Events Calendar

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JANUARY

January 1, 2018
Full Moon At Ten Peaks, Crested Butte Mountain Resort
Take a self-guided skin or snowshoe tour to the top of Ten Peaks and warm up inside the Umbrella Bar 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Enjoy a delicious buffet dinner under the moonlight, including fondue, salad, soup or chili, dessert and one complimentary wine or beer (please be prepared to show ID at the Umbrella Bar). Additional beverages will be available for purchase. Get your ticket early as space is limited!
Event tickets are for sale in advance at the Adventure Center for $40 per person.
Don’t forget your headlamp and be sure to layer up!  

January 4, 2018
Outdoor Divas Women’s Demo Day, Loveland
Ski like a girl . . . and find your true love!
The Outdoor Divas visits Loveland for a women’s specific demo day. This is your chance to come and try all the latest women’s ski equipment before you buy it. Click Here to RSVP, or stop by one of the Outdoor Divas locations There is no cost to participate, although a driver’s license and credit card are required for deposit as is a valid lift ticket.
Brands that will be available for demo include Kastle, Rossignol, K2, Icelantic, Volkl, Blizzard, Nordica, and Dynastar. Please contact Outdoor Divas for specific model information. http://www.outdoordivas.com/  

January 4 – 10, 2018
Steamboat MusicFest, Steamboat Resort
Steamboat MusicFest, the ONLY festival that brings the finest Texas and Americana music to the snow, sweeps the Colorado Rockies for a full week of sport and song. Seventy bands will perform over the six days in the heart of the Rocky Mountains featuring free après-ski concerts, evening concerts and special engagements throughout the week. More than 40 live performances will feature an increasingly diverse line up of artists with styles ranging from country to rock, blues to bluegrass, folk and western swing and everything in between. https://www.steamboat.com/things-to-do/events# 

January 4, 2018
Telluride Art Walk, Telluride
The first Thursday of every month (excluding the months of November, December, April and May for 2017) will have over twenty venues host receptions from 5 P.M → 8 P.M. to introduce new exhibitions and artists. There is a free Gallery Guide that offers a self-guided tour that can be used at any time to find galleries. If you are in the Telluride area, it is a sight to see at all the amazing artists and exhibitions available. For more information, please feel free to check out http://www.telluridearts.org/art-walk/   

January 5, 2018
1st Friday Tea School, Idaho Springs
The Spice and Tea Exchange of Idaho Springs is excited to announce 1st Fridays Tea School!
The First Friday of each month we host tea school, where you can learn the skills and tools needed to confidently brew your perfect cup of loose leaf tea at home. We will feature an Herbal tea, a Green tea, and a Black tea. You will go home with enough tea to make several more cups of each of these delicious teas. This is a private event, reservations are requested and space is limited. $15.00 per person or bring a friend for $20.00 for two. Stop by the store to register or email idahosprings@spiceandtea.com. 

January 5, 2018
31st Annual Skier Appreciation Day, Sunlight Mountain
$20 Lift Tickets!  

January 7, 2018
Food Pantry Donation Day, Crested Butte Mountain Resort
In an effort to help the local community, Crested Butte Mountain Resort (CBMR) is hosting a food drive to support both the Crested Butte and Gunnison Country food banks. 8:00 AM to Noon
Guests who donate three non-perishable, non-expired food items or one pack of diapers will receive a discounted full day lift ticket for $45, valid Sunday, January 7, 2018 only.
Please bring your donations to the Adventure Center no later than 12 PM in order to receive the discount. 

January 7, 2018
Wolf Creek Fun Race Series
The Fun Race Series is free and is open to skiers and boarders of all ages and abilities.  The modified giant slalom has a dual format giving racers the chance to take on their friends and family.  Medals are awarded to the top three competitors of each age bracket.  https://wolfcreekski.com/wolfcreek-races/ 

January 9, 2018
Wolf Creek Baby Boomers’ Clinic
Boomers ages 50 and older of all ability levels are able to purchase a two-hour morning lesson and all mountain lift tickets at discounted rates. Rates are $91 for Boomers 50 through 64 and $74 for Boomers 65 and older. No pre-registration required https://wolfcreekski.com/special-clinics-programs/  

January 10-14, 2018
ULLR Fest, Breckenridge
Get ready for a week of Snowy fun in Breckenridge with a lineup like no other. Check out the Fatbike Race, Wolrd Record Shot Ski Attempt, Parade and Bonfire on Thursday. Iceplunge on Friday, Ice skating, Hocky Tournament and more! http://www.gobreck.com/events/ullr-fest#horizontalTabEvents2

January 10, 17, 24, 31, 2018
Go Skimo Series, Crested Butte Mountain Resort
Presented by Griggs Orthopedics, the gO Ski Mountaineering races are FREE and feature a new course each week with FREE food, raffle prizes and FREE beer after each race.
Registration will be in the middle of the Treasury building from 4 pm until 5 pm.  Races starts at 5:15 PM in the base area.  Don’t forget your headlamp! 

