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A little rain did not stop over 300 smiling faces from coming out to enjoy WinterKids’ Welcome to Winter Festival at Lost Valley on December 28, 2024!


❉ 300+ Attendees
❉ 9 Volunteers
❉ 10 generous sponsors and partners
❉ 160 Sleds & Helmets given away
❉ 10 Raffle prizes awarded
❉ 75 free ski & snowboard rentals
❉ 80+ S’mores consumed
❉ Umpteen Cups of hot chocolate poured
❉ 2 adorable mascots
❉ 1 wet and fun night!

THANK YOU to everyone who came out to enjoy some outdoor winter fun with us! We hope you were inspired to continue to get outside with your families this winter.

Thank you to our event partners!

  • Bean Boot & L.L. Bear appearances, thanks to our Major Community sponsor, L.L. Bean
  • Otto the Otter from Lost Valley came out to play!
  • Ski and snowboard rentals and lessons, generously provided at no cost by our host, Lost Valley
  • XC Ski demos, courtesy of NENSA
  • Sleds and Helmets, free for attendees, generously donated by Flexible Flyer Sleds
  • Kids’ Yoga, led by Melissa Ferrigno of Breathing Room Yoga (and Team WinterKids!)
  • Fun games & prizes brought tons of smiles at the Healthy Androscoggin table
  • Hot chocolate bar, generously provided by Aroma Joe’s Coffee

About Welcome to Winter:

Welcome To Winter is an annual WinterKids celebration of fun ways to stay active in winter. Originally created to welcome new Mainers to winter, the event has expanded to allow all kids across the community to come and try out healthy ways to remain active outdoors during the winter months.

This free event offers a chance to get outside and try new activities like: Snowshoeing, Nordic and downhill skiing, snowboarding, snow sculpting, and more while enjoying hot chocolate and s’mores. There will also be fun “out-DOOR” prizes, and a sled giveaway, courtesy of our friends at Flexible Flyers!

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Event Location Details

Lost Valley Ski Area, Auburn, Maine

Lost Valley

Lost Valley Ski Area:
200 Lost Valley Road
Auburn, ME 04210

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