Events Calendar

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The Events Calendar is Sponsored by Glacier Durango, The Premier Mountain Golf Club & Community

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JANUARY

January 13 – 20, 2019
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, 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.aspenchamber.org/event-calendar/aspen-gay-ski-week 

January 13, 2019
Dynafit Heathen Challenge (COSMIC Race), Sunlight Mountain
A COSMIC (Colorado Ski Mountaineering Cup)
randonee mountaineering race. A backcountry hiking/climbing ski event where racers hike and ski the most challenging terrain at Sunlight. https://sunlightmtn.com/  

January 16 – 19, 2019
Mountain High Music Festival, Crested Butte 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.
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.
For tickets and more information please visit mountainhighmusicfest.com.  

January 16, 2019
McDonald’s Twilight Nights Race Series, Purgatory Resort
If you are into Nordic skiing, 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 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.
Dates: – 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.
Race dates:  Jan 9  |  Jan 16  |  Jan 23  |  Jan 30
Just $10 per race.  Do just one, or do them all.   We will tally points throughout the series, and there will be prizes for individual race winners and series points winners.  We’ll also have plenty of giveaways at each race.
https://www.purgatoryresort.com/events/  

January 19, 2019
Moonlight Dinner Series – Taste of Italy, Arapahoe Basin
Take a culinary journey through the Italian countryside at our most popular Moonlight Dinners. This event will have live music/entertainment.
This event is lift-served. Guests are also welcomed to hike or snowshoe to and from mid-mountain.
Cost: $95 per person plus tax
Adult (ages 13+), price includes gratuity. Cash bar.
https://www.arapahoebasin.com/the-mountain/dining/moonlight-dinner-series/ 

 January 19, 2019
Moonlit Trek & Dinner, Aspen Snowmass
By the light of the moon, take part in a 1.2-mile snowshoe or cross-country ski tour around the Snowmass Golf Course. Stop along the way for cocoa and cookies at Anderson Ranch Arts Center. An ACES naturalist will lead a guided tour at 6:00pm. At the end of the evening, enjoy a pasta dinner and s’mores under the stars at the Black Saddle Bar & Grille. Moonlit Treks occur on the Saturday evening closest to the full moon each month.
Reservations required, dinners typically sell out.  Bring your own cross country skis, snowshoes or hiking boots; limited snowshoe rentals available.
https://www.gosnowmass.com/event/moonlit-trek-dinner-3/ 

January 19 – 20, 2019
Copper’s Safety Fest, Copper Mountain
Copper is proud to recognize and support the National Ski Area Association’s Safety Awareness Week with the annual SafetyFest, a weekend of safe skiing and riding education, demonstrations and giveaways.
Flight for Life- Meet the pilot and medics at the top of the Excelerator lift outside Patrol Headquarters and get a tour of our air-transport helicopter.   10am Sunday

Free Hot Cocoa at Ski Patrol: All month long January 1st through January 31st we invite all guests at Copper to come to Patrol Headquarters or Timberline Patrol to meet the ski patrol staff, learn some insider tips from the pros, and perhaps meet an avalanche dog and while sipping free hot cocoa!
Copper Avalanche dogs in action: Watch Fido search and find a buried avalanche victim. 11:00 am in Burning Stones; 12:30 in West Village
(New this year!) Free Yoga:  Don your stretchy undergarments and enjoy a gentle and free vinyasa yoga class with Copper Mountain Yoga,  in Copper’s Conference Center from 9am-10am on both Jan. 13th and 14th. Mats included and beginners are welcome!
(New this year)  Free High Fives movie: 6pm-7pm. Athlete autograph signing and Q&A in the mezzanine/spectator viewing area Woodward Barn
7pm-7:30pm. BASICS  video screening- Woodward Barn
Join Ski Patrol Closing the Mountain:  Ever wonder how ski patrol “sweeps” and closes the mountain? Sign up at the Junior Ski Patrol booth and spend the late afternoon clearing the slopes with the professionals’

Huge Raffle: Guests who visit each safety tent will be entered into a daily-prize drawing with prizes totaling $10,000. Top prizes include 2 nights lodging, season pass, parking passes, tubing,  ski tunes, helmets, restaurant gift cards, etc.
https://www.coppercolorado.com/things-to-do/events/january-events/safety-fest 

