Longtime local couple Karen and Mix Beauvais are crowned the Rex and queen of Ski Mardi Gras in 2012 at Steamboat Ski Area.

Photo by Matt Stensland

Longtime local couple Karen and Mix Beauvais are crowned the Rex and queen of Ski Mardi Gras in 2012 at Steamboat Ski Area.

Steamboat's Ski Mardi Gras kicks off Friday

Advertisement

— There‚Äôs room for more than one carnival in Steamboat Springs.

Side by side with the momentous 100th Winter Carnival, Steamboat Ski Area will be celebrating its annual Ski Mardi Gras weekend with specials and events through Fat Tuesday.

From the traditional parade through the base area to live music, happy hours and a snow sculpture contest, Ski Mardi Gras celebrates the spirit of New Orleans and festive free expression while reveling in the cool mountain air. Click here to read more about last year's colorful event and the crowning of the Rex and queen who also had a hand in starting the parade tradition in the 1980s.

Here is a schedule of Ski Mardi Gras events:

Friday

3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sing-along Piano Bar Duo at the Bear River Bar & Grill with Cajun food specials

Saturday

11:30 a.m. Face painting in Gondola Square

1:30 p.m. Parade from Ski Time Square into Gondola Square, with prizes for best costumes. (Meet at The Tugboat Grill & Pub at 1:20 p.m.)

1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Beer garden and Cajun crawfish boil with face painters and street performers in Gondola Square

3 p.m. Bud Light Rocks the Boat free concert with Anders Osborne

Monday

3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sundog plays zydeco music at Bear River Bar & Grill with Cajun food specials

Tuesday

8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tour the snow sculpture contest entries at each Steamboat Ski Area chairlift

3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sundog plays zydeco music at the Bear River Bar & Grill with Cajun food specials

To reach Nicole Inglis, call 970-871-4204 or email ninglis@ExploreSteamboat.com

Comments

Use the comment form below to begin a discussion about this content.

Requires free registration

Posting comments requires a free account and verification.