Join us for Winterfest 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!


Thank You to our Sponsors for 2020 already on board!


Platinum Sponsor: Award Winning Hotel

High Country Lodge

Trade Sponsors:

The Pagosa Springs SUN

Pagosa Photography-Jeff Laydon

Selph’s Propane

Gold Sponsors:

The Choke Cherry Tree

Dr. King Campbell Family Dentistry

Silver & Gala Table Sponsor

Itrip Vacations

TBK Bank

Penguin Plunge Sponsor:

Axis Health System

GALA Entertainment Sponsor:

USHealth Advisors – Mary Hunt

Pilot Breakfast Sponsor

Pagosa Brewing Co.

GALA Table Sponsors

Plaza Liquor

Download Winterfest Map 2020


44th Annual Chamber Winterfest Gala & Community Awards – Location PLPOA 6-9pm

Tim Sullivan ~ Entertainment ~ Dance the night away!

Everyone is welcome to attend this fun-filled night! Meet the new 2020 Chamber Board Members.

Come celebrate the winners of The Community Awards. Enjoy some delicious culinary fare & cash bar.


Chamber sponsored 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  Sponsored Fat Bike Fun Race – 8:45am – 11am

Benefitting DUST2

16K, 8K, KidK

Yamaguchi park

Skijor Pagosa– Hot Springs Blvd – 10-4 pm

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.

Participant Entry Fees:

3D  Entry  – $100 per team for the weekend 

Snowboard  – $100 per team for the weekend 

Junior/Beginner (11 years to adult) – $40 per team (one run each day – participant prize only)

Race Schedule – located along Hot Springs Blvd, unless indicated otherwise.  Start times approximate.

Friday, January 24, 2020:  6pm – 8pm Registration/Welcome

Saturday, January 25, 2020:

8 am – 9 am – Final Registration

8:30 am – 9:30 am- Course Walk

10am – 3D Runs

2pm – Snowboard Runs

3pm – Junior/Beginner Runs

6pm – Participant/Spectator Party (location pending):

Music by Bo DePeña

Sunday, January 26, 2020:

10am – 3D Runs

2pm – Snowboard Runs

3pm – Junior/Beginner Runs

4pm – Awards (location pending)

Pagosa Nortic 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.

All free of charge. Donations and Pagosa Nordic Club membership are strongly encouraged to help offset expenses with conducting the clinics and trail grooming.
A great clinic for never-evers, beginners and intermediates. Learn how to make these outdoor winter activities even more enjoyable. Bring your ski gear: skate skis or classic kick and glide.
PLEASE plan on arriving early and being geared up and checked in by 9:45 am with class starting at 10 am as late arrivals are disruptive to the classes. Parking is often packed! Leave time to park and walk to the staging area.


The Lost Cajun – Annual Barkus Parade – 10am at Town Park Proceeds benefit the Humane Society

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!


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

Sponsored by the Chamber

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! We also have a SPECIAL GUEST at this event! Your kids will love it!

Penguin Plunge Fundraising Form


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

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

Sponsored by the Chamber. 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

Skijor Pagosa– Hot Springs Blvd 10-4 pm with awards

Sunday, January 26, 2020:

10am – 3D Runs

2pm – Snowboard Runs

3pm – Junior/Beginner Runs

4pm – Awards (location pending)

All Events Are Weather Contingent!