Winter Events You Don’t Want to Miss

        From biking on snow to Nordic skiing to cheering ski joring, you’ll find fantastic winter events in Leadville, Colorado. Mark your 2022 calendar for these winter favorites! 📸: Mark LaRowe Photography

        Leadville Ski Joring & Winter Sports

        Leadville Ski Joring @marklarowephoto

        Leadville Ski Joring and Crystal Carnival Weekend
        March 4-6, 2022
        Downtown Leadville
        Cost: Free for Leadville Ski Joring; registration for some additional events

        Cheer horses and skiers at a Leadville signature event! Ski joring experts pack the main street with snow and build ski jumps, for teams of horses and riders to pull skiers over at speeds of up to 35 mph. This breathtaking event is celebrating its 74th year. See what the New York Times had to say about this thrilling event in “The Wild West, On Skis.”

        The weekend schedule is also full of winter events—a nighttime winter mountain bike ride, Nordic ski sprints on Harrison Avenue, a paintball biathlon, and much more. See the weekend’s schedule, and giddy up to Leadville!
        📸: Mark LaRowe Photography


        Mineral Belt Mayhem by Justin Talbot

        Leadville Winter Mountain Bike Series

        Join one or all of these fatbike rides on groomed trails in and near Leadville! Check out night rides through the forest and daytime events with stunning above-treeline views. Either way, you’ll have memories to treasure. Your participation will also help fund local mountain bike trails, so thank you!

        Cost: $20 per race or $75 for the full series. Register today!
        📸: @justintalbot

        Tennessee Pass Night Jam
        Feb. 5, 2022 – 6:15 p.m.
        Tennessee Pass Nordic Center

        Mineral Belt Mayhem
        March 5, 2022 – 6:15 p.m.
        Mineral Belt Trail

        Fatty Patty 50K
        March 19, 2022 – 9 a.m.
        Dutch Henry Hill

        East Side Epic
        April 9, 2022 – 9 a.m.

        Nordic Skiing

        Leadville Loppet by Justin Talbot

        Leadville Loppet

        Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022
        Start times are staggered from 8:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
        Colorado Mountain College, Leadville
        Cost: $15 – $70
        Register today!

        Enjoy fun, timed races and help raise funds for Leadville’s iconic Mineral Belt Trail, which is groomed all winter long. Choose from 10K, 22K, and 44K distances. Or enter the 5K fun run, and wear a costume! Ski through evergreen forests and past original silver mining equipment from the 1880s. Take in majestic views of the surrounding peaks.
        📸: @justintalbot

        Mt Massive Golf Course Ski and Snowshoe Trails Leadville CO


        Equinox 24-Hour Ultra XC-Ski 2022

        March 19 – 20, 2022
        10 a.m. – 10 a.m.
        Mt. Massive Golf Course Ski and Snowshoe Trails
        Cost: RSVP to 970-640-4811, and please donate at the race

        Celebrate spring at the third annual 24-hour cross-country ski. Ski as much as you like from 10 a.m. to 10 a.m. Take a break in our clubhouse next to the fire and freshen up your equipment with our wax bench and tools.

        Colorado’s highest peaks surround this mostly flat course in the Arkansas River valley. Revel in the best views under the sun and the almost-full moon!

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