Events Calendar

Welcome to our Colorado mountain town events calendar, representing all of Colorado’s mountain towns and resorts.

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NOVEMBER

November 11, 2019
Ms. Monday, Wolf Creek Ski Area
Wolf Creek’s Ms. Mondays ski and snowboard clinic series are just for the ladies! Ms. Mondays are a packaged deal with a discounted lift ticket, 2-hour morning lesson ($97) and rental ($16/$25). The morning lessons will be for women looking to learn a new sport all the way up to refining your existing technique. An excellent, qualified female instructor will teach all of the lessons, for all ability levels. Purchase online in advanced or morning of at the Ticket Office.
https://wolfcreekski.com/calendar-events/

November 12, 2019
Rise and Shine Rando Series #1, Arapahoe Basin
Join us for a five-part series of uphill challenges Tuesday mornings in November, December, and January. Challenge yourself to all six 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!
Pricing: $25 for one race
$125 for all five races
http://www.arapahoebasin.com/ABasin/mountain/calendar.aspx

November 13, 2019
Winter Park Resort Opening Day, Winter Park Resort
This 2019/2020 ski season is gonna be BIG!
We’re kicking things off on Nov. 13th. Stop by Derailer Bar, open all day, for drink specials and an afternoon raffle.
Be sure to take a stroll through the Village Plaza, where we’ll be hosting all kinds of events all season long.
https://www.playwinterpark.com/events/winter-park-resort-opening-day-0

November 15, 2019
Winter Comedy Series, 
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. John Novosad, aka Hippieman will headline the show with Aaron Urist serving as the opening act.
Seating is all general admission, first come first serve. All attendees must be at least 18 years old.
https://warrenstation.com/

November 15, 2019
Opening Day, Vail Resort
Vail will be open from Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2019, through Sunday, April 19, 2020.
https://www.vail.com/explore-the-resort/activities-and-events/event-details.aspx?id={54f16a61-d060-405e-8e7a-b9a4ea8eeafe}&sd=11%2F14%2F2018&ed=11%2F20%2F2018

November 16, 2019
Winter Stoke Film Fest, Glenwood Springs
Winter Stoke film festival, featuring works by local filmmakers with DJ Lloyd Johnson & Emcee Auston Tribble. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. 2nd Annual Golden Boot Awards & Live Auction, 6:30-7:00 p.m., “Line of Descent” by Warren Miller Entertainment, 7-9:30 p.m. Adults $15 advance/$20 door; Kids 12 and under $7 advance/$10 door Purchase online at SunlightMTN.com or at Sunlight Ski & Bike Shop, 309 9th Street, Glenwood Springs.
Vaudeville Theatre, Glenwood Springs
https://web.glenwoodchamber.com/events/eventdetail.aspx?EventID=7303

November 16, 2019
Get Stoked Music and Movies Series, 
Keystone Resort
Warren Station closes out the Get Stoked Music and Movies Series with a Deck Jam Patio Party & Ballroom Concert, featuring great music, drink specials, and outdoor games. The Patio Party is only the warm-up for the Live Music Showdown we will be hosting in the Warren Station Ballroom. The concert will feature 2 opening acts, Primal J and the Neanderthals, The Sunday Bankers, with the high energy Alt-Rock band El Paso Lasso headlining.  The evenings events will include swag giveaways, raffle tickets, and bar specials at Warren Station!  Every purchased ticket comes with a complimentary raffle ticket.  We will be raffling off some really great gear during band changes!
https://warrenstation.com/

November 16 – 25, 2019
Festival of Trees, Steamboat Springs
Don’t miss the 25th annual Festival of Trees at the Tread of Pioneers Museum featuring 25 beautifully decorated themed trees by local organizations, clubs and individuals. Tour the trees and don’t miss the special events of the Festival including the Senior Tea and Pioneer Christmas Storytime. Bring the whole family, take your holiday card photos, and kick off the holiday season with the Festival of Trees!
https://www.steamboatchamber.com/event/festival-of-trees/1212/

November 16, 2019
Cosmic Mountaineering Race, Wolf Creek Ski Area
Sign up is in the Prospector Grill! The race starts at 8 am. Skins and avalanche gear is mandatory.
https://wolfcreekski.com/calendar-events/

