Snow castle

February Means Fun Fest

Our annual President’s Day Weekend celebration, February Fun Fest, is February 17-19, and we know you and your family will enjoy the FREE festivities.


Parents and kids explore last year’s snow castle.


Sipapu’s Snow Castle
Without a doubt, the highlight of the weekend is the colossal snow castle, hand built by our winter mountain crew. This colossal structure is a feat in ice and snow architecture, complete with slides, stairs, flags and heaps of nooks and crannies for kids and adults to explore. Each year the castle is different—last year’s castle was 2 stories tall with 5 slides, 4 rooms and more steps than we could count!


Our castle crew is already hard at working building this year’s castle, which will open Saturday, February 17 at 9 a.m., kicking off President’s Day Weekend at Sipapu.

kidkids on snowcastle
Parents and kids explore last year’s snow castle.

pile of snow
There are many stages to building the snow castle. The first is an enormous pile of snow.


Mountain-Wide Treasure Hunt
Our treasure hunt will have you searching the mountain—including the snow castle to find laminated letters that spell CLOWN. If you’re a true sleuth and find them all, you can bring them to ski school in exchange for awesome prizes.


To find out more, visit the February Fun Fest event page. Follow us on Facebook Instagram and Twitter for snow castle updates. We’ll see you on the mountain—or in the snow castle—President’s Day Weekend!