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New To Winter Park This Winter

Do you have a feeling that this is going to be one of the greatest seasons yet? Because we do. We have new and exciting events, offerings, and tours for you to try. Let’s also not forget about the return of lots of much-loved favorites. We are so excited to welcome you back to Winter Park this season! Read on to see what’s new or coming back this winter. 

Winter Park App

YEP! That’s right, the newest skier experience is here. With the new Winter Park App, guests now have the power to navigate and explore the mountain like never before. Track your day on the mountain and compete against friends to see who can ski the most runs, longest duration, and the most vertical feet. The app also features GPS, so you can navigate the base with point-to-point walking directions. Increase your time on the mountain and order food and drinks online through the app – AKA no more waiting in line! You’ll also get real-time alerts for weather and lift closures, as well as push notifications for new terrain openings, rope drops, and special deals and perks.  

With the Winter Park App, you can download a digital trail map and see your location in real-time, along with your group’s individual locations. With these new features, we are excited to announce that Winter Park will not be printing paper trail maps this season. By not printing trail maps, we will save over 12,000 pounds of paper per year! Download the App HERE

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New Ways To Experience Alpenglow

Sunset Tours

Have you ever dreamed of skiing at Winter Park with no one else on the mountain under the alpenglow? This winter, enjoy a one-of-a-kind experience where you’ll get 2 hours on the slopes with a Ski and Ride guide during a quiet mountain sunset and uncrowded runs after the lifts close. 

Skiing not your thing? Check out our other adventures like a Sunset Snowshoe or Snowcat tour. During the Sunset Snowshoe tour, you will experience the quiet and stillness of the winter woods as the alpenglow lights your path. After the tour concludes, enjoy the warmth of a fire inside Sunspot Lodge and make sure you get a beverage to go along with it, you deserve it.  

The Snowcat tour is a one-of-a-kind experience. Load a heated Snowcat as you make your way to Vasquez Ridge to watch the sun set over Fraser Valley. As you soak in the last light of the day, enjoy some s’mores and a hot drink before you head back down. 

Mountaintop Après

The best way to end a day on the mountain is to be on the mountain with your feet up with a cold (or warm) beverage. Take in the final views of the day at 10,700 feet from the beauty of Sunspot Mountain Lodge during Mountaintop Après Thursday – Saturdays this winter. Plus catch live music during our Mountaintop Music Series on Friday and Saturday.

Food and Beverage

Ember at Snoasis

We’re happy to introduce the newest, outdoor dining experience, Ember. A live-fire grill will greet guests on the patio of Snoasis, where they will overlook some of Winter Park’s most beloved terrain. Diners will be able to choose from a menu of delicious and mouth-watering cuts of the day and a rotation of sides from around the world. Food so good you’ll come back for seconds… and probably thirds. 

Online Ordering

Skip the line and order online this winter. Order your food or drink while on the lift and have it ready by the time you get off. Maximize your time on the mountain with online ordering on the new Winter Park App.  

Pro Tip: Pass holder discounts will automatically apply to your order when you log in to the app.

Mary Jane Ale & Ski With Patrol Contest

Winter Park’s very own brew is now in can form. Stop by your local retailer to find a mixed pack from Upslope or a 6-pack of Mary Jane Ale. Now the exclusive Winter Park beer can now truly be the #ApresEverything choice.

Pro Tip –Scan the QR code on the Mary Jane Upslope mix pack for a chance to win first tracks with Winter Park Ski Patrol. Load the Gondola an hour before the public and get some fresh laps in before the day even starts. After, join one of our Ski & Ride Guides for a day of adventure and exploration through the secret spots of Winter Park.  

Pop-Up Dining: Kicker & Booter

Guests can now grab a warm, hearty bite or drink without ever having to take off their skis or board with our dining ATVs. The pop-up dining ATVs can be found at the Panoramic Express and Sunnyside or at the top of the Olympia, as well as some new spots on the mountain. Stay tuned. 

Stoney’s at Winter Park

Moving into the Village this season will be Stoney’s Bar & Grill, a popular Denver sports bar known for its casual, easy-going American fare. Now you can kick back and watch your favorite team play on the big screen in between time on the slopes.

Ten Buck Huck

Where are our Ikon and Winter Park Season Pass Holders at?! This deal is exclusively for you. Offered at Mary Jane Café, flash your pass to get a warm, hearty breakfast burrito and a 16oz coffee (both ready-made) for a quick, easy, filling breakfast for only $10 so you don’t have to miss a second of those sweet, silky powder turns. 

Pep’s  

The beloved pizzeria and sports bar for powder hungry pie lovers and Winter Park locals is back in its original location at the base of Mary Jane. Stop in to see Colorado’s largest mug collection and grab a slice (or a whole pie) this winter!

Coffee & Tea Market

Breakfast, lunch, or apres, this is your place! After not opening last year, they’re back and better than ever this season. We recommend trying the Railyard breakfast sandwich, it’s a favorite among many locals.

Events. Are. Back.

Venture Out Fest

Kick off the season with a full day of mountain adventure at Venture Out Fest. Try a new activity with free snowshoe and ski bike tours, explore interactive demos from The North Face and Grand County Search & Rescue, meet the Winter Park Resort Patrol Pups and Snow Mountain Ranch sled dogs, and enter for a chance to win a full North Face kit. After a full day of exploration, end your evening by the bonfire with a free concert from Pandas & People and fireworks over the mountains. Whether you’re a seasoned skier or just looking to try something new, Venture Out Fest has something for every explorer.  Don’t miss this free event on Saturday, December 11 from 9am-6pm.

Torchlight Parade

Winter Park’s favorite holiday tradition is back! Join us for an evening filled with Holiday cheer on December 24. Stay warm by the bonfire while enjoying the firework display and torchlight parade illuminating the night sky.

Snowga and Parry’s Parade

After an action-packed day on the mountain, wind down with a free yoga practice on the plaza stage in Winter Park Village. Snowga happens every Friday throughout the season starting at 4pm.  

Parry the Snow Safety Pup along with members of Ski and Ride School will again lead Saturday afternoon parades through the Village. Stop by to say hi and get a picture with Parry! 

This season, come explore Winter Park like never before. Enjoy the new Winter Park App, our newest sunset activities like tours and après, and check out the bigger and better Venture Out Fest! We’re so excited to welcome you to Winter Park this season, we think it’s going to be the best one yet 😊. 

Make sure to read our 100 Things To Do Blog to find even more ways to Venture Out.

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