January 19, 2019
Moonlight Dine + Ski, Copper Mountain
Enjoy the crisp evening under the first full moon of the year at this Mexican-themed dinner.
Schedule (tentative)
3:45 – 4:30 pm: Check-In at Camp Hale Outfitters Guest Services Desk
4:30 pm: Safety Talk at Kokopelli’s Trail, Conference Center
4:45 – 5:15 pm: Upload American Eagle chairlift
5 – 6 pm: Open Skiing and Riding off of Excelerator chairlift
6 – 7:45 pm: Dinner Service at Solitude Station mid-mountain
8 – 8:30 pm Ski/Ride down Rhapsody and Main Vein trails
Live music by Beau Thomas! Based in Summit County, Colorado, Beau is a sixth generation native and grew up in the Denver metro area.  With strong, soulful vocals, and uptempo arrangements, his style as a singer/songwriter incorporates soul, funk, rock, and folk undertones.
Each guest over 21 years old will receive two complimentary cocktails.
IMPORTANT. You MUSTbe an intermediate skier/snowboarder or better to participate. The ski/ride down can be very dark so you must be confident in your skill level.
This event is for ages 12 and up only, no exceptions.
https://www.coppercolorado.com/things-to-do/events/january-events/moonlight-dine-ski-2 

January 19, 2019
Butte Banked Slalom, Crested Butte Resort
In celebration of World Snowboard Day, Crested Butte will be holding a modified banked slalom competition. The event is open to snowboarders of all ages, sorry no skiers. Awards will be held at Butte 66 afterwards with great prizes from our friends at Burton!
Registration is at Coal Breaker Coffee from 8:30 am until 10:30 am
Practice runs until 11:00 am
Race starts at 11:30 am
The format will be two runs per competitor, best run wins. It’s time to get low, go fast and try to hold that edge. You’re not going to want to miss this one!
http://www.skicb.com/events 

January 19 – 20, 2019
Estes Park Winter Festival, Estes Park
Celebrate the winter season in Estes Park at the Estes Park Winter Festival weekend! Taste award-winning chili (while supplies last), sip a variety of beers, browse retail vendors, enjoy live entertainment and more at the Estes Park Winter Festival, Martin Luther King, Jr. Weekend 2018 at the new Estes Park Events Center!
https://www.visitestespark.com/events-calendar/special-events/winter-festival/  

January 19 – 20, 2019
NSAA Safety Awareness Week, Loveland
National Safety Awareness Week is an annual event highlighting resort safety education efforts while increasing slope safety.  Join us for some
kid friendly snow safety education, ski patrol demos, sun safety tips, terrain park safety, helmet information and a Know The Code challenge with prizes! There is no cost to participate, just keep your eyes peeled for the Loveland Tent set up at the base of the Basin.  Ski Patrol demonstration times will be at 10am and 1pm.
https://skiloveland.com/events/?mc_id=654  

January 20, 2019
Snowshoe Dinner, Frisco
Join the Frisco Nordic Center staff for a nighttime adventure on snowshoes! Participants ages 8 and up are invited to snowshoe and enjoy refreshments from FoodHedz World Cafe each month.  Each tour will meet at5:
00pm, and depart from the Frisco Nordic Center, returning for dinner around 7:00pm.
Ages 21+ cost $65, and anyone under 21 are $45. Price includes rentals, a beverage of your choice (wine, beer or non-alcoholic).

Registration will open on November 1, 2018 for all 2018/2019 snowshoe dinner tours.
https://www.townoffrisco.com/events/snowshoe-dinner-1-20-19/  

January 20, 2019
Picasso & Vino, Purgatory Resort
Unwind after a great day on the slopes and unleash your artistic side!  Sign up to paint this Purgatory mountain ski scene on a 12″ x 16″ canvas.  Painting, drinks, food, friends… what could be more fun!
https://www.purgatoryresort.com/events/  

January 20, 2019
Martin Luther King, Jr. Races, Wolf Creek
Wolf Creek Ski Area hosts a number of “Fun Races” throughout the ski season. These races are free and open to skiers and boarders of all ages and abilities with a dual race format.
These races are for men and women, boys and girls, with 14 different age brackets, (28 total), starting at age 3 and going up to 70 and over. Registration is from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the Raven’s Grill at the top of the Raven Lift. Each skier is assigned a number, which should be visible when racing on the course. Skiers/Boarders can also sign up on the top of the course after 11:15 a.m.. The course closes around 1:00 p.m. depending on the number of participants. The course is set up in a modified giant slalom with a dual format, one red and one blue course. Racers take one run on each course and use their fastest time to qualify in their age and gender brackets. The fastest times in each age/gender bracket receive 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Awards are presented at 3:30 p.m. on the Sundeck of the Upper Lodge. Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medals are presented accordingly. Each skier/boarder, who raced, will have their times recorded to see how he or she has placed in his/her age bracket.
https://wolfcreekski.com/wolfcreek-races/  

