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Frozen Dead Guy Days

Event Details

Event Location
Teen Center and around town
151 East 1st St, Nederland
Event Price
Entry fees: $75 Coffin Race / $20 Polar Plunge / $30 Snowy Human Foosball
Main Airport
Denver International - DEN (US)

What to expect

Have you ever imagined a bunch of men and women dressed as frozen dead guys jumping into an icy lake? The Polar Plunge is just one competition that happens in a little town in Colorado called Nederland during this spooky-themed festival, the Frozen Dead Guy Days. Unofficially, it’s a celebration of the end of the winter season… but there is more to this story. Nestled between the pine tree forested Rocky Mountains and a serene lake, an official ‘frozen dead guy’ lies inside a box: Grandpa Bredo Morstoel. Cryogenically frozen by his grandson in 1993, Grandpa has been enveloped with dry ice since. The stigma of having a ‘frozen dead guy’ around turned into a famous celebration. Friday night starts with a lighting ceremony, procession, and ball in Chipeta Park. Who will be the next Ice Queen and Grandpa Look-a-like? The main events occur on Saturday, with the Parade of Hearses, Costume Polar Plunge and Coffin Races. Small teams of competitors painted in pale colors, wearing pink shorts and socks, race in groups while lifting a coffin with a person inside. Our bet? You’ll probably be the first among your friends to attend this type of event!

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While you're there

Tips for getting there and back
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About the Author

Erin B.

I’m a Marketing Manager who loves to travel, practice The Bar Method, go to concerts of (almost) any kind and climb things. You’ll find me attempting to cook or planning my next adventure by way of airline miles. Itinerary cleverness is my forte, since my list of travel destinations keeps growing. So many places to see - how will I pick the next one? Maui, New Zealand, Prague and China are on my to-do list…along with cleaning my room.

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