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Winter Park Resort Whiskey & Wings Festival to Debut Labor Day Weekend

06162012_WinterPark_01For the first time ever, Winter Park Resort will pair the flavors of well-known whiskeys with some of the tastiest buffalo wing recipes around, all in the beautiful backdrop of the Rocky Mountains. This festival is the perfect opportunity to sample some of the best whiskey and wings in Colorado. With a variety of styles and flavors guests will be sure to find their favorite combination. A free concert will also feature the Jami Lunde Band throughout the festival.

Guests are invited to vote for their favorite wing recipe to determine the Peoples Choice Award for the Best Wings. First prize is $500 and two VIP tickets to tour the Stranahans Distillery in Denver. Cash prizes will also be available for second and third place winners.

Anyone is welcome to enter their wing recipe and compete for prizes. Vendors can apply by filling out the Vendor Packet available on the Events and Activities page at

Event Information

All ages are welcome but guests must be 21 and over with a wristband to sample whiskey. Wristbands and tickets can be purchased upon arrival at the Plaza in The Village at Winter Park starting at 1pm.

-A whiskey tasting is just $2 (2 tickets)

-Taste Tickets are just $1 each (a buck a wing)

-$10 buys a Whiskey & Wings Festival commemorative glass and 4 tickets

Schedule of Events

1:00pm Whiskey & Wings Tasting and Cook-off begins

5:00pm Whiskey & Wings Tasting ends

5:00pm Peoples Choice Awards in the Gazebo

1:30-4:30pm Live music by the Jami Lunde Band with Supersized Saturday games in The Village

Labor Day Weekend at Winter Park Resort

The Whiskey & Wings Festival wont be the only reason to visit Winter Park Resort for Labor Day Weekend. There is really something for everyone in both Trestle Bike Park and The Village.

Supersized Saturdays- Saturday, September 1

Larger than life Saturdays are filled with gigantic games including croquet, horseshoes, checkers, jenga, and more! Join us from 11am 3pm throughout the Village for FREE face painting, caricatures, and whimsical entertainment.

Star Safari- Saturday, September 1

Star Safaris are an exciting hour and a half program featuring a presentation by the University of Colorado at Boulder’s Fiske Planetarium. Gaze through high-powered telescopes and enjoy pinpointing stars and planets by laser, while learning about the science of stars in our dark mountain sky. Start times will vary with sunset; meet at the base of the Cabriolet in the Village.

Live Music in The Village – Sunday, September 2

Enjoy live music on Sunday afternoon in The Village gazebo from 12-2pm. Let Raygunomics rock your afternoon by the pond after a long summer day on the mountain.

2012 Trestle Gravity Series Final Race- Saturday through Monday

Pack in three awesome races over Labor Day weekend! Look for a traditional style DH on Saturday, an Air DH on Sunday, and on Monday expect something so awesome that we can’t reveal our secret yet.

Trestle Gravity Series entry fees and details*:

Individual race entry: $35

* Lift access not included. Discounted ticket vouchers available at plate pickup each morning

Race Day Schedule

Plate Pickup: 8-9:30am at Trestle Bike Park Shop

Lifts open: 9:30am

Inspection: 9:30-10:30am

Race start: 10:30am


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