Top Colorado Winter Sports Events

Top Colorado winter sports events encompass speed, carnage, adventure, freezing weather, aerial feats of magic and pure athleticism. Competing in Colorado winter sports events requires grit and sometimes a few loose screws. Top Colorado winter sports events take place on half-pipes, Nordic tracks, mountain slopes, ice covered lakes and mountain sides and snow covered bike trails. The winter season is jam packed with exciting Colorado winter sports events. Most of these are open to amateurs and some are more extreme than others. Below is EiC top picks of Colorado winter sports events that are unique to this state. They are extreme, wild and most of us would be better off being spectators than participants.

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  1. Ice Racing, Dec. 29-March 5, 2019. Georgetown Lake turns into an ice racetrack during the winter where Our Gang 4 Wheelers ice racing club has held their ice racing competition for the last 40 years. You can join in in or just watch for free.
  2. Cowboy Downhill, January 21, 2019 – Carnage is the best word to describe the Cowboy Downhill that has taken place in Steamboat for the last 40 years. It’s the brain child of ski champ Billy Kidd and world champion cowboy Larry Mahan.
  3. Ouray Ice Festival, January 24-27, 2019 – Ouray is the only place in Colorado that sports an honest to goodness ice park and in January they celebrate the sport of ice climbing with clinics, music, food, dance parties and of course the world’s best ice climbing talent competing for the prize.
  4. Fat Bike World Championships, January 23-27, 2019 – It was just a matter of time before the newest craze on two wheels has a world championship and there’s no better place to hold it than Crested Butte, the adventure sports capital of the world.Top Colorado Winter Sports Events
  5. XGames, January 24-27, 2019 - You can always expect to see broken limbs, concussions and carnage at the greatest show on snow. In return, you’ll also see spectacular racing and gravity defying tricks on skis, snowboards and snowmobiles in the incredible setting of Aspen.
  6. Three Lakes Ice Fishing, January 25-27 – Ice fishing may not be as dangerous as some of the other competitions on this list, but the fishing does take place on the ice and there’s $18,000 in cash prizes. The 3 lakes located in Grand County are Lake Granby, Mountain Shadow Lake and Grand Lake.
  7. US Extreme Freeskiing Championships, February 8-10, 2019. This event brings together the top ranked freeride athletes from around the world to ski the extreme steep terrain at Crested Butte. What these guys do is freaky scary, death defying and majestic.
  8. Winter Park Resorts Uphill Battle, TBA This is the first uphill event at Winter Park where anyone can earn their turns by skinning up to Sunspot Lodge before skiing down to claim prizes for the best time.
  9. The Pabst Pond Hockey Tournament, February 15-17, 2019 - This was voted the best damn hockey tournament in the USA. The round robin tournament is open to all ability levels and thousands of hockey players from around the state and country show up to compete on North Pond Lake in Silverthorne, Summit County. Can you say old school?
  10. Wells Fargo Ski Cup, February 22-24, 2019 –The Wells Fargo Ski Cup is a snow sports competition for disabled skiers. The Paralympians focus on their abilities rather than their disabilities and their determination and ability to overcome their physical setbacks is inspiring and fun to watch
  11. Gothic Mountain Tour, February 23. 2019 – The back country race spans 5000 vertical feet in elevation over 22 miles.
  12. Ski Joring , March 1-3, 2019 – There are a few communities that have ski joring competitions in Colorado, but the granddaddy of them all has been around since 1949 and takes place the first weekend of March in downtown Leadville. Skijoring is a competition where a horse and a rider pull a skier as fast as they can through a course of jumps, gates and rings.
  13. Al Johnson Telemark Race, March 17, 2019 – It’s that place and a time where people do care if you tele. Racers dress in costume garb as they participate in this race that benefits the Crested Butte Avalanche Center and is held in memorial to mail man Al Johnson. In the late 1800s he carried 25 lb sacks of mail through the winter terrain of Gunnison Valley on skis. This race is moreColorado Winter Sports Events fun than extreme.
  14. Grand Traverse, March 28-30, 2019 – This event gets 5 stars on the stud meter. This back country ski race starts in Crested Butte at midnight and spans 12 to 18 hours and 40 miles over the Elk Mountains to destination Aspen.
  15. 30th Enduro, April 10, 2019 – This 10 hour race takes place on the Pail chair at A-Basin. Participants make laps  up the Pali chair from 7am to 5pm. Entrance fee is $150 for the Pali Enduro and $100 for the Pail light (9am-4pm). Proceeds benefit a local family or community member in need. The completion of the Enduro is followed by a throw down Après ski party that can only be found at A-Basin.

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Tickets
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Feb 16 - Dec 31
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Sep 16 - Jan 06
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DaVinci X - The Machines & You Exhibition
Sep 18 - Dec 31
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Mindbender Mansion
Sep 18 - Jan 06
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Tara Donovan: Fieldwork
Sep 21 - Jan 27
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Above and Beyond
Sep 29 - Jan 13
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A Christmas Carol, the Musical
Nov 09 - Dec 23
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Santa’s Wonderland
Nov 10 - Dec 24
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The Polar Express™ Train Ride
Nov 10 - Dec 23
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Holiday Art Mart
Nov 11 - Dec 30
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Christkindl Market
Nov 16 - Dec 23
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The Polar Express Train Ride
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Nov 21 - Dec 31
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Downtown Denver Rink at Skyline Park
Nov 22 - Jan 23
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Mountain Illumination Festival at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park
Nov 23 - Dec 27
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Blossoms of Light
Nov 23 - Jan 01
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Constellations
Nov 23 - Dec 16
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11th Annual Wassail Days
Nov 30 - Dec 09
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Broomball Tuesdays
Dec 04 - Mar 26
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Campfire Music Series Wednesdays
Dec 05 - Mar 27
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The Chocolate Village at Keystone Lodge & Spa
Dec 06 - Jan 07
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Elf The Musical
Dec 07-09
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State Street Ballet of Santa Barbara's "The Nutcracker" featuring the San Juan Symphony
Dec 07-09
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Fire Festival
Dec 07-09
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Annual Georgetown Christmas Market
Dec 08-09
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Christmas Train Show (29th Annual) pres. by the Grand Valley Model Railroad Club
Dec 08-30
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Christmas Train Show (29th Annual) pres. by the Grand Valley Model Railroad Club
Dec 08-09
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Country Christmas Ice Show
Dec 08-09
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The Music of Bob Marley for Kids at Boulder Theater
Dec 09
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Wake Up And Live
Dec 09
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Sunday Night Jam Session
Dec 09
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An Irish Christmas in America
Dec 09
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Ars Nova Presents “In the Moon of Wintertime”
Dec 09
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Ayla Nereo
Dec 09
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JMSN
Dec 09
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The Ten Tenors
Dec 09
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Bent Gate Mountaineering Demo Day
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