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January events in Winter Park

January events in Winter Park

For the upcoming month, there is plenty to do in Winter Park!

The El Nino weather pattern has brought 146.50″ inches of snow for the ski season so far and we’re forecasted to get more!  Conditions are great and you should plan your ski vacation to enjoy the powder!  Check Open Snow for the most up to date weather forecast and current conditions.  You can also save 25% off 2 nights or more with Staywinterpark – we have large inventory of vacation rentals -choose from cozy 1 bedroom condos to luxury 7 bedroom private homes.

MLK weekend is fast approaching – 3 days to take advantage of a weekend of skiing, hopefully with an extra day off.  If you are a Colorado resident and don’t want to fight the I-70 travel mess, join our Colorado Club for some lodging deals not found anywhere else to help save on your sanity.

Stagecoach Classic

Stagecoach Classic poster

January 22nd is the Stagecoach Classic.  This is a race that provides a portion of the proceeds to Trout Unlimited campaign  to protect and preserve the endangered Fraser River.  The race is open to all ages and abilities, but is a classic-only ski event.  The race will start at Devil’s Thumb Ranch and follow a

groomed trail system through the old Idelwild Ski Area to Hideaway Park in downtown Winter Park.  Post race events will include BBQ, beer garden and live music.  If you are not a local and coming into town for the event, you can save 15% off 1 night when you stay with Staywinterpark!

The last weekend in January is something special this year – Mary Jane turns 40!

Mary Jane

Mary Jane’s 40th birthday

In 1976 this was the newest addtion to the Winter Park Resort offering a new base lodge, 4 new chair lifts, 18 trails with over 350 acres of terrain.  Mary Jane has a great history in the area and still offers some of the best moguls and steeps in Colorado.  Starting at noon on the 30th there will be a 70s themed party at the base area of Mary Jane with live music, a photo booth, birthday cake, swag, fire pit and on-mountain competitions.  After the festivities at the resort, come to downtown Winter Park for a parade and fireworks.  Stay tuned for details  on the #MJbday Hashtag Hunt around town.  Need a place to stay and enjoy all of this?  Staywinterpark has  special to match Mary Jane’s age – save 40% off your lodging!

Be sure to check out our calendar of events for other the remaining months of the ski season and join our newsletter to keep in touch for our latest specials!  You can sign up on our home page.