Signature Winter Events

From mountain music festivals and concerts to ski races and family-friendly events, Grand County has something for everyone all season long. With almost an event every single day from November to March, come make the most of your stay in the Rocky Mountains.

To help with the planning, we've made a list of some of our favorite winter events for you:

28th Annual Three Lakes Ice Fishing Contest

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January 27-29, 2017 | Granby

Participate in one of the best ice fishing contests in the Rockies! Enter to win prizes in the 28th Annual Three Lakes Ice Fishing Contest. You won't want to miss out on this competition.

42nd Annual Wells Fargo Ski Cup

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February 24-26, 2017 | Winter Park

The Winter Park Wells Fargo Ski Cup boasts the longest running professional ski race in the country. The Corporate Challenge: Skiers and snowboarders from thirty-three corporate teams race against each other to claim bragging rights and prizes.

6th Annual Grand Lake Catch & Release Ice Fishing Contest

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March 3-5, 2017 | Grand Lake

Participate in Grand Lake's 6th Annual Catch & Release Ice Fishing Contest on Colorado's largest natural lake. Fish for brown trout, rainbow trout, and lake trout during this event. Don't miss your chance to reel in the big one and win!

Easter Celebrations

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April | Grand County

This Easter, participate in various Easter activities across the county including the Kremmling Easter Egg Hunt on March 26th, an Easter Celebration at Granby Ranch on March 27th, and a Golden Bunny Classic Candy Hunt and Fun Race in Winter Park on March 27th.

Festival of Trees

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December 2, 2016 | Fraser

Come participate in one of Grand County's favorite holiday events - the Festival of Trees! View more than 30 decorated trees, wreaths and menorahs, participate in an auction, and visit with Santa.

Grand Lake Annual Winter Carnival

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February 11, 2017 | Grand Lake

Join Grand Lake for all of the wonderful events of Winter Carnival 2016! The day is packed with fun-filled events like teapot curling in the ice rink and the "Grandy Awards & Ball," and don't forget to stay for the fireworks!

Home for the Holidays with Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre

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December 17-18, 2016 | Grand Lake

Join the Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre alums as they present a festive and heartwarming holiday tribute, written and directed each year by Artistic Director Michael Querio. Home for the Holidays is the perfect way to celebrate that season!

New Year's Eve Fireworks Events

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December 31, 2016 | Grand County

With extensive events across the county, your New Year's Eve adventure is sure to be grand. Participate in the New Year's Eve party, torchlight parade and fireworks at Ski Granby Ranch, or head over to Hideaway Park in Winter Park or the Kauffman House in Grand Lake to catch unforgettable fireworks displays.

Stagecoach Classic at Devil's Thumb Ranch

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January 21, 2017 | Tabernash

The Stagecoach Classic at Devil's Thumb Ranch is an "off the map" 30km or 15km classic only cross-country ski race. Whether you are a serious nordic skier and racer, an old-school tourist, or anywhere in between, the Stagecoach Classic is a unique chance to experience a trek from Devil's Thumb Ranch through the old Idlewild Ski Area to Hideaway Park in Winter Park.

Tommelfest & Holiday Gift Market at Devil's Thumb Ranch

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December 10, 2016 | Tabernash

Come join in the fun at this all-day, family-friendly event. Kick off the cross-country ski season with free lessons, team sprints, live music, a keg toss, BBQ, retail specials and prizes at Tommelfest & Holiday Gift Market at Devil's Thumb Ranch.

Torchlight Parade and Christmas Eve at Winter Park Resort

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December 24, 2016 | Winter Park

The Christmas Eve Torchlight Parade is one of the most beloved Winter Park traditions. Enjoy Christmas carols by the bonfire before taking in the spectacular view of glowing torchlight skiers coming down the slopes, followed by Santa Claus and his helpers. Sit back and watch a spectacular fireworks show before attending Christmas Eve interdenominational services located in the lower level of the Balcony House and Catholic Church.

Wolford Mountain Reservoir Fishing Tournament

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February 19, 2017 | Kremmling

If you're an avid fisherman, you won't want to miss the Wolford Mountain Reservoir Fishing Tournament. With thousands of dollars of cash prizes, this is truly a grand competition. This year, the contest also includes a free youth division with prizes for the top 10 largest fish!