Steamboat Springs is known among locals for it’s stunning 4th of July firework displays, so it’s no surprise that a record-setting firework will be coming to town soon. Tim Borden, the man behind many of these spectacular displays over the years, has plans to launch the world’s biggest firework in February at Steamboat’s Winter Carnival.

The firework will be a 62-inch wide 2400-pound ball launching at 300 miles per hour from a 26-foot long steel tube buried at the top of Howelsen Hill. He expects the display to span roughly a mile wide. According to a report by 9NEWS, Borden has already entered into a contract with the Guinness Book of World Records.

Why isn’t the firework going up on the 4th? Fire danger. Snow on the ground during the winter launch date will help eliminate most of the risk.

 

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