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Springtime Outdoor Hangouts

Spring is a great time to soak up the sun and work on your goggle tan while relaxing at Winter Park’s many outdoor patios and hangouts. Choose from a variety of outdoor dining options for enjoying the spring weather while remaining close to the hill. Here are some of the top springtime hangouts at Winter Park.

Lunch Rock

Take in majestic views of the Rockies while relaxing with a Mary Jane Ale at the all-new Lunch Rock. Situated at 11,200 feet at the summit of the Mary Jane Territory, you’ll find no better place to enjoy Winter Park’s signature beer and a fantastic selection of artisan dishes. With a total of 12 beers to choose from and happy hour beginning at 9am, Lunch Rock is the perfect place to relax outside and enjoy the mountain scenery.  

Doc’s

In addition to Doc’s unique take on classic comfort food and tasty Barbecue, the restaurant also offers one of the best views of the mountain from its outdoor patio seating. Enjoy a Pioneer Road brisket sandwich while you take in the tastes, sights, and sun of the village from Doc’s second-story balcony seating. Stop in to explore other innovative dishes, a wide selection of craft beers, and whiskey flights while taking advantage of the spring weather.    

Derailer Bar

Grab a seat on the outdoor patio at Derailer Bar to enjoy a meal in the fresh air. With a convenient location in West Portal, you can refuel while relaxing in the outdoor ambiance with a great view of the hill. Warm up with a delicious Off the Rails Burger, which pairs excellently with any of the variety of beers on tap. Kick back, watch skiers and boarders descend the mountain, and savor springtime in the mountains.

Retta’s at Snoasis

For an outdoor hangout literally on the slopes, look no further than  Retta’s Bar at Snoasis. With an old-school vibe, great food, 12 beers on draft and specialty drinks, Snoasis is a fantastic place to take a break from shredding and soak up the sunshine. Located between the Eskimo and Prospector lifts, Snoasis is a great lunch spot where you can kick back on the outdoor deck and marvel at the surrounding mountain scenery.

Club Car

The sidekick to the legendary Mary Jane, Club Car is the place to go to relax in the sun after shredding the mountain’s famous trees and bumps. With abundant outdoor seating steps away from the Super Gauge Lift, Club Car is a great option for springtime Après. Watch as skiers and riders tackle the challenging steeps of Outhouse while sipping Club Car’s infamous Bloody Marys or a cold beer. If you’re hungry, try the Pesto Chicken Sandwich for a delicious and hearty meal. With fantastic views of Parry’s Peak, delicious gourmet food and a chill atmosphere, you’ll want to come back to Club Car time and again.  

C Lot

If you’re looking for an authentically Coloradan experience at Winter Park, look no further than C Lot at the Mary Jane Base. Share ski stories and good times while tailgating at a classic Winter Park hangout. When you get hungry swing by Bradley’s, located adjacent to the Challenger Lift, for a $5 Chimichanga before tackling the challenges of Mary Jane’s trails.

Venture out even while relaxing and refueling at Winter Park’s selection of outdoor patios and decks. Springtime means more sun and blue skies so take in the fresh air of the Rockies, natural ambiance and delicious food and drinks in a laid-back outdoor setting. With locations all over the mountain, it’s easy to find a spot everyone in your crew will love. Remember to book your trip to Winter Park before Feb 10 to save 25% on your Spring Break adventure in the mountains! 

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