Vacationing in Winter Park is great, but if you choose to vacation as a Winter Park Insider, your experience will be even better. We have a sneak peek at what your winter getaway could look like as an Insider.
It’s the start of your ski trip and it’s hard to contain your excitement. As you drive over Berthoud Pass, you can see Parry’s Peak, frosted in a fresh coat of snow, growing bigger and bigger. The butterflies in your stomach only get stronger as you turn the final corner and the Winter Park Resort sign comes into view. Luckily, you won’t have to wait long to jump into your vacation as the perks of being an Insider start right when you arrive. Check into your hotel then stroll through the Village to Winter Park Adventure & Supply Co. to pick up your exclusive Insider’s beanie. Make sure to ask about any additional tours you might be interested in!
After your trip over the pass, you’ve probably worked up an appetite which means it’s time to grab dinner. At The Village’s newest restaurant, Rippy’s Mountain Tavern, you can you can try gourmet mac and cheese or snack on sliders to fill up before tomorrow’s adventures.
Your first day of ski vacation just got better when you wake up as an Insider. Rip down perfectly crafted corduroy or slash fresh, untouched powder before anyone else. You’ll get the mountain to yourself for a full hour as your package includes one free early access experience.
By the time lifts open, you’ll be ready for a break. Stop into Moffat Market and grab a hearty breakfast bagel sandwich from Einstein Bagels. Pair that with a cup of Joe and you’ll be re-energized for an afternoon of skiing.
Once you’ve refueled, it’s time to head back out and hit the slopes. If you’re looking to take things slow after your busy morning, take a warmup lap down Cranmer for long, smooth turns. For a more leg-burning run, ride Prospector up and bump your way down. Not sure where to go? Check out our guide to skiing the Winter Park Territory. Don’t use up all your energy though, you have a full night of adventure ahead.
After your day on the hill, bundle up and get ready to explore the mountains in a whole new light…or lack thereof. As a Winter Park VIP, you get a free Insider’s-only night tour! Choose from your pick of moonlight snowshoe, ski bike, or night ski tours. Enjoy the magic of the mountains at under the nighttime sky, and don’t forget to look up! The Milky Way shines brightest at 10,000 feet.
You had a late night Venturing Out, so indulge in a leisurely morning breakfast. Grab an award-winning crepe from Goodys Mountain Creperie. Whether you’re looking for something savory or you’ve got a sweet tooth, Goodys menu has something for everyone.
Continue to give your legs a rest and take advantage of another Insider’s perk. Spend the day exploring the mountain from the comfort of a Snowcat in our Scenic Snowcat Tour. Your package includes one complimentary group tour, so grab the crew, escape the bustle of the base, and head off on your next mountain adventure.
To stick to your theme of rest and relaxation after yesterday’s full day of adventures, spend your afternoon soaking all your troubles away in a mountainside hot tub. You’ll save 25% on slopeside lodging when you book as an insider. Zephyr Mountain Lodge is one of our slopeside accommodations, so you can watch skiers wind down the hill from the comfort of your bubbly oasis. If you stay at Parry Peak Lofts, you’ll also get to take advantage of the Zephyr Mountain Lodge hot tubs.
If you’re staying at Fraser Crossing & Founders Point you’ll be able to take advantage of a large hot tub that fits your whole crew, and giant amenity deck that includes a barbecue grille, outdoor fireplace, and views of the slopes. Finally, if you choose to stay at the Vintage you’ll have access to not only a hot tub, but a full heated pool. If you want a more in-depth afternoon of relaxation, book a massage at Alpenglow Massage with your 15% off Insider’s discount.
You’re probably already feeling like a rockstar after your day full of VIP experiences. For dinner, keep that exclusivity going at Sunspot. Ride the gondola up to this mountaintop dining experience. Stargaze on your way up while staying warm and cozy in the gondola cabin. Once you sit down for a tasty, authentic Colorado dinner, you’ll also be treated to a complimentary glass of wine or beer. If you’d rather head up the mountain for a late afternoon adventure, use your drink ticket at mountaintop après. Doesn’t it feel good to be an Insider?
Click back into those skis, it’s time to enjoy another day on the slopes. Since you mastered the Winter Park Territory already, start your day off on the Mary Jane side of the mountain. Make your first run smooth and fast with laps down Roundhouse.
Then cruise over to the Panoramic Express for 360-degree views in the bowl from 12,000 feet. Want to test some bumps? Take a few laps down Railbender. If you’re not sure where to go, get a personalized guide to show you around the mountain! Insider’s get a 25% discount on Winter Park Ski and Ride Guides. Plus, this exclusive experience lets you skip the lines so you spend less of your winter vacation waiting, and more time skiing.
You don’t have to leave the hill to grab food and brews. Mary Jane’s legendary Lunch Rock has a large selection of Colorado craft beer on tap and plenty of yummy food offerings from a bowl of hot Frech onion soup, a slow-roasted French Dip sandwich, or a healthy and delicious salad. Or, just grab a plate of fries and snack until you’re ready to head back out on the slopes.
Afternoon: Since you’re already on the Mary Jane side of the mountain, it’s only proper that you enjoy après at the local’s favorite spot! Pop into Pepperoni’s for a craft brew and a slice. Don’t forget to sign Pep’s graffiti wall before you go, and leave your mark at Winter Park.
After your ski day, spend some time relaxing and recapping the day at your condo and get ready for a night on the town. Head to Downtown Winter Park and stroll down the strip for a night of true Colorado mountain town fun. Stop into Hideaway Park Brewing and grab a pre-dinner beer, brewed right here in Winter Park. Once you’re ready for dinner, walk next door to Deno’s for a delicious meal with a menu fit for your whole adventure crew.
Squeeze in one last adventure before your winter vacation comes to a close. As an insider, you get exclusive discounts on the tubing hill. For $18 an hour, you can take advantage of the Coca Cola® tubing hill. When you get chilly, stop inside the Hill House for a cup of the tastiest hot chocolate at the resort. If you’re looking for something a little stronger, the Hill House also serves adult beverages. Warm up inside while watching the action on the tubing hill on the live cams inside. The perfect end to a perfect winter getaway.
Each Winter Park Insider’s experience is different, and can be custom tailored to your needs. Choose your own adventure, or follow our itinerary. However you choose to Venture Out for your winter vacation, you’re sure to have an unforgettable time. Book your Winter Park Insider’s package by October 23 to receive 25% off lift tickets, lodging, lessons, rentals and more, plus free experiences.