November 21, 2019
Celebrations Around the World, Silverthorne
Celebrate cultures from around the world at Silverthorne’s annual Celebrations Around the World event. 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
https://www.silverthorne.org/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/3141/18?curm=11&cury=2019

November 23, 2019
Winter Stoke Film Fest, Carbondale
Winter Stoke film festival, featuring works by local filmmakers
https://winterstoke.org/#about

November 23, 2019
B.L.A.M, 
Keystone Resort
B.L.A.M! (Beer, Local Art, Music) is a celebration of local artists and musicians! Local artists will be chosen to display and sell their artwork, and will be available to discuss their process. The art on display will include photography, painting, woodwork, custom snowboards and skis, and much more. Food will be available for purchase. Enjoy drink specials from New Belgium Brewery at the Warren Station Bar while listening to some of Summit’s best musicians. Spend the day on the slopes, and the evening knocking out your holiday shopping while listening to live music and enjoying drink specials!
https://warrenstation.com/

November 23, 2019
Opening Day, Purgatory
Come celebrate the first day of Purgatory Resort’s 54th season!  Join us for the traditional celebration at 9am as the first chair of the season starts spinning!  We will have other festivities as well throughout the day.
https://www.purgatoryresort.com/events/

November 23, 2019
Opening Day, Steamboat Ski Resort
Start off the season with Steamboat’s Opening Day Celebration! All passes, including Ikon, Ikon Base and Steamboat-specific passes will be valid on Opening Day. Regular priced lift tickets will also be available for purchase. Festivities kick off at 7:30am.

November 23 – December 30, 2019
Revely Vail, Vail Resort
Vail’s Welcome to the Brilliance of Winter. A celebration of beginnings. There will be events throughout the week that include Cooking Classes throughout Vail, Gingerbread contest for chefs and all, ice skating shows, Revely Music, tree lighting and an explosion of lights.
https://www.vail.com/explore-the-resort/activities-and-events/vail-events

November 26, 2019
Rise and Shine Rando Series #2, Arapahoe Basin
Join us for a five-part series of uphill challenges Tuesday mornings in November, December and January. Challenge yourself to all six 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!
The race will start at 7:00 a.m. in Mountain Goat Plaza (check-in begins at 6:00 a.m. in the Rental Shop). Pricing
$25 for one race
$125 for all five races
http://www.arapahoebasin.com/ABasin/mountain/calendar.aspx

November 27- Dec.1, 2019
Beaver Creek Opening Weekend, Beaver Creek
Experience the excitement as the months of waiting for winter culminate in Beaver Creek’s Opening Day, Nov. 27! Head to the village to sample and vote for the Official Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe of Beaver Creek for the season and experience our Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday Evening.
https://www.beavercreek.com/explore-the-resort/activities/signature-events.aspx

November 27, 2019
Cookie Competition, Beaver Creek

Beaver Creek’s 15th Annual Cookie Competition celebrates our world famous chocolate chip cookie tradition with an Opening Day cookie extravaganza in the Beaver Creek village from 2pm-3pm.
When the tasting begins at 2pm, the cookies go fast – all are consumed within minutes!
https://www.beavercreek.com/explore-the-resort/activities/winter-activities/opening-weekend.aspx?tc_1=2

November 27, 2019
Winter Opening Day,
 Crested Butte Mountain Resort
Join us for Opening Day festivities as lifts spin to mark the start of the 2019-20 Winter Season and our first annual Community Giving Celebration! Support opportunities for local youth in snow sports through scholarship funding by making a matching donation to the Crested Butte Snowsports Foundation. The Epic Promise Foundation will match up to $10,000 in donations made to the Snowsports Foundation between now and Opening Day! Check back for more details and terrain updates.
http://www.skicb.com/events

November 28, 2019
Carbondale Turkey Trot & Turkey Cross, Carbondale
Get out and earn your Thanksgiving meal. Join Carbondale Recreation and Aloha Mountain Cyclery Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, November 28 for a Huffin’ 4 Stuffin’ 5k, 1 Lap Fun Run, and/or Turkey Cross Bike Races on the same course at North Face Park. Runners and Bikers will race around a cyclo cross course specially designed for a great Thanksgiving race. It will be on grass and includes minor obstacles for all ages.
All racers can enjoy a bonfire with pumpkin spice marshmallows, hot chocolate and apple cider, and post-race snacks. Costumes are highly encouraged; the best overall running costumes will be rewarded. Prizes for first, last, and middle 5K races.
Well behaved dogs on leashes are allowed – please pick up after them to keep this privilege.
https://www.carbondale.com/event/huffin-stuffin-turkey-trot-fun-run-cyclo-cross-races/

