The annual Bethel Winterfest is coming up starting on February 9th and continuing for three consecutive weekends. The Winterfest will feature a snowcano, a volcano made of snow! It all takes place at Festival Plaza in Bethel.On Saturday, February 9th there will be a sledding hill on the side of the snowcano. It's a BYOS event, bring your own sleds!

Then on Saturday, February 16th the Snowcano will erupt at 6:30 pm! A 40-foot-tall bonfire will be built inside a huge snow hill. The sparks and flames will create the effect of a volcano. It's wicked cool!

It all wraps up on Saturday, February 23rd with 'Railwars' rail jams. Skiers and riders show off their best moves on rails set into the side of the Snowcano.

During the entire three weeks there is winter fun with alpine and cross country skiing, snowshoeing, concerts, kids' activities and plenty more. Visit for a complete schedule.