All six tourism related associations and organizations of Estes Park (Local Marketing District, Estes Area Lodging Assoc., Estes Park Wedding Assoc., Estes Valley Partners for Commerce, Bed and Breakfast Assoc. and Downtown Assoc.) met in February 2009 to share ideas, successes, challenges and network with one another. It was called the “Association Forum.” After several meetings, the Forum agreed to work together and accomplish something as a team. The Forum agreed that Estes Park was the best kept secret in the Winter months.
Secret no more!
The Estes Park Winter Festival was launched to celebrate all there is to do in Estes Park in the Winter. Snowshoeing, cross country skiing, hiking, sledding, backcountry skiing and boarding, fly fishing, horseback riding, rock & ice climbing, relaxing spas, exquisite restaurants, unique shops & boutiques, lodging to accommodate every whim…..all rounded out by a Winter Festival like no other. Check out “Festival” and “Schedule” to find out more! This is the 4th year of the Festival and attendance is EXPLODING to the point that we are now at the Fairgrounds at Stanley Park in an indoor heated pavilion to keep up with the crowds and ever-expanding activities. Each year the Festival reinvents itself with new bands, indoor & outdoor activities, food, vendors and entertainment! Always something NEW! Come check it out!