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Military Winterfest Announces Action-Packed Schedule

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Military Winterfest Announces Action-Packed Schedule
Features American Flag Jump-in, KidFest & Inter-Service Races

ANGEL FIRE, N.M. (Feb. 3, 2016) – Angel Fire’s 2nd Annual Military Winterfest is a Rocky Mountain celebration in the snow for veterans, working military and their families. A five-day schedule features skiing, snowboarding, sleigh rides, tubing, snowshoeing and a KidFest. But the highlight of the festival is when Dana Bowman, a retired U.S. Army Golden Knight and double amputee, dazzles audiences with his signature American Flag Jump In Saturday morning, Feb. 20. Skydiving from an airplane, he’ll make a precision landing onto the base of Angel Fire Resort’s ski mountain. Bowman, who has two special prosthetic limbs when he lost both legs in a parachuting accident, is determined to prove his long-held motto – “It’s not the disability; it’s the ability™.”

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Military Winterfest Seeks Volunteers Feb. 17-22

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Military Winterfest Seeks Volunteers Feb. 17-22
As Little as 1-Hour or More Can Make a Difference

ANGEL FIRE, N.M. (Jan. 22, 2016) – Organizers at the 2nd Annual Military Winterfest are seeking volunteers to show off some Angel Fire hospitality. “Our goal is to provide the best possible experience for our veteran, active duty guests and their families,” said Lysa Hopson, Military Winterfest volunteer coordinator. “Our vets and their families have given much to our country, and this festival for them is just one way Angel Fire can say ‘thanks’ for their service.”

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Angel Fire Offers Unique Peer-to-Peer Lessons

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Angel Fire Offers Unique Peer-to-Peer Lessons
Ski, Snowboard Lessons for Vets, by Vets at Military Winterfest

ANGEL FIRE, N.M. (Jan. 19, 2016) – This year organizers at the 2nd Annual Military Winterfest have expanded its unique Vet2Vet program that offers ski and snowboard lessons for vets, by vets. “We have several highly skilled ski and snowboard instructors who also have served in the Army, Air Force and Marines,” said Robin May, director of the Angel Fire Ski and Snowboard School. “Our veteran instructor team is ready to teach their fellow vets on a peer-to-peer basis. They have a unique perspective having served our country and teaching a sport that they love.”

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Retired Army Golden Knight, Double Amputee Dana Bowman Returns to Angel Fire

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Retired Army Golden Knight, Double Amputee Dana Bowman Returns to Angel Fire
Skydives into Military Winterfest February 20

ANGEL FIRE, N.M. (Jan. 14, 2016) – “Breathtaking,” “inspirational” and “goose bumpy” are words spectators used to describe how Dana Bowman jumped, quite literally into the hearts of Angel Fire’s residents and visitors during its Military Appreciation Weekend last January. But jumping out of a perfectly good aircraft and parachuting over thousands of spectators is SOP (Standard Operating Procedure) for Bowman, a former member of the Army’s elite parachute team, the Golden Knights and double amputee.

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Angel Fire Slates Military Winterfest 2016

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Angel Fire Slates Military Winterfest 2016
Features American Flag Jump-in by former US Army Golden Knight, double amputee, Dana Bowman

ANGEL FIRE, N.M. (Dec. 10, 2015) – Think of it as a celebration of our military serving now and in the past. When the 2nd Annual Military Winterfest comes to Angel Fire, N.M. Feb. 18 – 22 there will be five days of snow-filled fun, live entertainment, savory food and special discounts for most everything. Last year, the event welcomed more than 600 active duty, retirees and families from Texas, Colorado and beyond to its winter celebration. This year, organizers anticipate doubling participation.

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