Top Colorado Winter Sports Events

Top Colorado Winter Sports EVentsTop 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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Iconic Top Colorado Winter Sports Events in 2020

  1. San Juan Skijoring and Beer Fest, Jan. 11-12, 2020. What make a ski joring competition better? A beer fest that goes along with it of course. The South Western corner of Colorado comes alive with ski joring at the Ouray Country Fairgrounds in Ridgway.
  2. Ice Racing, TBA. 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.
  3. Cowboy Downhill, January 20, 2020 – 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.
  4. Ouray Ice Festival, January 23-26, 2020 – 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.
  5. Fat Bike World Championships, January 24-26, 2020 – 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.
  6. Dew Tour, Feb. 6-9, 2020 - This year the Dew Tour moves to Copper Mountain. The World's best snowboarders and skiers compete in individual modified halfpipe, slopestyle and para snowboard competitions, along with Dew Tour’s signature Team Challenge competition and industry award shows, a special invitational competition and a calendar of fan-based activities including free concerts.Top Colorado Winter Sports Events
  7. XGames, January 23-23, 2020 - The greatest show on snow delivers broken limbs, concussions and carnage. There's also racing and gravity defying tricks on skis, snowboards and snowmobiles in the incredible setting of Aspen featuring great live concerts outside to boot.
  8. Three Lakes Ice Fishing, January 23-26, 2020 – 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.
  9. The Pabst Pond Hockey Tournament, February 14-16, 2020 - 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 21-23, 2020 –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. 2020 – The back country race spans 5000 vertical feet in elevation over 22 miles.
  12. Leadville Ski Joring, March 7-8, 2020– 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. Burton US Open, Feb. 24 - Feb. 29, 2020 - Vail hosts the best men and women snowboarders in the world competing in slopestyle and halfpipe events. There's also great concerts.
  14. Al Johnson Telemark Race, TBA – It’s a place and 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.
  15. Grand Traverse, March 27-29, 2020 – 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.
  16. 30th Enduro, TBA – 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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Boulder County Farmers Market Saturdays
Apr 06 - Nov 23
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Longmont Farmers Market Saturdays
Apr 06 - Nov 23
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Cherry Creek Fresh Market Saturdays
May 04 - Oct 26
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Metro Denver Farmers’ Market at Southwest Plaza
May 04 - Oct 26
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Highlands Ranch Farmers’ Market
May 05 - Oct 27
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Southlands Farmers Market Saturday
May 11 - Oct 26
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Union Station Farmers Market Saturdays
May 11 - Oct 26
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Parker Farmers Market Sundays
May 12 - Oct 27
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University Hills Farmers Market
May 25 - Oct 19
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City Park Fresh Market Sundays
Jun 02 - Oct 27
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The Light Show
Jun 02 - May 03
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Beer Here! Brewing the New West Artifacts from Colorado's Brewing History
Jun 10 - Aug 09
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Royal Gorge Route Railroad Oktoberfest
Sep 07 - Oct 20
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Aiden Sinclair’s Illusions of the Passed, A Theatrical Seance Experience; Featuring Claire Voyant
Sep 07 - Dec 29
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The Historic Stanley Night Tour
Sep 07 - Dec 31
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Ghostly Tales (Monday - Saturday)
Sep 09 - Nov 02
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Aspen Darkside Ghost Tour (Tuesdays and Fridays)
Sep 10 - Oct 29
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Dark Side of Denver Ghost Tours (Thursdays thru Saturdays)
Sep 12 - Dec 28
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13th Floor Haunted House
Sep 13 - Nov 09
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Undead Haunted House
Sep 13 - Nov 09
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Corn Maze
Sep 20 - Oct 27
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The Asylum Haunted House at City of the Dead
Sep 20 - Nov 02
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Haunted Mines
Sep 27 - Nov 02
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Hellscream Haunted House
Sep 27 - Nov 02
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Terror in the Corn
Sep 27 - Nov 02
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Scream Acres Haunted Corn Maze (La Salle)
Sep 27 - Nov 02
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The House on Cortner Road @ SoCo Escape Room/Haunted Escape Room
Sep 27 - Nov 10
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Haunted Field of Screams
Sep 27 - Nov 02
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The Frightmare Compound
Sep 27 - Nov 02
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Reinke Brothers Haunted Mansion
Sep 28 - Oct 31
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Reapers Hollow
Sep 28 - Nov 02
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West Slope Cross Cup
Oct 01 - Dec 07
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Enchanted Hollows
Oct 03-25
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Dead Zone Scream Park
Oct 04-27
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The Great American Trailer Park Musical
Oct 11 - Nov 03
