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Venture Out: 5 Gondola Accessed Activities

It’s Winter Park Resort’s first summer with The Gondola, and we’re ready for mountaintop adventures. The addition of our new gondola makes getting to those high-altitude activities even easier. Here’s a list of our 5 favorite Gondola-accessed activities.  

Our Choice: Summit To Base Tour  

Gondola Activities, Venture Out: 5 Gondola Accessed Activities
Glide down the mountain in style.

Why We Love It: After a scenic ride up, there’s no better way to cruise down the mountain. It’s the perfect family-friendly activity any sight-seer can enjoy. We love how much ground you can cover and how many sights you can see when you get down the mountain on two wheels instead of two feet.

What It Is: This mellow, guided bike tour takes you down winding dirt roads from the comfort of a padded bike seat. As you glide down the mountain, your guide will tell you all there is to know about Winter Park mountain and the Continental Divide. 

Our Choice: Guided Fantasy Meadow Hike 

Gondola Activities, Venture Out: 5 Gondola Accessed Activities
Gorgeous views from Fantasy Meadow.

Why We Love It: Maybe we’re biased, but there’s no better views than the mountaintops of the Continental Divide. Stepping out of The Gondola, you’ll have breathtaking 360-degree vistas, so take your time getting down the mountain, and soak it all in with a leisurely hike.  

What It Is: A guided hike that winds you through the Rocky Mountains with panoramic views and colorful wildflowers. Finish the hike with beer and lunch on the Sunspot deck and a scenic ride down The Gondola.

Our Choice: Mountaintop Happy Hour 

Gondola Activities, Venture Out: 5 Gondola Accessed Activities
Happy hour at 10,000 ft.

Why We Love It: Not all happy hours come with panoramic views, but ours do! After a gorgeous ride up to Sunspot, you can take your time and enjoy drinks and a small bite with the comfort of knowing you’ll safely return to your room at the base.

What It Is: Brews with views and apps at over 10,000 feet. Our Sunspot happy hour is an adventurous Colorado experience unlike any other. As you sit on the deck and sip a perfectly-crafted cocktail or local brew, you’ll gaze out at the seemingly-endless mountaintops and feel like you’re on top of the world. With live music and tasty food and drink specials, you’ll wish happy hour lasted all day!

Our Choice: Mountain E-Bike Tour  

Gondola Activities, Venture Out: 5 Gondola Accessed Activities
Explore the mountains from peak to peak.

Why We Love It: Once you step foot off The Gondola and see the views, you’ll want more. The Mountain E-Bike Tour takes you from the top of The Gondola, to the peak of the adjacent mountain so you can continue your adventure. This tour is perfect for adventurers of any skill level, so your crew can glide from peak to peak together.  

What It Is: The Mountain E-Bike Tour departs from Sunspot at 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. The e-bike is an easy-to-work pedal-assist bike that requires just a soft pedal to operate. The tour requires minimal effort but delivers maximum adventure.  

Our Choice: Sip & Stretch Yoga 

Gondola Activities, Venture Out: 5 Gondola Accessed Activities
Sip, stretch, and enjoy the views.

Why We Love It: Mountain views are calming and soul-soothing, so naturally, we love to take it a step further. Once you ride The Gondola to the top, you’ll want to spend as much time at the summit as possible. The Sip & Stretch yoga class lets you take your time taking in the views. Plus…it includes wine. Wine is always at the top of our list.

What It Is: This instructor-led class takes place right on the Sunspot deck. With a glass of wine included in the class, you can sip, stretch, and enjoy the scenery.  

With so many mountaintop options, it’s never too early to start planning. Reserve your spots and book now. Plus, check out our activities page for more summer adventures in Winter Park. Or, check out the local’s favorite weekday activities. No matter what you choose to do, your summer is sure to be memorable.

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