In Steamboat Springs we celebrate the end of the season in true Steamboat fashion.
Warmer weather, blue bird skies, skiers and riders dressed in crazy costumes? Spring skiing in Steamboat can’t be beat! For many mountain towns, the end of the ski season is a bittersweet time, but in Steamboat we don’t let that stop the fun. This town believes in taking time to celebrate the end of a great season and when it comes to celebrating no mountain town does it better.
Beginning April 1st through the end of the season there is a flurry of events you won’t want to miss.
19th Annual Bud Light Rocks the Boat Free Concert Series
Each Saturday through the end of the season, head to Gondola Square to join the après ski festivities. Bask in the afternoon sun and let the kids dance as live bands fill the base with upbeat melodies from various music genres. On closing weekend there is a free concert on Saturday and Sunday, so come on down and boogie with Steamboat… it’s never too early to start next year’s snow dance.
38th Annual Cardboard Classic
Sunday, April 15th: The Cardboard Classic is an amazing and hilarious event featuring handcrafted cardboard crafts racing down to the base of the mountain. Participants spend weeks creating crafts constructed only of cardboard, glue, string, tape, and paint all to put on a spectacular show and vie for first place. Be sure to get there early to walk around and see all of the participant’s hard work before they head down the slope. The creativity, ingenuity, and spirit of Steamboat really shine in this event.
Splashdown Pond Skim
Sunday, April 15th: Equal parts bravery and insanity come together for this show-stopping event. Adults and children alike put on their finest attire and race down the slopes to skim across the icy pond at the bottom. An added jump gives participants the option to tempt their fate with style. The big air and impressive tricks some of the children bring to the event will have you believing in Steamboat’s future Olympians.
Steamboat is a town that knows how to throw an incredible celebration and the Springalicious Festival is one of the best!