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Beautiful Winter Park, Colorado is nestled in a valley below the breathtaking Rocky Mountain continental divide just 67 miles northwest of Denver. The Winter Park Ski-Music Festival is the original, longest operating, and highest attended ski music festival, creating lifelong memories for well over 145,000 participants and 1,000’s of attending groups!  Winter Park is a geographically beautiful backdrop for a music trip destination.  This unique festival provides the ultimate in musical experience and the excitement of warmer spring snow skiing for school band, choir and orchestra members.

 Click here to watch our video that gives a flavor of all the festival components! 

29th annual Winter Park Ski-Music Festival dates!

Abbreviated Festival Week: March 28-April 1, 2018 (*Easter)

Week 1: April 5-8, 2018

Week 2: April 12-15, 2018

Week 3: April 19-22

Most the above listed dates are  Thursday through Sunday.  Groups may arrive earlier or stay later than these listed dates, staying 2-4 nights.  Performances are typically on Thursdays and Fridays.   Each week our award ceremonies/street dance will cap off your festival experience on Saturday evenings.  After you receive our festival information, you will notice that we offer 2,3, and 4 night packages to choose from.  You may choose which day to arrive, nights to stay, and day to depart.   After you receive our information, let us help you with your travel itinerary to advise ways for your group to have the best trip experience, with the most recreation days.

* Our Easter festival week will have non-adjudicated performances Thursday, with a Friday night street dance (no awards ceremony).  This allows groups to attend, depart Winter Park earlier, and to arrive home for Easter Sunday, if desired.

Please complete our form below to receive our Winter Park Ski-Music Festival Information via email. 

Our festival packages include:

  • Overnight lodging for the number of nights and lodging choice you select for your entire group. This can be less expensive ski lodge rooms, large cabins (can house from 10 to 40 people), mountain condos, or ski resort “ski-in/out” condos for 2, 3 or 4 nights.
  • Skiing or snow boarding for FOUR days (whether you ski all 4 days or not). Each person will receive a 4 day lift ticket, up to 4 days ski or snowboard equipment rentals, and a beginner lesson.  OR, we have non-skier activities for your members to choose from, in lieu of skiing.  These activities include downhill tubing, scenic chairlift rides, guided snowcat tours, guided snow shoe tours and more!
  • Travel protection will be purchased for each of your group members, providing travel interruption/delay and covered medical expenses.  This travel protection has specific maximum benefits for specific covered expenses during your trip.

For your performing ensembles (weeks 1-3): Each performing ensemble will be adjudicated by 3 adjudicators, receive a digital recording, receive a divisional rating trophy, and possible receive a classification runner-up or winner trophy, and possible receive an Overall Grand Champion trophy.

And our entire festival staff to assist you from start to finish!  Yes, the same person you plan your trip with in the months prior is there with you at performances, the awards, your first arrival at the ski resort, rentals, and ski/snowboard lessons.  Not only is our staff there for you, but the same 29+ years of local Winter Park festival vendors and community that hopes  to make your trip experience the very best.

Submit the below online form so we can email our current  year’s information to you.  We want to provide you with as much as information about the festival as you need, so you can determine whether our festival is right for you and your group.  If you have any questions, please reach out to us!  We promise no sales pressure!

Thanks for inquiring!  Hopefully we will hear back from you.

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