Winter Park’s Winter Event Calendar Line-Up

Winter Park's Winter Event Calendar Line-Up




Winter Park-Fraser Chamber Announces Winter Calendar Lineup

‘Colorado’s favorite playground’ offers cold-weather play list from holiday favorites to fun, new festivals–


Winter Park-Fraser Valley, Colo. – Winter Park-Fraser Chamber has released its winter events lineup. Winter Park offers visitors the chance to “play in” the New Year with some old favorites, as well as new celebrations that include something for everyone.

  • Dec. 31 New Years Eve Celebration – Celebrants will glide into the New Year in smooth style at this year’s Black Light Skating Party. Fraser Valley Sports Complex will host the event in its recently debuted “IceBox,” a naturally frozen and partially enclosed ice rink. Skaters can twirl and whirl the year away from 7-9 p.m. and can then ring in the New Year with a bang at the 9 p.m. fireworks show.
  • Jan. 26 SnowDash – This year Winter Park has partnered with Fit5280 to bring the extreme SnowDash race to Colorado’s favorite playground on Jan. 26. At over 9,000 feet, this adventure race is an obstacle course complete with snow, music, beer and plenty of cheer. Warriors welcome!
  • Jan. 26-27 Winter Park Winter Carnival – Honoring the birthday of local legend Mary Jane, this winter festival is not just for historians. The two-day celebration, Jan. 26-27, invites one and all to take part in live music, a snow-sculpture contest, sledding races, SnowDash, fireworks, a parade and much more.
  • Feb. 16-17 Grand Park Dog Days of Winter – Grand Park will once again go to the dogs for the annual Dog Days of Winter sled dog races, Feb. 16-17. The International Sled Dog Racing Association-sanctioned races will offer slots for sled teams of four, six and eight dogs, a three-dog junior division and one- and two-dog skijoring, where mushers are pulled by their pooches atop cross-country skis.
  • March 8-10 SnowBall Music Festival – The sound-packed weekend of songs and snow dance is back with a vengeance, Mar. 8-10, in Grand Park. Third time promises to charm as Winter Park seizes the title of host. A jam-packed lineup with music in a variety of genres makes this winter music fest a hit for all.
  • April 6 Winter Park Wipe Out – This brand new adventure challenge race will have participants pin-balling around Winter Park, completing tasks and challenges like puzzle solving, clue finding and obstacle tackling. Each completed task earns a string of beads. Those who collect enough beads are able to “buy” their way back into The Gauntlet at Grand Park where live music and beer await.

With so many reasons to visit Winter Park, visitors will want to take advantage of the Winter Park-Fraser Valley Key Card, which tracks spending and rewards users for purchases. The card also provides access to promotions like Play Free, where visitors get $50 to spend on their Key Card when they book two or more nights of lodging through Dec. 31. Some restrictions apply. Visit to learn more.

Winter Park-Fraser Chamber (

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.



Gaylene Ore, Ore Communications, 970-531-2336,

Diane Ehlert, Winter Park-Fraser Chamber, 970-726-4221, ext. 203,

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