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BMoCA Young Artists at Work: School Day-Off Camps 2019-2020
Oct 14
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Peter Tosh Birthday Celebration: Half Pint / Yellow Wall Dub Squad / Selasee And The Fafa Family / Black Uhuru
Oct 14
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Bombargo
Oct 15
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Songhoy Blues
Oct 15
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Josh A + Jake Hill
Oct 15
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Saintseneca
Oct 15
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Half Pint With the Yellow Wall Dub Squad/ Andrew Bees (Black Uhuru) / King Hopeton and Selasee & the Fafa Family
Oct 15
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Volo / Plantrae
Oct 15
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Mild Orange
Oct 16
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Nashville Pussy
Oct 16
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Plantrae/ Volo
Oct 16
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Dave Mason
Oct 16
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Bombargo/ The Main Squeeze
Oct 16
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Mother Meera Darshan
Oct 16
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Pumpkin Nights Denver
Oct 17 - Nov 03
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Big Wreck
Oct 17
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False Report (EP Release) With In My Room
Oct 17
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Matt Heckler / Casper Allen
Oct 17
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Eminence Ensemble
Oct 17
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The Main Squeeze
Oct 17
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Michael Franti & Spearhead
Oct 17
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Night Terrors - Victorian Horrors
Oct 17-26
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Ski and Board Swap
Oct 18
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High Hawk / Vince Herman / Will Trask / Kind Country / Adam Greuel
Oct 18
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The Brother Brothers
Oct 18
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Breckenridge Craft Spirits Festival
Oct 18-21
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Boo at the Zoo
Oct 18-20
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Head For The Hills
Oct 18
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Aaron Parks’ “Little Big”
Oct 18
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Carnivale De Sensuale with Kitten N Lou & Bic Carrol
Oct 18-19
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Faye Webster
Oct 18
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Hiss Golden Messenger
Oct 18
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Jackson Taylor
Oct 18
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Phantoms
Oct 18
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Ron McMillon
Oct 18
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Glenwood Ghost Walk
Oct 18-19
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Golden "Murder, Mayhem and Madness Tour"
Oct 18
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Devils Backbone - Savage Woods Creepy Walk
Oct 18-19
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Lone Tree Cemetery Tours
Oct 18
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5th Annual Ski and Board Swap
Oct 18-19
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Splashland Benefit Sprint Triathlon
Oct 19
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Phantoms
Oct 19
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Ghosted: A Paranormal Mystery
Oct 19-20
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Aftermath Haunted House
Oct 19
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Colorado Springs Sugar Plum Food & Gift Mart
Oct 19-20
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Adam Greuel/ Vince Herman/ Kind Country
Oct 19
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Aldous Harding
Oct 19
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Christone "Kingfish" Ingram
Oct 19
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Generations of Bebop
Oct 19
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The Brother Brothers
Oct 19
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iAM Music Fest!: Stillhouse Junkies / Head For The Hills
Oct 19
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Here Come The Mummies
Oct 19
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Hope Of The Grand Valley brings you a fun 5k / 10k
Oct 19
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Face Vocal Band
Oct 19
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Morrison "Ghosts and Legends Tour"
Oct 19
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“SnowShape Pre-Season Tune-Up
Oct 19
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Colin Mochrie Presents: HYPROV
Oct 19
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21+ Spooktacular Halloween Themed Dance Party
Oct 19
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Westminster Halloween Harvest Festival
Oct 19
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Black Lips
Oct 20
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Rapidgrass: With Sam Reider & the Human Hands
Oct 20
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The Choir/ The Choir/Michael Roe
Oct 20
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The Goddamn Gallows/Urban Pioneers
Oct 20
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The MMJ Showcase
Oct 20
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Tracy Grammer
Oct 20
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Brooks Williams
Oct 20
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Golden "Murder, Mayhem and Madness Tour"
Oct 20
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The Friends of the Montrose Library's Fall Used-Book Sale
Oct 20
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