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7 Winter Events to Not Miss in 2016/7

Most dread the snow, but not Coloradans. We love getting on the mountains and celebrating all we have with amazing winter events. You do not want to miss out on any of these great shindigs.

Vail Snow Daze | December 9-11, 2016

The largest early-season mountain celebration is back again. Get on fresh powder the whole weekend while enjoying free live music, gear demos and after-dark parties in the town of Vail.

12 Days of Aspen | December 20-31, 2016

Forget 12 days of Christmas. Downtown Aspen knows how to celebrate the holidays and winter season. There are dozens of free activities for the whole family including holiday card making, cookie decorating, ice-skating and more!

Breckenridge Ullr fest | January 11-14, 2017

Ullr Fest is back in Breckenridge celebrating its 53rd year. All ages are welcome to enjoy this Norse festival with Ullympic competitors flinging frying pans for prizes.  Don’t miss the parade with participants skiing on jumps down Main Street.

Estes Park Winter Festival | January 14-15, 2017

Come on over to Estes Park for a wonderful weekend of winter fun.  Sample wine and beer from local producers, browse winter gear demos and try dozens of different kinds of chili from the chili cook-off. There are also plenty of great activities for the kids and live music all weekend.

Winter Park Winter Carnival | February 6–14, 2017

Find yourself in Winter Park surrounded by live music, fireworks (yes, fireworks!), sled races and more. You never need an excuse for a trip to Winter Park, but this is good as any.

Steamboat Springs' Winter Carnival | February 8–12, 2017

Celebrate 103 years of winter tradition with Steamboat Spring’s Winter Carnival. Get pulled down Main Street behind horses and watch skiers jump through rings of fire and enjoy a breathtaking fireworks show. You can also apply to be in the parade. If you haven’t been in one before, it will change your life!

Ski Joring & Crystal Carnival in Leadville | March 4–5, 2017

Your first question is likely to be, “What’s ski joring?” It’s a timed competition where a rider is pulled by a horse through a course with jumps, rings and gates. Are you going to miss that?  Leadville also has other winter fun going on in town that’s great for the whole family.

What winter event are you most excited for? Our calendar is full, the snow gear is ready and the mountains are calling.

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