OURAY – Cabin Fever Day returns to Lee’s Ski Hill Saturday, Feb. 22, 12-5 p.m.
The annual event is put on by the City of Ouray’s Parks and Recreation Committee, and provides wintery outdoor fun for the whole family. There will be ski and snowboard races, sled races, a jump contest and uphill-downhill races.
PARC member Shawn Kitchen said that mostly kids participate in the ski and snowboard contests, but he hopes that the uphill-downhill race might appeal to some adults as well.
In this contest, competitors run up the ski hill and get back down “however,” be that skiing, snowboarding, sledding or butt-sliding.
When participants are not out on the hill, they can warm up around a fire-pit to roast marshmallows and feast on hot dogs and chili that PARC will be selling as a fundraiser.
Participation at Cabin Fever Day is free and open to everyone who shows up. “It’s a fun reason to get outside on a Saturday,” Kitchens said.
The event takes place snow or shine. For more information, contact Kitchens at 970/318-1233.
Located at Third Avenue and Fourth Street in Ouray, Lee's Ski Hill is a small municipal ski hill served by a free rope tow. It operates from noon to 5 p.m. on week-ends and holidays, and after school during the week from 3:30-5 p.m. throughout the winter.
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