FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Military Winterfest Promos Schedule, Opens Registration
Features American Flag Jump-in, KidFest & Inter-Service Races
ANGEL FIRE, N.M. (Oct. 18, 2016) – Angel Fire’s 3nd Annual Military Winterfest Feb. 9 – 13, 2017 is a Rocky Mountain celebration for veterans, working military and their families.
A five-day schedule features skiing, snowboarding, tubing, snowshoeing, a daily Twilight Colors Retirement Parade and a KidFest. The festival highlight occurs when Dana Bowman, a retired U.S. Army Golden Knight and double amputee, dazzles audiences with his signature American Flag Jump In Saturday, February 11. Skydiving from an airplane, he’ll make a precision landing onto the base of Angel Fire Resort’s ski mountain while an enormous American flag soars above him. Bowman lost both legs in a parachuting accident and has two custom-made prosthetic limbs.
Military Winterfest has added several new offerings, including a Meet & Greet Social, a Donor Reception, a Military Family Expo and a reunion for past wellness center* Retreat participants. Returning in 2017: Ski and snowboard lessons for vets, by vets, and an adaptive athlete program for vets with disabilities. Recognizing the family nature of the festival, organizers will again feature a KidFest with several new activities, including: a Snow Dog Show, photo ops with a “Snow Bear,” Skijoring, a Snow Ball Corn Hole Toss, a Snowman Contest, an attempt to establish a Snow Angel Record, and a s’mores and cocoa party. As well, there will be a Celebratory Dinner beginning with a live musical welcome, a multi-media presentation by Dana Bowman and one-on-one photo ops with him. For those with a competitive spirit, organizers have again slated an Inter-service Fun Race with a prize-giving ceremony.
REGISTER TO GO!
Exclusive military discounts and access to all Winterfest activities are offered to all registered participants. Registration includes: VIP access to all outdoor and indoor events; a Gift Bag; a collectable Military Challenge Coin, half-price lift tickets, equipment rentals and lessons. Additionally, many Angel Fire restaurants and shops are also giving military discounts to Winterfest attendees.
Advanced Online Registration: $25 individuals; $35 families (up to 5 dependents, including spouse); and free for 100% Disabled Veterans. Register at https://mwf2017.eventbrite.com
Onsite Registration during the festival in the Angel Fire Resort hotel lobby or Online Registration after Winterfest starts: $35 individuals; $50 families – families (up to 5 dependents, including spouse); and 100% Disabled Veterans free.
The Celebratory Dinner may be added on with Advanced Online purchase: $5/adult; and free for 100% Disabled Veterans and kids under 12. After January 28 Online or Onsite: $10/adult; $5/kids under 12; and 100% Disabled Veterans still free.
To book lodging, lessons and equipment go to angelfireresort.com or call Cen Res at 575-377-4320. Use Promotional Code: VETS.
To book a Vet2Vet lesson or schedule a Veteran Adaptive session call 575-377-4320. (Veteran Adaptive sessions are by prior arrangement only. The Angel Fire Ski & Snowboard School requires at least 2 weeks to secure appropriate adaptive sports equipment & certified instructors.)
For festival details and updates see MilitaryWinterfest.com, Facebook.com/MilitaryWinterfest or follow Twitter @AFWinterfest or Pinterest.
Active Duty, National Guard, Reserve, veterans, retirees, dependent families and Gold Star families are eligible to participate but must have a valid identification card or other proof of service.
Winterfest, which attracted more than 500 veterans, active military and their families last year, helps raise funds and awareness for the *National Veterans Wellness & Healing Center of Angel Fire. The Center is nationally known for using creative therapies in its weeklong Retreat Programs to help veterans with Post Traumatic Stress.
Military Winterfest 2017 partner: Angel Fire Resort, a 5-Star corporate sponsor.
The registration fees paid when attending Military Winterfest 2017 are tax-deductible and directly support the National Veterans Wellness & Healing Center. The Center provides treatment for military individuals and families that suffer with Post Traumatic Stress. Its creative therapies have been nationally recognized for their effectiveness in treating the “Invisible Wounds of War.” The natural setting of Angel Fire in the Sangre de Cristo mountains is the perfect location to bring couples to a place where healing in nature is optimal. The Veteran couples experience Native American hand washing ceremony and storytelling of the warrior culture and many more therapeutic techniques. These retreats are only possible with the help from donors & grant funding. For more, see National Veterans Wellness & Healing Center Angel Fire.