Come to gondola square and celebrate the holiday season Steamboat style. See Santa ride down the slopes on horseback and meet Santa at his workshop along with some of his favorite reindeer friends. Participate in the stocking scramble and collect free holiday treats at surrounding stores and restaurants. Additional festivities include a cookie decorating, story time and a special holiday concert by the Face Vocal Band as seen on NBC’s the Sing Off and America’s Got Talent. The party continues after dark with a torch light parade and fireworks followed by night skiing.
Special thanks to all those who attended this years OktoberWest!
Presented by Resort Group
Visit Steamboat Springs for a fabulous weekend of Oktoberfest traditions, including Rocky Mountain beer, local food specialties and festivities unique to Steamboat Springs.
The weekend kicks off on Friday with Suds & Grub, a pub crawl through historic downtown with stops at restaurants for beer tastings and food specials. Saturday’s event, OktoberWest at the Steamboat Mountain Village, is free to attend and listen to great live music. You can purchase tickets in advance for the I Love Beef Cook Off and the beer garden.
This year the fun doesn’t stop when the sun goes down. Come see the excitement as balloons glow throughout the Mountain Village. Spectators will have the opportunity to walk among the tethered balloons or take photos of this beautiful display from the numerous restaurant patios and hotel and condo balconies at the base of the mountain.
The countdown to illumination begins at 8:30 p.m. Balloon Rodeo souvenirs will be available for purchase from 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. along the Promenade. Take a stroll through the village and visit our many shops and restaurants. Ample Free Parking is available at the Mountain Village.