January 10, 2017
McDonald’s Twilight Nights Race Series, Purgatory Resort
If you are into Nordic, snow shoeing, or fat biking, you will want to be a part of this exciting series of races at Purgatory Resort.  It’s the Twilight Nights series, presented by our friends at McDonald’s and organized by our friends at McDonald’s and organized by the Durango Nordic Center. Headlamps required!
Twilight Nights is not your typical Wednesday night out. Set at the base of Purgatory Resort, this short track race series is for nordic skiers, fat bikers, and snowshoers to battle it out in the dark, up and down punishing terrain and around quick turns while being cheered on by gapers at Purgy’s.
The races will be held on four consecutive Wednesday nights.  The final race in the series, on the opening night of Snowdown, will be a special “triathlon” format.  Sign up as an individual, or throw your name in a hat to be matched up with teammates.
For more information please visit https://www.purgatoryresort.com/events/ 

January 10 – 14, 2018
Toyota U.S. Grand Prix, Snowmass
Snowmass is proud to host the third stop on the Toyota U.S. Grand Prix, January 10-14, 2017.
U.S. Snowboard Team and U.S. Freeski Team athletes from around the country are set to compete in Snowmass for a chance to be named to the US Olympic Team. Athletes will compete in ski and snowboard slopestyle and halfpipe, totaling 5 Olympic-qualifying events. Snowmass joins Copper Mountain and Mammoth Mountain in hosting stops on this season’s tour. https://www.gosnowmass.com/event/toyota-u-s-grand-prix/  

January 11 – 14, 2018
Wintersköl – Aspen Winter Festival, Aspen
Wintersköl, Aspen’s annual “toast to winter,” dates back to a quiet January in 1951 when local Aspenites decided to celebrate Aspen’s unique Nordic lifestyle with an eclectic weekend of festivities. The four day celebration features: Soupsköl soup cook-off, a Canine Fashion Show, WinterFest, snow sculptures, the Fat Cycle Challenge fat bike race, fireworks, and much more! https://www.stayaspensnowmass.com/events  

January 11 – 13, 2018
Mountain High Music FestivalCrested Butte Mountain Resort
The Mountain High Music Festival will proudly present a diverse lineup of the world’s best performers along with the most buzzed about, up-and-coming talent for an eclectic mix of mile-high musical performances.
Presented by Dean Dillon, the Mountain High Music Fest will offer patrons the opportunity to listen to the hottest songwriters whose songs come to life with their phenomenal talent and hear the legendary BMI Icon, Dean Dillon, who helped skyrocket the king of country Music, George Strait, into stardom.
Building on last year’s successful event, this year’s festival will once again raise money and awareness for Tough Enough To Wear Pink and the Adaptive Sports Center, by showcasing the faces, voices, and stories behind some of today’s biggest hit songs. Fans and songwriters will swap stories and mingle in a series of full-band, casual, and intimate performances set against the breathtaking backdrop of Mount Crested Butte.
Concerts will be held Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights in the Lodge at Mountaineer Square ballroom at 7 PM. For tickets and more information please visit www.mountainhighmusicfest.com .  

January 12 – 14, 2018
Our Gang Ice Racing, Georgetown
Our Gang 4 Wheelers is an ice racing club whose volunteers have been holding ice races in Colorado for 41 years! You’ll find us out on Georgetown Lake in the beautiful Rocky Mountains in Colorado. Our season spans 6 weekends through January and February.
If you’d like to join us, all you need is a 4WD or AWD vehicle, a valid Driver’s License and a small registration fee. We have classes for all levels of drivers. Ice racing is fun, safe and a great way to enjoy your 4×4 during the winter months. If you’d rather watch, remember that spectators are always free! Our racing is unique and our one-of-a-kind style shouldn’t be missed. Either way our site is filled with information, so check us out! http://ourgangiceracing.com/  

January 12 – 14, 2018
MLK Big Mountain Weekend, Silverton Mountain
Join Silverton Mountain for a weekend away from crowds and meeting like-minded snow riders for a long weekend on the steepest terrain in the state of Colorado.
From January 12 through 14, skiers and snowboarders will be treated to two days of guided riding (January 13 and 14) with professional ski guides, lunch on both days, fun ski swag, complimentary drink coupons at the welcome reception on January 13, a big party in town and two après-ski parties at the Silverton yurt. Don’t miss out on this action-packed weekend! 

