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Winter Park Resort Hosts Annual Spring Splash Event Virtually

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Carl Frey and Winter Park Resort, 2019 Spring Splash

Skiers and riders are encouraged to create and post their own Spring Splash celebration video; proceeds to benefit the Grand Foundation

Spring skiing at Winter Park is an annual festivity, a ritual even, that allows us to celebrate a winter well-skied (or well-ridden). This year, the proverbial rug was yanked from underneath us all. Visions of Springtime celebrations dissipated as fast as a fluffy cloud in a perfect Colorado bluebird sky. Unfortunately, but in the best interest of us all, in mid-March Winter Park Resort was forced to suspend its operations amid the COVID-19 pandemic. 

To help take away the sting of no-spring-skiing, Winter Park is hosting a virtual Spring Splash through May 8, 2020. Since we can’t be together on the mountain, we’re encouraging our fans to create their own Spring Splash – in their living rooms, back yards, driveways, basements or maybe even in their bathrooms – record it, and post it online for virtual spring glory.

While levity is important for everyone’s mental health during trying times, we also recognize that people are truly struggling. That’s why Winter Park has partnered with the Grand Foundation to help support the citizens of Grand County. We’re asking for Spring Splash participants to register and pay a $20 participation fee, and all proceeds will go to the Grand Foundation to help those in need. 

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Carl Frey and Winter Park Resort, 2019 Spring Splash

Here’s how to participate:

  • Guests register online through the Grand Foundation’s website (cost: $20 with all money going to Grand Foundation’s Grand County Emergency Assistance Fund)
  • Once registered, participants can create a video of themselves doing an at-home version of Spring Splash (creativity encouraged and expected)
  • Participants should then upload their video here, where the public will vote on their favorite video ​
  • Submissions will be accepted through May 8; and voting will take place May 9-10
  • The video with the most votes will be awarded a $500 cash prize, a GoPro Hero 8 along with other goodies and bragging rights as Winter Park’s best virtual Splash maker
  • Winter Park will announce the winner on May 11, 2020

About Winter Park Resort

Located just 67 miles from Denver, Winter Park Resort was voted Colorado’s Top Adventure Town, and USA Today’s #1 Ski Resort in North America two years in a row. Boasting more than 3,000 acres of world-class terrain, Winter Park is nestled along the Continental Divide and is known for its unspoiled, pure nature and authentic Colorado vibe. Winter Park Resort is owned by Alterra Mountain Company and offers the Ikon Pass, the new standard in season passes. For more information, please visit WinterParkResort.com.