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Another legendary winter season at Steamboat Resort is coming to an end which means some of the best events and entertainment of the year! Experience weekly firework shows, a torchlight parade, free live music, and guarantees of unforgettable closing weekend festivities. The excitement in Steamboat Springs is in abundance during the next few weeks so book with Steamboat Lodging Company direct and see why you won’t want to miss this.


For starters, we had to mention that every Saturday during March and April until closing day Bud Light continues it’s tradition of sponsoring a free spring concert series at the Gondola Stage for all to enjoy. Encounter an array of genres, crisp cold refreshments, and that family friendly atmosphere we all cherish in Steamboat.

Steamboat Bud Light Sponsorship

For convenience, we compiled the list of each of the performing acts and provided a blurb about what you can expect to hear from them.

All Bud Light Rock’s the Boat shows run from 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm. 

  • Saturday, March 10th – Ripe

Boston born groovy dance music.

  • Saturday, March 17th – Turkuaz

Pop, R&B, and soul combine with an aggressive funk core to make this “Powerfunk” outfit.

  • Saturday, March 24th – The Suffers

An eight piece ensemble redefining Gulf coast soul.

  • Saturday, March 31st – The Goonies

A Boulder, CO based 4 piece rock band.

  • Saturday, April 7th – The Commonheart

A Soul rock outfit with gritty vocals.

  • Saturday, April 14th – The Last Bandoleros

A 4 piece band offering a unique mix of Tex-Mex, country, and rock n’ roll.

  • Sunday, April 15th – Robert Randolph & The Family Band

A fierce mix of funk, jam, soul, and gospel.


For the remainder of March, Steamboat Resort continues the fun it’s supported since January with a firework spectacular every Friday night high above Steamboat Resort’s night skiing on five trails, 500 vertical feet of OutLaw mountain coaster , and a live DJ shows.

Remaining Steamboat’s Friday Night dates include:

  • Friday, March 9th
  • Friday, March 16th
  • Friday, March 23rd
  • Friday, March 30th

All activities run from 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm, but the fireworks have been launching around 7:00 pm, allowing ample time to find a place to sit back and enjoy.

Winter Carnival


Winter Carnival

The final performance of the season by Steamboat’s Snow Sports School is one worth checking out. If you don’t know what a torch light parade is – it’s when talented skiers and riders glide down the dark slopes of Steamboat Resort in parade fashion, followed by an extravagant fireworks show to cap the evening.

Arrive early for chances at a cozy spot next to one of several fire pits in front of Bear River Bar & Grill facing the mountain.

This is a free show on the evening of March 17th from 8:00 pm – 8:15 pm.


Come one, come all to commemorate the closing of Steamboat Resort by gearing up for beautiful sunny days, riotous events, and imaginative activities that make these two weeks some of the most memorable of the season.

Click here to access Steamboat Resort’s discounted ticket rate of $159 for 3 days of skiing between April 1st-15th.

Steamboat Resort

10th Annual Cody’s Challenge – Saturday, April 7th

A famous endurance race across Steamboat Resort where participants get the opportunity to climb, traverse, and descend with friends and family down a multitude of premium trails using only the power of their bodies and specialty equipment (technical bindings, skins, split-boards).

Proceeds from the event go to the Cody St. Johns Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides education opportunities to ski patrollers started in memory of Cody St. John, a reputable Steamboat patroller.

  • Pre-registration fee is $70 and $80 the day of the event.

The race begins to 8:30am sharp so stretch early, eat a hearty breakfast, and catch the Gondola ride up from 7:45am-8:00am.

The Cardboard Classic – Saturday, April 14th

The Cardboard Classic is Steamboat Resorts way of ushering in warm weather with a wild race down the slushy slope of Stampede run in one of a kind cardboard creations.

Participants are allowed to use a mixture of cardboard and other building materials to create unique race machines for themselves or a team. Contestants not only slide down the snow, but they’re also scored by a panel of judges for bragging rights on elegance, style, and creativity. Awards are given out for best group costume, best engineered cardboard craft, and more.

Cardboard craft judging starts at 10:00 am; races begin at 11:00 am.

Pond Skim – Sunday, April 15th

Featured in Warren Miller’s Line of Descent film (2017), Steamboat hosts the annual Splashdown Pond Skimming Championships at the base of Steamboat Resort during Springalicious® to officially close out the winter season.

This timeless event is an all out party, inviting anyone to watch and to participate. You’re sure to enjoy a couple of laughs watching crazy and content skiers and boarders plummet down the slope of Stampede run in attempts to skim across chilly water in costumes of their choice. Runs are judged on a multitude of categories including speed, style, reach, and crowd cheer.

Mandatory check-in for the event is between 9:30 am – 11:30 am in Gondola Square (Coca-Cola tent). Pond Skim begins at 1:00 pm, until there are no participants left, leading into the concluding ceremony.

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