Snowdown, today with its 38th 12 months is just one of the Colorado condition's biggest cold weather festivals.
Launched in 1979 in Durango, Snowdown was made as town size consuming party to enhance the long Southwest Colorado winter season, as soon as the sun can duck behind the mountains at 2:30 pm. With the addition of this winter months's El Niño, its persistent stream of snowstorms, and single digit temperatures Durango has actually welcomed this season's "back into the Eighties" theme - prepared to reduce free.
With more than 100 occasions spread over a large number of locations for five days, the entire city works out eventually and joins in. There are many activities for people, but the majority are for grownups only and tend to be centered around your average Coloradan's passion for alcohol.
For five times the bars downtown are packed tight with people in costume as combined rolling tournaments, drinking games, trivia and eating contests move from area to place.