Winter Park 2016-2017 Winter Special Events

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December 16 & 17, 2016.  Colorado Adventure Park, Fraser.

What’s the most exciting, fan friendly form of snowmobile racing? It’s Snocross. We’re talking big-air jumps and exciting action of motocross while enjoying the great outdoors.

Check out the schedule and ticket info here.

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December 17-18, 2016.  3-5 pm at the Village Gazebo at Winter Park Resort

Looking to visit with Santa Claus? Well it just so happens that he’ll be here in Winter Park just before he gets too crazy busy for Christmas. Kids, here’s your chance to give him your Christmas list to be certain he gets it. Mom and dad, you can get some photos to cherish for years to come


torchilight parade


December 24th, 2016.  4-6 pm base of Winter Park Resort

It’s true. The Christmas Eve Torchlight Parade is one of the most beloved Winter Park traditions. If you’re lucky enough to be here for the holidays, join us for Christmas carols around the bonfire, then watch a procession of torch-bearing skiers and riders begin their way down the trail followed by Santa Claus himself. A spectacular fireworks display while the Christmas lighted snowcats… ah, we won’t give it away.   A Christmas Eve interdenominational service will take place in the Balcony House immediately following the parade.


Ranch House Restaurant

December 25th, 2016.  Ranch House Restaurant, Devil’s Thumb Ranch, Tabernash

This year get out of the kitchen and let the chefs at Ranch House Restaurant do the holiday feast cooking. Besides a wonderful four course meal, you’ll get to relax and enjoy the festivities.   Now, that’s a Merry Christmas! A la carte dining options will also be available. Reservations are recommended.

$72 per adult, children under 12 yrs are half price

January 21st, 2017.  From 8am at Devil’s Thumb Ranch, Tabernash

The fourth annual 30km/15km classic-only cross country ski race and tour will take place on January 21st starting at Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa, traversing through the former Idlewild Ski Area and finishing with a post-race BBQ and beer garden with live music at Hideaway Park. This event is perfect for the die-hard nordic ski competitors as well as recreational xc ski or snowshoers.

For more info and to register, click here.

Mary Jane’s Birthday Bash
January 28th, 2017.  From Noon – 4pm, Mary Jane Base at Winter Park Resort 

Our beloved Mary Jane turns 41 this year, so celebrate her birthday with a day of bump skiing, live music and surprise giveaways at the Mary Jane Base.  If you fancy yourself as a bit of a bumper (or just want to have some fun) sign up for the second annual ‘Mary Jane Mogul Duel’.


Cupids Revenge race winter park

February 18th, 2017.  From 10 am at Hideaway Park, Downtown Winter Park.

Test your fitness by taking part in the annual Cupid’s Revenge 4 mile snowshoe race through the picturesque trails of old Idewilde Ski Area in Downtown Winter Park.

$20 Advance registration, or $25 on the day.


February 22-26th, 2017.  All day at Winter Park Resort.

The 42nd annual Wells Fargo Ski cup raises money (and a whole lot of fun) over a weekend of races that support the National Sports Center For The Disabled.  The three key stand out events are The Corporate Challenge, Kids Snowplow Sprint, and World Disabled Invitational where professional athletes from all over the world compete for cash prizes in a spectacular showdown like no other.

For more information and the full event schedule, click here.


Winter Park March events

March 4th, 2017.  From Noon – 4pm, Winter Park Resort. 

Put on your best beads and colorful head gear and join in the fun at Winter Park Resort this Mardi Gras.  Enjoy a New Orleans style band and family friendly games in the Village at Winter Park – then treat yourself to some food and drink specials at the Base Village restaurants.


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March 24 – 26th, 2017.  All day at Snow Mountain Ranch, Tabernash. 

Nordic gets a new vehicle in this two day festival of snowshoeing, cross country skiing and you guessed it, Fat Biking!  Stay posted for more information on this family friendly event at Snow Mountain Ranch YMCA of the Rockies.

Details to follow.

Winter Park Wells Fargo Easter egg hunt

April 16th, 2017.  From 11 am, Winter Park Resort.   

Winter Park Willie and the Easter Bunny join forces to deliver an on-mountain candy hunt in Discover Park, plus a munchkin sized easter egg hunt around the Base Village for under 5s.  There’s even a non-competitive FUN race down Lower Village Way for any kids who want to take part.

Children must have valid Winter Park lift tickets to access the on-snow candy hunt and Bunny Race.

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April 23rd, 2017.  Noon – 3 pm in Winter Park Resort Village. 

Take part in the end of season celebration that is Winter Park Resort’s Spring Splash!  Complete the obstacles down Larry Sale, then take a deep breath and try to skim your way across the icy pond to the finish line with the best time to win.

Registration: 8 – 10.30 am at Guest Services in Balcony House.  $20 per person (must be over 18 yrs) – limited to the first 100 participants.

FREE to spectate


Winter Park 2016 Summer Events & Festivals

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Fitness In The Park
9 AM – 10AM every Sunday, June 12th – August 28th, 2016 Hideaway Park or Cooper Creek Square, Downtown Winter Park

Start the day off right with a free outdoor fitness class. Weekly sessions alternate between yoga, pilates, zumba crossfit & boot camp.


