I've heard about Nederland's famous Frozen Dead Guy Days for years, but had never attended. Yesterday I "happened" upon the festival as I went up Boulder Canyon for a backcountry ski. After a beautiful ski at Caribou Ranch, I walked around for an hour and took in the sights. It is a perfect example of spring fever and how folks really need a celebration after making it through through a long winter! And Eldora Mountain got 11 inches of new snow the day before, so the town was beautiful and crazy and chaotic!
The history? There really is a frozen dead guy - Grandpa Bedo - who will soon be 109 years old and has been frozen for 25 years in a Tuff Shed in Nederland! Details are on the Frozen Dead Guy Days website and Tuff Shed is the event sponsor! The fun events that you won't usually see at other festivals are a coffin race, a FROZEN T-shirt contest (pictured here), frozen turkey bowling, and a parade of hearses. Definitely a one of a kind festival that you have to see for yourself. But watch the traffic - it's a small mountain town of only 1,400 residents, but close to 20,000 will visit the Frozen Dead Guy Days!
Last year's Huffington Post article about the festival is at this link… and a few of my own photos from yesterday….
and the party continues through today, Sunday March 9th!