We love finding the perfect gift for the people we care about. More often than not, we’ve found that giving the gift of adventure, or shared experience, is a surefire way to create lasting memories. And that’s what the holidays are all about, right? This season, we’ve got great tips on how to gift something “out of the box” (literally!) and more thrilling than humdrum, contained presents that only add clutter. Wide-open adventure requires no boxes and no packaging – just the natural “wrapping” of snow, trees, slopes, and scenic beauty.
Give the Gift of a Guide
Give the gift of a Winter Park Guide this year and give the gift of adventure, exploration and discovery. No matter skiing or riding ability or preference of terrain, a guide is just that – someone who guides you around the mountain, showing you the steepest powder stashes, the bumpiest mogul runs, the most solitary trees, or your new favorite wide-open groomer. Winter Park Guides are personalized and customizable, and with Carefree Cancellation, you can pre-book the perfect gift and let your friend or loved one choose the exact guide and experience they want. With a guide you can give the gift of:
The Perfect Powder Day
Give the powder hound in your life the gift of a mountain adventure guide to take advantage of every last knee-deep powder stash. Winter Park guides specializing in deep-snow days know that every snow storm is different, which means the best trails to seek out vary with every storm. Wind, temperatures, moisture, and direction all impact where and how much snow falls. A mountain adventure guide knows and understands the nuance of powder-producing storms and can get you right to the goods long before anyone else. Plus, you get to access the mountain up to an hour before the public, and a guide means you get to skip lift lines, too.
A Memory-Making Family Day
Give your whole family a guided family ski day that’s full of exploring all your favorite trails and discovering some new ones, too. Having a guide means your family can focus on fun rather than figuring out the route for the day or how to get back to the amazing trail you stumbled upon. The best part is that you and your loved ones get ushered to the front of every lift line, which means more skiing and riding and less time negotiating your way around the mountain.
Parents Day Out
Start the new year with some much-deserved runs to yourselves. Send the little shredders out with a guide while you spend the day skiing or riding the trails you haven’t ridden in years. Our guides create a fun mountain experience so you have nothing to worry about until the day is over.
An Adventurous Mountain Getaway
Whether you’ve got a weekend getaway or a week-long vacation planned, add on a Winter Park mountain guide as an ideal gift for your travel companions. A guide can help you learn your way around the mountain quickly and show you the best areas to ski based on your ability and what you like. As always, when you ski or ride with a guide, lift lines will no longer produce gasps or eyerolls.
Gifts Everyone Will Love
Even if skiing or riding isn’t your thing, we are still encouraging people to rethink the perfect gift. Click here for 100 experiential gift ideas for every budget; every age; every level of adventure seeker; and every enthusiast of pure relaxation.
Give the Gift Of A Tour
Still trying to dream up the perfect experience to gift your favorite adventure partner? Let us jump start your imagination with some of our one-of-a-kind tours!
Take A Ride In A Snowcat
Relax after a long day on the slope and take a ride in a heated snowcat to watch the sun set on top of Winter Park Resort. At the top, jump out and soak in the last sunlight of the day while you enjoy beverages and make s’mores. Looking for more of a daytime adventure? Head out on one of our scenic tours for a truly unique sightseeing tour!
Explore On Snowshoes
Take a stroll through the quiet and peaceful winter woods or high alpine, and take in views of the Continental Divide. Feeling more adventurous? Head out during twilight and catch one of our aplenglow filled sunsets. Either way, our snowshoe tours are a great way to get a dose of unspoiled nature.
Do A Little Stargazing
Take a peek through a telescope and transport to a new universe with our newest offering, the Astronomy Tour. See and learn about planets, constellations, galaxies, and maybe even some shooting stars (if you’re lucky)!
Slide On Snow In A Whole New Way
Cruise down the ski runs like never before with a SnoGo ski bike! Join the Winter Park guides on this tour and explore the mountain in a new and exhilarating way.
What Memories Will You Make?
More than ever, quality time and exploration with the people you care about is priceless. This season, giving a non-traditional gift of experience is the perfect way to make new life long memories together. We hope you can find the perfect “unwrapped” adventure with your friends and family!