Snow Drawings near The Carpenter Ranch

Snow Drawings near The Carpenter Ranch

Saturday, January 16, 2016 - 9:30am to 4:00pm
  • Carpenter Ranch, Hayden

A two-day snow drawing installation with environmental artist Sonja Hinrichsen on the Hayden haymeadows between The Nature Conservancy's Carpenter Ranch and the Yampa Valley Regional Airport!

The local community is invited to join Sonja Hinrichsen in creating this large, landscape-scale work of art on the snowy Hayden haymeadows on January 16-17, 2016. Participants must bring their own snowshoes, snacks and water.

Volunteer artists meet at the Carpenter Ranch in Hayden at 9:30 a.m., where specific instructions will be laid out for the day's creative work on the snow drawing. Due to limited roadside parking next to the snow drawing, groups will carpool from the ranch to the haymeadow.

Sign up!
Contact Adult Programs Coordinator Jennie Lay at with your name, dates you want to commit to working on the airport haymeadow snow drawing, and phone number.

Volunteer artists are urged to stop by the Snow Drawing Info Session on Thursday, January 7 in Library Hall. Sonja will share the vision and process with fellow artists, and final logistics for carpools, places to rent snowshoes, etc., will be discussed.

About the artist
Sonja Hinrichsen is an environmental artist who first came to Steamboat Springs in 2010 via a Colorado Art Ranch residency at The Nature Conservancy's Carpenter Ranch. She returned during winter 2012 for a series of community snow drawings on Rabbit Ears Pass  that received national and international attention, then again in 2013 and 2014 for widely recognized snow drawing installations on Lake Catamount.

Check out photos of Sonja Hinrichsen's 2011 solo installation on the Carpenter Ranch haymeadows.

The Community Snow Drawings are sponsored by Catamount Ranch & Club, The Nature Conservancy's Carpenter Ranch, Bud Werner Memorial Library and pilot Jack Dysart.