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Any PRCA (Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association) or PBR (Professional Bull Riders) members entered at the 2016 Denver Stock Show Rodeo, current top 40 PBR members and current PRCA World Champions are eligible to register for the event. State Rodeo queens appearing at the Denver Stock Show are also eligible to compete.

39th Annual Cowboy Downhill


Date/Location Monday, January 18, 2016, 1:00pm on Stampede Trail at the base of the Steamboat Ski Resort
Entry Cost: $125 - Entry includes two nights lodging at The Lodge at Steamboat (Sunday, January 17 and Monday, January 18, 2016 only), a two-day adult lift ticket, a two-day ski or snowboard rental package, entry into the Cowboy Downhill race, a special edition Cowboy Downhill jacket and one VIP Pass for all events.
Registration: Sunday, January 17, 2016, at Registration Headquarters - The Clubhouse at The Lodge at Steamboat - 2700 Village Drive from 9am - 6pm. Monday, January 18, 2016, the day of the race, at The Competition Services Office, Ski Area Base - Gondola Square, from 8:30am - 10:30am.
Lift Tickets: Every cowboy entering the event will receive two days of skiing valid January 17, 2016 - January 19, 2016 at registration.
Ski Rentals: Cowboys will receive a ski or snowboard rental voucher at registration, which can then be presented at the Steamboat Ski & Sport - Gondola Square to obtain rental equipment.
Lodging: Lodging is available for Cowboy Downhill participants through Steamboat Resorts for the nights of Sunday, January 17 and Monday, January 18, 2016 ONLY. All lodging check-in is at Registration Headquarters - The Clubhouse at The Lodge. Participants must identify themselves at the time of check-in as being with the Cowboy Downhill event. A credit card imprint for incidentals is required upon check-in.
Guests: Special rates are available for cowboy's guests at registration on lift tickets, rentals and lodging.
  • Lodging: $40 per guest per night
  • Rentals: $15 per day
  • Lift Tickets: Adults $54 per day, children (2-6) $41 per day
  • VIP Pass: $30 includes lunch, dinner and free Bud Light
Pre-Race Cowboy Lunch: On Monday, January 18, lunch will be provided for all cowboys and VIP pass holders from 11:00am-12:45pm at the Bear River Bar & Grill Terrace.
Race Format: Cowboys will ski down a dual slalom course, go over a jump, lasso a lady, saddle a horse, and cross the finish line. This is the Timed Event. Followed by the Stampede Event, which is a mass start; first cowboy to the bottom wins. All participants must wear chaps and cowboy hats.
Awards & Concert: The free Bud Light Cowboy Downhill concert will begin immediately following the race in Gondola Square. Complimentary Bud and Bud Light and a cash bar will be available in the Cowboy VIP section. The Cowboy VIP section is not open to the general public. The Awards Ceremony will be held on Monday, January 18 at the awards banquet at the top of the gondola.

Schedule of Events

Sunday, January 17, 2016

9:00am-6:00pm Race Registration at the The Clubhouse at The Lodge at Steamboat - 2700 Village Drive (Cowboy participants only)
5:30-10:00pm Cowboy Up Party at Bear River Bar & Grill

Monday, January 18, 2016

8:30-10:30am Race Registration at the Competition Services Office in Gondola Square (Cowboy participants only)
11:00am-12:45pm Cowboy/VIP BBQ on the Bear River Deck (Cowboy participants only)
12:45pm Competitors head up to the start, it's race time!
1:00pm 42nd Annual Bud Light Cowboy Downhill - Timed Event Slalom followed by the Stampede event
Immediately following Stampede Free Bud Light Concert- Gondola Square (TBD)
7:00pm Awards and banquet at the top of the gondola

Media and Contact Info

Event Information Traci Allen | (970) 871-5472 |
Media Information Michael Lane | (970) 871-5474 |
Radio Coverage KBCR-Big Country Radio-Today's Country FM 96.9, Classic Oldies AM 1230 KBCR will be course-side, broadcasting live. 

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