November 28, 2019
Turkey Trot, Durango
One of Durango’s most popular running races for close to 30 years, the Turkey Trot presented by Mercy Sports Medicine is a holiday tradition for the whole family.
Come burn off some calories and work up an appetite before your big meal!
The Turkey Trot features a 5-mile race and a 1 mile fun run. All of the proceeds go to great local charities.
On-line registration closes Wed, Nov 27 at 3pm.
https://www.durango.com/event/turkey-trot/

November 28, 2019
Durango Community Thanksgiving Dinner, Durango
Please join us on Thanksgiving Day at the La Plata County Fairgrounds for this amazing event. This traditional meal is served free of charge and everyone is invited. Meet locals from all walks of life at this annual event and enjoy fellowship, company, and some of the best gravy around. If you would like to volunteer or have a meal delivered, call 259-4061 after November 1st. Donations of pie are always welcome.
https://www.durango.com/event/durango-community-thanksgiving-dinner/

November 28, 2918
Turkey Day 5k, Frisco
Start a new Thanksgiving family tradition and join us on Thursday, November 28, 2019 at 9:30am for the 7th Annual Turkey Day 5k presented by The Steadman Clinic. We encourage you to come out and burn a few calories before celebrating with food, family and fun. This event is open to all ages and abilities and will take place on the Summit County Recreation Path and Town of Frisco side streets.
https://www.townoffrisco.com/events/turkey-day-5k-3-11-28-19/

November 28th – December 1, 2019
Thanksgiving Nordic Ski Camp, Gunnison
All clinic costs include a complimentary CB Nordic trail pass.
Our Thanksgiving Camp offers clinics in intimate group settings, with personalized coaching that caters to all ability levels. We often have snow at our Nordic Center in town, but if not, we host the camp on our groomed Nordic trails just 10 minutes out of town  (and 1500 feet higher) at the Lily Lake Trails. Our highly qualified instructors host fun, informative clinics for everyone, from kids to never-ever adults to committed racers. Join us for the Round-Robin Refresher Thursday morning, then for our half- or full-day clinics on Friday and Saturday. The Thanksgiving Camp also features Wine & Waxing, a Winter Kick-Off Party, and a Citizens’ Race on Sunday.
https://cbnordic.org/event/thanksgiving-camp/

November 28, 2019
Snowmass Opening, Snowmass
Let it snow let it snow, opening day for the 2019/2020 season will begin at Snowmass on November 28, 2019, and run through April 19, 2020!
https://www.gosnowmass.com/events/

November 28, 2019
Opening Day at Telluride Ski Resort
, Telluride
On November 28nd, the lifts will start turning at 9:00 am. The first four people in line at Village Express Lift (Lift 4) will have the honor of breaking the banner to start the season.
Limited terrain off of Village Express Lift (Lift 4), Gondola and the Chondola (Lift 1) will be open.
https://www.telluride.com/festivals-and-events/opening-day-at-telluride-ski-resort

November 29, 2019
Tree Lighting Ceremony,
 Beaver Creek
A Thanksgiving week tradition, Beaver Creek’s 38th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony brings families together to celebrate the magic of winter, skiing in the mountains, and the holidays.
Set in the heart of Beaver Creek Village, enjoy a wide range of entertainment, culminating in the lighting of the tree and fireworks.
3pm-6pm – Family Apres Featuring Santa at Powder 8
5pm- 7pm – Tree Lighting Ceremony
7pm-8pm – Santa at the Fountain Stage
https://www.beavercreek.com/explore-the-resort/activities/winter-activities/opening-weekend.aspx?tc_1=3

