There's no shortage of snow in the mountains — and no shortage of fun events at Colorado's ski resorts. Bargains abound in January, which is officially Learn to Ski & Snowboard Month. Keep reading for more events across Colorado:
January 6: Skier Appreciation Day, Sunlight Mountain. $20 lift tickets for all; proceeds benefit United Way of Garfield County.
January 7: Snow Mountain Ranch Classic Race, 7.5k and 15k, $20 to $45. Get information at snowmountainranch.org.
January 7-8: Colorado Mountain Mushers at Snow Mountain Ranch.
January 8: College Day, Silverton Mountain. College students get two-for-one guided skiing. Make reservations at 970-387-5706 or silvertonmountain.com.
January 10: Aspen Snowmass SkiMo Race Series #2, Aspen Highlands. The three-race SkiMo Race Series returns for its second race, this time at Aspen Highlands. (aspensnowmass.com)
January 12-15: 2017 Wintersköl, Aspen Mountain. The 66th Wintersköl brings four days of celebration, with snow sculptures, fireworks, an evening torchlight descent, a canine fashion show, fat-bike races, après ski parties and more. (aspensnowmass.com)
January 14-15: Safety Fest, Copper Mountain. Copper supports the National Ski Area Association’s Safety Awareness Week with the annual SafetyFest, featuring a weekend of safe skiing and riding education, demonstrations and giveaways. (coppercolorado.com)
January 14-16: Winterfest, Purgatory. Find out more at purgatoryresort.com.
Keep reading for more events this month.
January 15-16: Cowboy Downhill sponsored by Bud Light in Steamboat. Watch as 100-plus professional rodeo cowboys compete in this one-of-a-kind ski rodeo. Afterward, kick up your boots at a free concert courtesy of the Bud Light Rocks the Boat Concert Series. (steamboat.com)
January 17: Cosmic Mountaineering Race, Wolf Creek (wolfcreekski.com).
January 18: United Way Day, Wolf Creek, $55 lift tickets to benefit United Way. (wolfcreekski.com)
January 20-22: Telluride Fire Festival, Telluride. (telluridefirefestival.org)
January 21: Ugly Sweater Ski, Copper Mountain. Grab the family and your worst holiday sweaters, and see who can do the most laps. Then stick around for awards and post-race festivities. (coppercolorado.com)
January 22: College Day, Wolf Creek, $44 adult lift ticket with valid college photo ID and printed current class schedule. (wolfcreekski.com)
January 26-29: X Games Aspen, Buttermilk Mountain. See more than 200 of the world’s best athletes in the disciplines of ski, snowboard and snowmobile throw down over four action-packed days of competition. Includes live music performances and interactive festival village elements (xgames.espn.com)
January 26-29: Inaugural Gay Ski Weekend, Purgatory. (purgatoryresort.com)
January 28: Mary Jane’s Birthday Bash, Mary Jane/Winter Park. Mary Jane celebrates her 41st birthday with ctivities for the whole family, including Mary Jane’s Mogul Duel, live music, swag giveaways and birthday cookies. (winterparkresort.com)
January 29-February 3: Disabled Veteran’s Winter Adventure Week, Telluride. The Telluride Adaptive Sports Program offers free travel, lodging and program expenses to any U.S. service member who has been disabled as a result of an incident occurring while serving in the U.S. military. The week includes individualized adaptive ski or snowboard lessons. Space is limited; call 970-728-3524 to reserve a spot. Travel dates are January 29 and February 3. (tellurideadaptivesports.org)
For updates, see our calendar.
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