Join us for Winterfest 2020, January 24th – 26th!

Winterfest brought to you by The Pagosa Springs Area Chamber of Commerce. This is an activity-packed weekend for the whole family here in Pagosa! The Hot Air Balloon Mass Ascensions, Sled Races, Cross Country Ski Clinic, Fat Bike Race, BB Gun Biathlon, the ever popular Penguin Plunge, and much more!

Read below for detailed information of events and to download registration forms. Come join the fun!

All Events Are Weather Contingent!

 

Thank You to our Sponsors for 2020!

 

Platinum Sponsor: Award Winning Hotel

High Country Lodge

Trade Sponsors:

The Pagosa Springs SUN

Pagosa Photography-Jeff Laydon

Selph’s Propane

Gold Sponsors:

The Choke Cherry Tree

Dr. King Campbell Family Dentistry

Silver Sponsors:

Itrip Vacations

TBK Bank

Penguin Plunge Sponsors:

TBK Bank

Axis Health System

GALA Entertainment Sponsor:

USHealth Advisors – Mary Hunt

GALA Wine Sponsor:

Pagosa Therapeutics

T-Shirt Sponsor:

Wells Fargo

Pilot Breakfasts Sponsor:

Pagosa Brewing Co.

GALA Table Sponsors:

Plaza Liquor

Itrip Vacations

Visiting Angels Southwest Colorado

Black Hill Energy

Dancing Winds Ranch

GALA Candy Bar Sponsor:

PS Chocolates

FRIDAY:

44th Annual Chamber Winterfest Gala & Community Awards – Location: PLPOA Clubhouse 6-9pm

Tim Sullivan Band ~ Entertainment ~ Dance the night away!

Everyone is welcome to attend this fun-filled night! Meet the new 2020 Chamber Board Members.

Come celebrate the nominees of The Community Awards. Enjoy some delicious culinary fare, wine toss & prizes, candy bar & cash bar.

Our Culinary Catering will be by Carolyn St. Clair, owner of Jersey Lily’s

A delicious pasta bar, gluten-free options, salad bar, heavy hor’dourves and more…

TICKETS AVAILABLE – Tickets on sale now. $30.00 or $35.00 at door

Community Awards: Citizen of the Year, Non-Profit of the Year, Small Business of the Year, and Volunteer of the Year

SATURDAY:

Chamber sponsored Hot Air Balloon Mass Ascension–8:15-8:30am Uptown 

Uptown Pagosa Springs. Enjoy the spectacular winter view as balloons fill the sky.

LAUNCH SITES: PLPOA Recreation Center. We will be closing Eagles Loft Circle from 8am -9:30am. Please do not park near this area as we need to get all 20 balloons up safely. We appreciate your cooperation. The Rec Center patrons entrance will not be closed & Wyndham guests will have access during this time.

Balloon Rally Meister – Austin Marchand

Rocky Mountain Balloon Adventure’s

We have 19 balloonists so far!

Pilot Breakfast Sponsor ~ Pagosa Brewing Company

 

Pagosa Mountain Sports  Sponsored Fat Bike Fun Race – 8:45am – 11am

Benefits DUST2

16K, 8K, KidK

Yamaguchi park

Skijor Pagosa– Hot Springs Blvd – 10-4 pm (both Sat & Sun)

Skijor Pagosa is an adventure competition where horse and rider pull a skier or snowboarder as fast as possible through an obstacle course of jumps, gates and rings. Skijoring combines Pagosa Country finest skiing heritage with its cowboy roots a fast and furious spectator’s event. Participants compete for cash and prizes based on the fastest times. Pre-registration coming soon.

Pagosa Nortic Club – Learn to Cross Country Ski Clinic – 10am – 12pm at Cloman Park

This introductory clinic is great for never-evers, beginners and intermediate level X-C skiers. Learn skate ski and classic cross-country ski basics from some of Pagosa Springs’ best skiers. Come learn how to make these outdoor winter activities even more enjoyable. Bring your ski gear; skate skis or classic kick and glide. All local ski shops rent cross-country ski gear and offer special rental discounts for these clinics- just mention your are attending the clinic.

All free of charge. Donations and Pagosa Nordic Club membership are strongly encouraged to help offset expenses with conducting the clinics and trail grooming.
A great clinic for never-evers, beginners and intermediates. Learn how to make these outdoor winter activities even more enjoyable. Bring your ski gear: skate skis or classic kick and glide.
PLEASE plan on arriving early and being geared up and checked in by 9:45 am with class starting at 10 am as late arrivals are disruptive to the classes. Parking is often packed! Leave time to park and walk to the staging area.

 

The Lost Cajun – 5th Annual Barkus Parade – 11am at Town Park

Proceeds benefit the Humane Society

The Lost Cajun is hosting this event as a benefit for the Humane Society of Pagosa Springs.  Bring your costumed pet and parade with us! Prizes for best costumes!

Participants are asked to make a small donation (suggested $10) to the Humane Society and they receive a free cup of gumbo at The Lost Cajun in return.

 

11th Annual Penguin Plunge – Registration 12pm, Plunge 1pm San Juan River Walk

Sponsored by the Chamber

Support your favorite non-profits by raising money and plunging into the freezing cold San Juan River, or enjoy the view from the San Juan River Walk. These brave souls don’t just jump in and get out, we make them REALLY plunge into the river!

We also have a SPECIAL GUEST at this event! Your kids will love it!

Each individual plunging has a small entry fee that is payable at the event or mail to the Chamber prior to the event date. Registration will be in the Chamber parking lot and you can change inside the Visitor’s Center/Chamber. We ask that all plungers can raise a minimum of $50 for their non-profit of choice.

BEST VIEWING–San Juan Riverwalk on the North side by Main Street across from the Springs/Visitors Center. There will be NO viewing allowed in the Visitors Center/Chamber parking lot. This area is reserved for Emergency Personnel and registration only,

Penguin Plunge Fundraising Form

Sledz on Rez-Build it. Ride it. Wreck it – 2pm Sponsored by Build Pagosa

Bring your homemade or modified store-bought sleds and try to ride them down Reservoir Hill. Prizes will be given for Best of Show, Best Team and of course the Best Crash! Have fun with it! There is no limit to how creative you can be!

SUNDAY:

Chamber sponsored Hot Air Balloon Mass Ascension–8:15-8:30am Uptown 

Uptown Pagosa Springs. Enjoy the spectacular winter view as balloons fill the sky.

LAUNCH SITES: PLPOA Recreation Center. We will be closing Eagles Loft Circle from 8am -9:30am. Please do not park near this area as we need to get all 20 balloons up safely. We appreciate your cooperation. The Rec Center patrons entrance will not be closed & Wyndham guests will have access during this time.

 

Pagosa Nordic Club BB Gun Biathlon – 9:30am start

16K competitive/4K citizens-youth/KidK

Great event for all ages, abilities and spectators.

Participants have three opportunities to shoot at targets in between ski laps.

Yamaguchi Park

Skijor Pagosa– Hot Springs Blvd 10-4 pm with awards

Sunday, January 26, 2020:

10am – 3D Runs

2pm – Snowboard Runs

3pm – Junior/Beginner Runs

4pm – Awards (location pending)

All Events Are Weather Contingent!