November 29 – December 23, 2019
Winter Solstice Artisans’ Market, Durango
A signature community event, the Durango Arts Center’s Winter Solstice Artisans’ Market (WSAM) is a much-anticipated destination for holiday shopping amongst locals and visitors. WSAM provides artists and craftspeople a unique opportunity to sell work through DAC in a 4-week long professional market setting. DAC retains 40% commission of artist sales, which serves to support the costs of the market and the dynamic, year-round exhibition program.
The market will be open Monday-Saturday from 10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. with occasional late-night events, such as Noel Night on December 1st.
https://www.durango.com/event/winter-solstice-artisans-market/

November 29, 2019
Singing With Santa & Downtown Christmas Tree Lighting, Durango
Singing with Santa is the official start of the holiday season in Downtown Durango! Meet Santa at TBK Bank and march on Main Avenue singing Christmas carols, help us light the Community Christmas Tree at Buckley Park and enjoy FREE hot chocolate and cookies while they last. You can also get your photo taken with Santa but bring your own camera.
https://www.durango.com/event/singing-with-santa/

November 29 – December 1, 2019
4th Annual Wassailfest! Eagle
What is Wassail (sounds like ‘wassle’)?
In Old English, the word meant ‘be you healthy’; it came to be known as hot mulled cider, traditionally drunk during wassailing, a medieval ritual intended to ensure a good cider apple harvest the following year.
What do you do during Eagle Wassailfest?
Drink Wassail of course to the health of Eagle! From November 29 – December 1 as local Eagle businesses will serve up their own secret version of Wassail.
Wassailers are encouraged to taste at least 12 types of Wassail at different locations and fill their 12 Sips of Wassail Card. Once the card is completed (each entry validated by the participating business) guests are encouraged to take their cards to Circle-A Auto Repair by Friday, November 30, 5 p.m. and receive a hand-made ornament.
On Saturday, bring the completed cards to parade central from 3- 5 p.m. to receive an ornament; while they last!  You’ll also be entered in the drawing to win a Yeti Hopper Flip 12 Cooler Bag
https://eaglechamber.co/eagle-events/

November 29, 2019
Christmas Mtn Lighting & Parade of Lights, Salida
Welcome the holidays during Salida’s Christmas Mountain Lighting and Parade of Lights held annually on the day after Thanksgiving. Riverside Park is officially transformed into Holiday Park and Tenderfoot Hill (“S” Mountain) is lit up as Christmas Mountain. Festivities start with a parade on F Street from 5th to Riverside Park’s Holiday Park, followed by an open house with free cocoa, cookies and entertainment at the SteamPlant Event Center. Downtown shops and galleries have extended hours, and local restaurants and bars are bustling with activity.
https://www.colorfulcolorado.com/event/christmas-mountain-lighting-parade-of-lights/

November 29 – December 1, 2019
Holiday Arts Bazaar, Tekkuride
The Telluride Holiday Arts Bazaar is an event featuring a variety of fine arts, fine crafts and artisan foods made in the Telluride region. It will feature a wide variety of high quality, handmade items from local artists and artisans. You can find gifts for everyone on your list!
https://www.telluride.com/festivals-and-events/holiday-arts-bazaar

November 29 – 30, 2019
Kris Kringle Market, Vail Resort
The true European market will take place November 29 and 30th on the streets of Vail.  Enjoy roasted nuts, made in Colorado items and items for your holiday gifts.  There will be Meat, Fish and Cheese to bring home for your Holiday parties. Enjoy Gluwëin as you stroll through the streets of Vail.
http://reneventproductions.com/event/kris-kringle-market/

November 29, 2019
10th Mountain Legacy Parade, Vail Resort
On select Friday evenings (November 29, December 27, January 3 and 17, February 14, March 6) in Vail Village, guests are invited to watch skiers dressed in traditional 10th Mountain Division Ski Trooper uniforms perform a Torchlight Ski Down to the base of Gondola One, followed by a parade of military veterans, also in traditional uniform, marching from Gondola One down Bridge Street, across the Covered Bridge and finishing at the 10th Mountain statue. The side of Vail Mountain will be illuminated with the 10th Mountain Division logo, and the celebration will feature a film on the history and legacy of Vail projected at the base of Gondola One and animated with fireworks. Vail’s newly-renovated Colorado Snowsports Museum will stay open after the parade for guests to visit and learn about Colorado’s ski history through the new 10th Mountain Division exhibit– the most comprehensive of its kind in the world–and a showing of the film “Climb to Glory”.
https://www.vail.com/explore-the-resort/activities-and-events/vail-events

