Many of Durango residences were sad to learn the annual premiere winter celebration is canceled this year (also known as Snowdown). This year would have marked the 43st annual celebration of Snowdown and is an event a lot of locals look forward to all year. Good news! There are still local winter events for you to get out and enjoy or watch from the comfort of your own couch.
Purgatory will be hosting their 18th annual Ski Bike Rally on the weekend of January 23rd, the longest running ski bike festival in the country. If you have a ski bike, this is the weekend for you. There will also be SkiBike tents on the beach Saturday and Sunday. Come be a part of the fun or watch the riders demonstrate their awesome skills of one of winter’s fastest growing sports.
The first weekend in February head over to Pagosa Springs to check out the Frozen Foot Fiesta – Cabin Fever Festival III. They will be hosting multiple winter events including Nordic races, snow volleyball, fat bike races, an epic bon fire and more! Located at 307 Hot Springs Blvd in the field just south of Bank of the San Juans, this is sure to be an event you will not want to miss.
On Saturday January 23rd stay cozy in your home and watch the live stream of the Ouray Ice Climbing Competition Finals starting at 11 am MST. Due to COVID the competition area will be closed to everyone but athletes, staff and volunteers. Lucky for you they will be showing a live stream of the finals of this spectacular event that you can watch in your pajamas.