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JANUARY

January 1 – 7, 2019
Santa’s North Pole Adventure and Lighted Forest Train Rides, Georgetown
Enjoy a one-hour train ride aboard the Georgetown Loop Railroad with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Or ride along in the evening as Santa engineers the train and his helpers will be on board to entertain the kids. Both trips are complete with complimentary hot chocolate, cookies, candy canes and more!
Choose from the coach section, parlor car, or Presidential car. Please note the train is decorated, enclosed and heated throughout the holiday season.
The train departs from Georgetown’s Devil’s Gate Depot at various times throughout the day – Please allow plenty of time to arrive as traffic along I-70 can be unpredictable – For a complete look at the train schedule and to purchase tickets, please visit www.georgetownlooprr.com 

 

January 4, 2019 

First Friday Artwalk. Steamboat Springs
Free self-guided tour of local art galleries, museums and alternative venues in downtown Steamboat Springs. These businesses remain open the first Friday of every month for this favorite event of locals and visitors alike. Many offer changing exhibits, so there is something new to see each month. Free to the public, 5 to 8 p.m. Refreshments are served. Monthly exhibition listings at steamboatartcenter.com. 

 

January 5, 2019 

Skier Appreciation Day, Sunlight Mountain 

We appreciate your skiers/snowboarders. Tickets are only $20 and all proceeds go to United Way of Garfield County. 

 

January 5 – 10, 2019 

33rd Annual Musicfest at Steamboat, Steamboat Springs 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/music-fest 

 

January 6, 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 7, 2019 

Day of Infamy, Sunlight Mountain 

Snow Shoe Race on Babbish Gulch 

 

January 8, 2019 

Rise and Shine Rando Series #4, 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-4/ 

 

January 8, 2019 

Student/Teacher Appreciation Day, Sunlight Mountain 

A free day for Teachers and Students are only $20. 

 

January 9 – 12, 2019 

Ullr Fest, Breckenridge 

Ullr Fest will celebrate 55 years January 9-13, 2019. The Town of Breckenridge invites snow lovers of all ages to join the party. During Ullr Fest in Breckenridge, don’t be surprised to see horned Viking hats adorning the heads of skiers and snowboarders, the biggest bonfire in town, and more than 12,000 Ullr enthusiasts filling the streets for the Ullr Parade with crazy float participants skiing off jumps on Main Street or gliding along town in a hot tub. Join us to rejoice with Ullr himself… he’s ready for a good party. So grab your Viking helmet and join us for this fun four-day festival! 

https://www.gobreck.com/experience-breckenridge/festivals-and-events/ullr-fest/ 

 

January 9, 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 7:00am at the Frisco Nordic Center 

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

  

January 9, 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 10 – 13, 2019 

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.aspenchamber.org/event-calendar/wintersk%C3%B6l%E2%84%A2-0 

 

January 10 – 13, 2019 

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.aspenchamber.org/event-calendar/wintersk%C3%B6l%E2%84%A2-0 

 

January 11 – 13, 2019 

Women’s International Ski Day Celebration, Silverton Mountain 

Celebrate with Silverton Mountain as we fill the weekend with fun events, clinics featuring our senior guide Kim Grant, and parties! Bring your favorite ski partner, young and old and of all genders as we celebrate the leaps and bounds women continue to make in the sports of skiing and snowboarding. More details TBA soon! 

http://silvertonmountain.com/experience/events/ 

 

January 12 – 13, 2019 

NSAA Safety Village, Arapahoe Basin 

Join us in the Safety Village in Mountain Goat Plaza to celebrate NSAA’s Skier Safety Week Saturday, January 12th and Sunday, January 13th from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.  

Arapahoe Basin’s Avalanche Rescue Dogs will be in the Safety Village and then have some cake while learning more about skier and rider safety on the mountain. Show us that you “Know the Code” and get a Jr. Ski Patrol Badge! We are running a campaign in conjunction with the National Ski Area Association called “Ride another Day.” 

