10 events to Go & Do Jan. 12 to 14 in Steamboat Springs

Revelers watch as hot air balloons light up the night at the base of Steamboat Ski Area.
Joel Reichenberger

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — From learning a new hobby like cross country skiing, meeting one of Steamboat’s Olympians, witnessing hot air balloons light up the night sky or dancing the night away to the sounds of Motel Radio or the Kyle Hollingsworth Band, Explore has you covered on what to do and where to go this weekend.

Friday, Jan. 12 

Women’s Cross Country Ski Fitness Series

10 to 11:30 a.m., noon to 1:30 p.m. | Lake Catamount Touring Center, 30215 Waters Edge Trail

Learn to improve your cross-country skiing while getting a great workout with friends. Clinics for skate skiing and classic are planned. All abilities welcome. Rental equipment available.

SoDown with Trufeelz

8 p.m. | Schmiggity’s, 821 Lincoln Ave.

Ehren River Wright, aka SoDown, is a staple in the Colorado music scene. Featuring live saxophone, Wright describes his music as an endlessly evolving medley of many different genres, culminating in a uniquely diverse style of bass music.

Saturday, Jan. 13

Grass Sticks On Snow Demo Day

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Steamboat Ski Area, 2305 Mount Werner Circle

Experience bamboo this season by taking advantage of Grass Sticks’ demo day.

Meet an Olympian: Ann Battelle

10 a.m. | Steamboat Ski Area, 2305 Mount Werner Circle

Stop by the “Meet an Olympian” chat at the Olympian display on the second floor of Thunderhead Lodge at the top of the gondola. Steamboat Resort will present a series of chats with Steamboat Olympians throughout the season, providing guests a front-row seat to meet Olympians, see their medals and learn what it’s like to compete at an elite level. Hot cocoa and Champagne Powder® doughnuts will be served.

Emerald Mountain Snowshoe Tour

10 a.m. to noon | Howelsen Hill Rodeo Grounds, 401 Howelsen Pkwy.

Ride the chairlift up historic Howelsen Hill to enjoy spectacular views of the Yampa Valley and learn more about winter ecology from a Yampatika naturalists. Cost is $20 and includes snowshoes and lift ticket. Registration is required: or 970- 871-9151.

Yoga and a Beer

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. | Butcherknife Brewing Company, 2875 Elk River Road

Join Yoga Lila at Butcherknife for Yoga and a Beer.

CU Buffoon’s Concert

7 p.m. | Colorado Mountain College Steamboat Springs, 1275 Crawford Ave.

Opera Steamboat presents the CU Buffoons, back by popular demand, for an evening of perfectly crafted harmonies, finger snapping rhythms and merriment sure to please. The talented (and equally comical) vocalists from University of Colorado are hailed as one of the top 10 college acapella groups in the country. Tickets are $30 general admission, $10 for students with ID and $5 for kids 12 and younger.

Kyle Hollingsworth Band with special guests, Cycles

10 p.m. | Schmiggity’s, 821 Lincoln Ave.

Kyle Hollingsworth is the keyboard player and big contributor to the acclaimed jam masters The String Cheese Incident. He is revered by both peers and fans for his ability to write and perform in a mosaic of styles, from rock to classical, ragtime to bebop.  

Sunday, Jan. 14

Steamboat Balloon Glow

5 p.m. | Steamboat Ski Area, 2305 Mount Werner Circle

View the beauty of six magnificent hot air balloons that will illuminate the mountain village. Spectators can stroll among the standing balloons or watch from the warmth of a nearby watering hole.

Motel Radio

7 p.m. | Chief Theater, 813 Lincoln Ave.

Motel Radio is a rock band based in New Orleans, Louisiana, that formed in 2014, to create sound rooted in Americana. Tickets are $10 and available at also available at All That, 601 Lincoln Ave.

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