Steamboat Springs Events

Aside from skiing and riding some of the world’s best snow, groomers & glades, Steamboat Springs has a great lineup of events to enjoy this winter! Here are some of our favorites:

Fresh Air Friday Guided Hike |  November 23, 2018

Give thanks for the great outdoors and celebrate Fresh Air Friday on November 23 with free admission to all Colorado State Parks. Join Colorado Parks and Wildlife this Fresh Air Friday at Steamboat Lake. There will be hot drinks and snacks at the visitor center all day. There will also be a guided hike at 1:00 p.m.

Winter Expo | December 4, 2018

Become a winter activities expert. Learn what to do, where to eat, and where to go this winter in Steamboat Springs. Over 50 local businesses, restaurants, and recreation companies will be exhibiting the best of what Steamboat has to offer. Free food and great prize giveaways!

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Continental Cup | December 14th-15th, 2018

The top Nordic combined athletes in the world, including home country favorites, Team USA, will compete in two competitions on December 14 & 15, 2018. This signals the second consecutive year the Continental Cup has soared into Steamboat Springs and the first stop in a two venue US start to the season with Park City, UT, following less than a week later.

Santa’s House | December 16th, 2018

Come join RE/MAX Partners to meet and take your picture with Santa Claus. Bring your friends, family, kids and furry friends and don’t forget your letters to Santa. In addition, there will be a heated tent with a hot cocoa and cider bar, holiday treats and ornament making. During the event, RE/MAX Partners will also be accepting donations for Lift Up and the Routt County Humane Society.

Holiday Festival | December 23rd, 2018

Come to gondola square and celebrate the holiday season Steamboat Style. See Santa ride down the slopes on horseback and meet Santa at his workshop along with some of his favorite reindeer friends. Participate in the stocking scramble and collect free holiday treats at surrounding stores and restaurants. Additional festivities include cookie decorating and a special holiday concert featuring the Face Vocal Band.

Torchlight Parade & Fireworks | December 31st, 2018

Ring in the New Year with a celebration at the base of Steamboat Ski Resort. The Steamboat SnowSports School treats folks to spectacular on-snow parades down the mountain lit only by torches. In conjunction with the torchlight parade, a fireworks display will illuminate the sky providing a perfect ending to the evening.

Steamboat Music Fest | January 5th – January 10th, 2019

Does it really get any better than the MusicFest? In its 34th year, this festival continues to draw thousands of people who love skiing and music. Six days, 50+ bands and live performances featuring Texas and Americana music at the Steamboat Ski & Resort is a vacation you’re sure to remember.

Bud Light Cowboy Downhill | January 21st, 2019

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.

106th Winter Carnival | Feb. 6, 2019 — Feb. 10, 2019

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!

Steamboat Mardi Gras | March 2nd, 2019

Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler-The good times are definitely ready to roll in Ski Town, U.S.A.® when the Steamboat Mardi Gras comes marching in on March 2 with a free concert, parade, a Cajun Crawfish Boil and Mardi Gras party with facepainters and street performers. Food enthusiasts can enjoy Mardi Gras themed lunch creations across the mountain.