Avoid the winter blues by staying active and engaged with attendance or participation in winter events that are either tried-and-true or new to you.

In this short list of winter events compiled by Adventure Pro Magazine you will find a variety of activities that range from social to active. Because each of us approaches winter differently perhaps something on this list may inspire you to change up your routine and one-up yourself.

By no means is this an exhaustive list but it is well connected to many of the happening places across our region. Go online, look around. Many of the events listed here are simply standouts that were chosen among numerous events found on a respective website.

Have fun, make the most of your winter!


Jan. 9 – 12

10th Annual Havasu Balloon Festival & Fair

Lake Havasu City, Arizona

Jan. 11 – 12

San Juan Skijoring

Ouray, Colorado

Jan. 12

Know the Snow Rando Race

Purgatory Resort, Colorado

Jan. 17 – 19

Big Mountain Betty Fest

Silverton Mountain, Colorado

Jan. 18 – 19

Chile Ski Classic

Chama, New Mexico

Jan. 23 – 26

Ouray Ice Festival

Ouray, Colorado

Jan. 23 – 26

X Games

Aspen, Colorado

Jan. 23 – Feb. 2

Sundance Film Festival 2020

Park City, Utah

Jan. 24 – 25

Bear Lake Monster Winterfest

Bear Lake, Utah

Jan. 24 – 26


Pagosa Springs, Colorado

Jan. 25

Arches Ultra

Moab, Utah

Jan. 25

Colorado Cup Snowshoe Race

Leadville, Colorado

Jan. 25

Wolf Creek Giant Slalom Race

Wolf Creek Ski Area, Colorado

Jan. 29 – Feb. 2


Durango, Colorado

Jan. 30

Taos Winter Wine Festival

Taos, New Mexico

Jan. 31 – Feb. 2

shovel races
The Angel Fire Resort Winter Carnival features, among many events, the last World Championship Shovel Races. Angel Fire Resort

Winter Carnival

Angel Fire Resort, New Mexico


Feb. 1

Run Sedona

Sedona, Arizona

Feb. 5

USASA Slalom & Giant Slalom

Angel Fire Resort, New Mexico

Feb. 6 – 8

Freestyle International Ski World Cup

Deer Valley Resort, Utah

Feb. 6 – 9

During Military Days at Angel Fire Resort, active duty, retired, National Guard, Reserve, vets, Gold Star and their families are invited to visit the resort for six days of winter activities. Angel Fire Resort

Military Winterfest

Angel Fire Resort, New Mexico

Feb. 8

Phoenix Marathon

Mesa, Arizona

Feb. 8

Kahtoola Uphill

Arizona Snowbowl, Arizona

Feb. 8

Little Colorado River Gorge Half Marathon

Cameron, Arizona

Feb. 8

Silverton Whiteout

Silverton, Colorado

Feb. 9,

Old Man Winter Bike Rally and Run

Lyons, Colorado

Feb. 14 – 16

12th Annual Lake Havasu City Rockabilly Reunion

Lake Havasu City, Arizona

Feb. 15

Moab’s Red Hot 33K and 55K

Moab, Utah

Feb. 15

Mt. Taylor Winter Quadrathlon

Grants, New Mexico

Feb. 15

Black Canyon Ultras

Mayer, Colorado

Feb. 15

President’s Weekend Night Rail Jam

Purgatory Resort, Colorado

Feb. 15 – 17

Bryce Canyon Winter Festival

Ruby’s Inn, Utah

Feb. 15 – 17

2020 USASA Halfpipe Competition

Purgatory Resort, Colorado

Feb. 16

An Evening with George Winston

Flagstaff, Arizona

Feb. 17

Rail Jam

Angel Fire Resort, New Mexico

Feb. 29

Monument Valley Ultra

Monument Valley Tribal Park, Utah

Feb. 31 – March 1

Winter Carnival & The LAST Shovel Race

Angel Fire Resort, New Mexico


March 6 – 9

Military Winter Fest

Angel Fire Resort, New Mexico

March 7

Sand Hollow Marathon

Hurricane, Utah

March 13

polar plunge
Nederland does it right with a three-day festival featuring live bands in heated tents and fun events like coffin racing, costumed polar plunging (shown), contests and more. Andrew Wyatt

Frozen Dead Guy Days

Nederland, Colorado

March 14

Run Through Time

Salida, Colorado

March 14

Canyonlands Half Marathon and 5 Mile

Moab, Utah

March 14 – 17

Moab Skinny Tire Festival

Moab, Utah

March 21

Skitown Breakdown

Crested Butte, Colorado

March 21

Behind the Rocks

Moab, Utah

March 23 – 29

Mardi Gras Celebration

Angel Fire Resort, New Mexico

March 29

Clauson Classic

Silverton Mountain, Colorado

March 28

5th Annual Boze Bump Bash

Arizona Snowbowl, Arizona

March 28

cardboard races
The annual Cardboard Derby Classic at Arizona Snowbowl draws crowds of funhawgs who craft derby racers out of cardboard, bare essentials, and a lot of creativity. Onlookers take in the fun from the Agassiz Lodge but it’s a lot more fun participate in the race and engage in the fun.Joshua Esquivel

6th Annual Cardboard Derby Classic

Arizona Snowbowl, Arizona


April 4

Slush Cup

Ski Santa Fe, New Mexico


May 1-2

Shiprock Marathon

Shiprock, New Mexico