SnoFest tickets go on sale Nov. 1

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  • By 1st Lt. Jeremy Eggers
  • 50th Space Wing Public Affairs
Tickets go on sale Nov. 1 for the military's 13th annual snow sports weekend, SnoFest.

The three-day festival features discounted lodging, lift tickets, food and entertainment Jan. 24 to 26 at Keystone Ski Resort, Colo.

"Colorado offers some of the best skiing in the world," said Col. Rick Rogers, SnoFest committee chairman. "Whether you want to ski for a day or the whole weekend, SnoFest is a great opportunity for all our people and their families to have an enjoyable, and affordable, time in the mountains."

SnoFest is open to all eligible Department of Defense identification card holders including active-duty personnel, reservists and guardsmen, retirees, non-appropriated fund employees and civilian federal employees.

"Events are being planned not only for skiers, but non-skiers and children as well; there will be something for everybody," said Rogers.

Rogers urges people to book lodging early to ensure the best rates and availability. People can make reservations beginning Nov. 1. Rooms start at $114 per night (for a deluxe studio that sleeps four). For reservations only, call Keystone lodging at (800) 258-0437.

Lift tickets for SnoFest are $29 each day and will be available at base information, tickets, and travel offices beginning Nov. 1 as well.

There are two after-ski parties scheduled: the "South of the Border" after-ski party is Jan. 24 and the "All-American Sports" after-ski party is Jan. 25. Tickets for the after-ski parties go on sale at ITT offices at the same time as lift tickets and reservations.

Other events scheduled are a Cardboard Derby race, where families or organizations build and race a cardboard snow sled. There also will be ski races, sleigh rides, snowshoeing and cross country skiing. Non-skiers will have opportunities to go shopping or sightseeing in the Breckinridge area. (Courtesy of Air Force Space Command News Service)