Complementing the Responsibility Code and it’s 7 tenets, #RideAnotherDay promotes 3 actions every skier and rider can take to help keep themselves and those around safer on the slopes. These three actions are: 

  1. Be Ready

Be ready to slow down or avoid objects or other people at any time. Ski and ride in such a way that you are always able to control yourself regardless of conditions and avoid others and objects you may encounter on the run, groomed or otherwise. 

  1. Stay Alert 

Stay alert to what’s going on around you, especially other skiers and riders. Being aware of those around and changing conditions will help you have a fun and safe day on the hill. 

  1. Plan Ahead

Ease up at blind spots, check uphill when merging onto trails, and give other skiers plenty of room when passing. Look out for spots on the run where traffic merges or you can’t see what’s coming next. If you are unfamiliar with a run, take it easy the first time down it and make note of places where you’ll want to slow down, such as cat tracks and rollers. Also, give other skiers and riders lots or room, especially if you are passing them. There’s plenty of space out there, so there’s no need to crowd each other. 

By doing these three things every run, you’ll be helping keep the slopes safe and enjoyable, for you and everyone else. 

For more information on this campaign please visit the NSAA Website at http://www.nsaa.org/safety-programs/collisions/ 

 

January 12, 2019 

CB Unplugged, Crested Butte Resort 

Head to Butte 66 for a live music event you don’t want to miss! CB Unplugged is a free music series, sponsored by the Town of Mount Crested Butte, which features nationally touring artists in an intimate setting. 4:00 pm. 

http://www.skicb.com/events 

  

January 12, 2019 

“Distilled” A Speaker And Spirits Series- “Backcountry And Bourbon”, Keystone Resort 

“Backcountry and Bourbon” – Small Batch Bourbon Tasting and Avalanche Awareness presentation with CAIC Presenter Jason Konigsberg and whiskey expert Chris Galante from Jim Beam A portion of proceeds will benefit CAIC. Raffle ticket included with ticket. Join us for the second annual Distilled Speaker and Spirits Series on Saturday, January 12th! Distilled shakes, blends, and introduces educational topics of interest to our mountain community from experts in the industry. We kick off the Warren Station Distilled Series with Backcountry and Bourbon. CAIC will enlighten the audience on backcountry safety and travel/avalanche awareness. Additionally, whiskey expert Chris Galante (Jim Beam) will lead a presentation and tasting of a series of small batch bourbons including: Basil Hayden, Jim Beam Black, Makers Mark 46, Knob Creek Rye and Bookers. Explore the delicate balance of backcountry safety along with the history, aging process and recipes of these unique small batch bourbons. Keystone Ski Patrol will also have a short presentation on their avalanche dog program. Tickets include samples of all the bourbons and start at just $15 in advance at warrenstation.com. In addition, there will be swag giveaways from some of the industry’s premier backcountry companies. We’ll be raffling off merch from Phunkshun, Rahmen + Co, Christy Sports, Kari Traa, Meier Skis, Ortovox, Sierra Designs, Tall T Productions, Zeal Optics and more! There will even be a snowboard from Weston Snowboards available to win that you definitely won’t want to miss. Come out for a night of spirited education and help us kick off Distilled at Warren Station on Saturday, January 12th 

https://warrenstation.com/event/distilled-backcountry-and-bourbon-2/ 

 

January 12, 2019 

International Women’s Ski Day, Telluride 

Join us for a day filled with tutus and costumes, ripping with awesome women, demos, raffles & more! This is the day that women take over the ski hill, fully costumed up and filled with joyous camaraderie. Free ski and snowboard demos, delicious breakfast, awesome swag and cool big prizes plus Penelope brings her huge bag of tutus and helmet decorations. All ages and levels invited. Visit our web page for updates and detailed schedule as the season progresses. 

https://www.visittelluride.com/play/festivals-events/international-womens-ski-day/ 

 

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.  

