Welcome to the 8th Annual Alpenfrost!

For several years, Gaylord celebrated a Winterfest event, spearheaded by local business-men Jim Lappan and Dave Baragrey, that included an ice fishing derby, ice and snow sculpture events, kids games, contests and more. Alpenfrost is a rebirth and evolution of this exciting winter celebration in downtown Gaylord, combining anchor events such as The Frosty Plunge and a Craft Beer and Wine Festival at Treetops Resort, with a flurry of downtown activities, games and merchant sales. Worthy of vintage Norman Rockwell painting, the Alpine Village will unveil an open-air ice skating rink on the Courthouse lawn during Alpenfrost.

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Schedule of Events:


5:00 pm:   7:00pm: FROSTY 5K REGISTRATION at the Visitor’s Center, 319 W. Main St.


7:00pm: FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT at Life Church, 115 E. Main St.


8:00 – 5:00pm:  ALPENFROST WELCOME TRAILER located in front of the courthouse on Main Street.  Visit us here to purchase Alpenfrost pins, pick up schedules, and enjoy a cup of hot cocoa!

8:00 – 5:00pm:  SNOW SLIDE AND SWISS ALPS EXCAVATION on the courthouse lawn.  Pick up your excavating tools at the Welcome Trailer.

8:00am: FROSTY 5K REGISTRATION at the Visitor’s Center, 319 W. Main St.

9:00am:  FROSTY 5K  under the pavilion.  Awards and refreshments following in the Visitor’s Center, 319 W. Main St.

9:00 – 5:00pm:  CRAFT SHOW & ALPENFROST MERCHANDISE SALES on the upper level of the Community Center, 315 S Center Ave.

11:00 – 1:00pm:  SOUP COOK-OFF located in downtown businesses

12:00 – 3:00pm:  HORSE CARRIAGE RIDES transporting people from the Community Center to downtown under the pavilion.

2:00pm: ALPENFROST QUEEN & LITTLE MISS PAGEANT in the Community Center, 315 S Center Ave.

3:00pm:  GUIDED SNOWSHOE HIKE at Otsego Resort, 696 E M-32

4:00pm: GHS DRAMA DOWNHILL DUCK RACE at Treetops Resort, 3962 Wilkinson Rd.

6:00-10:00pm: MICHIGAN BEER & WINE FESTIVAL at  Treetops Resort, 3962 Wilkinson Rd.