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February Fun Fest - Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort

Posted Feb 15, 2017

Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort hosts its most popular family event February 18-20, 2017. February Fun Fest, Sipapu’s free family event includes a giant snow castle, costume contest and parade, mountain-wide treasure hunt, games, and prizes.

“February Fun Fest and our trademark snow castle is just another way that Sipapu shows its commitment to families. The Bolanders, our founding family, started the event years ago and we're proud to continue it every President's Day weekend,” stated John Paul Bradley, Mountain Manager at Sipapu. “The castle takes several days for us to build, but the hours of work are always worth it when we see the smiles on kids’ and parents’ faces!”

Sipapu Snow Castle   Every year, a giant snow castle is built by the mountain team at Sipapu. It’s a snow playground for all ages and the only one in New Mexico. Each year, the snow castle changes in design, but what remains constant is the sheer size, which is usually 2-3 stories tall, with unique stairs, slides, flags, and plenty of places to play in the snow. The building of the snow castle begins Tuesday, February 14 and lasts throughout the week until February 17. The snow castle opens at 9am on Saturday, February 18, and is open for all to explore and enjoy.

Treasure Hunt   Part scavenger hunt and all adventure, search the mountain for letters spelling a secret word - find them and win a great prize. Saturday-Monday, 9am to 4pm.

Costume Parade & Contest   Saturday, February 18, costumed skiers and snowboarders meet at the top of Lower Gamble at 12:30pm and wind their way down to the base area to display their costumes and wave to the crowd. Always a great photo opportunity, spectators can gather at the base area near Lift 1 to view the parade. Winners are announced at 1:30pm at the Snow Castle when awards and prizes are given away. After the parade, a piñata party with balloon animals is at the base area.

Santa Fe Brewing Happy Hops Hunt   For those 21 and older, partake in this mountain-wide scavenger hunt in search of Santa Fe Brewing cans stuffed with prizes. Watch Sipapu’s Facebook and Twitter pages the day of the event for tips and clues to find the hidden cans. Prizes redeemed in the base area.

Sipapu’s lifts turn 9am to 4pm daily. For more information, visit


About Sipapu
Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort is New Mexico’s fastest growing ski resort. Located just 20 miles southeast of Taos and two hours north of Albuquerque, Sipapu offers family-friendly fun for all levels of skiers and snowboarders. Family-owned and operated since 1952, Sipapu is home to New Mexico’s longest ski season and the best deals in the Rockies. The resort is surrounded by the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and Carson National Forest, and features over 40 trails, six lifts and three terrain parks. On-site amenities include slopeside lodging, a full-service ski shop, ski school and the mountain restaurant, The Riverside Cafe.

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