For those who prefer hiking boots to bike pedals, Winter Park has designated trails exclusively for hikers. Please refer to the Winter Park Resort’s website for trail maps and trail status.
Thrill seekers of all ages are drawn to Colorado’s longest Alpine Slide. A quick 6 minute scenic chairlift ride on the Arrow takes you to the top of the track. Riders climb into a plastic alpine equipped with rollers and brakes excitement becomes a reality as you feel the rush of the 610 foot vertical drop. Over 3,000 feet of dips and swooping turns. The parallel tracks (one for slower riders) are accessed from the Arrow chairlift.
A popular brain-teaser for the directionally challenged is the Amaze’n Human Maze “Maze mice” must find four different checkpoints in the ever-changing labyrinth full of twists, turns and dead-ends before exiting and posting their time. Players compete against the clock (for prizes) and each other (for bragging rights) while attempting to find the fastest way out.
Catch one of the latest mountain crazes and play a round of disc golf. The course has been relocated to the Discovery Park. The course’s 20 holes works its way across ski trails with magnificent views of the Continental Divide. The course is free with the purchase of a chairlift ride. Disc rental is available at the base of the resort.
Or, putter around the base of the slopes on the 18-hole Mountainside Mini Golf course. This original course depicts some of the features and folklore of Winter Park and the Fraser Valley’s history.
Guests get a high-flying rush on the Leaps & Bounds Bungee. Safely harnessed, all ages can flip and get huge altitude jumping on this trampoline tethered by bungee cords.
For a truly unique experience, the GyroExtreme is a human-sized sphere that allows riders to move themselves upside down and all around to create a sensation similar to weightlessness. Height restrictions apply.
To rise above the crowd, slip on a harness and check out the Outdoor Climbing Wall. This 24-foot wall offers three different routes with varying degrees of difficulty and has an automatic belay system. If it’s raining outside, you can still enjoy the indoor climbing wall.
Winter Park is offering 3 great activities for the summer:
T-Bar Mini Zip Line is an adventure for children looking for the heart pumping experience of flying through the air.
Jumpy Snowcat is children can jump until they are out of energy!
Mary Jane Mineral Panning is a step back into the gold mining era. This is fun for the whole family to search for gems in a new wooden pan.
All base activities may be purchased individually, however the Adventure Pass offers the best value. The pass includes unlimited use of Alpine Slide, Mini Golf, Zephyr Scenic lift ride (does not include bike transport), Human Maze, Outdoor Climbing Wall, GyroXtreme and Leaps n’ Bounds Bungee, the zip line and bouncy snowcat. With so many one-of-a-kind adventures on and around the mountain, the only thing missing is a one-of-a-kind vacation rental property to return to at the end of your thrill-seeking day. Unique and distinctive lodging options that won’t break the bank are great for entertaining friends and family over dinner for animated story telling of all your day’s happenings.
For a relaxing change of pace, outside dining is a natural at Winter Park. At the base of the mountain, the resort offers many choices to suit appetites of all ages. Stop by Back Bowl Soup Company, Cheeky Monk, Club Car, Coffee and Tea Market, Derailer Bar, Doc’s Roadhouse, Goodys Mountain Creperie, Lime – An American Cantina, Lunch Rock, Mary Jane Market Cafe, Moffat Market, Pepperoni’s, Five Mountain Tavern, Pizza Pedal’R, Z’S Coffee and Starbucks. Summertime favorites such as salads, items hot off the grill, drinks and daily happy-hour specials. The Lodge at Sunspot, a stunning log restaurant surrounded by large, sunny decks, serves barbecue at Winter Park’s 10,700-foot summit, accompanied with breathtaking views.