January 21 – 30, 2019
29th Annual International Snow Sculpture Championships, Breckenridge
Join us January 21-30, 2019 for the 29th Annual International Snow Sculpture Championships presented by Breckenridge Brewery!
During the Breckenridge International Snow Sculpture Championships, 16 teams from around the world descend on Breckenridge, Colo. to hand-carve 25-ton blocks of snow into enormous works of art. From blocks of snow, 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! Teams sculpt countless hours across five days –the result is a temporary outdoor art gallery in historic downtown Breckenridge.
https://www.gobreck.com/experience-breckenridge/festivals-and-events/international-snow-sculpture-championships/  

January 21, 2019
Bud Light Cowboy Downhill, Steamboat Springs 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 21. 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 as part of the Bud Light Rocks the Boat Concert Series.
https://www.steamboat.com/things-to-do/events/cowboy-downhill  

January 22, 2019
Rise and Shine Rando Series #5, Arapahoe Basin
Join us for a five-part series of uphill challenges Tuesday mornings in November, December and January. Challenge yourself to all five or pick and choose which morning works the best for you and your workout schedule. Starting in Mountain Goat Plaza at 10,780’ and finishing near the Summit at 12,474’, with twists and turns along the way, the early morning Rise and Shine Rando Races are a fun and challenging way to start your day!  https://www.arapahoebasin.com/event/rise-and-shine-rando-5/  

January 23, 2019
Up & At ‘Em Ski Race Series, Frisco
New this year – the Up & At ‘Em Ski Race Series will take place on select Wednesday mornings this winter. Skiers are invited to come out for a morning of fun, friendly competition at the Frisco Nordic Center. Get a great workout in, mingle with other racers, and grab a coffee and breakfast. Races will be either skate or classic All races will start at 7:00 am at the Frisco Nordic Center.

https://www.townoffrisco.com/events/up-at-em-ski-race-12-19-18/   

January 23, 2019
McDonald’s Twilight Nights Race Series, Purgatory Resort
If you are into Nordic skiing, 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 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.
Dates: – 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.
Race dates:  Jan 9  |  Jan 16  |  Jan 23  |  Jan 30
Just $10 per race.  Do just one, or do them all.   We will tally points throughout the series, and there will be prizes for individual race winners and series points winners.  We’ll also have plenty of giveaways at each race.
https://www.purgatoryresort.com/events/  

January 24 – 27, 2019
Winter Culinary Weekend, Beaver Creek
Enjoy experiences ranging from intimate, luxurious culinary explorations to dynamic, high-alpine outdoor adventures. Mix and mingle with celebrity guest chefs, and get to know our world-renowned Beaver Creek host chefs, sip on exquisite cocktails and wines, and revel in endless hours of phenomenal skiing.
Work up an appetite snowshoeing through stunning McCoy Park, then indulge yourself at a perfectly-paired gourmet lunch. Kick back in your ski boots and enjoy a unique après affair in Beaver Creek Village. Seize the opportunity to tackle the mountain with expert instructors at the ever-popular Ski.Eat.Ski. and then relax into a luxurious fine dining experience with hand-selected wines. Raise a glass at Saturday’s Grand Tasting, the ultimate food and drink celebration.
https://www.beavercreek.com/explore-the-resort/activities/winter-activities/winter-culinary-weekend.aspx  

January 24 – 27, 2019
X Games, Aspen Snowmass
The world’s premier winter action sports event returns to Aspen Snowmass for the 18th consecutive year. Watch as snowsports’ greatest ski, snowboard & snowmobile athletes’ battle for glory in 18 different disciplines over four days.
This year, the X Games Aspen concerts feature the Chainsmokers, Kygo, Lil Wayne and Louis the Child. Most events are free to spectators. Musical performances require a ticket. Most events are free to spectators. Musical performances require a ticket.
https://www.gosnowmass.com/event/espn-winter-x-games/  

January 24 – 27, 2019
24th Annual Ouray Ice Festival, Ouray
The Ouray Ice Festival held each January is an annual gathering of the tribe and the main fundraiser for the Ouray Ice Park.
For three days and four nights Ouray is an absolute ice climbing mecca; ice climbers, both novice and pro travel from around the world to celebrate the growing sport of ice climbing. During daily vendor exhibitions, Festival attendees have the opportunity to demo the latest ice tools, apparel, and gear from the Outdoor industries leading retailers. Hundreds of spectators line the top of the Gorge on Saturday and Sunday to watch the world’s best ice and mixed climbing talent battle for the prize! And, with over 100 interactive and educational climbing clinics to accommodate every skill level, Festival participants are sure to have an experience to remember.
Nightly events include multimedia presentations by leading climbers, music, food, dance parties and a live and silent auction overflowing with screaming deals of the latest outdoor gear!
For more information please visit http://ourayicepark.com/ouray-ice-festival/  

