Venture Out, Winter

100 Things To Do In Winter Park This Winter

  1. Adventure by moonlight on the night snowshoe tour.
  2. Ride the Panoramic Express Lift up to 12,060 feet.
  3. Test out uphill gear and try your hand (or legs) at skinning with our Intro to Uphill Tour.
  4. Sip a hot cup of coffee and maybe even stock up on sweets in the candy shop at Stoked Meeting House.
  5. Try Ice Bumper Cars! That’s right, a very exciting new offering in the heart of the Village.
  6. Eat a sweet, chocolatey sugar waffle from the waffle cabin. You can either ski right up on the slopes by the Olympia Lift, or stop by in the Village.
  7. Hit the slopes on a ski bike! Check out our Sno-Go Tours.
  8. Stargaze from the balcony at Fraser Crossing/Founders Pointe.
  9. Nordic Ski at Snow Mountain Ranch, where you’ll find over 30 trails for all abilities to explore.
  10. Take a break from shredding the slopes for some of Colorado’s best pizza at the Pizza Pedal’r. We’d recommend the Yardsale.
  11. Snowmobile along the Continental Divide with Grand Adventures.
  12. Sip a signature Upslope Mary Jane Ale at our newest on-slope bar, Retta’s. Located at Snoasis.
  13. Meet the Winter Park Safety Patrol Dog Team (and take home your own plush pup from James & Parry’s or West Portal Outfitters).
  14. Get your thrills (for all ages!) on the Coca Cola Tubing Hill. Link up for a group lap or go head-to-head across all three lanes.
  15. Cast a line, even in winter time; go ice fishing.
  16. Warm up with crepes and an Irish Coffee at the base mainstay, Goody’s.
  17. Meet Parry the Snow Safety Pup! Parry tends to make an appearance at the base on Saturdays.
  18. Soak and relax at Hot Sulphur Springs Resort. With 21 pools ranging in temperature to choose from, you’re bound to find the perfect fit.
  19. Ride Mary Jane’s iconic Challenger Chairlift.
  20. Take a picture with the Winter Park Moose at the Rendezvous Event Center downtown.
  21. Get some big-mountain laps in the Cirque Territory.
  22. Boost your skills with a lesson—whether you’re hitting the terrain parks, zippering bumps, or brand new to skiing and riding!
  23. Get a photo with the larger-than-life (or perhaps true-to-size) Coca-Cola Bear in the Village.
  24. Work on your goggle tan on Derailer Bar’s slopeside patio.
  25. Treat yourself to a spa day at Devil’s Thumb Ranch.
  26. Fill up after a day of adventure with all-you-can-eat crab legs at Strip & Tail (Sundays only, limited availability).
  27. Get a local look at exploring the mountain with a ski and ride guide.
  28. Shop eco-friendly and one-of-a-kind clothing, décor, and more at Lavender Elephant.
  29. Go for a horse-drawn sleigh ride with Dashing Thru The Snow.
  30. Get away from it all to explore expansive views and ski runs in the Vasquez Ridge Territory.
  31. Find the perfect original ski art to take back home with you from Uptripping.
  32. Get a unique and scenic tour of the mountain from the heated cabin of a snowcat.
  33. For the confident skiers and riders, challenge your mogul skills on a true leg-burner, Outhouse ski trail.
  34. Navigate snowy expanses like never before with a dog sled ride at Snow Mountain Ranch.
  35. Go sledding downtown at the Rendezvous Event Center (sleds available for free public use).
  36. It’s never too cold for ice cream. Grab a cone from Charlie’s Frozen Treat Shop.
  37. Let loose in the halfpipe in Railyard.
  38. Just steps from the Gondola, cool down after some ski laps with a blended margarita from Lime.
  39. Look good, feel good… Pick out some cool new gear at the Columbia Store.
  40. Head to the Village to warm up fireside at one of the outdoor fire pits (not to mention great photo ops).
  41. Find a calm oasis right at the base for ultimate relaxation at Alpenglow Massage.
  42. Have the coziest night ever with your crew. Put on your footy pajamas, cook something tasty, play games, and gather ‘round the fireplace at Zephyr Mountain Lodge.
  43. Switch things up! If you’re a skier, try snowboarding and vice versa. Get your rentals right at the base.
  44. After the sun goes down, enjoy the light show at Cooper Creek Square.
  45. Get off the beaten path for fresh air, insider knowledge, and great views on a daytime snowshoe tour.
  46. Take your winter adventures to new heights with a sunrise hot air balloon ride.
  47. Pop into Rippy’s Mountain Tavern for a filling après, complete with craft beers and a darn good brisket sandwich.
  48. Search for the neon onesie of your dreams at Fraser Thrift or Changes Thrift Store.
  49. Master a new trick in Ashcat Terrain Park.
  50. Biking in winter? Why not! Take to the trails on a fat bike.
