Bourbon Street Sunset Happy Hour at Thunderhead Red’s with Sing-along Piano Bar Duo. Gondola loading begins at 5:30pm.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28
Bourbon Street Après Ski at the Bear River with Sing-along Piano Bar Duo
SATURDAY, MARCH 1
Free Face Painting in Gondola Square
Steamboat Mardi Gras Parade
Calling one and all to join the Steamboat Mardi Gras Parade! The parade starts at 1:30pm in Ski Time Square and travels throughout the Mountain Village spreading Mardi Gras cheer. Masks and beads are provided – first come, first serve. Costumes are highly encouraged and prizes will be awarded for the best costume.
Beer Garden and Cajun Crawfish Boil in Gondola Square- Carnival style with face painters and street performers
Free Bud Light concert featuring Pimps of Joytime
SUNDAY, MARCH 2
Creole Specials at Hazie’s. No pass required, reservations suggested.
MONDAY, MARCH 3 (LUNDI GRAS)
Lundi Gras Après Ski at the Bear River with live Zydeco Music from SunDog
• Cajun BBQ & Hurricanes
FAT TUESDAY, MARCH 4 (MARDI GRAS)
Let the Good Times Roll!
Tour the Mountain:
• Mardi Gras Snow Sculpture Contest at the Chairlifts
Mardi Gras Happy Hour at The Cabin
• Raw Oysters & Oysters Florentine
• Cajun Bloody Mary Bar
• Half-priced Draft Beers & Wines by the Glass
Mardi Gras Après Ski at the Bear River
• Cajun BBQ
• Hurricanes & Grenades
The Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club, one of the largest and oldest winter sports clubs in the U.S., hosts the 101st 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 & fireworks display.
It is time to cowboy up and get the party started for the 40th Annual Cowboy Downhill. Join us Sunday night at 5pm by the base of the Steamboat Ski Area for an evening of sensory delight. View the beauty of six magnificent hot air balloons that will illuminate the Mountain Village. Spectators can stroll among the tethered balloons or watch from the warmth of a slope side eatery. The fun continues with Night Skiing at 5:30pm. After a few runs the party really begins at the Bear River Bar & Grill. Join cowboys who will be racing in the Cowboy Downhill and dance the night away with musical entertainment from Georgia based legends Banks & Shane. Steamboat splendor all rolled into one night.
It all began 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 Pro Rodeo 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. Sponsored by Bud Light, the Cowboy Downhill is always scheduled to coincide with the National Western Stock Show in Denver and the action busts out of the starting chutes at 1:00pm on Stampede on Monday, January 20th. After the race, kick up your boots with a free concert as part of the Bud Light Rocks the Boat Concert Series.