Pop quiz hot shot! What winter event combines speed chainsaw carving, interpretive snowshoeing, fireworks, yoga, pancakes, skijoring, S’mores, live music, bump tips, dog sled racing and of course Aprés parties?  Uh, it’s the name of this post, the Winter Park Snowfest; if you couldn’t figure that out you should probably stay really far away from the speed chainsaw carving because you’re likely to hurt yourself.  But everyone else should get out there and have an awesome time!

Also known as the Winter Park Carnival and Grand Park Dog Days of Winter, this weekend event combines tons of activities with appreciation for our beloved dogs, and a celebration of Mary Jane’s (the mountain, not the product in head shops on every corner of Boulder and Denver) birthday! Check here for the full schedule, but check out this huge list of activities all crammed into one awesome weekend:

Free Bump Tips

Retail and Rental Specials

Ski Down Parade

Celebration Lunch

Chef’s Cup Dinner Dance

Live Music


Pilates Classes

Pancake Breakfast

Interactive Ice Display

Snow Sculpture Contest

Free Yoga Classes

Dog Sled Races

Speed Chainsaw Ice Carving

Snowshoe Trek

Interpretive Snowshoe Hike

Skijoring Clinic

Aprés Ski

Campfire w/ S’mores

Dog Agility Show

Parade Down Main Street

2-Dog Skijoring

Ice Skating

Fireworks AND Cupcakes!

Bloody Mary’s!!

Yeah, that’s one weekend folks.   Friday through Sunday, January 21-23.  Oh, and you can go skiing and snowboarding.  If you can’t find something fun to do in Winter Park this weekend, you’re boring!