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If you love art and you love the outdoors then the Winter Park Alpine ArtAffair is for you. Coming July 14 & 15 to Hideaway Park in downtown Winter Park, the 45th annual Alpine ArtAffair is sure to be a spectacular show.


This juried art show is a not-for-profit event. It’s run by an enthusiastic group of volunteers who love bringing art to the community. Admission to the weekend long event is free and all ages are welcome. No matter what your art preferences, you’re sure to find something of interest here. The show will feature artists who work in a wide range of mediums including, photography, jewelry, metalwork, painting, glass, wood, and mixed media.


Also at the event will be Hawk Quest Birds of Prey, a number of community organizations, music, food, and children’s activities. Booth and artist application fees for the event go towards supporting scholarships for local students and towards local schools and the arts community.


The window for applications to be an artist at this year’s Alpine ArtAffair has closed, but you can still come out and support this incredible event by being in attendance. The show runs from 9am to 5pm on the Saturday and 9am to 4pm on the Sunday. Come down early and make a day of it. You don’t even have to grab breakfast before heading out, as the Lions Club is putting on a pancake breakfast on both days.   


If you’re planning on being in the area and are looking for affordable accommodation in Winter Park, Colorado, then you should definitely have a look at the Best Western Alpenglo Lodge. Our downtown location will have you close to all the ArtAffair action and since we’re right on the Winter Park Resort shuttle route you can catch a free ride up the hill for some outdoor adventures too.


The sun is out and temperatures are warming up, but that doesn’t mean the season is over! Spring skiing is the perfect way to roll all your favourite activities into one: shredding down the mountain, après ski, hanging out on patios, live music, and so much more. Winter Park Resort presents
Spring Bash + Splash in April with a ton of events to make the end of the ski season magical.

 

March 31-April 1 is for the kids! All day Saturday and Sunday kids can join the fun on the Duel Obstacle Course or try their best at the 5k Hippity Hops snow race. On Sunday, be on the hunt for Easter eggs and check out the Golden Bunny Kids’ Race.

 

On the first full weekend of April (April 7-8), be sure to check out TheBigWonderful weekend, a festival featuring beer, live bluegrass music, and a one of a kind market. The base of the resort will be full of fun activities, vendors, and beer samples all weekend long. There will also be family-friendly activities available so everyone can join in on the fun!

 

The second weekend of April is Beach Weekend, 2 tropical themed days of fruity drinks, ukeleles, and maybe a pool floatie or two! Catch the High Noon Duel with skiers and riders performing their best tricks in their craziest Hawaiian shirts, and then make it down to the base for another live concert to cap off the day.

 

April 21-22 is Throwback Day, so dig up your wackiest 80s clothes or coolest 90s outfit and hit the slopes looking like something out of a time capsule! Saturday will feature a scavenger hunt, bounce castle, and face painter, plus another live concert to keep the good times going. Sunday is the annual Spring Splash presented by Monster Energy, where from 12-3pm you can watch skiers and riders whip over and around obstacles on the Larry Sale trail race course and then attempt to skim across an icy pond to the finish line. Quite a splash indeed!

 

Like we said, there are so many incredible events at Winter Park this April, so even if you can only make it for a short while, you can still experience the awesome fun of Spring Bash + Splash! Best Western Alepnglo Lodge is conveniently located at the resort base so you can easily check out all that this month long event has to offer. See you there!

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posted by: on: June 18, 2018



WINTER IS COMING. In Game of Thrones, that sounded threatening. In Winter Park, Colorado, that sentence is SO EXCITING. One of Colorado’s premier ski locations, Winter Park is fun the whole year around, but we wouldn’t be called WINTER PARK if we weren’t looking forward to snow! Get ready to come on up and get your ski or board on!

 

SKI AND BOARD SWAP

Like the calm before the storm, the moment of anticipation before everything changes, the Winter Park Ski and Board Swap is the best way to get set up for the winter. Returning to Winter Park for its 33rd year, the Ski and Board Swap is the ideal way to get kitted out for the upcoming season. Come on October 13 for a special “Sneak Peak” night for only $5, or come for free on October 14! Either way, this your chance to get started with skiing or snowboarding, or upgrade your gear, for cheap. Bring the whole family, try on some winter jackets, and enjoy a hot cider!

 

OPENING DAY

Nov. 15 is when the slopes open! OMG OMG we can’t wait! Don’t miss out!

 

HOLIDAY MARKET

A relatively new tradition in Winter Park, the Holiday Market is two days that will fill you with holiday spirit!  Taking place on November 25 and 26, Winter Park resort fills with vendors selling goods and holiday treats that will warm your hands and belly, this is the perfect complement to a day on the slopes! Even better, come on the 25th for the ceremonial lighting of the Christmas tree.

When you visit Winter Park, stay in affordable luxury by booking a room at the Best Western Alpenglo Lodge. Featuring unbeatable prices in a central location, you can also enjoy our 14 person hot tub after a long day of shredding powder! Reserve your room today