Steamboat Springs Cowboy Downhill


Cowboy Downhill

Steamboat Springs welcomes back past and present rodeo champions from across North America for the Annual Bud Light Cowboy Downhill in January each year. Spectators of all ages watch and laugh in amazement as many of these cowboys strap on skis for the very first time. Year after year, generations return to the Headwall trail, at the base of the ski area, to experience Steamboat's own wild-west-cowboy action, the most unique ski rodeo in the world! Read More

  • Two days of festivities including music, learn-to-rope clinic and Western fun
  • 2 day Festival in early January
  • A 30 year mountain tradition

Overview: A 30-year tradition starting with Billy Kidd invited the Pro-Rodeo stars out for a day of skiing at Steamboat. Two days of festivities including music, learn-to-rope clinic, and Western fun.

Where: Steamboat Springs Resort

Fees: Most events are Free


Cowboy Downhill Day's Events:

Dual Slalom Race on Headwall
After negotiating the slalom course, the cowboys must lasso a person, saddle a horse, and cross the finish line in the fastest time and all in one piece.

Grand Finale - The Chaotic Western Stampede on Skis
The Stampede, utilizing a mass start, pits cowboy against cowboy in a winner takes all race down Headwall.

Western Celebration in Gondola Square
Join in the fun at the Annual Bud Light Cowboy Downhill include an afternoon western celebration in Gondola.

Find more details on the Steamboat Resort website.

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