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Winter Park to Celebrate “Spring Bash and Splash” This April

Month-Long Party Includes Live Music, TheBigWonderful, Spring Splash Pond Skim

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Spring skiing is much more than an activity, it’s a state of mind, and Winter Park Resort is partnering with the Winter Park & Fraser Chamber to fully immerse visitors in all that makes springtime in the Rockies so special with “Spring Bash + Splash,” which consists of four jam-packed weekends of events throughout April.       

The fun kicks off on March 31-April 1 with Family Weekend, including a duel obstacle course, Hippity Hops Over the Snow Race, a free concert with The Long Run Eagles tribute band at Hideaway Park, and Easter Sunday egg hunt/Golden Bunny Race.  The Hippity Hops 5k-ish race follows the Fraser River Trail from the resort to Hideaway Park in downtown Winter Park and features beer stops, various categories like fat bike, classic ski, skate ski, snowshoe, and regular shoe, as well as an Easter Egg hunt with registration proceeds benefiting the Winter Park Housing Assistance Fund.      

On April 7, Denver’s TheBigWonderful beerfest, bluegrass, and bazaar comes to Winter Park with beer samples, vendors, and another free concert by bluegrass favorites Trout Steak Revival at the base of Winter Park Resort.  After that, it’s time to break out the finest beach attire for Beach Weekend on April 14, with a beach party at The Lodge at Sunspot and even more free music. 

Finally, the month wraps up with the 50th annual Spring Splash® Pond Skim, the forefather of all other pond skims, as part of a throwback weekend on April 21-22.  In addition to Colorado’s longest-running pond skim, the weekend will feature a scavenger hunt, and an ‘80s throwback band. 

Complete schedule is below:  (For more information, visit www.winterparkresort.com)

Family Weekend:  March 31-April 1
Saturday, March 31
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.                Spring Demo Days
11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.         Duel Obstacle Course Presented by Clif Bar®
12 p.m.                            Avy Dog Snuggles and Demonstration at Sunspot
1 p.m.                              Hippity Hops 5K-ish Over the Snow Race
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.                Free Sledding Party and DJ at Hideaway Park
4 p.m. – 6 p.m.                Free concert at Hideaway Park with The Long Run (Eagles Tribute) presented by CenturyLink®

Sunday, April 1
11 a.m.                             Kids’ 5 and under Easter Egg Hunt in Winter Park Resort Village
11:45 a.m.                        On-mountain Easter Egg Hunt on Porcupine and Bobcat
12:15 p.m. – 1 p.m.          Golden Bunny Ski Race
12:45 p.m.                        Non-denominational Service at the top of Zephyr Lift

TheBigWonderful Weekend:  April 7
Saturday, April 7
12 p.m. – 5 p.m.              TheBigWonderful at the base of Winter Park Resort
12 p.m.                            Avy Dog Snuggles and Demonstration at Sunspot
2 p.m. – 3 p.m.                Free S’mores in the Winter Park Resort Village
3 p.m. – 5 p.m.                Free concert at the base of Winter Park Resort with Trout Steak Revival presented by
                                        CenturyLink

Beach Weekend:  April 14
Saturday, April 14
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.              Beach Party at Sunspot
12 p.m. – 3 p.m.              High Noon Duel competition on Larry Sale
12 p.m.                            Avy Dog Snuggles and Demonstration at Sunspot
3 p.m. – 5 p.m.                Free concert at the base of Winter Park Resort with Passafire presented by CenturyLink

Closing Weekend:  April 21-22
Saturday, April 21
10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.         DJ at Derailer Bar
11 a.m.                            New Belgium® Scavenger Hunt
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.              Bounce Castle and Face Painter in Winter Park Resort Village
3 p.m. – 5 p.m.                Free concert at the base of Winter Park Resort with Electric Avenue The ‘80s MTV Experience            
                                        presented by CenturyLink

Sunday, April 22
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.              DJ at Derailer Bar
12 p.m. – 3 p.m.              Spring Splash presented by Monster Energy®