a broad range of knitted hats and accessories for a multitude of outdoor activities such as skiing, riding, climbing, mountaineering, training and just looking good. Owned by Do-Gree fashions, a Canadian-owned and operated mill with three generations of experience, Chaos also offers a line of technical extreme weather condition headwear and accessories called Chaos Thermal Regulation or CTR. (