Rocky Mountain region ski resorts host several competitions throughout the winter showcasing the skills of international and local snow sports athletes.
The dates for each 2023/24 competition have been announced as the ski areas prepare for competitions.
Xfinity Birds of Prey
Beaver Creek hosts the first professional competition in Colorado.
The International Ski and Snowboard Federation World Cup event, the Xfinity Birds of Prey Alpine Race, is scheduled to take place December 1 – 3, 2023.
International elite male snow sports athletes will compete in three skiing races during the three-day competition.
Athletes will compete in downhill races and the super-G.
In addition to ski racing, the event provides music, beer tasting, ski films, parties and sponsor activation.
Toyota U.S. Grand Prix and Visa Big Air
The Toyota U.S. Grand Prix and Visa Big Air is scheduled to take place at Copper Mountain Resort on December 13 – 16, 2023.
This event includes ski and snowboard halfpipe and ski and snowboard big air competitions.
International and local snow sports athletes will compete in the events.
Last year, Summit County-based Taylor Gold and Chase Blackwell both competed in the men’s snowboard competition.
Silverthorne’s Chris Corning placed second overall in last year’s men’s big air competition.
Summit County’s Kaitlyn Adams placed 15th overall in the women’s big air competition.
U.S. Revolution Tour
Kicking off 2024, the next competition event is set to be held at Copper Mountain Resort on January 22 – 26, 2024.
This five-day event showcases athletes who are making the transition from competing at a grassroots level to competing at an elite level.
Competitors will participate in snowboard and free ski halfpipe, slopestyle and big air events.
Summit-based free skiers Evan Wischmeyer, Alex Thisted and Jay Riccomini have competed in this event in the past.
X Games Aspen
Buttermilk Aspen hosts the X Games January 26 – 28, 2024.
Athletes will compete in the halfpipe, big air, slopestyle and knuckle huck competitions.
Competing in this increasingly popular competition has given athletes arguably as much bragging rights as competing in the Winter Olympics.
Audi FIS World Cup
On March 1 – 3, 2024, Aspen Snowmass and Aspen Mountain will host Alpine athletes competing in the slalom and giant slalom.
Winter Dew Tour
The competition season concludes with the Winter Dew Tour’s 20th Anniversary on March 8 – 11, 2024 at Copper Mountain.
The best professional male and female ski and snowboard athletes compete in individual superpipe and streetstyle events.
In addition to the sports events, the weekend schedule is full of live music and fan-based activities.