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Skate the Lake

Posted in 2011, Around Town, Evergreen Lake House, The Big Chili Cook-Off, USA with tags , , , , , , on 12-13-2011 by thebigchilicookoffevergreen

volunteer firefighters in ColoradoEvergreen Lake was declared one of the “Top 10 Skating Rinks” in the U.S. by Sunset Magazine. Have you ever skated on the lake? The lake will tentatively open this year for skating on December 17th, but call first to make sure it’s open. Then plan on getting your tickets for the annual Skate the Lake WinterFest, which has been a New Year’s Eve tradition since 1996. The Winter Festival offers ice skating, fireworks, fire barrel bonfires, sleigh rides, food, ice games such as pick-up hockey and broom-stick hockey along with activities (jump castles, face painting), lots of food vendors, music and dancing!

The fireworks display is incredibly beautiful. It will be lit over the ice – not just at midnight but first at 8:00 p.m. for those who need to make an early night. It’s a truly a magical experience, with the mountains, the lake and the festivities.  Ice skate rentals are limited, so please bring your own skates, or arrive early to rent skates. Don’t miss this fabulous community event!


On a different note ~  if you haven’t gotten your 2012 Firefighter Calendar yet, it’s not too late! You can purchase them at The Big Chili. 100% of the proceeds from every calendar sold through the end of the year goes to our local fire departments.


Looking for Norman Rockwell

Posted in 2011, Around Town, Evergreen Lake House, The Big Chili Cook-Off with tags , , , , , , , , , on 01-07-2011 by thebigchilicookoffevergreen

New Year’s Eve in a small town cannot be done any better than Evergreen’s Skate the Lake extravaganza, put on by and benefiting DriveSmart, a non-profit devoted to road safety for driver’s, passengers and pedestrians. This year’s party on ice drew a crowd of skaters and revelers alike. Do we brave the subzero temperatures for the skating itself, or is it the food, or the fireworks display at 8pm and midnight? It is for the sheer thrill of soaking up the mountain ambiance in the dark of night on the magical eve of a new beginning. Undaunted by frostbite we glide through the night in one of the most beautiful places we know. Add the friends and family and the feeling of goodwill and you have a wintery winner on ice, literally. The Big Chili salutes the DriveSmart Skate the Lake event for bringing Evergreen the perfect way to celebrate another year in the mountains.

Happy New Year!!!!

Posted in 2011, The Big Chili Cook-Off with tags , , on 01-02-2011 by thebigchilicookoffevergreen
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We are looking forward to a great 2011!!  We wish you all a great New Year!!