What Is It? Colorado hosts many winter festivals that are worth planning a trip around during the season, from the Breckenridge Ullr Fest in December and the Estes Winter Park Festival in January to Nederland’s quirky Frozen Dead Guy Days in March.
Why Do It? If you like the offbeat and perhaps downright weird, you won’t want to miss the chance to attend Frozen Dead Guy Days in Nederland which celebrates a Norwegian immigrant whose dead body is still frozen in a Tuff Shed. Grandpa Bredo Morsteol is in a wooden box that surrounds his coffin that holds around 1,500 pounds of dry ice. The event features coffin races, a parade of hearses, salmon tossing, a frozen t-shirt contest, frozen turkey bowling, a costumed polar plunge, and more.
Good to Know: Nederland is also known for its live music scene, offering plenty of fun after dark too.