Winterfest: Activities galore Saturday, Sunday


cover-winterfest-use-IMG_5503By Cheryl Bowdridge
Special to The PREVIEW

The powder is great and the weather has been beautiful as we prepare for a weekend of fun winter activities for Winterfest. Join the Pagosa Springs Area Chamber of Commerce, as well as other local nonprofits and businesses, as we host a weekend full of activities.

On Saturday, Feb. 6, enjoy a great display of color as pilots from New Mexico and Colorado take to the sky in their colorful balloons at approximately 8 a.m. from the downtown area. A Mardi Gras Barkus Pet Parade to support the Humane Society will take place at 11 a.m. in Town Park.

Next, fill your tummy with warm, homemade soups prepared by local chefs and individuals during the Empty Bowls event at Pagosa Springs Elementary School.

At 1 p.m., enjoy watching local nonprofits raise money by taking a plunge into the freezing San Juan River. You can wrap up this fun-filled day by participating or watching the Anything Goes Downhill Sled Race on Reservoir Hill beginning at 2:30 p.m.

The fun will continue at 8 a.m. Sunday as the balloons take to the skies again from the uptown area. Following the balloons is a broomball tournament at the ice rink in Town Park to benefit the Multi-Purpose Skate Pavilion.

After all of the outdoor activities come to a close, finish off the weekend watching Super Bowl 50.

Visit or our Pagosa Springs Chamber of Commerce Facebook page for more information on times and locations.