San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
A Winter Celebration for Vets, Active Duty Military & their Families!
- Skiing, snowboarding, celebratory dinner, KidFest & more!
- Former U.S. Army Golden Knight & double amputee, Dana Bowman’s American Flag Jump-in!
- Lessons for vets, by vets!
- Adaptive Program for vets with disabilities!
- Family fun
- Military Family Expo
The festival showcases Angel Fire Resort’s mountain with 80 runs, 4 terrain parks, gladed tree runs & nighttime skiing. The festival offers deep discounts for accommodations, rental equipment, lift tickets, and ski and snowboard lessons for vets, taught by vets. As well, the festival features an adaptive program for vets with disabilities & Inter-service Fun Races. Other highlights include a Celebratory Dinner, a daily Twilight Colors Retirement Parade, a Military Family Expo and Meet & Greet Socials.
Active Duty, National Guard, Reserve, veterans, veterans certified 100% disabled, dependent families and Gold Star families are welcome to participate but need a valid identification card or other proof of service.
Military Winterfest, which had 500+ veterans, active military and their families in 2016, helps raise funds and awareness for the National Veterans Wellness & Healing Center of Angel Fire. The Wellness Center provides treatment for military individuals & families that suffer with Post Traumatic Stress. Its creative therapies have been nationally recognized for their effectiveness in treating the “Invisible Wounds of War.” The natural setting of Angel Fire in the Sangre de Cristo mountains is the perfect location to bring couples to a place where healing in nature is optimal. The Veteran couples experience Native American hand washing ceremony & storytelling of the warrior culture and many more therapeutic techniques. These retreats are only possible with the help from donors & grant funding. For more, see National Veterans Wellness & Healing Center Angel Fire.
Military Winterfest 2017 partner: Angel Fire Resort, 5-star corporate sponsor.
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National Veterans Wellness & Healing Center, Inc.
The National Veterans Wellness and Healing Center in Angel Fire, Inc. (NVW&HC) is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization incorporated as a result of a study conducted by the Village of Angel Fire and the New Mexico Department of Veterans Services, alongside Angel Fire business and community partners. The mission of the NVW&HC is to establish an environment that is responsive to the needs of veterans and military families using creative therapies and processes that focus on emotional and physical healing.