Spend the Holidays at Winter Park

Spend the Holidays at Winter Park

WINTER PARK, COLO. (November 23, 2010) – This holiday season, Winter Park Resort will offer traditional holiday activities and new events beginning on Thanksgiving and running through New Years Eve.

Thanksgiving Dinner at The Lodge at Sunspot
Thursday, November 25

A month long Rocky Mountain holiday celebration begins on Thursday, November 25 with a traditional Thanksgiving dinner at Winter Park’s premier mountaintop restaurant, The Lodge at Sunspot. Ride an enclosed gondola to dine two miles high with views of the Continental Divide and snowy Fraser Valley. Reservations are required by calling, 970.726.1446.

Gobble Hobble Charity Fun Race
Saturday, November 27

On Saturday, guests can work off their pumpkin pie calories and feel good knowing they are supporting local foundations by participating in the NEW Gobble Hobble Charity Fun Race. The race’s registration is non-perishable food items for local food banks to be distributed throughout the valley. At 4:00pm, participants will ski, ride, or snowshoe up and down a 1.23 mile course beginning at Sorensen Park, up Turnpike and down Village Way. Prizes will be awarded for the top three finishers: first prize is a dinner for two at The Lodge at Sunspot, second prize is a frozen turkey, and third prize is a tofurkey. Registration of non-perishable food items will be located in the Balcony House, first level, from 12:00pm – 3pm. Call 970.726.1564 for details. Awards will take place at 5:00pm in the Village Plaza in conjunction with the Village Tree Lighting Ceremony.

Black Friday Sale on White Weddings
Friday, November 26 – Monday, November 29

Weddings at Winter Park think Black Friday is the perfect time to offer the first White Weddings Sale.
Save up to 35% off on June 2011 wedding at The Lodge at Sunspot. Offer is available for new bookings between 6/11/11 – 6/30/11*
Save up to 20% off the site fee for July – September 2011 weddings**
All inquires must be received between November 26, 2010 to Monday November 29, 2010 between 8am to 5pm MST for summer 2011 weddings.
Contract and $1000 non-refundable deposit must be on file by 12/31/10. Site fee discount is not valid with any other promotions and is valid for new weddings only.
Contact: Molly Turk at [email protected] or 970-531-0508. *Offer valid on weekend weddings only; Fri/Sat/Sun. **Offer valid for Saturday weddings only.

Village Tree Lighting Ceremony
Saturday, November 27

Directly following the Gobble Hobble is the official lighting of the trees in The Village at Winter Park. This free event will celebrate the beginning of the holiday season from 5:00pm-6:00pm in the Village Plaza next to Starbucks. What the Dickens Holiday Carolers will be singing throughout the Village and Father Christmas will be present with his elves to light the Holiday Tree.

SO-GNAR Snowboard Camp
Saturday, November 27 & Sunday, November 28

Winter Park’s terrain park events calendar begins November 27-28 with the affordable 5th SO-GNAR Mighty Midwest Snowboard Camp Tour presented by Skullcandy dB. Winter Park is the first of 12 stops, which now includes the Midwest, Colorado, California, Washington and Japan. SO-GNAR will bring fun, progressive and pro-rider coaching with four custom-made jib features specific to this one-of-a-kind camp. The camp’s host, Pat Milbery, is known throughout the Fraser Valley having been a prominent member of the WP Team and regular in the terrain park system at Winter Park Resort. Widely respected within the industry, Milbery travels the world as a strong ambassador for Winter Park and the youth terrain park culture. To register, call the Winter Park Competition Center at 970.726.1590 or email at [email protected].

Winter Wonderland Festivities in The Village at Winter Park
December 4-25

Sleigh bells ring…snow is glistening! Guests can experience the magic of the holidays with a fun-filled winter wonderland in the quaint Village at Winter Park. Get into the holiday spirit with visits from Santa and his reindeer, carolers, dancing Christmas trees, a special reading of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, stroll through the sparkling trees illuminating the Village and then pause for a picture with Santa in his sleigh. Another new festivity will be Mountaintop Mistletoe Pictures available atop Winter Park Mountain, with the picturesque Parry’s Peak in the background.

â–ª Visit with Santa on December 11, 18, 19 and 24
â–ª Have breakfast with Santa on December 11and 18 at Doc’s Roadhouse
â–ª Father Christmas and reindeer strolling in the Village on December 12
â–ª Pet Santa’s reindeer on December 24
â–ª Listen to the festive sounds of the carolers strolling through the Village spreading winter cheer
â–ª Grand Choral Group on December 10, 12, 17 and 19
â–ª What the Dickens? Carolers! on December 11, 18, and 24
â–ª Festive holiday dancing trees and performers on December 11, 18 and 24

Ski with Santa!

Daily, the week prior to christmas Santa will be available to take a few runs with children each day during the week of Christmas! Lift ticket is required.

FREE Ski, Board and Snowshoe Demo Fest
Saturday, December 11 & Sunday, December 12

On December 11 & 12, Ski, Snowboard and Snowshoe Demo Fest will take place at the Winter Park base area. This is a great opportunity for skiers, riders and snowshoers to try the newest in high quality demos for FREE from 8:30am to 2:00pm. Over 20 manufacturers will be on-site, showcasing their latest designs and equipment. For more information, call the Winter Park Guest Services Information Hotline at .970.726.1564 or visit www.winterparkresort.com.

Traditional Torchlight Parade
Christmas Eve, December 24

Christmas Eve is the highlight of the season at Winter Park, as the traditional Torchlight Parade takes place. To begin the evening, T’was The Night Before Christmas will be read in The Village at Winter Park gazebo, and guests can make their way from the free parking areas to the free Christmas Eve festivities. Santa Claus and his reindeer will welcome and join guests at the Village Gazebo until 3pm. Guests can then make their way to the base of the resort, gathering around the bonfire near the Zephyr Express Chairlift to watch skiers descend Lower Hughes with flares in hand, followed by snowcats in a Christmas tree design and Santa skiing down and meeting the children at the bottom.

The celebrations come to an end with brilliant fireworks and Catholic or non-denominational church services. For details, dates, and times, please visit www.winterparkresort.com and click on the events tab. All activities are conditions dependent and subject to change.

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