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Explore More: 5 events to ring in the New Year safely

Uranium Mine Snowshoe Tour

Join a Yampatika naturalist on a snowshoe tour up the Uranium Mine Trail. (File photo)

10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday

Fish Creek Falls, Upper Parking Lot



Ring in the new year with sweeping views of Fish Creek Canyon along this moderately strenuous snowshoe hike up to the old Uranium mine entrance. Reservations are required at yampatika.org, and the tour is not recommended for those younger than 16. Be sure to dress warm and bring a camera.

Iconic Steamboat Walking Tour



Meet at the Depot Art Center for the Iconic Steamboat Walking Tour, presented by Steamboat Creates and the Tread of Pioneers Museum. (file photo)

12 to 1:30 p.m. Friday

Depot Art Center, 1001 13th St.

Kick off 2021 by learning about Steamboat Springs history with this walk around downtown. Presented by the Tread of Pioneers Museum and Steamboat Creates, this walking tour will highlight the area’s most iconic historic and cultural sites. The cost to participate is free.

First Friday Artwork

Learn about cracking geodes at First Friday Artwalk at the Depot Art Center. (Getty Images/stock)

5 to 8 p.m. Friday

Depot Art Center, 1001 13th St.

The First Friday Artwork of 2021 begins with Steamboat Creates teaching how to crack geodes while also enjoying the “Sculpting Ancient History: Creations from Earth Mother by Father and Sun” by Leo and Dusty Atkinson. Visit steamboatcreates.org for more information.

Artists on Film: Caroll Spinney

Stream the award-winning documentary about the performer behind Big Bird through Bud Werner Memorial Library’s Kanopy service. (courtesy photo)

12 a.m. to 11:59 p.m., begins Sunday

Virtual, steamboat library.org/events/bigbird

Learn more about the performer who brought every child’s beloved Big Bird to life with Bud Werner Memorial Library’s free streaming of “I Am Big Big: The Life and Career of Puppet Performer Caroll Spinney.” The award-winning, 87-minute documentary is available through Kanopy and is free with a library card.

Ski with a Naturalist

An aspen tree off the Why Not trail shows scarring from a bear claw. See more like this during Ski with a Naturalist. (file photo)

1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Monday

Steamboat Resort, 2305 Mount Werner Circle

Instead of the usual ski run fun, why not slow down to take in the natural beauty at Steamboat Resort. Follow a Yampatika naturalist down the Why Not run and see the mountain in a whole new way. Reservations are not required. Why Not is a green run, so it should be suitable for most skill levels.


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