January 25, 2019
Winter Comedy Series Finale with Adam Cayton-Holland, Keystone Resort
Warren Station and Comedy Works (Denver) have partnered to bring comedy back to the high country this winter! Join us to witness some of the top comics in Colorado right in your backyard of Keystone. Adam Cayton-Holland will headline the show with Christie Buchele serving as the opening act. Adam is a national headliner who tours across the country. Make sure to catch our last comedy show of the winter! Seating is all general admission, first come first serve. All attendees must be at least 18 years old.
What better way is there to start you weekend than relaxing with a few beverages and fantastic entertainment? Get your tickets today at
https://www.keystoneneighbourhood.com/event/winter-comedy-series-2/  

January 25, 2018
Winterfest, Pagosa Springs
The Pagosa Springs Chamber’s Winterfest event is an activity-packed weekend for the whole family here in Pagosa! There are great activities planned, such as the hot air balloon mass ascensions, sled races, fat bike demos, the ever popular Penguin Plunge, and much more! For detailed information of events and to download registration forms please visit http://pagosachamber.com/winterfest/  

January 26, 2019
Spontaneous Combustion Community Bonfire, Frisco
What does a town of 3,000 do with “gently used” Christmas trees? We throw a party with a bonfire of course! Spontaneous Combustion is a community celebration, which features a bonfire and fireworks, as well as beverage and chili sales to benefit the Summit Nordic Ski Club, which has been providing access to Nordic skiing for Summit County’s youth for nearly 50 years.
Bonfire kicking off at
6:00pm
Fireworks at
8:00pm
At the corner of Marina Road and Summit Boulevard/Highway 9 in Frisco.
https://www.townoffrisco.com/events/spontaneous-combustion-community-bonfire-1-26-19/  

January 27, 2019
Wolf Creek Ski Area Fun Races, Wolf Creek
Wolf Creek Ski Area hosts a number of “Fun Races” throughout the ski season. These races are free and open to skiers and boarders of all ages and abilities with a dual race format.
These races are for men and women, boys and girls, with 14 different age brackets, (28 total), starting at age 3 and going up to 70 and over. Registration is from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the Raven’s Grill at the top of the Raven Lift. Each skier is assigned a number, which should be visible when racing on the course. Skiers/Boarders can also sign up on the top of the course after 11:15 a.m.. The course closes around 1:00 p.m. depending on the number of participants. The course is set up in a modified giant slalom with a dual format, one red and one blue course. Racers take one run on each course and use their fastest time to qualify in their age and gender brackets. The fastest times in each age/gender bracket receive 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Awards are presented at 3:30 p.m. on the Sundeck of the Upper Lodge. Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medals are presented accordingly. Each skier/boarder, who raced, will have their times recorded to see how he or she has placed in his/her age bracket.
https://wolfcreekski.com/wolfcreek-races/  

January 30 – February 3, 2019
Snowdown, Durango: The Cure for Cabin Fever, Durango
For over 40 years, Durango has made the most of winter’s short days and long nights with a celebration of fun and frivolity. 2019 kicks off with ‘a Comic-Con Snowdown’ .
And while the theme changes annually, many of the festival’s events remain the same and are part of Snowdown’s lasting legacy. More than 100 events are jam packed into this 5-day event and everything from the annual Parade Of Lights down Main Avenue to adults-only fashion shows to winter sporting contests to beer dunks are on the agenda. Many local businesses get in on the Snowdown action and you’ll find that the annual celebration expands around town.
The 41st annual Snowdown is giving comic book lovers an opportunity to don a red cape. Similar to the 2005 theme “A Superhero Snowdown”, this year’s celebration will allow participants to draw from a number of different pop culture categories for their costumes.
You can check out the history of Snowdown themes here for 2019. https://www.durango.com/event/snowdown/  

January 30, 2019
McDonald’s Twilight Nights Race Series, Purgatory Resort
If you are into Nordic skiing, 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 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.
Dates: – 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.
Race dates:  Jan 9  |  Jan 16  |  Jan 23  |  Jan 30
Just $10 per race.  Do just one, or do them all.   We will tally points throughout the series, and there will be prizes for individual race winners and series points winners.  We’ll also have plenty of giveaways at each race.
https://www.purgatoryresort.com/events/

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