Local Area Event

First Friday Art Walk

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, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Refreshments are served.

First Friday Art Walk

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, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Refreshments are served.

Halloween Stroll

One of the community's favorite events is the Downtown Halloween Stroll. For over 30 years kids and families of all ages have gathered on Lincoln Avenue to trick-or-treat and enjoy Halloween festivities.

Get dressed in your best Halloween costume and come down to historic Steamboat Springs while businesses open their doors for trick-or-treat fun. Just one of the things that makes the community special.

Steamboat Mardi Gras

Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler-The good times are definitely ready to roll in Ski Town, U.S.A.® when the Steamboat Mardi Gras Festival comes marching in from February –23-28 with free concerts, parades, a Cajun Crawfish Broil and Mardi Gras party and more. Throughout the celebration, food enthusiasts can enjoy Mardi Gras themed lunch creations across the mountain.

The festival culminates on Fat Tuesday with an all-day celebration featuring a snow sculpture contest at the chairlifts, restaurant specials, and plenty of beads to go around.

Torchlight Parade and Fireworks

The Steamboat Snowsports School treats folks to spectacular on-snow parades down the mountain lit only by torches. The parades are in celebration of a holiday or local event throughout the season. In conjunction with the torchlight parades, a fireworks display will illuminate the sky providing a perfect ending to the evening.

Kids Torchlight Parade

Again this year, the young ones get a chance to ski down the mountain and join in the excitement as a special finale to the Kids’ Ski Week program on Stampede.

104th Winter Carnival

The Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club, one of the largest and oldest winter sports clubs in the U.S., hosts the 104th 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!

Cowboy Downhill

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.

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Holiday Festival

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. The party continues after dark with a torchlight parade and fireworks followed by night skiing.

Billy Kidd Race Camp

Whether freeskiing, carving, skiing powder, bumps, trees, or racing gates, Billy, along with other Steamboat Olympians and top level coaches, use simple methods and video analysis to improve your skiing skills.

Clinic Dates

December 15 - 17, 2014
December 22 - 24, 2014
January 12 - 14, 2015
February 9 - 11, 2015
March 2 - 4, 2015