Celebrate the Season

Winter and Holiday Events in the Rocky Mountains

Early Season & Holiday Events

Celebrate the Season in Winter Park, Colorado

Find your place in the Rockies  and attend one of our early season or holiday events in beautiful Winter Park, Colorado. See below for a full list of early season and holiday events. Pick your favorite event and gather your family and friends for a winter adventure you won't forget!

November Events

November 10:  Taste of the Ranch, Devil’s Thumb Ranch & Spa
This 4-course meal will be a continuation of our Dinner on the Divide series, and it is a great way to sample some fresh offerings from our amazing and growing culinary team.  Cocktail Hour with Passed Appetizers and Andy Strauss Live entertainment
6 - 9pm | Tickets $110/person (plus tax & service fee) | Limited seating available | Special Lodging Rate $195 for Attendees.  Contact Reservations at 970-726-5632 | [email protected]

November 11:  How to Prep your Nordic Skis, Devil’s Thumb Ranch & Spa
Learn how to prepare your Nordic skis, from taking the summer wax off and get them ready for the winter season.
9 - 11am | $40 | 970.726.8231 | [email protected]

November 14:  Winter Park Resort Opening Day, Winter Park Resort
This 2018/19 ski season is gonna be BIG! The Gemini Lift starts spinning at 9am sharp and runs until 4pm. Stop by Derailer Bar, open all day, for drink specials and an afternoon raffle.
9am - 4pm | www.winterparkresort.com | 970.726.5514

November 17:  Nordic Center Opening Day (tbd), Snow Mountain Ranch
The Snow Mountain Ranch Nordic Center will open for the 2018-2019 season.  Please check ahead of time to confirm.  Weather conditions may vary. 
8am | Trail pass required | www.snowmountainranch.org | 970.887.2152

November 24:  Wax Clinic, Devil’s Thumb Ranch & Spa
Learn how to prep your classic or skate skis!
4 - 5pm | Complimentary for season pass and trail pass holders | 970.726.8231 | [email protected]

December Events

December 7-9:  Early Season On-Snow Camp, Snow Mountain Ranch
Join us for this early season on-snow camp!  Stay tuned for more details!
8am | registration required | www.snowmountainranch.org | 970.887.2152

December 7, 14, 21, 28:  SNOWga, Winter Park Resort
Sore from an action-packed day on the mountain? Join us every Friday for SNOWga on the brand new plaza stage! SNOWga (yoga on the snow) will be a 30 minute class led by a certified yoga instructor. SNOWga will focus on series of stretches and exercises so you are ready to make first chair the next day! There will be music and hot chocolate provided. Come experience the best SNOWga around!
4 - 4:30pm | www.winterparkresort.com | 970.726.5514

December 8:  Demo Day, Winter Park Resort
Are you in the market for a new pair of skis or a snowboard? Test your favorite brand or try a new one. Reps will be available to answer questions and get you geared up for winter. Demos are available to purchase in our retail locations. Participating vendor list:  Harvest Skis, Weston Snowboards, Never Summer, Gilson Snownoard and Ski Company, Grass Sticks, Head Skis, Romp Skis, stay tuned for more.
9am-4pm | www.winterparkresort.com | 970.726.5514

December 8:  Tommelfest and Holiday Gift Market Festival, Devil’s Thumb Ranch & Spa
Kick off the ski season at our annual Tommelfest Nordic Ski Festival with free lessons, keg tossing, glog & all kinds of “Nordic” activities.  And don’t miss the much beloved Devil’s Thumb Ranch Holiday Market in the Heck’s Tavern Loft!
8am-4pm |Free (Sign-Up in Zach’s Mercantile)| 970.726.8231 | [email protected]

December 14:  Granby Ranch Opening Day, Granby Ranch
Imagine a day of skiing and riding away from the crowds and only 90 minutes west of Denver. That place is called Granby Ranch. Granby Ranch is a family-owned ski resort, designed for skiers and riders to learn in a safe, friendly environment and for all abilities and ages. The mountain is laid out with all trails starting at the same point and ending at the base so families and groups can ski to their level and easily meet at the same place.
www.granbyranch.com | 888.850.4615

December 22:  Grand Gondola opening & ribbon cutting (tbd), Winter Park Resort
www.winterparkresort.com | 970.726.5514

Holiday Events

November 23:  Wonderland of Lights Celebration, Cooper Creek Square
Visit with Santa and receive a free 4×6 photo. Mingle with lighted holiday street performers and fire juggler. Find the perfect holiday gifts in our unique boutiques and retail shops. And, don’t forget to enjoy a special treat from one of the fine bakeries along your way. Kick-off the new Cooper Creek Square light show, Wonderland of Lights.  The light show will continue to run nightly from dusk – 10pm through March.  Free Fiber Optic Wands while supplies last.
4:30 - 6:30pm | Free | www.coopercreeksquare.com | 970.460.9800

November 24-25:  Grand Holiday Market and Tree Lighting (24), Winter Park Resort
Shop hand-crafted Colorado goods and sip mulled wine by the fire in the new Village plaza. Local and regional artisans will offer a wide variety of gifts and specialties ranging from intricate jewelry and paintings to natural soaps and aromatic candles. Shop the goods Nov. 24 & 25 from 12-5pm. Don’t forget to stay after to enjoy the annual lighting of our beautiful Holiday tree.

12 - 5pm | winterparkresort.com | 970.726.5514

November 30:  Festival of Trees, Grand Park Community Recreation Center
Silent auction with more than 30 trees, wreaths and menorah’s beautifully decorated by local non-profit groups.  Free pictures with Santa from 5-6:30pm.  All auction proceeds go to local non-profits and an incredible raffle drawing. 

4-8pm | Free | www.fraservalleylions.org |

December 1:  Ranch Tree Lighting Ceremony, Devil’s Thumb Ranch & Spa
Enjoy complimentary Hot Cocoa & S’mores at the fire pit, a visit from Santa & Mrs. Claus, Live Music, Holiday Cocktails, Reindeer Games & more…

6-8pm | Free | 970.726.8231 | [email protected]