January 13 – 14
Safety Fest, Copper Mountain
January is the National Ski Area Association’s Safety Month so Copper is celebrating with giveaways, avalanche dog demos and more! Flight For Life will land at Patrol Headquarters at the top of the mountain (weather permitting) http://www.coppercolorado.com/things-to-do/events/january-events/safety-fest  

January 13 – 14th, 2018
Estes Park Winter Festival, Estes Park
Celebrate the winter season in Estes Park at the Estes Park Winter Festival! Sample local Colorado wine and beer from all over!  Sample chili throughout the weekend, featuring a red chili cook-off on Saturday and the green & white chili cook-off on Sunday. Stay warm and toasty at the festival in the Estes Park Events Complex, 1209 Manford Ave. www.visitestespark.com/events-calendar/special-events/winter-festival 

January 13th 
Winter Trails Day, Estes Park
There’s more than one way to experience outdoor winter fun. Many find the thrill and adventure of trekking through the snow in pristine areas a peaceful way to enjoy brilliant views. For those interested in learning how to experience nature while enjoying the winter landscape, the Winter Trails organization and Estes Park’s Winter Festival organizers have just the answer: annual Winter Trails Day in Rocky Mountain National Park on Jan. 14, 2017 from 10am until,3pm
Learn how to snowshoe, try complimentary snowshoes from you choice of manufacturers (Tubbs, Atlas, MSR, Crescent Moon and more). Receive expert advice on selecting and fitting snowshoes, along with other fun ideas about how to enjoy winter in the mountains. Don’t miss the igloo - a crowd favorite!
Participants can attend free informational clinics which include educational stations on winter activity basics, safety techniques, nutrition and hydration tips, essential conditioning exercises and how to dress for winter hiking and camping.
Winter Trails Day will be held at the Park and Ride Lot across from Glacier Basin off Bear Lake Road in Rocky Mountain National Park. All activities are free.  

January 13, 2017
Picasso & Vino, Purgatory Resort
Unwind after a great day on the slopes and unleash your artistic side!  Sign up to paint this favorite Purgatory mountain ski scene on a 12″ x 12″ canvas.  Painting, drinks, food, friends… what could be more fun! Space is limited, and registration in advance is required. https://sites.cimplebox.com/events/registration.aspx?s=5581&c=3364&eid=353912&r=0.7463062  

January 13 – 14, 2018
San Juan Skijoring, Ridgeway
San Juan Skijoring is coming to Ridgeway! http://sanjuanskijoring.com/  

January 13, 2018
Heathen Challenge Ski Mountaineering Race, Sunlight Mountain 

January 14 – 21, 2018
Aspen Gay Ski Week, Aspen 
Come to Aspen Snowmass for a fun filled week of events to celebrate Gay & Lesbian Ski Week. It is a full week of skiing and snowboarding on four of Colorado’s superb mountains. Not to mention all the events that are in store when you arrive such as, daily après-ski parties, fabulous nighttime events with world class DJ’s, comedy night, downhill costume party, nightly dinners, film, art, shopping and more.
Pass holders will receive priority access to all Gay Ski Week (GSW) events and parties. In the event of a sell-out, all pass holders will be admitted if arrived by 11pm and those who remain will be admitted on a one-out, one-in basis. If available, single tickets* for individual parties may be purchased at GSW Registration at our Host Hotel the Limelight Hotel (355 S. Monarch Street, Aspen). There will also be limited complimentary cocktails at selected parties and events, courtesy of our sponsors. https://www.stayaspensnowmass.com/events 

January 14, 2017
Cosmic Race Series – Grand Mesa Grind, Powderhorn Mountain Resort
Both the Race and Rec Category courses spend the majority of the time climbing in the woods on skin tracks and winding through the many huge boulder fields at Powderhorn. This course has a very “backcountry” feel with the exception of a few sections on the edge of groomed runs.
Race Category: course is +/- 4,000 ft . Start in front of base lodge, traverse west to ascend Bear Claw (some of climb is skin track to climber’s left), descend Upper T-Bird/Hooker, ascend Hooligan/Mushroom Farm/Mud Slide,/traverse and ascend above Sven’s Bend to Patrol Hut, descend Wonderbump/Cannonball to finish.
Rec Category: course is 2,100 ft (from top of first climb at West End Chair, Rec course follows Tenderfoot trial to re-joint Race course at skin track that climbs above Sven’s Bend). Start time 8am. Raffle, goodie bag and beer at the finish. For more information and registration http://www.cosmicski.com/event/powderhorn  

