Steamboat Springs offers steady opportunities for fun throughout the entire winter season. Of course, at the forefront of it all are the amazing conditions for skiing and snowboarding. But there are also upcoming opportunities that only come around once a year in countless amazing winter events. Attending any one of these events is sure to take your vacation to new heights. The following are the top 3 Steamboat Springs winter events.

Cowboy Downhill

This event has been a community favorite for over 40 years. On January 19th, 2019, attendees will be able to witness the most unique rodeo in the world, as professional rodeo cowboys strap on their snowboards and try to compete down the slopes of the Steamboat Ski and Resort. This has always been the main event, but the festival has grown to include a petting zoo, a learn to rope clinic, a concert featuring great live music, and a BBQ banquet to cap it all off at the top of the Gondola. Find this one of a kind event at 2305 Mt. Werner Circle.

Winter Carnival

This is one of the premiere celebrations of Steamboat’s culture as it blends our western heritage with winter sports. This has been a way for the community to celebrate the winter season for 106 years now. Like many celebrations, you can expect a parade and fireworks, but they we do things a bit differently here. The parade features locals competing in wacky events including being pulled on shovels by horses, professional skiers jumping through fire hoops, and so much more. The festivities take place from February 6th through the 10th. The opening ceremony takes place on Wednesday at 5:30, which is followed by endless events. The culmination of the celebration is the famous Lighted Man skiing down the slopes of Howelsen Hill while shooting fireworks from his backpack followed by one of the biggest fireworks displays you will ever see. Find the fun on the streets of downtown Steamboat.

Winter Wonder Grass Festival

For the 3rd year in a row, the Winter Wonder Grass festival is coming to Steamboat Springs for one of the best weekends of music, beers, and mountains. This outdoor music festival brings amazing music to town, and the experience provides an unparalleled opportunity for connecting to the music and all the people around you. Enjoy some of the most talented Bluegrass acts from around the country, along with some amazing local beers and great food. You have to find your way to the slopes while you are here! Get your tickets here.

Find a Beautiful Vacation Rental

There are so many amazing Steamboat Springs winter events that it is nearly impossible to make a wrong decision. But there is only one decision when it comes to where you will stay while you are here and that lies with The Resort Lodging Company. This is the surest way to find yourself in any number of Steamboat Springs’ best accommodations from townhomes on the slopes to swanky condos in the downtown area. Contact us today to book one of our wonderful vacation rentals!