Join us for Winterfest in 2020, January 24th – 26th!


Winterfest brought to you by The Pagosa Springs Area Chamber of Commerce. This is an activity-packed weekend for the whole family here in Pagosa! The Hot Air Balloon Mass Ascensions, Sled Races, Cross Country Ski Clinic, Fat Bike Race, BB Gun Biathlon, 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!


44th Annual Winterfest Gala & Community Awards – Location TBD

Everyone is welcome to attend this funfilled night! Meet the new 2020 Chamber Board Members. Find out the winners of The Community Awards. Enjoy a delicious buffet dinner & cash bar. Dance the night away!


Hot Air Balloon Mass Ascension–8:00am Uptown in the Pagosa Lakes Area

Uptown Pagosa Springs. Enjoy the spectacular winter view as balloons fill the sky.

Application Winterfest Pilot 2020


 Pagosa Mountain Sports and DUST2 Fat Bike Fun Race 9am – 11am

16K, 8K, KidK

Yamaguchi park


Skijor Pagosa– Hot Springs Blvd – 10-4pm

Skijor Pagosa is an adventure competition where horse and rider pull a skier or snowboarder as fast as possible through an obstacle course of jumps, gates and rings. Skijoring combines Pagosa Country finest skiing heritage with its cowboy roots a fast and furious spectator’s event. Participants compete for cash and prizes based on the fastest times. Pre-registration coming soon. $5 per adult and kids 13 and under are free.


Pagosa Nordic Club Learn to Cross Country Ski Clinic 10am – 12pm

This introductory clinic is great for never-evers, beginners and intermediate level X-C skiers. Learn skate ski and classic cross-country ski basics from some of Pagosa Springs’ best skiers. Come learn how to make these outdoor winter activities even more enjoyable. Bring your ski gear; skate skis or classic kick and glide. All local ski shops rent cross-country ski gear and offer special rental discounts for these clinics- just mention your are attending the clinic. Donations of $5-$10 per person are encouraged.



The Lost Cajun – Annual Barkus Parade – (Time TBD)

The Lost Cajun is hosting this 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.


11th Annual Penguin Plunge – Registration 12pm, Plunge 1pm San Juan River Walk

Support your favorite non-profits by raising money and plunging into the freezing cold San Juan River, or enjoy the view from the San Juan River Walk. These brave souls don’t just jump in and get out, we make them REALLY plunge into the river!



Sledz on Rez-Build it. Ride it. Wreck it – (Time TBD)

Bring your homemade or modified store-bought sleds and try to ride them down Reservoir Hill. Prizes will be given for Best of Show, Best Team and of course the Best Crash! Have fun with it! There is no limit to how creative you can be!


Hot Air Balloon Mass Ascension–8:00am Uptown in the Pagosa Lakes Area

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!


Pagosa Nordic Club BB Gun Biathlon- 9:30am start

16K competitive/4K citizens-youth/KidK

Great event for all ages, abilities and spectators.

Participants have three opportunities to shoot at targets in between ski laps.

Yamaguchi Park


All Events Are Weather Contingent!