Stampede on ice: cowboys swap spurs for skis in Colorado

Steamboat Springs, Colorado.

Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Image by daveynin / CC BY 2.0

On Monday rodeo champions from around the world took to the slopes for the 41st Bud Light Cowboy Downhill, a skiing contest held in Steamboat Springs, CO, just northwest of Denver. Competitors take on a timed dual slalom, a jump and a lasso event – all in rodeo getup. Later the festivities get chaotic with the Stampede, a mass-start ski and snowboard race that sends cowboys and - girls hurtling down a mountain all at once. Festivities also included a concert, BBQ and a Western gala. Read more:

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