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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  1. San Juan Skijoring and Beer Fest, Jan. 12-13. 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, 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. XGames, January 24-27, 2019 - 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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?
  9. 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
  10. Gothic Mountain Tour, February 23. 2019 – The back country race spans 5000 vertical feet in elevation over 22 miles.
  11. 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.
  12. Burton US Open, Feb. 25 - March 2 - Vail hosts the best men and women snowboarders in the world competing in slopestyle and halfpipe events. There's also great concerts.
  13. Al Johnson Telemark Race, March 24, 2019 – 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.
  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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Longmont Farmers Market Saturdays
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Sweat
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Boulder County Farmers Market Wednesdays
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Governor’s Art Show
May 03 - Jun 02
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Cherry Creek Fresh Market Saturdays
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Metro Denver Farmers’ Market at Southwest Plaza
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Highlands Ranch Farmers’ Market
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Southlands Farmers Market Saturday
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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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Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw
May 16-26
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Sister Act The Musical
May 17 - Jun 16
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Louisville Farmers Market Saturdays
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Mosque
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Klaus Johann Grobe + Vinyl Williams
May 20
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Lord Buffalo - Palehorse - Palerider - Green Druid
May 20
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Vinyl Williams/ Klaus Johann Grobe
May 20
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Camp Cope
May 21
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Sego
May 21
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The Elovaters
May 21
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Food Truck Rally with Music from CJenn Cleary
May 21
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Briargate Farmer’s Market Wednesdays
May 22 - Oct 09
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2019 Grande Olde West Days
May 22-27
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Derek Hough: Live
May 22
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Rhett Miller
May 22
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The Family Peach - Tribute to the Allman Brothers Band
May 23
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B2K - Pretty Ricky - Chingy - Mario - Ying Yang Twins - Lloyd
May 23
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Chicken Fight Festival 2019
May 23
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Mezz Talks
May 23
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Phour Point O
May 23
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Memorial Day Encampment at Fort Garland Museum
May 24-27
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DeadPhish Orchestra
May 24
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Blues, Brews & BBQ's Festival
May 24-26
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Discs-n-Dabs™ 2019 May
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Longmont Patio & Home Expo
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Tea Leaf Green
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Chuck Prophet
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Davy Knowles
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Dragondeer with A.J. Fullerton
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Roger Creager
May 24
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Stitched Up Heart
May 24
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The Greeting Committee/Haley Blais
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The Pietasters
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Tonight We Rise/Your Own Medicine
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Eilen Jewell
May 24
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Strange Americans
May 24
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Spring Sidewalk Sale
May 24-26
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Shakin' at the Basin Spring Concert Series
May 25
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Nattali Rize
May 25
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Colorado Remembers
May 25
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Boulder Creek Festival
May 25-27
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Jorja Smith and Kali Uchis
May 25
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Last Saturdays Car Show
May 25
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Territory Days
May 25-27
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The Original Growler Bike Race
May 25-26
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88Glam
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David Phipps
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Denver Arts Festival
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Lavender Jones and MoonRadish
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Ultimate Colorado Pinball + Gamer Festival Experience
May 25-27
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University Hills Farmers Market
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Veterans Memorial Day Tribute
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“Astonishment Artist” Mat LaVore
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Clear Creek Pack Burro Race Weekend
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Junior College World Series 2018 (JUCO)
May 25 - Jun 01
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Clear Creek Pack Burro Race Weekend
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“Run for Your Life” Survival 5k
May 25
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Eilen Jewell
May 25
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FAF Airsoft Summer Kickoff
May 25
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Bluegrass on the Arkansas Festival
May 25-26
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18th Annual Festival of the Brewpubs
May 26
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Los Hermanos Rosario
May 26
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Memorial Day Observance Concert
May 26
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Cordera Farmer’s Market
May 26 - Sep 01
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South Gaylord Memorial Weekend Festival
May 26-27
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Tea Leaf Green with The Jive Tribe
May 26
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Ten Miles South
May 26
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Veterans Tour at Fairmount Cemetery
May 26
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The Epic Mini Triathlon
May 26
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Molly Hatchet
May 26
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Grist brew run
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Run, Walk or Ruck
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