November 30 – December 1, 2019
Holiday Wine Fest
, Estes Park
The inaugural Estes Park Holiday Wine Festival will feature over 150 Wines from Colorado Wineries, including reds, whites, ciders and meads, along with live music, food and holiday themed retail and craft vendors. Admission will include a commemorative wine glass, wine tote and unlimited tastings. Hours 11A-5P each day.
http://www.estesparkholidaywinefestival.com/

November 30, 2918
Frisco Town Tree Lighting, Frisco
The Frisco Holiday Tree Lighting will be at the Frisco Historic Park Gazebo starting at 5:30pm with the tree lighting at 6:00pm. A special guest will help at the lighting again this year, and there will be handcrafted fire pits created by Fire on Demand; a proximate (low to the ground) fireworks display; and hot cider, hot mulled wine, cookies and s’mores kits will be for sale benefiting the Family and Intercultural Resources Center’s Summit County Cares program.
https://www.townoffrisco.com/events/friscos-town-tree-lighting-11-30-19/

November 30 – December 8, 2019
12th Annual Wassail Days, Frisco
What is wassail?
A hot spiced cider served in Frisco during Wassail Days
Frisco’s super fun celebration of all things winter and the holidays
What do you do during Frisco Wassail Days?
Drink wassail of course! From Saturday, November 30 – Sunday, December 8, 2019, local businesses serve up their own secret version of wassail. Guests are encouraged to taste at least 12 different types of wassail at 12 different locations and fill their “12 Sips of Wassail Card.” Once the “12 Sips” card is filled out guests can turn them in at the Frisco/Copper Information Center in exchange for a commemorative Frisco Wassail Days mug, while supplies last.
The 2019 mug is currently being designed.
What else do you do during Frisco Wassail Days?
Frisco’s events throughout the week encourage some good clean holiday fun with a dose of magic and wackiness. Some of the highlights include a “Soup Cup Classic” with unlimited tubing and soup tasting at the Frisco Adventure Park and a tree lighting featuring a special guest who will help light the tree and a proximate (low to the ground) fireworks display. We hope you’ll find your own piece of mountain magic in Frisco during Wassail Days. Check out the Frisco Wassail Days schedule of events for more information on all Wassail Days events.
https://www.townoffrisco.com/events/12th-annual-wassail-days/

November 30, 2019
Welcome Winter Family Carnival, 
Keystone Resort
Warren Station officially welcomes winter with a warm, family celebration!  Parents can cozy in the ballroom while the kids enjoy carnival favorites like face painting, entertainment, crafts and more. Be amazed by Sven and his circus performances while treating yourself to a complimentary bag of kettle corn and a tasty cup of hot chocolate. This year’s band, Tara Rose and the Real Deal, add a little kick to the party with Bluegrass and Americana classics.  Mocktails, cocktails, “Welcome Winter” mixers, and beer specials make for a perfect, all-ages affair to prelude the Lighting of River Run Village. The Tree Lighting at River Run starts just after 5:15PM, so bring the whole family and make a night of it!
https://warrenstation.com/

November 30, 2019
Art & Chocolate Walk, Palisade.
Do you love chocolate and free stuff? Get the best of both worlds on November 30th in Palisade, Colorado during the Art and Chocolate Walk. Stores and vendors are all open and offering free chocolate to everyone all day. Get your card punched at each vendor and turn in your card at your last stop to be entered into a drawing for a big basket of goodies; filled with art, chocolate and many other wonderful things. The event starts at 10:30 am and lasts until 4 pm. Get started on your holiday shopping at this fun event! Hope to see you there!
https://visitpalisade.com/portfolio-item/art-and-chocolate-walk/

November 30, 2019
Holiday Market & Tree Lighting, Winter Park Resort
‘Tis the season to ski, shop, sing, and celebrate! Kick off the Christmas season with our Holiday Market & Tree Lighting on Nov. 30th. Spend the afternoon browsing handmade goods from local Colorado crafters and creators. From art and jewelry, to souvenirs and sweet treats, you’re sure to find a little piece of Colorado to take home with you. Stick around for photos with Santa and our time-honored traditional Tree Lighting.
https://www.playwinterpark.com/events/holiday-market-tree-lighting

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