Colorado WinterThe Colorado winter is filled with festivals, concerts, and events. Mountain ski and snowboard resorts and ciites like Denver make every day a winter holiday in Colorado. Whether you live in Colorado or vacation in Colorado, this guide will help you plan how to spend your time from peak to peak and border to border.  This guide is currently under construction and updates are being made everyday. Check back often or subscribe to the EiC weekly newsletter.

It's HUGE! 2018-19 Colorado Winter Guide

Directory of Colorado Ski Resorts and Communities
Maps, lodging, unique characteristics, the best quick reviews of things to do and more
Ski Area Opening Days
All it takes is snow
 Ski Area Closing Days 
It is the saddest day, but at least you'll know when it's coming
Top Winter Festivals in Colorado of 2018-19 Part I
EiC's picks of what's not to be missed
The Bra Tree
How does that beautirful peice of cloth find its way to a tree?
See All Upcoming Ski Resort Events
Events at all Colorado ski resorts by date
Best Apres Ski - Happy Hours at Colorado's Ski Resorts
Apres Ski is just part of the deal
Mountain Dining Adventures: Sleigh Ride, Ski Lift, Snowshoe, Ski and Hike to Dinner
Even dining in Colorado is an adventure
The Best Time to Visit Breckenridge and Summit County
Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer have unique distractions and attractions for everyone
Fabulously Famous Colorado Winter Holiday Events:  Thanksgiving - Christmas - New Years Eve - Martin Luther King WeekendPresidents Weekend - Mardi Gras - St. Patricks Day - Spring Break - Easter 
Enjoy the Front Range Before or After Heading Up:
Denver, Fort Collins, Boulder, Colorado Springs, Pueblo
Top Winter Sports Events - Colorado's Inconic Top Adventure Winter Sports Competitions
Popular Colorado Winter Sports: Hockey, Ice Racing, Basketball, Football, Mountain Sports, Fat Bike, Snow Sports, Fishing (See the full Colorado Sports Guide)   
Activities and Things to do (besides skiing and snowboarding) Sledding hills, Snowmobiling, SnowshoeIce Skating, Cross Country and Nordic Skiing, Dog SleddingConcerts, Sports and more
Top Colorado Live Music Bars in the Mountains
You don't have to curb your music fix when you live or visit Colorado mountiain resort towns

Directory of Colorado Ski Resorts and Communities

Popular Resort Towns and Their Events: Summit County, Grand Junction, Ouray

And there's also: Boulder, Fort Collins, Denver, Colorado Springs

Things to do

2018-19 Top Colorado Winter Festivals & Events Coming Up:

  1. Snow Daze, Vail, Dec. 13-16, 2018
  2. Ullr Fest, Breckenridge, January 9-13, 2019
  3. Borealis Fat Bike World Championships, Crested Butte, January 23-27, 2019
  4. Rio Frio Ice Fest, Alamosa, January 25-27, 2019
  5. Ouray Ice Festival, Jan. 24-27, 2019
  6. Breckenridge International Snow Sculpting Competition, Jan. 21 to Jan. 30, 2019
  7. X Games Aspen, Jan. 24-27, 2019
  8. Steamboat Winter Carnival, Feb. 6-10, 2019
  9. WinterWonderGrass Festival, Steamboat Springs, February 22-24, 2019
  10. Ski Joring & Crystal Carnival in Leadville: March 1-3, 2019
  11. Cripple Creek Ice Festival, Feb. 7-17, 2019
  12. Firehose Relay, A-Basin, TBA
  13. Loveland Fire and Ice Festival, Feb. 1-2, 2019
  14. Frozen Dead Guy Days, Nederland, March 8-10, 2019
  15. Kayaks on the Snow, Monarch Ski Resort, TBA

Yep, that's the top 15 for the winter 2018-19 Of course newly announced festivals, concerts and events are added everyday, so if you can think of a Fest that should be here, send an email to

Below are this week's events in Colorado.

Events in Colorado by Winter

Week of November 12, 2018

Nov 15
November 15, 2018 To November 18, 2018

Cirque Italia- The “ITALIAN WATER CIRCUS” features a stage that holds 35,000 gallons of water that...

Holiday Art Mart
Nov 11 - Dec 30
Copper Mountain Opening Day: free concerts with Chris Bauer Trio 1PM
Nov 16
Monarch Resort Opening Day
Nov 16
34th Annual Trees of Life
Nov 17
Aspen Opening Day
Nov 17
Beaver Creek Opening Day
Nov 17
Breckenridge Vipers Hockey vs. Pike Peak
Nov 17
Castle Rock Starlighting
Nov 17
Mountain Dew Snow Dance: Gramatik, Big Boi, of Outkast PLUS professional snowboarders, gold medalist Red Gerard and Julia Marino.
Nov 17
Split Window Free concert at 1:30pm
Nov 17
DeVotchKa Free concert at 1:30pm
Nov 18-16
The Art Center’s Annual Holiday Art & Craft Fair
Nov 18-21

Week of November 12, 2018