Experience Bryce Canyon’s Winterland at 33rd annual Winter Festival

Bryce Canyon Winter fest skiers

President’s Day Weekend Ruby’s Inn will host the 33rd annual Bryce Canyon Winter Festival. The winter festival, which runs Feb. 17-19, offers a variety of free and paid clinics, demos, and tours for the whole family. This year’s festival will bring back the Balloon Glow After Dark, an activity which was introduced at last year’s festival.

Deanna Moore, director of the Winter Festival at Ruby’s Inn stated, “One reason we hold the Winter Festival is to provide opportunities for visitors to enjoy the beautiful winterland of Bryce Canyon Country. The festival is a great yearly tradition that has seen a lot of success—it not only gives our guests dozens of great activities to participate in, but also showcases the unique winter scenery of Bryce Canyon.”

She continued stating, “We’ve had several people ask if we are still having the festival with the low amount of snow, but I tell them that 90 percent of our activities are not dependent on weather, so plan on coming.”


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The three day festival will include some outdoor favorites in the schedule this year, including, archery clinics, snowshoe tours, ski clinics as well as cross country ski tours. The festival will also highlight several activities which will be held indoors for those wishing to avoid the cold. Some of the indoor activities this year will include dance instruction, pottery making, photography clinics, a photo contest, crafts for the kids, watercolor painting, family history clinics, kayaking demos, cookie decorating, and more.

“We want everyone who attends to feel like they have plenty to do,” Moore said. “The various activities ensure that kids, teenagers and adults will all be entertained.”

Apart from the activities on schedule for the Winter Festival, Ruby’s Inn will be providing additional activities and adventures for guests to enjoy such as outdoor ice-skating, horseback riding, cross country skiing, and horse-drawn sleigh rides.

Events at the Winter Festival are subject to change depending on weather conditions in the area. Irregardless of snow levels, the Winter Festival will still be held. Any participants wishing to sign up for any of the competitions that will be held, or who are wanting more information can visit the event’s website, or call 1-866-866-6616.

About Ruby’s Inn:

Ruby’s Inn has been helping visitors from around the globe enjoy their time at Bryce Canyon National Park with ease since it’s founding in 1916. Located at the entrance of Bryce Canyon National Park, Ruby’s Inn has been able to offer the closest lodging to visitors ranging from luxury hotel rooms, campgrounds and RV Parks. Open year round, Ruby’s Inn has exclusive access for it’s guests to experience the epic scenery of Bryce Canyon as they explore the overlooks via horseback riding, ATV tours, sleigh rides and snowshoeing. Guests can enjoy a western dinner show as they enjoy their cowboy grub at the Ebenezer’s Barn and Grill through the months of April to October. Visitors can find easy access to fuel, groceries, clothing, souvenirs, and camping gear at The General Store. For more information on Ruby’s Inn, and to plan your next getaway, visit Ruby’s Inn Online or call 1-866-866-6616.

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