Looking for things to do in Steamboat Springs this Winter? Take a look at our list and see what fits your liking!

Scholarship & Opening Days

Scholarship Day is the day before the official opening day of the season, this year it falls on November 23rd. Lift tickets are specially priced and all proceeds go to support the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club. Opening day typically falls on Thanksgiving. No better way to spend turkey day then to hit the slopes and work up a big appetite for the evening meal. Enjoy some of the lowest rates on lodging of the season.

The Holiday Season

The holiday season in Steamboat kicks off with the annual Holiday festival at the base of the Ski Area on December 18th. The event begins with Santa parading down the slopes in true Steamboat style– on horseback, followed by festive activities including cookie decorating, storytelling, Santas workshop and more. A free concert and night skiing cap off the evening.

Ringing in the New Year in Steamboat is fun for the whole family. Start the night with a torchlight parade and fireworks at the base of the ski area. Then grab dinner at one of the great restaurants around the base area or downtown. The Steamboat Grand usually hosts a family friendly party that includes dinner and activities. For those over 21, celebrate the ball dropping at the top of the gondola during the late night Korbel New Years Eve Party.


The Musicfest in Steamboat is a huge 5 day, 50 band event featuring the best in Texas and Americana music. For 5 days a little bit of Texas lives in Steamboat. You must book tickets and a package through the event, but there are usually a couple free concerts at the base of the ski area to join in a little bit of the fun. Our great properties in Steamboat are available through the festival packages. The event is always in the beginning of January, this season it will be January 5-10, 2017.

Cowboy Downhill

Steamboat is a true western ranching town, complete with real Cowboys. Every year during the National Western Stock Show in Denver, over 100 real Cowboys are invited to Steamboat to participate in the Cowboy Downhill. On January 18th, Cowboys each compete in a timed slalom race followed by the always entertaining Cowboy stampede. The events continue with a free concert in Gondola Square. The Lodge at Steamboat will continue its tradition of hosting the cowboys during this event. Reserve one of the remaining units to be close to the festivities.

Steamboat Springs Winter Carnival

Steamboat hosts the oldest continuing Winter Carnival west of the Mississippi. The 104th will take place from February 8-12, 2017. Originally started as a way to help residents of Steamboat cope with cabin fever during the height of the winter season, the carnival continues as a celebration of the season this ski town loves most. Events take place over several days across Steamboat. Some of the favorites are the street events on Lincoln Avenue which include shovel races, ski touring and a band on skis. The torchlight parade, the Lighted Man and fireworks take place on Howelsen Hill. A winter carnival button is required for entry to events and proceeds benefit the Winter Sports Club. Resort Lodging Company offers great specials on lodging for the Winter Carnival and our free shuttles will take you downtown for events.

Ski Mardis Gras and Other Things to Do in Steamboat Springs

Celebrate Mardi Gras Steamboat Style. Ski Mardi Gras events take place at the Steamboat Ski Area February 23-28, 2017 and include a parade, free concert, snow sculpture contest, and Cajun food & drink specials including a Craw Fish boil. Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler!

WinterWondergrass Festival

A new event for Steamboat this year, the WinterWondergrass Festival celebrates two things Coloradoans loves best, craft beer and bluegrass music. Sure to be a sell-out event, this year’s lineup includes Railroad Earth, The Infamous Stringdusters, Leftover Salmon, the Sam Bush band and more. Enjoy world-class music and beers from over 30 craft brewers. Resort Lodging Company is offering lodging specials for the event. Book your condo now, availability will be limited.

Don’t forget to check our cozy rentals here at Resort Lodging Company!  Here we strive to give you the most comfortable experience for your stay in Steamboat Springs and our rental services are top notch. Make your reservation today!