The Pagosa Springs Chamber’s Winterfest event is an activity-packed weekend for the whole family here in Pagosa! There are great activities planned, such as the hot air balloon mass ascensions, sled races, fat bike demos, the ever popular Penguin Plunge, and much more! Read below for detailed information of events and to download registration forms. Come join the fun!

All Events Are Weather Contingent!


Hot Air Balloon Mass Ascension–8:00am.

Downtown Pagosa Springs by the San Juan River. Enjoy the spectacular winter view as balloons fill the sky.

BB Gun Biathlon, Sat. Feb. 3rd at Fall Creek.  As part of Pagosa Springs’ Winterfest, PNC will offer a 16km/6km/KidK biathlon at West Fork with Red Ryder BB guns.  No shooting experience needed.  Great fun for all ages!

The races begin at 9 am sharp. Registration and check in 8-8:45 am. Please arrive early enough to sign-in, gear up and warm up before 9 am.  Racers will have an opportunity to test shoot at targets between 8:30-8:45 am.  Prizes for the top finishers and participant drawing giveaways immediately following the race.  The race is free, however, donations are strongly encouraged.  For more info. visit

Pagosa Mountain Sports Bike Demo, February 3rd from 11am-12pm in Yamaguchi Park.  Pagosa Mountain Sports will be offering fatbikes and full suspension bikes to demo for a $10 donation (includes a crepe too!) This is a fun activity for the whole family!

3rd Annual Barkus Parade, Feb. 3rd at 11 am in Town Park!   The Lost Cajun is hosting this wonderful event as a benefit for the Humane Society of Pagosa Springs.  Bring your costumed pet and parade with us!  Make a donation to the humane society and get a free cup of gumbo.

The Geothermal Greenhouse Partnership will open its doors this Saturday from 9-2 to welcome visitors into the Education Dome in Centennial Park on the River Walk.  Come in out of the cold and enjoy a growing experience as you sip a cup of hot chocolate and wander among beds of burgeoning vegetables in February, a unique sight in Pagosa Springs and probably the only warm venue in all of the Winterfest activities.

8th Annual Penguin Plunge. Pre-Registration: 12:00pm, Plunge: 1:00pm. Location: Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center, 105 Hot Springs Blvd. Watch brave souls plunge into the San Juan River to benefit local charities, while enjoying the view from the San Juan River Walk.

Sledz on Rez-Build it. Ride it. Wreck it. This exciting sled race, sponsored by the YPOPS (Young Professionals of Pagosa Springs), will be held at Reservoir Hill. Registration will begin at 2:00pm, and the race begins at 2:30pm.  $10 registration per sled.  You might have to throw some wheels on your sleds this year!  Refreshments will be available for purchase.

Free admission for skating from 5-6 pm at the Pagosa Multi-purpose pavilion ice rink at 550 S. 8th St.  Skates available for rent but admission is free including a balloon glow.


All Events Are Weather Contingent!

Hot Air Balloon Mass Ascension–8:00am.

Once again, see the balloons fill the winter sky, this time over the Pagosa Lakes area. Grab a cup of coffee or cocoa, and come enjoy the spectacular view!


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