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Ogden City hosts the second annual Winterfest downtown Historic 25th Street & Washington Blvd, January 28 and 29, 2011

Rail Jam, Ogden, Utah Winterfest, Snowbasin, Weber County, 5k Run, Snowboarding, Snowmobiling, Sledding, Family, Children's ActivitiesThe city will close major downtown streets, cover them with snow and create the ultimate winter playground. The Winterfest organizing committee invites all to come and enjoy a variety of free activities. Last year’s celebration attracted more than 5,000 people.

The celebration where “Cold is Cool” boasts traditional and unconventional snow activities for all ages. Most events are free.

Events will begin on Friday afternoon with a ceremonial street closing on Washington Boulevard followed by a toboggan parade. Activities and contests will be held all day on Saturday.

This year’s “where cold is cool” events will include:

  • Toboggan Parade
  • Skijoring
  • Human Dog Sled Races
  • Polar Bear Swim
  • Snowmobile Street Races
  • Snowboarding Rail-Jam
  • 5K Run/Walk
  • Doggie Costume Contest
  • Flag Football Contests
  • Cross Country Skiing Races
  • Snowshoe Races
  • Live Music

And many more . . .

Don’t worry, we haven’t forgotten about the little ones. We’ve put together some free projects and events with the younger kids in mind:

  • The hill just east of Washington Boulevard on 25th Street will be available for tubing and sledding on Saturday morning and afternoon.
  • Snowshoeing around Municipal Park will be available all day Saturday.
  • Piles of snow will be hauled in to the Municipal Park for the children to decorate and make snowmen on both Friday night and Saturday morning and afternoon.
  • The kid’s corner on Saturday will have a small construction project for each child that wishes to participate.

Registration forms can be found on the right hand side of this webpage, or through Sportsman. We highly recommend pre-registering for all the events; space is limited and the events are bound to fill up fast.

For more information about this event or to become a proud WinterFest 2011 sponsor, please call Ogden City Public Services at (801) 629-8337. Mark the date on your calendar, tweet, blog, facebook – whatever it takes to make sure that you don’t miss out on the fun!

Cross Country Skiing Outing

Come Join Instructor Rob Harper and  Utah Outdoor Adventure Group as they meet each Saturday through March 31st to explore our beautiful Wasatch Mountains.

Cross Country Skiing, Rob Harper, Utah Outdoor Adventure Group, Wasatch Mountains, Park City, Utah, Salt Lake City, County, Snow Skiing, Free ClassesWhether you are new to this sport or not, Rob will help you have a great time! It is recommended you attend the informal cross country ski class held 30 minutes prior to this outing, so you and Rob can talk and get acquainted with each other before heading out. He will be able to answer any questions you may have and also discuss the days skiing destination.

Rob Harper is an avid xc skier and has been an instructor for several years.

They join up each Saturday morning at 9am at 6200 South Wasatch Blvd. in Salt Lake City at the Park n Ride (Far South Side). If you don’t see Rob immediately, talk to Sheryl at the UTA Park n Ride, far south end, and tell her that you want to Cross Country Ski. A different snowshoeing destination will be chosen each week (usually within the Wasatch Front area).

Cross Country Ski’s  are required unless stated otherwise and are available for rent if you don’t own any.

A 30 minute Refresher Cross country  Class is also available at  8:30 am at the same location and all Cross Country Skiing abilities are offered.

Come for a few minutes or a few hours. Group ends by 12 noon.

Trail may be subject to weather conditions. If necessary, changes may be made the morning of.

Questions or Concerns? Contact  Sheryl at  (801) 278-5313