If skiing is your winter sport of choice, you’re probably familiar with the Wells Fargo Ski Cup. This exciting annual event takes place in Winter Park, Colorado, and is the longest-running professional ski race in the country. The Cup also serves as a fundraiser for the National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD), an organization that supports therapeutic recreation for children and adults with disabilities. It’s a great event for a great cause! Read on to find out what’s happening at the Wells Fargo Ski Cup this year.
Plan a trip to Winter Park from February 23 – 25, 2018, and experience the Wells Fargo Ski Cup firsthand! For more information on fun things to do during your stay, request access to our digital Vacation Guide. It’s filled with recommendations for local events, restaurants, kids activities, and more. Get your copy today!
Your Guide to the 2018 Wells Fargo Ski Cup
Now in its 43rd consecutive year, the Wells Fargo Ski Cup brings together the world’s top skiers with disabilities, amateur skiers, snowboarders, and Denver celebrities. The weekend kicks off on Friday as racers arrive at Winter Park Resort. They’ll take their qualifying runs, participate in a racer clinic, and learn racing techniques from NSCD staff and coaches. Guests are welcome to watch the action from the slopes.
Head back to the resort on Saturday for the Corporate Challenge, the highlight of Ski Cup Weekend. Cheer on your favorite skiers as they rocket down the slopes on monoskis. Teams are randomly grouped into heats and the top three move on to the finals. The NSCD athlete on each of the top teams wins a cash prize to finance their training for the 2018 Paralympics.
Local Tip: Be sure to stick around for the apres-ski bash, awards ceremony, and night tubing!
Don’t miss the Kid’s Snowplow Sprint on Sunday! It’s a wonderful event that allows children of Wells Fargo Ski Cup guests to race the same course as the professionals. They’ll even be joined by mascots from Winter Park and Colorado sports teams. Capping off the weekend is the Sarah Holm Memorial World Disabled Invitational where professional athletes from around the world compete for cash prizes. Visit the NSCD website for a full schedule of events.
Make Your Reservations with StayWinterPark
Lodging for the Wells Fargo Ski Cup is going fast! Be sure to book your stay with us as soon as possible. We have a wide variety of vacation rentals to choose from, including private homes, condos, town homes, and more. Plus, our properties are just minutes from downtown Winter Park and the world-class ski resort.
If you’re traveling with a large group, consider booking Timber Lake 341. This three-level townhome is perfect for families who want to spread out. Enjoy a large, open floor plan, upscale furnishings, and amenities like a private hot tub and garage. Spectacular views of the Continental Divide complete your experience.
To make your reservations, check our availability online or give us a call.
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