Scenes From Dartmouth’s 2019 Winter Carnival

The 109th Winter Carnival celebrated Dartmouth’s 250 winters with a three-day festival packed with tradition, community, and, of course, ski racing.

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Winter Carnival 2019
An overhead view of the track during the men’s 15k freestyle Nordic ski race on Feb. 8. (Photo by Robert Gill)
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Winter Carnival 2019
Katharine Ogden ’21 prepares for the women’s 10km freestyle on Friday morning. She took second place with a finish time of 30:19.4. (Photo by Robert Gill)
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Winter Carnival 2019
Keene Morawitz ’21, front, and Tyler Lee ’21 at the men’s 15k. (Photo by Robert Gill)
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Winter Carnival 2019
Students line up for the annual polar plunge at Occom Pond. “It’s cold and it’s crazy, but it’s part of the Dartmouth experience,” says polar plunger Ryan Monasch ’19. (Photo by Robert Gill)
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Winter Carnival 2019
Mallory Byrd ’19, front, and Grace Callahan ’19 dive in. “It’s actually a little bit balmy today,” Byrd says. “We’re in the upper 30s. It feels like summer vacation, just a day by the beach.” (Photo by Robert Gill)
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students warm up with hot cocoa
After the chilly plunge into Occom Pond, students warm up with hot cocoa at the Roth Center for Jewish Life. (Photo by Robert Gill)
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A bonfire at the Dartmouth Organic Farm
A bonfire at the Dartmouth Organic Farm puts a cozy cap on the day’s outdoor festivities. (Photo by Seamore Zhu ’19)
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The Skiway crew towing skiers and coaches up the mountain
Extreme wind conditions at the Dartmouth Skiway on Feb. 9, delayed the slalom events and shut down the lift, so the Skiway crew towed skiers and coaches up the mountain. (Photo by Robert Gill)
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The women’s 3x5k classic relay
Leah Brams ’21, center, and Emily Hyde ’19, right, compete in the women’s 3x5k classic relay. Their team, which also included Katharine Ogden ’21, captured third place. (Photo by Eli Burakian ’00 )
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The men’s slalom at the Dartmouth Skiway
Tanguy Nef ’20 launches out of the starting gate of the men’s slalom at the Dartmouth Skiway on Saturday. He claimed first place, two seconds ahead of the second-place time. (Photo by Robert Gill)
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A collegiate debut in the women’s slalom
Ellie Curtis ’22 makes her collegiate debut in the women’s slalom. She finished second, just 0.43 seconds behind first place. (Photo by Robert Gill)
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The annual human dogsled race on the Green
The annual human dogsled race took over the Green on Saturday afternoon. Here, Nikita Swinnen-Galbraith ’19 takes off with her team. (Photo by Eli Burakian ’00 )
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A student pulls his human dog-sled team through an impressive run
John P. Flores ’22 pulls his team through an impressive run with absolutely no spills. “It was great!” he says. “It was a team effort. We came out here and executed perfectly!” (Photo by Robert Gill)
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Human dogsled race crash
… Not everyone had quite the same success. (Photo by Seamore Zhu ’19)
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Students carve blocks of ice into sculptures for the annual ice sculpture contest
Across from the Green, students carve blocks of ice for the annual ice sculpture contest. Lily Xu ’18 won last year’s contest and teamed up with her partner from last year, Jackson Harris ’20, and some additional friends to try for another win. “It’s really heartwarming to be back during such a big weekend,” she says. (Photo by Robert Gill)
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A student chips away at her team’s unnamed, freehanded ice sculpture
Olivia Champ ’19 chips away at her team’s unnamed, freehanded ice sculpture. “We’ll name it at the very, very end,” she says, in case the weekend’s unpredictable weather shapes it into a much different sculpture. “It’s the perfect marriage of art and the environment.” (Photo by Robert Gill)
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The Occom Pond Party
The Occom Pond Party brings the campus and area community together every year. (Photo by Eli Burakian ’00 )
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Warm drinks at the Pond Party
There’s plenty of warm drink and winter fun to go around. (Photo by Eli Burakian ’00)
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The ice castle constructed with blocks of ice from the pond
For the past five years, the pond party has featured an ice castle constructed with blocks of ice harvested from the hole cut out for the polar plunge. (Photo by Eli Burakian ’00 )