Fraser Valley celebrates Snowfest this weekend |

Fraser Valley celebrates Snowfest this weekend

Reid Armstrong
Sky-Hi News
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This weekend, the Fraser Valley will celebrate “SnowFest,” the newest name for its annual winter bash. Events include free bump tips up at the ski resort, snow sculpture contests, free ice skating, live music, interpretive snowshoe hikes, free yoga classes, campfires and s’mores, dog agility demos, dog sled races, skijoring, parades and a snow trek with the chamber mascot ZB.

The weekend kicks off with the NSCD 41st Annual Ski Down Parade at 11 a.m. Friday at Winter Park Resort. That evening, the 27th Annual Chef’s Cup Dinner Dance at West Portal Station will offer a “Taste of Grand County.”

A big highlight of the weekend has long been the parade down Main Street in Winter Park Saturday night, with fireworks and cupcakes to follow. (The cupcakes are a holdover tradition from when the event used to be called Mary Jane’s Birthday Bash. The resort will also hand out cake on Saturday at the Club Car to celebrate one of local history’s most infamous ladies.)

Dogs in costume are invited to participate and the best-dressed dog and best float will win a prize. Dogs will line up for the parade at Cooper Creek Square at 5:45 p.m., and the parade kicks off at 6 p.m. Saturday.

ZBs Excellent Snow Trek is an easy 3-mile trek from Hideaway Park, ending at Doc’s Roadhouse for a post trek party. This untimed event starts at 12:30 p.m. Saturday. Skiers and snowshoers, even dogs are welcome. Register at If a 3-mile trek seems daunting, a 1-hour snowshoe will depart from Hideaway Park at 1 p.m. Rentals and the interpretive guide are free.

For a full schedule of events, visit Winter Events/3-column-schedule-11.jpg.

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