U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Colorado
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 01-13-2010, 12:58 PM
 
87 posts, read 211,074 times
Reputation: 85

Advertisements

I got an email from Alamosa Tourism saying there was some kind of "ice festival" there this weekend. My husband has always wanted to visit in the winter, but I've always thought there was not much to do (except be really cold).

If anyone attends this or has any other thoughts on winter activities (that don't include skis) I'd be interested.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 01-13-2010, 01:15 PM
 
2,437 posts, read 7,119,745 times
Reputation: 1506
The Alamosa Ice Festival (http://www.alamosa.org/cal_event_view_popup.aspx?event_id=237&ret_link=%2 57e%252fcal_index.aspx%253fcal_monthDir%253dAsc%25 26Selection%253d179%2526SubMenu%253d188 - broken link) has already passed and apparently you just missed the Ouray Ice Festival as well.

But maybe next year! Let us know if either one is any good.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-13-2010, 01:43 PM
 
Location: Colorado
4,308 posts, read 11,490,401 times
Reputation: 4387
There's always Frozen Dead Guy Days FROZEN DEAD GUY DAYS Nederland Area Chamber of Commerce in Nederland in March
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-14-2010, 01:28 AM
 
Location: Golden, CO
2,618 posts, read 2,971,657 times
Reputation: 2459
I got the same e-mail, but I just got it today Jan. 13, 2010. I didn't look too much into it seeing I won't be in Colorado until March. When was the First Ice Festival? Was it good for a first time? Any pics?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-14-2010, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
4,901 posts, read 8,927,610 times
Reputation: 2445
Quote:
Originally Posted by PrinDi59 View Post
I got an email from Alamosa Tourism saying there was some kind of "ice festival" there this weekend. My husband has always wanted to visit in the winter, but I've always thought there was not much to do
Is there even anything to do there the rest of the year??
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-16-2010, 02:55 AM
 
857 posts, read 1,350,568 times
Reputation: 186
Default San Luis Valley

Quote:
Originally Posted by 80skeys View Post
Is there even anything to do there the rest of the year??
Absolutely. The San Luis Valley was my favorite part of CO after Durango, when visiting the state last summer.

The San Luis Valley has potential for much more tourism and is UNDER-rated. Many awesome things to see: the Great Sand Dunes, special high desert ecosystem at 7500', Crestone, the Sangre de Cristo, and mountain biking / river rafting to the north in Chaffee County.

Taos, NM is close by as well.

There are more brochures in the Alamosa Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center than one would ever imagine.

And, Coloradans can fill in the 97 things I missed (as I recall, someone had a brochure of 100 things you can do in the San Luis Valley).
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-15-2011, 08:24 PM
 
1 posts, read 1,926 times
Reputation: 10
Actually we just passed through there on our way home to the SW corner......there was an Ice Fest ~ice sculptures were being created on Main~ and it was beautiful. Durango should look into doing that.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-16-2011, 06:27 AM
 
Location: Canon City, Colorado
1,331 posts, read 4,422,205 times
Reputation: 675
If you could go further NW to Breckenridge, they have the Budweiser Snow Sculpture event that lasts till Feb 6th. Google it and you will see some spectacular pics on it!!!! Such talent!!!!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Colorado
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top