Organizers Pick Dates for Angel Fire Military Winterfest 2019


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Organizers Pick Dates for Angel Fire Military Winterfest 2019

Features Inter-Service Races and Family Expo


ANGEL FIRE, N.M.  (March 24, 2018) – Angel Fire’s 5th Annual Military Winterfest will be a Rocky Mountain celebration for veterans, working military and their families Feb. 21 – 24, 2018 featuring skiing, snowboarding, tubing and Inter-service Fun Races.

Military Winterfest, which attracted more than 500 veterans, active military and their families in 2018, showcases Angel Fire Resort’s 10,677’ mountain with 80 runs, three terrain parks, 30 acres of gladed tree runs and nighttime skiing.  The festival features huge discounts; ski and snowboard lessons for vets, taught by vets; a Family Expo and Inter-service Fun Races. Other highlights include a family-friendly Celebratory Dinner, daily Twilight Colors Retirement Parades, and a Meet & Greet Social.

“2019 will be unique in that we’ve added many more family and non-skier activities,” said retired Air Force Col. Leland Hopson, Military Winterfest 2019 chair and board member, National Veterans Wellness & Healing Center Angel Fire (NVW&HC). “The community of Angel Fire loves all our military and will again roll out the red carpet to those coming out to have some fun in the mountains.”

Active Duty, National Guard, Reserve, veterans, veterans certified 100% disabled, dependent families and Gold Star families are eligible to participate but need a valid identification card or other proof of service.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: The 2019 daily event schedule, lodging and sponsorship information will soon available on and on Facebook at

Key partners in Military Winterfest 2019: National Veterans Wellness & Healing Center of Angel Fire, event host and organizer; and the Angel Fire Resort, 5-Star corporate sponsor.


Military Winterfest 2019 directly supports 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.” For more, see National Veterans Wellness & Healing Center Angel Fire.

MEDIA ADVISORY: 2018 event photos are available.


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Photo: Michael Gilcrease

Photo: Michael Gilcrease