Once again, we are seeing a huge amount of visitors landing here this weekend. Over 12,000 visitors are estimated to arrive for the Martin Luther King holiday, so town will again double in size! Also on Monday is the always entertaining Cowboy Downhill and related festivities. Be sure to get on the hill to see the cowboys in full gear as they make their way down the mountain, much to the spectators delight! Some of them have never been on skis, so be sure to get a spot up close to the race course. You won't be disappointed. New this year is a balloon glow on Sunday night at the base area. Enjoy some night skiing, hot air balloons glowing and entertainment at the Bear River Bar and Grill.
"It all began 41 years ago when Billy Kidd, Steamboat’s Director of Skiing, and Larry Mahan, six-time All-Around World Champion cowboy, decided to invite a few of the ProRodeo stars to Steamboat for a day of skiing. The cowboys had such a great time that the Downhill has become the most popular event of the season with over 100 of the best professional rodeo cowboys competing in the most unique ski rodeo in the country.
Sponsored by Bud Light, the Cowboy Downhill is always scheduled to coincide with the National Western Stock Show in Denver and the action busts out of the starting chutes at 1:00pm on Stampede on Monday, January 19th. After the race, kick up your boots with a free concert as part of the Bud Light Rocks the Boat Concert Series."