February Fun: Fraser's 2nd Annual Fire + Ice Festival 

Fraser hosted its first Fire + Ice Festival last February, and it was such a fan-favorite that they are making it a tradition. This year's 2nd Annual Fire + Ice Festival is turning it up a notch by coupling it with the Colorado State Snow Sculpting Festival. The Town of Fraser and Fraser's Public Arts Committee put on the party, complete with a DJ, hot chocolate, light sticks, food trucks, an epic bonfire paying homage to Christmas trees of yore, and fireworks to top it all off. Head over to the Lion's Ponds by Safeway Saturday, February 11th between 4 and 8pm for Fraser's mid-winter festivities.


The "fire" in the Fire + Ice Festival is in large part the massive bonfire fueled by used pallets and retired Christmas trees. Tree drop-offs started January 1st and will be accepted until the morning of February 11th. If you still have a tree, swing by the west side of the Lion's Ponds near the EV station and drop it off. 

Then, gather with the community and take advantage of the heat, warming up by the flames in these sub-zero temps that come when the sun goes down this time of year!


Fraser Valley Arts, a local nonprofit championing creativity and celebrating the arts in the "Icebox of the Colorado," welcomes the addition of the Colorado Snow Sculpting Championship to this year's Fire + Ice event. The Town of Fraser has found its niche in our mountain community as a home for the arts and is dedicated to building, promoting, and sustaining creative endeavors across the Fraser Valley. Including the snow sculpting championship, a winter complement to the August Fraser Mountain Mural Festival, helps the town realize their vision for promoting arts in the community.

Fraser’s reliably cold and snowy weather makes it a perfect fit for the relocated Snow Sculpture Championship, previously held in Berthoud, Colorado. Teams start with "blank slates" of 8-foot square mounds of snow on February 8th and are given until Saturday the 11th to complete their creations. You'll even have the opportunity to vote on the "People's Choice" award if you make a small donation to Fraser Valley Arts. 


Parking can be tricky near the Lion's Ponds. But the Town of Fraser has thought of everything. They've enlisted some help: Home James Transportation and Headwaters Center have donated time and space for the event. Park at the Headwaters Center and hop on the Home James Transportation shuttle that will drop you right at the Fire & Ice Festival. Or cross-country ski from the Headwaters Center on the Fraser River Trail! You can also park in Fraser or Winter Park and walk or take The Lift from one of its many stops in town. 

Looking for a mountain getaway or a home in Fraser? We'd love to help you find a property so you can just walk, fat bike, or ski over to next year's annual Fire + Ice Festival and not worry about parking at all! 

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