Ski town get downs and apres events to get to this Feb, March

Here we are halfway into the ski season and things are starting to heat up. No, not literally, although it was sure warm through January.

We’re talking about the event scene, at resorts and in ski towns. February and March winter festivals and ski resort events crank up the winter fun to a whole new level!

Check out these fests to amp your time in the mountains and fuel your apres (event info links to our listings.)

Jan 27 - Feb 12 
Chinook Blast
Calgary AB

Two weeks of music and entertainment, cranked up with some fat biking events. Read up on it in Tyler Dixon’s story for and get ready to roll. 

Feb 3 - 12 
Vernon Winter Carnival
Vernon BC


Shred the slopes at SilverStar, then apres in Vernon. The Vernon Winter Carnival is Canada’s longest running winter fest, with roots back to 1893, and tons of fun events that fill and thrill the community, including this year’s headliner The Reklaws. 

Golden Triangle “Iron Sledder” series

This three-part snowmobile rally series in northern Alberta issues a challenge: are you the Iron Sledder? Ride all three Golden Triangle events and you could be. 

Feb 18-19 Whitecourt annual rallly

Feb 25 Swan Hills annual rally 

Mar 11 Fox Creek annual rally 

For more about the sledding opportunities in these communities, read our series on the Golden Triangle, starting here.

Feb 9 - 12 
Block Heater
Calgary AB

Grab a day shredding in the Banff Rockies, then party in Calgary at night. The Calgary Folk Music Festival brings the heat to Calgary. 

Feb 24 - 26 
Winter Festival of Speed
Lac La Biche AB

This one is wild! Motor mayhem on ice. Details are still coming out but you’ll want to add it to your calendar. 

Mar 3 - 5 
Wells’s Winter Wonders Carnival
Wells BC

Wells BC, at the foot of the Cariboos, is a community that knows how to throw a party, and now they’ve launched a new winter festival. With Troll Ski Resort just down the road, this is a formula for good times all around. 

March (dates TBD) 
SEISMIC Fest - SilverStar Mountain Resort
Vernon BC

This epic three week fest takes over the mountain at SilverStar through March. Dates to be announced, but you’ll want to aim to be there. Consider this your “save the date.”

That will carry us well into March, when things really start heating up, literally and metaphorically, with spring skiing and mountainside fiestas. So don’t sleep, and get out there, the season is happening now. Let the good times flow!

See you on the slopes.

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