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What's happening in ski country Jan. 13-16
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Jan. 13: POW Day, Alta, Utah

Fifty years of snow data crowns Jan. 13 as the snowiest day of the year in the Beehive State. In honor of that, Protect Our Winters teams up with Snowcru and Alta, Snowbird, Sundance and Powder Mountain resorts for a day of environmental awareness on the slopes. Carpool or take the Ski Bus from Salt Lake City and get a free POW beanie and the chance to ski with a POW-sponsored athlete. More on POW Day.

Jan. 13-16: Winter Carnival, Bretton Woods, N.H.

The White Mountains resort hold its annual Winter Carnival this weekend and it’s packed with events on and off the slopes for everyone in the family, from kid’s night out and obstacle courses to morning yoga, evening movies, and family game night.

Jan. 14: Let It Glow Laser Light Show Spectacular, Okemo, Vt.

Lasers light up the slopes on the Bull Run trail during this free family-friendly event that’s capped off with a fireworks show. Après-ski party and live music at the Sitting Bull to follow. Click for the deets.

Jan. 14: USASA Tao of Taos Rail Jam, Taos, N.M.

Skiers and boarders of all ages strut their stuff in Taos’ terrain park at this event, which is part of the 2017 Southwest Freeride Series.

Jan. 14-19: 14 Annual Mountaintop Film Festival, Sugarbush, Vt.

The Mountaintop Film Festival puts on seven days of films with thought-provoking themes that honor Martin Luther King, Jr. Find movies and showtimes here.

Cowboy Downhill Steamboat

The timed slalom at the Bud Light Cowboy Downhill

Jan. 16: Bud Light Cowboy Downhill, Steamboat, Colo.

Over 100 professional rodeo cowboys converge on the slopes of Steamboat to compete in the resort’s quintessential Western event this weekend. The Cowboy Downhill, the brainchild of Steamboat Director of Skiing Billy Kidd and champion cowboy Larry Mahan 40 years ago, consists of a timed slalom and a stampede race, and end with a concert in Gondola Square featuring country duo Walker McGuire.

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