 

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 loding, 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 – 4:30pm: Check-In at Camp Hale Outfitters Guest Services Desk 

4:30pm: Safety Talk at Kokopelli’s Trail, Conference Center 

4:45 – 5:15pm: Upload American Eagle chairlift 

5 – 6pm: Open Skiing and Riding off of Excelerator chairlift 

6 – 7:45pm: Dinner Service at Solitude Station mid-mountain 

8 – 8:30pm 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 at 5:00pm, 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 7:00am 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 – 27m 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/

FEBRUARY  

February 1, 2019 

Super Bowl 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/ 

 

February 2, 2019 

Abominable Winter Adventure Run Event Details:  

Situated in Como, Colorado at over 10,000 feet, our winter a unique way to get your obstacle course fix this winter. This 4ish mile off-road winter adventure run is sure to warm your blood. Expect steep inclines, deep snow, thick forests, sledding sections and other challenging winter themed obstacles to overcome. Yeti costumes are encouraged but beware, you may encounter the real thing while in the woods… 

More obstacles, more snow, more “slunning”! 

Last year obstacles included climbing over walls, hauling heavy logs, crawling through a 60 foot snow tunnel and sledding down hills. 

Unfortunately we can’t add more oxygen so you better start doing some training at altitude now to be ready for the 10,200 foot elevation at Camp Como : ) http://www.abominablerun.com/adventure-run/ 

 

February 3 – 4, 2019 

Ski SpreeSunlight Mountain 

Taste of Sunlight, Mountain Treasure Hunt, Live music and fun for the entire family.  

 

February 6, 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 7:00am at the Frisco Nordic Center 

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

 

February 6 – 10, 2019 

106th Winter Carnival, Steamboat Springs Resort 

The Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club, one of the largest and oldest winter sports clubs in the U.S., hosts the 106th Steamboat Springs Winter Carnival, the oldest continuing Winter Carnival west of the Mississippi. For several days, the entire town is given over to racing, ski jumping, a parade featuring Steamboat’s skiing high school band (the only one in the United States), the famous ski jöring events down Lincoln Avenue, and the spectacular night show featuring the legendary Lighted Man and fireworks display where you can see one of the largest fireworks in the country! 

The Winter Carnival Button is good for admission to all 2019 Winter Carnival Events. Come celebrate winter and experience Ski Town, USA® at the 106th Winter Carnival, February 6 – 10, 2019. Fun for kids and adults. The buttons are $10 each. For locations to buy your button and to view the complete event schedule visit steamboatwintercarnival.com. 

 

February 8, 2019 

Special Olympics, Sunlight Mountain 

Alpine and Snowboarding 

 

February 8 – 10, 2019  

Big Mountain Betty, Silverton Mountain  

Calling all girl squads & rad women. Dive into heli-skiing with all-female groups in the San Juan Mountains! This package is the best hookup for heli-skiing we will offer all season. Come ski guided February 10 and 11 at Silverton Mountain and we will throw in the parties, giveaways, and a heli drop to boot! You won’t want to miss out on the inaugural Big Mountain Betty Fest! Call us for details at (970) 387-5706 or book today and reserve your spot. 

http://silvertonmountain.com/experience/events/ 

February 9, 2019 

17th Annual Beacon Bowl and Après Party, Arapahoe Basin 

The Beacon Bowl is an all-day event developed by the A-Basin Ski Patrol that includes a beacon search competition, avalanche dog and beacon demonstrations, and a FREE après party – all to benefit the Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC). With a sponsor demo village in the Mountain Goat Plaza, beacon searches, dog demonstrations, and a big party to end the day- this is an event not to be missed! 

