Military Winterfest Drives Registration


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Military Winterfest Drives Registration

Winter Celebration Savings for Veterans, Military & Families in Angel Fire 

ANGEL FIRE, N.M.  (December 5, 2016) – Angel Fire’s 3rd Annual Military Winterfest Feb. 9 – 13, a celebration for veterans, all military and family members, has ramped up their early online registration efforts. “Now is a great time to register to attend before everyone gets caught up in the holiday whirl,” said retired Air Force Lt. Col. Rick Sprott, Military Winterfest 2017-18 chair and board member, National Veterans Wellness & Healing Center (NVW&HC).

The five-day festival features skiing, snowboarding, tubing, snowshoeing, a daily Twilight Colors Retirement Parade and a KidFest. New offerings include a Military Family Expo and a reunion for past National Veterans Wellness & Healing Center Retreat participants. Popular activities from previous years will also return: Ski and snowboard lessons for vets, by vets, an adaptive athlete program for vets with disabilities, and an Inter-service Fun Race. Winterfest’s highpoint occurs mid-festival when former U.S. Army Golden Knight & double amputee, Dana Bowman skydives from an airplane making a precision landing onto the base of Angel Fire Resort’s ski mountain while carrying a colossal American flag.


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, 60 percent or more off lift tickets, and 50 percent off equipment rentals and lessons. Lodging rates with Angel Fire Resort are as low as $81 per night. 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 MasterCard, American Express, VISA and Discover cards are accepted.

Onsite Registration during the festival in the Angel Fire Resort hotel lobby or Online Registration after Winterfest starts: $35 individuals, $50 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 Angel Fire Resort lodging, lessons and equipment call 855-318-1081 choose option 1 and ask for the “VETS” offer. For other Village accommodations check for details.

For festival details and updates see,, Pinterest or follow Twitter @AFWinterfest.

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 NVW&HC 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.