Monday, March 27th, 2023
- All Winter Park lifts will operate as scheduled today
- All Mary Jane lifts are opening on time EXCEPT Pano and Eagle Wind is closed due to weather.
- Don’t forget to Download the Winter Park APP to use the trail map and get the latest updates.
Download a PDF of the trail map at Download a PDF of the trail map at www.winterparkresort.com
Winter Park Mobile App (www.winterparkresort.com)
SHOP SEASON PASSES | Ikon Pass
23/24 Ikon Pass is now on sale at spring’s lowest prices, with pass options starting at $110 a day. The Good Stuff gets better with a new collection of exclusive offers that include everything you need to get ready for winter. Established benefits are joined by new travel packages, gear, and outdoor content.
RUSH HOUR IN THE ROCKIES….BEARS ARE COMING OUT OF HIBERNATION
- Apres– Every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 4-7 p.m. at the “SunSpot” Restaurant at the top of the scenic gondola ride.
- Cosmic Tubing-Thursday, March 30th-Sit back and enjoy tubing under the lights in the mountains. This special experience will transform your normal tubing into a cosmic adventure.
- Spring Bash + Splash – Four action packed weekends in April!
- Banked Slalom Snowboard Race and Fundraiser-April 8th all day
- SNOWGA-Sore from an action-packed day on the mountain? Join us every Friday for SNOWga at Sunspot from 4:30-5:15 p.m., Friday, March 31st
Exercises to Get Ready for a great experience on the slopes.
TIPS TO REMEMBER:
- Drink at least 64 oz. of water daily at high-altitude. Your body works harder at altitude. Your respiration rate goes up. The body loses water faster than at sea level.
- When you are not soaked in sweat, it’s easy to think water isn’t being lost but it evaporates faster at high altitude (above 5,000 feet in elevation).
- You urinate more at altitude also which also contributes to the loss of fluids.
- Include some electrolyte drinks-Gatorade, Powerade, etc. and bananas.
- Pace yourself. Stay within your ability level while pushing yourself.
- Modify as needed.
- Warm up your muscles with a walk, jog, jumping rope, or jumping jacks.
- Remember to rest for 30 seconds between each exercise.
1. SQUATS: While on the ski hill, skiers and snowboarders are depending on quadricep muscles (thighs) nearly every moment. Simple front squats are incredibly helpful in efforts to prepare.
2. LUNGES: Lunges increase strength in your core and legs and also help with overall balance.
3. LATERAL SIDE JUMPS: This exercise will also benefit to your balance on and off the mountain.
4. THE PLANK: Emphasizing the core is so important when training. This exercise focuses on your lower back and abs simultaneously and is very effective in building the muscles skiers and snowboarders use while navigating technical mountain terrain.
5. STRETCHES: Be sure to stretch your thighs, hamstrings, groins, calves, hip flexors, low back, neck, and shoulders. A variety of stretching exercises exist. Please review the following for more information.
- Helps improve performance.
- Improves flexibility prevents injuries.
- Improves muscular balance of range of motion.
- Improves range of motion through which one can move a joint or limb.
- Tight muscles can cause the opposing muscles to work harder putting them at risk of injury.
- A flexibility program will improve joint range of motion
- Increases power output of a muscle by allowing it to contract through a larger range of motion.
- Relieves stress on involved joints.
- Improves health and pliability of the muscle/tendon unit in an athlete’s body.
Big-Book-of-Stretch-Routines-Free.pdf (right click)
Credible Exercise resources:
- American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
- American Council on Exercise (ACE)
- National Council on Strength and Fitness (NCSF)
- National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)
- National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)
- Personal Trainers who have one of these certifications or multiple.
NATIONAL SPORTS CENTER FOR THE DISABLED
Adaptive Ski School: Alpine Skiing, Snowboarding, Ski Bike and Nordic Ski:
The NSCD adaptive ski school offers a variety of private and group lessons in adaptive alpine skiing, snowboarding, ski biking, Nordic skiing and snowshoeing.
Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, 2nd edition (health.gov)
Be BEAR Aware
- Today, bears share space with a rapidly growing human population. Black bears are curious, intelligent, and very resourceful; they will explore all possible food sources. If they find food near homes, campgrounds, vehicles, or communities, they’ll come back for more.
- Bears will work hard to get the calories they need, and can easily damage property, vehicles, and homes. Bears that become aggressive in their pursuit of an easy meal must often be destroyed.
- Every time we’re forced to destroy a bear, it’s not just the bear that loses. We all lose a little piece of the wildness that makes Colorado so special.
- So please, learn to protect bears by being “Bear Aware”, and share this information with your friends, neighbors, and community. We’re here to help!
Please do your part to keep bears wild.
Black Bears at a Glance
- Black is a species, not a color. Many Colorado black bears are blonde, cinnamon, or brown.
- With their bulky fur coats, bears can look bigger than they are. Males average 275 lbs.; females average 175 lbs.
- Over 90% of a bear’s natural diet is grasses, berries, fruits, nuts and plants. The rest is primarily insects and scavenged carcasses.
- Black bears are very wary of people and other unfamiliar things. Their normal response to any perceived danger is to run away or climb a tree.
- Most Colorado bears are active from mid-March through early November. When food sources dwindle they head for winter dens.
- With a nose that’s 100 times more sensitive than ours, a bear can smell food five miles away.
- Bears are smart, and have great memories-once they find food, they come back for more.
- During late summer and early fall bears need 20,000 calories a day to gain enough fat to survive the winter without eating or drinking.
- Bears are not naturally nocturnal, but sometimes travel at night in hopes of avoiding humans.
Living with Bears Resources
- Living with Bears: A Practical Guide to Bear Country
- Living with Bears Brochure (pdf)
Learn how to co-exist with bears safely.
- Camping and Hiking in Bear Country
Tips from CPW for safe outdoor recreation in bear country, and what to do if you encounter a bear.
- Keep Bears Wild Pledge (pdf)
You will need to copy the signed form, or print two copies, so you will have one to mail in after you have reviewed and completed the form.
For Parents and Kids
Top 5 Colorado Wildlife Watching Spots in Winter Park | Winter Park Escapes
- Rocky Mountain National Park
- Fraser River Trail
- Jim Creek Trail
- Windy Gap Wildlife Viewing Area in Granby