Divisions: Recreational, Industry Professional, Junior 18 and under. Registration includes Beacon Bowl competition, raffle ticket, a beverage and slice of pizza at the après party 

Time: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM 

https://www.arapahoebasin.com/event/beacon-bowl/ 

 

February 9, 2019 

CB Unplugged, Crested Butte Resort 

Head to Butte 66 for a live music event you don’t want to miss! CB Unplugged is a free music series, sponsored by the Town of Mount Crested Butte, which features nationally touring artists in an intimate setting. 4:00 pm. 

http://www.skicb.com/events 

 

February 9, 2019 

Estes Park Wine & Chocolate Festival, Estes Park 

The Estes Park Wine and Chocolate Festival will take place at the Estes Park Events Complex.  Sample sweets from the region’s finest chocolatiers, taste pours from a variety of wineries, and enjoy a romantic weekend in beautiful Estes Park! 

When you arrive you’ll receive a wine glass to taste free pours from the wine vendors, and tickets to exchange for chocolate samples! You’ll also have the chance to purchase bottles of wine, chocolates and other romantic gifts to take home with you! You’ll enjoy jazz music from Max Wagner as you browse and taste. https://www.visitestespark.com/events-calendar/special-events/wine-chocolate-fest/ 

 

February 9, 2019 

49th Annual Frisco Gold Rush, Frisco 

Join us for the 49th Annual Frisco Gold Rush. Gold Rush is the longest running Nordic event in Colorado and consists of classic and skate races open to skiers of all ages and abilities. Gold Rush is where the past and present come together to celebrate our historical mining heritage and embrace our snowy Nordic culture. 

Race Registration: 

Registration will  open on Thursday, November 1, 2018 and will close at noon on Friday, February 8, 2019.  Day of registration will be available from 7:00am – 10:00am on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at the Frisco Day Lodge. 

https://www.townoffrisco.com/events/49th-annual-frisco-gold-rush/ 

 

February 9, 2019 

Sixth Annual Ranch2ranch Xc Ski Trek Fest, Granby 

Join Grand Nordic for a supported cross-country point-to-point ski trek on marked and packed trails from Snow Mountain Ranch to Granby Ranch via the Fraser to Granby Trail. Park at Granby Ranch, take the shuttle to SMR, then ski back. Snowshoers can join in as well! Due to a change in policy at Granby Ranch, the Trek will be dog-free this year. All proceeds will benefit youth Nordic skiing here in Grand County. For all the details visit http://www.grandnordic.org/ or call 970-887-0547. 

 

February 10, 2019 

Owl Creek Chase, Aspen Snowmass 

A 21K cross-country ski race, Owl Creek Chase has been one of Colorado’s largest, premier cross-country ski races since 1985. The challenging course, from Snowmass Village to Aspen, presents the very best that the Colorado backcountry has to offer: tough climbs, scenic views, thrilling nordic descents and excellent snow conditions. 

Registration Fee : $45 

Waivers – Make your check-in faster by downloading and filling out your Race Day Waivers. These must be completed before you race! Bring with you to check-in. For more information please visit 

https://www.gosnowmass.com/event/owl-creek-chase-supertour-cross-country-race/ 

 

February 10, 2019 

Moonlight Dine + Ski, Copper Mountain 

Bundle Up With Your Date For This Romantic Valentine’s Day Themed Dinner. 

Schedule (tentative) 

3:45 – 4:30pm: Check-In at Camp Hale Outfitters Guest Services Desk 

4:30pm: Safety Talk at Kokopelli’s Trail, Conference Center 

4:45 – 5:15pm: Upload American Eagle chairlift 

5 – 6pm: Open Skiing and Riding off of Excelerator chairlift 

6 – 7:45pm: Dinner Service at Solitude Station mid-mountain 

8 – 8:30pm 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 

https://www.coppercolorado.com/things-to-do/events/february-events/moonlight-dine-ski 

 

February 10, 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/ 

 

February 14, 2019 

28th Annual Valentine’s Day Mountaintop Matrimony, Loveland 

The 28th Annual Valentine’s Day Mountaintop Matrimony ceremony and reception is a Loveland tradition where new couples are joined in matrimony and married couples renew their vows in a mass wedding at The Ptarmigan Roost Cabin, elevation 12,050 feet, located at the top of the Ptarmigan Lift. The Honeymooner’s Apres Party for all participants and their guests follows the ceremony at the Loveland Basin featuring music, wedding cake, spirits and even a best-dressed contest.  Participating couples must pre-register online in order to receive the Marry Me Ski for Free 2-for-1 lift ticket special. 