January 14, 2017
Cowboy Up Party & Balloon Glow, Steamboat Resort
It is time to cowboy up and get the party started for the 44th Annual Cowboy Downhill. Join us Sunday night at 5pm by the base of the Steamboat Ski Area for an evening of sensory delight. View the beauty of six magnificent hot air balloons that will illuminate the Mountain Village. Spectators can stroll among the standing balloons or watch from the warmth of a slope side eatery.
The fun continues with Night Skiing at 5:30pm. After a few runs the party really begins at the Bear River Bar & Grill. Join cowboys who will be racing in the Cowboy Downhill and dance the night away with musical entertainment from Georgia based legends Banks & Shane. Steamboat splendor all rolled into one night. . https://www.steamboat.com/things-to-do/events# 

January 14, 2018
MLK, Jr. Fun Race, Wolf Creek
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Fun Race is a free and open to skiers and boarders of all ages and abilities.  The modified giant slalom has a dual format giving racers the chance to take on their friends and family.  Medals are awarded to the top three competitors of each age bracket.  https://wolfcreekski.com/wolfcreek-races/ 

January 15, 2017
Bud Light Cowboy Downhill, Steamboat Resort
It all began over 40 years ago when Billy Kidd, Steamboat’s Director of Skiing, and Larry Mahan, six-time All-Around World Champion cowboy, decided to invite a few of the ProRodeo stars to Steamboat for a day of skiing. The cowboys had such a great time that the Downhill has become the most popular event of the season with over 100 of the best professional rodeo cowboys competing in the most unique ski rodeo in the country.
Sponsored by Bud Light, the Cowboy Downhill is always scheduled to coincide with the National Western Stock Show in Denver and the action busts out of the starting chutes at 1:00pm on Stampede on Monday, January 15th. Festivities kick off in Gondola Square with a 4H petting zoo, roping clinic and the Denver Bronco Cheerleaders. After the race, kick up your boots with a free concert featuring Waterloo Revival as part of the Bud Light Rocks the Boat Concert Series. https://www.steamboat.com/things-to-do/events# 

January 17, 2017
McDonald’s Twilight Nights Race Series, Purgatory Resort
If you are into Nordic, snow shoeing, or fat biking, you will want to be a part of this exciting series of races at Purgatory Resort.  It’s the Twilight Nights series, presented by our friends at McDonald’s and organized by our friends at McDonald’s and organized by the Durango Nordic Center. Headlamps required!
Twilight Nights is not your typical Wednesday night out. Set at the base of Purgatory Resort, this short track race series is for nordic skiers, fat bikers, and snowshoers to battle it out in the dark, up and down punishing terrain and around quick turns while being cheered on by gapers at Purgy’s.
The races will be held on four consecutive Wednesday nights.  The final race in the series, on the opening night of Snowdown, will be a special “triathlon” format.  Sign up as an individual, or throw your name in a hat to be matched up with teammates.
For more information please visit https://www.purgatoryresort.com/events/ 

January 18 – 21, 2018
Ouray Ice Festival, Ouray
The Ouray Ice Festival held each January is an annual gathering of the Ice Climbing tribe and is the main fundraiser for the Ouray Ice Park. This incredible event is for both the climber and curious! http://ourayicepark.com/ouray-ice-festival/

January 21, 2018
BV Backcountry Day, Buena Vista
BV Backcountry Day is a time to demo a variety of winter gear and explore Buena Vista’s backcountry. Come try a winter sport you haven’t before and test gear from G3, Salomon, Scarpa, Black Crows, Rocky Mountain Underground, MSR, Weston Snowboards, and more! Learn all about it: www.TheTrailheadCO.com/BV-Backcountry-Day/

January 22 – 29, 2018
Breckenridge International Snowsculpture, Breckenridge
Bringing the magic of snow to life on a grandiose scale in beautiful Breckenridge, CO. Follow us for details on everything SNOW SCULPTURES in Breck! Artists come with teams from all over the world to transform 20-ton, 12′ tall blocks of snow into masterpieces in just over 65 hours. From blocks into intricate snow sculptures. Artists are only allowed to use hand tools, creativity and inspiration to bring their ideas to life. No power tools allowed! http://www.gobreck.com/events/intl-snow-sculpture-championships

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