Big Sky Winterfest is a celebration of all things winter in Big Sky. Keep reading to learn more about the weekend full of events from February 3rd to the 6th!
WHAT TO EXPECT
Big Sky Winterfest is four days of family-friendly winter celebration including Viking Races, Frozen Foot Fun Run, skijoring, ice sculptures, live music and street dance from the heart of Big Sky, Montana. Charitable funds raised throughout Big Sky Winter Fest will benefit Big Sky Ski Education Foundation. Look for tickets at the Outlaw Website and find the full event lineup below.
Thursday, Feb. 3 at 5:00PM
Big Sky Nordic Center
The Viking Race is a community Nordic race series that will take place monthly on the golf course, starting at the Big Sky Nordic Center and Bunker Grill. The races will be open to all, from young local skiers to elite athletes racing for Montana State University, and include 1K, 3K and 5K options.
Each of the races will offer a different format ranging from interval time trials to a four-person relay race. Additionally, they serve as an important fundraiser for Big Sky Ski Education Foundation’s Nordic Program and are an incredible way to both support Big Sky kids and take part in a fun, community event that will get your heart rate up.
Feel free to throw on a Viking helmet, embrace your inner Nordic warrior and join in for this most festive race series!
Frozen Foot Obstacle Course
Friday, Feb. 4 at 3:00PM
Len Hill Park
Join the first annual Frozen Foot Obstacle Course at Len Hill Park. This event, put on by the Big Sky Community Organization, includes a Winter themed family friendly obstacle course in Len Hill Park, open skating at the ice rink, and an outdoor area to play in the snow.
Hot chocolate will be served as we gather next to the new BASE Community Center which will open in March 2022! Come join in the fun and learn more about the BASE Community Center, BSCO programs, and community parks and trails.
Friday, Feb. 4 at 4:00PM & Saturday, Feb. 5 at 9:00AM
Town Center Plaza
The Winter Fest Ice Sculpture demonstration and competition is free and open to the public! Meet outside the Wilson Hotel in Town Center Plaza to enjoy the art of ice sculpting. On Friday, Feb. 4 at 4 p.m. and Feb. 5 at 9 a.m .a professional ice sculptor will demonstrate ice sculpting techniques and answer questions.
Retro Movie Night
Friday, Feb. 4 from 6-7:30PM
Join in on the fun at The Independent for a special night of Warren Miller movies with ski legends Scot Schmidt and Dan Egan. Scot and Dan will discuss making some of the most iconic ski films and share their experiences with Warren Miller. Get tickets here!
Friday, Feb. 4 at 7:00PM
Town Center Plaza
Silent Disco is a (hilariously) fun and liberating dance party. Town Center Plaza will be heating up to the tune of epic tracks from a variety of genres spanning the decades. The Merchant is our live-spinning DJ for the evening … and he’ll deliver the goods. All dancers will receive a wireless headset with three distinct music channels, adjustable volume, and a 500-yard range. So, you can break it down on the lawn, twirl down the sidewalk, or dance through your favorite Big Sky shops choosing the music you love for wherever the evening takes you. Round up your pals, dress warm and let’s get down.
Faster than a speeding horse, skijoring is a game of adrenaline. With a skier being pulled through an obstacle course led by a rider on horseback, it’s enough to bring anyone to their feet. Spectators are $15 per day or $25 for both days, 12 and under free. Calcutta will take place Saturday night at 6 p.m. in Town Center Plaza and the awards ceremony will take place Sunday at 5 p.m. Purchase tickets here!
Community Street Dance
Saturday, Feb. 5 from 7-9:00PM
Town Center Plaza
Gather in Town Center Plaza for some live music by the band Forester, and a Community Street Dance to keep toasty after a day of Winter Fest activities! Formed in 2019, Forester is a new indie electronic duo that has already made a lasting impact in the scene. The Los Angeles-based group is comprised of Xander Carlson and David Parris, both of whom write, produce, and sing. Their music blends acoustic instrumentation with electronic elements that transport the listener to wide open spaces, allowing for introspection as well as the desire to dance.
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