For more information and to register, please visit https://skiloveland.com/wedding-registration/ 

 

February 14 – 17, 2019 

20th Annual Telluride Comedy Festival, Telluride 

Telluride Comedy Festival keeps the local feel, while still remaining a world-class event. The top comedians from all over the country come to perform right here on our little stage at the Sheridan Opera House. The lineup will be announced mid-late January so check back to see what performers will attend. This festival sells out each year so be sure to buy your tickets in advance. Trust us, it’ll be a hilarious evening you don’t want to miss out on!  

https://www.telluride.com/festivals-and-events/19th-annual-telluride-comedy-festival 

 

February 16, 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/ 

 

February 16 – 17, 2019 

Subaru Winterfest, Copper Mountain 

Subaru believes in embracing winter adventure because our passion for the outdoors doesn’t hibernate. That’s why we’ve created Subaru WinterFest, a one-of-a-kind mountain destination and lifestyle tour where skiers and snowboarders can come together and share their passion for all things winter. 

Participate in daily giveaways and test the latest gear. Plus, plan to meet adventurous Subaru owners and learn how you can support Avalanche Rescue Dogs. 

Call it après, call it hanging out…we’re calling all winter warriors to experience Subaru WinterFest at Copper Mountain Resort before winter calls it quits! 

https://www.coppercolorado.com/things-to-do/events/february-events/subaru-winterfest 

 

February 17, 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 at 5:00pm, 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-2-17-19/ 

 

February 17, 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/ 

 

February 17, 2019 

President Day 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/ 

 

February 20, 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 7:00am at the Frisco Nordic Center 

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

 

February 21 – 24, 2019 

Prater Cup, Crested Butte Resort 

Crested Butte’s marquee annual youth ski race will bring 250 of Colorado’s top 12 and 13 year old alpine ski racers to Crested Butte. The Prater Cup is always a blast for competitors, their families and fans alike. Look for some high speed skiing and tons of fun as these athlete’s look to qualify for the Junior Olympic team and the chance of beating out their competitors in the annual Nations Cup team event. Not only is each competitor racing for their own points, but they are also divided up into 18 different Nations in order to meet new friends and promote sportsmanship. 

http://www.skicb.com/events 

 

February 22, 2019 

Fireman’s Firehose Relay, Arapahoe Basin 

Join us for the 13th Annual Fire Hose Relay Race! Fire departments from across Colorado team up to participate in a unique slalom-style event. Teams of five firefighters race down a 15-gate slalom course while holding on to 50 feet of fire hose. And you can’t miss them – all participants have to dress in their bunker jacket and fire helmet! So come out to cheer on these awesome men and women as they raise money to benefit the Burn Camps Program at The Children’s Hospital of Colorado. 

The fun is on the lower High Noon trail from 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. The best views are from the south end of the A-Frame from the Perch or A-Frame deck. 

In 2018 the firemen raced and raised $20,000 for the Children’s Hospital Colorado Burn Camps Program. 

https://www.arapahoebasin.com/event/firehose-relay-clone-82/ 

 

February 22 – 24, 2019 

WinterWonderGrass, Steamboat Springs Resort 

The WinterWonderGrass Festival brings an authentic Colorado gathering celebrating bluegrass and craft beer to Steamboat February 22-24, 2019. The festival features more than 25 bands and 20 Colorado breweries over four days. 

https://www.steamboat.com/things-to-do/events/winterwondergrass 

 

February 23, 2019 

Moonlight Dinner Series – Taste of Spain, Arapahoe Basin 

Explore the diverse influences across Spain, from the coast to the Pyrenees. 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/ 

 

February 23, 2019 

Gothic Mountain Tour, Crested Butte Resort 

A backcountry ski race circumnavigating Gothic Mountain over 22 miles with 5000 vertical feet of elevation gain/loss. 

