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Birthday Bash for everyone's favorite ski lady: Mary Jane

Celebrate Mary Jane's 39th this Saturday at Winter Park Resort and the Town of Winter Park.
Celebrate Mary Jane's 39th this Saturday at Winter Park Resort and the Town of Winter Park.Winter Park Resort

Winter Park Resort is celebrating Mary Jane's 39th birthday with a Birthday Bash and Winter Carnival, taking place throughout the resort and extending to downtown Winter Park this Saturday.

Mary Jane’s big day includes the “Mary Jane and the Miner” lookalike contest at 2:30 p.m. at the Club Car, where couples whose costumes display the most originality, creativity, imagination, resourcefulness, and overall appeal can win great prizes including cash and airline vouchers courtesy of Frontier. The Club Car will have food and drink specials, live music and a photo booth all day long, with birthday cake served at 4 p.m.

Mary Jane's birthday is just one element of the annual Winter Carnival, which features the inaugural Stagecoach Classic cross country ski race/snowshoe tour from Devil’s Thumb Ranch to downtown Winter Park, snow sculptures throughout the resort, drink specials and live music at Derailer, and the Winter Carnival Parade down main street Winter Park at 6 p.m., which this year has a “Season of the Seven” theme with floats highlighting Winter Park Resort’s seven territories.

The night concludes in fitting fashion with a fireworks show at Hideaway Park immediately following the parade. Winter Park will celebrate throughout the weekend with free Bump and Tele Tips from Friday through Sunday courtesy of Winter Park Ski + Ride School. For a full list of all the Mary Jane Birthday/Winter Carnival activities, go to