Winter Park & Fraser Chamber Announce 2015-16 Signature Special Events for Winter

Winter Park & Fraser Chamber Announce 2015-16 Signature Special Events for Winter Colorado mountain town hosts many winter events to entertain visitors between runs down the mountain.

 

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Photo caption: Colorado’s Favorite Playground, Winter Park, announces top winter events that are red hot even when temperatures are cold.

 

 

Winter Park & Fraser Chamber Announce 2015-16 Signature Special Events for Winter

Colorado mountain town hosts many winter events to entertain visitors between
runs down the mountain –

Winter Park, Colo. – The Winter Park & Fraser Chamber today announced its signature special events lineup for the 2015-16 winter season. Known as Colorado’s Favorite Playground, Winter Park hosts winter events that allow visitors to compete, celebrate and sightsee. For the complete list of extensive events happening this winter in Winter Park, check out the Winter Park Events Calendar.

  • Dec. 31 – New Year’s Eve Celebration (Hideaway Park)
    Ring in the New Year with a huge fireworks display over downtown Winter Park. The show starts at 9 p.m., but there’s free sledding at Hideaway Park to keep everyone entertained leading up to the fireworks extravaganza.
  • Jan. 23 – 3rd Annual Stagecoach Classic (Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa)
    This event is just the ticket for serious Nordic skiers and racers, old-school tourists and everyone in between! Participants will experience a trek from Devil’s Thumb Ranch through the old Idlewild Ski Area to Hideaway Park in Winter Park. This is the only time of year that this trail system – which used to link Tabernash, Fraser and Winter Park – will be connected and groomed for skier access. A portion of the race and tour proceeds benefit Trout Unlimited and its campaign to protect and preserve the endangered Fraser River. Register now.
  • Jan. 30 – Mary Jane’s 40th Birthday Bash (Winter Park Resort & Hideaway Park)
    This celebration pays homage to Mary Jane Mountain’s namesake, a well-known madam and local lady of the night who lived in the area in the late 1800s. Activities at the base of Mary Jane and Winter Park will keep the
    “over the hill” party going all day long. The event wraps up with a parade down Main Street starting at 6 p.m., followed by a fireworks display.
  • Feb. 14 – Cupid’s Revenge (Hideaway Park)
    It’s the second annual hosting of this four-mile, timed snowshoe and trail shoes race through the old Idlewild Ski Area. Participants are invited to have their revenge in the morning, then relax at one of the local restaurants for lunch. Register now.
  • March 19 – Winter Park Wipe Out (throughout Winter Park)
    Dubbed the coolest race on snow, Wipe Out is a combination of chilly scavenger hunts and wild adventure races. It will have participants pin-balling around the town of Winter Park in search of prizes! Register now.
  • April 23-24 – Winter Park Resort Closing Weekend (Winter Park Resort)
    Winter Park Resort goes all out for closing weekend with a free concert on Saturday, April 23 as part of Springtopia. Then, on Sunday it’s the Coca-Cola® Spring Splash. Celebrating its 48th year in 2016, this event is the oldest tradition of its kind. Spectators watch as skiers and riders struggle through obstacles on the Larry Sale Trail Race Course and attempt to skim across an icy pond to reach the finish line and post a time. Live music sets the tone for this closing day party that is fun for everyone!

To learn more about planning a trip to Winter Park and the Fraser valley visit www.playwinterpark.com.

About Winter Park & Fraser Chamber (www.PlayWinterPark.com)

The Winter Park & Fraser Chamber is a non-profit Colorado corporation created to help further and maintain responsible growth in the Winter Park & Fraser Valley area, located in the Rocky Mountains just 65 miles west of Denver.

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Contacts

Gaylene Ore, Ore Communications, 970-531-2336, gaylene@orecommunications.com
Diane Ehlert, Winter Park & Fraser Chamber, 970-283-3548, dehlert@playwinterpark.com


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