  51. Try a sweet or savory chimney cone from Rollin’ Street Bakery. There are tons of options, so you can customize to perfectly suit your taste.
  52. Snowshoe to great views of Byers Peak by hopping on the Creekside/Flume trail loop.
  53. Embrace a little friendly competition with bowling and ski ball at the Foundry.
  54. Après like a local with a refreshing beer and hearty poutine at Club Car located at the base of Mary Jane.
  55. Get a game of ice hockey going at the Fraser Valley Sports Complex IceBox.
  56. Take a walk by the perspective-bending Winter Park Resort sign in the Village plaza.
  57. Stock up on fireside reading materials at the Fraser Valley Library.
  58. Though popular for hiking and biking in the summer, check out Northwest Passage trail for a scenic and mellow snowshoe or cross-country ski in the winter, too!
  59. Ride the charming Looking Glass two-person chairlift up, then go for a smooth cruise down Butch’s Breezeway.
  60. Grab a craft beer at Lunch Rock and pull up a chair on the beach with front row views of the slopes and unforgettable Parry Peak views.
  61. Ready to dabble in gladed skiing or riding? Dip into the Hi-Lo Trees along the High Lonesome chairlift.
  62. Explore the Headwaters Center River Journey self-guided exhibit.
  63. Build a snowman (or snow family)!
  64. Explore all seven territories in one day.
  65. Grab a slopeside chimichanga from Bradley’s for just $5.
  66. Claim your parking spot early and tailgate like a local to fuel up for a day of slaying pow. Snacks and a hot coffee thermos are a must!
  67. Order up grab and go margaritas and dinner from Casa Mexico.
  68. Demo the latest gear, including Step-On technology at the Burton Store.
  69. Lace up your snow boots for a riverside stroll on the Fraser River Trail.
  70. Check out Winter Park’s newest brewery in the heart of downtown, Big Trout Brewing.
  71. Snap a group photo in front of the Venture Out sign at the base.
  72. Start the day with a bacon sampler (or a healthier option, like avocado toast or lox) from Wake ‘n’ Bacon.
  73. For advanced skiers and riders, get away from it all with a few laps in Eagle Wind Territory.
  74. Pamper your boot-clad feet with a pedicure from the Salon at Winter Park.
  75. Learn how to ski or ride with Winter Park’s guest centered teaching, offering a personalized approach to learning the slopes.
  76. Stretch out your ski and ride muscles at a yoga class.
  77. Wake up early to catch a snowy, peaceful, and colorful sunrise.
  78. Take your beginner friends to learn on the Galloping Goose lift for free!
  79. Drive to the top of Berthoud Pass to watch the sunset over the Fraser Valley.
  80. Meander along the river walk in the Village in the sunshine or under twinkling lights.
  81. Plug in to a Winter Park Playlist while you ski down the mountain.
  82. End your day with a burger from The Ditch. Really looking to refuel from your day? Try the Ditchslap.
  83. Stroll through the Village to find the perfect souvenir to bring home. Be sure to hit James & Parry’s!
  84. Ski Village Way all the way from the top of the Panoramic Express down to the Winter Park base.
  85. Stop and ask a ski patroller for their favorite run of the day.
  86. Warm up with a cup of chili at Sundance Chili Hut tucked in Vasquez Territory and only accessible via ski or snowboard.
  87. Watch Winter Park’s Competition Center athletes practice on Ambush from the base. You’ll see some seriously impressive mogul lines and back flips.
  88. Ice skate on the Village Pond.
  89. Take a free mountain tour to discover new parts of the mountain.
  90. Take a scenic drive from Winter Park to Grand Lake.
  91. Grab a beer from Retta’s and a spot on the Snoasis deck to watch high-fliers and daredevils soar through Dark Territory.
  92. Take flight for an aerial view over the Fraser Valley with Grand View Flightseeing.
  93. See if you can spot the characters of Mary Jane, The Mayor and Lady Jane herself.
  94. Start your morning with a breakfast burrito from Sharky’s.
  95. Float through Belle Fourche on a powder day.
  96. Get a flight of locally brewed Colorado craft beer at Camber Brewing Co.
  97. Browse the shops at Cooper Creek Square. You’ll find everything from one-of-a-kind jewelry to delicious eats.
  98. Discover the historic trails of Winter Park, like Mulligan’s Mile, Hughes, and Balch.
  99. Try out top-notch gear with slopeside premium rentals.
  100. Wrap up your day with slushies and fries at Fraser Valley Distilling. While you’re there, you can get a sneak peek at the in-house distilling process.

That might seem like a lot already, but its just the beginning. We can‘t wait to venture out with you this winter!

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