On Saturday, Dec. 3, Winter Park Resort will host the Ski & Snowboard Demo Fest and the 29th Annual Chef’s Cup: A Taste of Grand County. The Chef’s Cup will include a silent auction that evening, with proceeds going to the Winter Park Ski and Snowboard Education Foundation.
Ski and Snowboard Demo Fest
This years’ Ski & Snowboard Demo Fest is a one-day free demo event at the base of the Zephyr Express lift featuring some of the best manufacturers in the industry giving you a chance to try their new equipment for the 2011-2012 season. A variety of manufacturers will be on hand to introduce guests to their new products.
To participate you must be 18 years or older with a valid driver’s license, or under 18 with parental consent. Registration is from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and all participants must register in order to demo equipment. For more details contact the Guest Services at 970-726-1564. Demos can be taken out in one-hour increments only and 2:30 p.m. is the cut-off for the last demo.
Companies attending the demo include Fortitude, Head, Icelantic, K2 Skis, Liberty Skis, Ramp Sports, Salomon, Vertical Skis, Flow, K2 Snowboards and Never Summer.
The 29th Annual Chef’s Cup: Taste of Grand County
Dinner, dance, and a benefit for the Winter Park Ski and Snowboard Education Foundation, supporting Winter Park Competition Center athletes will be held the same day as the demo at 7 p.m. at Winter Park Resort’s West Portal Station.
Grand County’s finest restaurants will donate their time and talent in preparing culinary specialties for all attendees to savor and vote for their favorite gourmet creation. Sip complimentary wine and beer from Robert Mondavi and Mary Jane Ale, followed by dancing to a live DJ. To top off the evening, guests will have the opportunity to support the Winter Park Ski Education Foundation by bidding on some silent auction items donated by generous supporters.
Early bidding on items in the silent auction will be held from 12-4 p.m. in the Balcony House. The auction reopens at 7 p.m. in West Portal Station. Auction closing starts at 9:10 p.m. Auction Items include, but are not limited to…
Atomic Blog Skis, $700 retail, all mountain/powder twin, rocker, directional, size 185 cm, donated by Atomic.
Rossignol S80 skis, $700 retail, all mountain freeride skis, rocker/camber (partial twin), size 170 cm, donated by Christy Sports.
Never Summer SL snowboard, $500 retail, all mountain freestyle, Never Summer’s most popular board, size 151cm, donated by Winter Park Marketing Department/Never Summer.
Yakima Skybox 16 Rooftop Cargo Box, $470 retail, donated by Winter Park Marketing Department/Yakima.
One Men’s Tommy Armour Bag with cart, glove, and golf balls ($500), one Tommy Armour Travel Golf Luggage/Golf Club bag ($125), one Ram Golf bag with full set of clubs ($300), one Women’s Ram Golf bag with cart, glove and balls ($500), and one Ram Golf Luggage/Travel Bag ($125), donated by Sports Authority.
One week at Estrella Del Mar (South of Mazatlan, Mexico), 2B/2B penthouse with two rounds of golf at Trent Jones Golf Course, donated by ReMax Peak to Peak.
Two nights lodging in a two bedroom condo, donated by Beaver Village Condos.
Two rounds of golf at Pole Creek Golf Club, $200 value (peak season), donated by Pole Creek Golf Club.
Two Single Seat passes for snow cat skiing, $800 value (peak season), donated by Powder Addiction.
Dinner for four with the University of Colorado National Alpine Ski Team and coach Richard Rokos on Feb. 18, donated by Peggy Smith.
Private coaching with your choice of the following Winter Park Snowboard Team organizers: Founder and Olympian Bob Holme, Director Lauren Stokes or Head Coach Nic Nagel.
Private coaching with Freestyle Head Coach and former U.S. Ski Team member Freddy Mooney.
Bob Barnes Steep and Deep Camp.
Bob’s Mogul Camp.
So-Gnar Snowboard Camp, hosted by Winter Park Team Rider, Pat Milbery, Jan. 28-29, $125 value, lift tickets not included.
Local menus to be featured include Emilies/Back Country Grill, Deno’s Mountain Bistro, Devil’s Thumb Ranch, Tabernash Tavern, Fontenot’s Fresh Seafood Grill, Hernando’s Pizza and Pasta Pub, Maverick’s Grille, MPHS Pro Start, Showboat Drive By Pie & Catering, The Librarym, The Winter Park Sushi Bar, The Lodge at Sunspot and Wild Horse Catering.
Tickets can be purchased at the Competition Center in Winter Park Resort’s Balcony House. Ticket prices are $60 for one guest, $100 for two guests and $70 each person at the door. Tickets also available at the Winter Park/Fraser Valley Chamber of Commerce.
Specials on lodging and childcare are available to those attending Chef’s Cup. Group childcare will be available at Winter Park Resort and private childcare references are available as well. Childcare prices (for the evening) are $35 for one child or $45 for two or more. Lodging and ticket packages include lodging and two tickets to Chef’s Cup starting at $192/night (inclusive of tax and resort fee).
For more information on Chef’s Cup tickets, childcare, donate an auction item and/or lodging packages, contact the Competition Center at email@example.com or 970-726-1590.