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Monday, January 30, 2012

Bryce Canyon Winter Festival

The annual Bryce Canyon Winter Festival will be held February 18-20. It is headquartered at Ruby's Inn, just outside of the park entrance.

Bryce Canyon National Park is located at a high elevation where snowfall is usually plentiful. The festival offers a wide assortment of snow sports and other winter activities. Scheduled activities are listed below. (Activities may vary depending on weather conditions.)
  • Cross country ski tours
  • Snowshoe tours and races
  • Archery clinic
  • Ski Archery competition
  • Kayaking demos
  • Waxing clinics
  • Photography clinics
  • Photo contest
  • Snow sculpture contest
  • People-powered sled race
  • Kids snowboot races
  • Entertainment
Watch the festival website for updates on conditions and activities.

The Salt Lake Tribune has this article about the festival. Below are excerpts.

The keystone events of the Winter Festival occur on Presidents Day when a 2KM kids cross-country ski race and a 10KM free technique race are held on the groomed track at Ruby’s Inn. Children who aren’t quite ready for the ski race can compete in Kids Snowboot Races in several age divisions.

Another popular ski-related event is the archery 6KM biathlon, being held on the 19th this year. Got no archery equipment or never pulled back a bow? No worries, an archery clinic held on the 18th will be enough to prep anyone for the biathlon and a limited amount of archery equipment is available.


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