One of the most amazing winter carnivals, hands-down, no-doubt, bet-your-season-pass is Steamboat Springs’ Winter Carnival. It’s coming up Feb 6-10. Do. Not. Miss. It. And when you get there, be sure to put on some warm socks, fill a thermos with some piping hot <ahem> cocoa, and head out for a night at the signature event, the Night Extravaganza.
Storm patterns that left Colorado resorts with copious amounts of precipitation over the previous weeks continued to swell during the past 48 hours, dropping fresh inches of fluffy powder at locations across the state. Further storm conditions are expected in the coming weeks, perfectly timed with the Christmas and New Year holidays on the horizon. The consistent weather patterns are enabling resorts throughout Colorado to open more terrain.
This post comes to Colorado Ski Country from Amber Johnson of Mile High Mamas. You can read more from Amber at www.milehighmamas.com.
You know good ol’ Santa Claus’ HO HO HO? I’m switching it up for SNOW SNOW SNOW, which is all I want for Christmas.
For the first time in a few years, we are staying in Colorado for the holidays and hitting the slopes with our family is at the top of our list.
Three years ago, we skied Loveland on Christmas Eve day. I thought my husband was crazy for even suggesting a quick trip to the mountains the day before the biggest holiday of the year. Did he not understand last-minute shopping and general chaos?
As it turns out, it forced me to finish our Christmas preps early and have some much-needed time to just decompress and play (bonus: it wasn’t crowded!) The kids were delighted to see Santa on the slopes and hang out with the Man in Red before his North Pole preps.
In fact, it was such a great experience that we declared it our tradition for whenever we were in Colorado for the holidays.
We’re upping the fun ante this year and hope to also check-out some firework shows and snowcat parades during our two-week Christmas break.
Here are a few great Christmas happenings this year and these are only the beginning. Many are also offering firework and torchlight parades to celebrate New Year’s Eve with a bang!
Get ready for the month of December, because Colorado ski resorts are making it easy for you to enjoy memorable holidays this season. From snowy slopes and skiing Santas to sparkling firework shows and snowcat parades, winter lovers are sure to find themselves in modern-day Currier and Ives holiday celebrations on and off the slopes. Festive events last through New Year’s as resorts welcome joyful holiday skiers and riders.