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High Note Thursdays
6 PM – 8 PM every Thursday, June 16th – August 18th, 2016 Hideaway Park, Downtown Winter Park

Bring a picnic and blanket and head to Hideaway Park for free music and entertainment. Musical acts change each week bringing a mix of Americana, bluegrass, rock, folk and more to the main stage at Hideaway Park.


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Winter Park Resort Opens For Summer
10 AM – 5.30 PM every day, June 11th – September 25th, 2016

A playground for all ages, Winter Park Resort brings fun and adventure to any summer vacation. Take to two wheels to experience the nationally acclaimed Trestle Bike Park with endless lift assisted downhill biking trails, fly down the hillside on Colorado’s longest Alpine Slide, tire out the kids in the Adventure Park, or take in own of the many festivals and events.

Free Music Events Winter Park


Blues From The Top
All day, June 25th – 26th, 2016 Hideaway Park & others, Downtown Winter Park

The 14th annual Blues From The Top festival brings a little growl and purr to the main stage at Hideaway Park, as well as intimate after show performances throughout town.

$28 for 1 day ticket, or $49 for 2 day ticket (advance purchase required).

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Picnic In The Park
6 PM – 8 PM every Tuesday, June 28th – August 9th, 2016 Old Schoolhouse Park, Fraser

A great family affair that lets the kids run and play in the park, while adults sit back, relax and enjoy liver music on the band stand. Musical acts change each week, bringing an eclectic mix of popular country, rock, folk & blues to Fraser.


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Music On The Square
6 PM – 8 PM most Fridays, June 24th – August 26th, 2016 Cooper Creek Square, Downtown Winter Park

More amazing live music from local musicians, plus Denver’s finest acts in the inviting location of Cooper Creek Square in Downtown Winter Park. A great opportunity to get in a little retail therapy or enjoy a bit to eat in one of the many restaurants after the show.


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The Village Uncorked! Wine, Art & Cheese Festival
All day, July 3rd, 2016 Winter Park Resort

Get your fourth of July weekend off to a great start with the 6th annual Village Uncorked! Wine festival at Winter Park Resort. Sample regional wines and cheeses and learn about the craft of cheese making in a live demonstration. Take a little flavor of Colorado home with the purchase of art, jewelery, or vino!

FREE EVENT – Taste tickets available for purchase.

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Fourth Of July Celebrations
6 PM – 10 PM, July 4th, 2016 Hideaway Park, Downtown Winter Park

Breathe in the fresh mountain air this Independence Day at the annual Lance Gutersohn 4th of July Celebration in Downtown Winter Park. HEad tot he park around 6 PM for family friendly activities and live country music by Buckstein, then gather loved ones to watch the sky light up with a huge fireworks display at dark.



Rendezvous Mountain Bike Capital
All day, July 9th & 10th, 2016 Hideaway Park & surrounding areas, Downtown Winter Park

Experience two days of mountain bike clinics, rides, races and social events that embody the spirit of Winter Park’s trademark, Mountain Bike Capital USA. From first time mountain bikers, to seasoned professionals, this annual event will please and delight every level of knobby tire enthusiast.



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Winter Park Jazz Festival
11 AM – 6 PM, July 16th & 17th, 2016 Hideaway Park, Downtown Winter Park

This annual event steals the spotlight of our summer music events, and justifiably so! A fabulously social and welcoming event, Winter Park Jazz Fest’ brings world class jazz and soul acts take to the stage that will have you up and dancing all day long. This year’s big name acts include The Isley Brothers & Anthony Hamilton.

General Admission: $50.00 VIP Admission: $70.00



The Divide Music Festival
12 NOON – 10 PM, July 22nd & 24th, 2016 Colorado Adventure Park, Fraser

This new event is going to be BIG. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to spend three days in the gorgeous Rocky Mountains with massive international acts like The Frey, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Cake, Bleachers, Blondie, Kid Cudi, Jr Jr, Passion Pit and so many more.

VIP 3 Day Pass: $345. GA 3-Day Pass: $145. Daily GA: starts at $55

Colorado Freeride Festival


Colorado Freeride Festival Festival
10 AM – 4 PM, July 28th – 31st, 2016 Winter Park Resort

Professional mountain bikers from all over the world let the dirt fly at the annual Colorado Freeride Festival at Winter Park Resort. Favorite spectator events include Air Downhill, Super Downhill, Maxxis Slopestyle, Intergalactic Pond Crossing and the Banana Peel Jam.

FREE to spectate

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Winter Park Beer Festival
12 PM – 5 PM, August 6th, 2016 Hideaway Park, Downtown Winter Park

Smack your lips together for this tasty event of microbrews and music in the mountains. Sample over 25 craft brews at Hideaway Park while listening to live music on the main stage. The full line up is still to be announced, for the latest details, check out the event website.

GA Tickets: $15.00 VIP Tickets: $70.00 Unlimited Tasting Tickets: $30.00