Visit www.cbnordic.org for more information.  

 

February 23, 2019 

Frisco Freeze Fat Bike Race, Frisco 

Join us for the 3rd Annual Frisco Freeze Fat Bike Race at the Frisco Nordic Center!  This is your one chance this winter to ride your fat bike on the Frisco Nordic trails; join us for a fun course that will showcase amazing views of Buffalo Mountain and the Ten Mile Range! 

Race Registration 

Registration will open on November 1, 2018. 

Early Bird Adult Registration (November 1, 2018- December 31, 2018) $30 

Adult Registration (January 1, 2019-February 1, 2019) $35 

Adult Late Registration (February 2, 2019-February 22, 2019) $40 

Day of Registration (February 23, 2019) $45 

https://www.townoffrisco.com/events/frisco-freeze-fat-bike-race-2-23-19/ 

 

February 23, 2019 

Annual Silver Plume Cabin Fever Dance, Silver Plume 

The Annual Silver Plume Cabin Fever Dance will take place on Saturday night, February 23rd, from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm, at the Large Town Hall, Main Street, Silver Plume. 

Come enjoy an evening complete with live music and dancing.  Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and bring a snack to share!! Prize for best 1930s-1940s attire.  Tickets available at the door or from People for Silver Plume board members.  This event is a fund-raiser for Silver Plume historic preservation, sponsored by People for Silver Plume, Inc. 

All ages are welcome and tickets are just $10 per person or $15 per couple.
For more information please call (303) 569-0374 or visit http://clearcreekcounty.org/events/4th-annual-cabin-fever-dance-2/2019-02-23/ 

 

February 24, 2019 

Shred for the CauseSunlight Mountain 

Come hit some rails and support a fight against cancer for two of our ski instructors have been diagnosed this season!
 

February 24, 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/ 

 

February 25 – March 2, 2019 

Telluride Gay Ski Week, Telluride 

The 16th Annual Telluride Gay Ski Week is a week full of nonstop fun! Amazing snow sports – skiing, ice skating, snowboarding, dog sledding, dancing, dinners, music, fashion and so much more. Our incredible Mountain Villages of Telluride and Mountain Village await with open arms to welcome all participants to our beautiful community and our world-class ski resort.  

https://www.telluride.com/festivals-and-events/telluride-gay-ski-week 

 

February 25 – March 2, 2019 

Burton US Open, Vail Resort 

The 37th Annual Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships return to Vail, Colorado February 25 – March 2, 2019. As the premier event of the competitive snowboarding season, the US Open is positioned to showcase the most progressive riding from the world’s top pros in both slopestyle and halfpipe. In addition, the celebrated Burton US Open Halfpipe Junior Jam features top teams competing for a chance to ride alongside the pros. 

The US Open also offers a packed entertainment schedule including four nights of free musical performances, daily après, late night shows with special guests at Shakedown, the annual Chill fundraiser, a kids learn-to-ride Riglet park, Burton Girls Ride Days and gatherings as well as the closing party at the Dobson Ice Arena. 

We hope you’ll join us at the longest running, premier snowboarding event of the season!  

http://events.burton.com/burton-us-open/ 

 

February 27 – March 3, 2019 

Durango Film Festival, Durango 

The upcoming Durango Independent Film Festival marks the 14th year of the annual event. 

About Durango Film: Durango Film brings a community together with independent filmmakers for the unique opportunity to experience and discuss global, innovative and diverse films. People who have attended our festival find Durango, Colorado to be one of the best venues for film and fun. With the spring ski season in full swing during the festival dates, there is no shortage of activity for filmgoers. Join us every year for our film festival in a town in Southwest Colorado that “ought to be in your pictures!” https://www.durango.com/event/durango-film-festival/

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