Venture Out, Winter

Venture Out on Spring Break

Trade sandy beaches for snowy mountains this year and come to Winter Park for a mountain adventure. Take advantage of Winter Park’s Fun in the Sun Package to save 25% on lodging, lift tickets and one tour or guide when you book by Feb 10. Here are some of the best reasons to book your trip now and enjoy spring in the mountains.

Ski and Ride: Swing through Eagle Wind territory for abundant powder stashes and tree skiing. For those looking to cruise and connect turns, head over to Sunnyside to catch some rays and cruise open runs such as Edelweiss and Bluebell.

Ski and Ride School: Spring is a perfect time to improve your skiing and snowboarding skills with the Winter Park Ski and Ride School. With soft snow, increasing sunshine and warmer temperatures, spring presents excellent conditions to learn a new snow sport or improve your abilities. Instructors will help make your spring break memorable by creating a lesson designed around you and your goals on the snow. With lessons for all ages and both group and private options on offer, Spring Break is a fantastic time to progress your skills.  

Snowcat Tours: Enjoy a 90-minute scenic outing in a heated snowcat. Take in views of the Rockies while also learning about the local history, plants, and animals!

If you prefer to venture out when darkness falls, remember that the stars shine brightest in the high mountains, so what better place to gaze at the Milkyway? Meet the snowcat tour at Sunspot where you’ll have the opportunity to watch the sunset over Byers Peak before making your way to the top of Vasquez ridge. There you can marvel at the stars while savoring smores and a beverage at the top of the mountain. Be sure to reserve your spot ahead of time for this great adventure that the whole family will love. 

Guided Mountain Tour: If you want to learn to navigate the mountain, find the best trails and hidden powder stashes, or simply enjoy VIP lift access, then Winter Park Guides are the perfect way to enhance your Spring Break experience. Every piece of the experience is made for you. From the guide you choose, to the time you spend on the mountain, to the runs you take. Save time, earn more turns and find what you’re looking for by exploring the mountain with an expert. Guides are available for skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing and more so hang with an expert to improve your mountain experience!

Mountaintop Apres: Après with a view! Every Thursday through Saturday enjoy local and regional musical acts while soaking in the sunset over Byers Peak. Get comfortable and cozy up with a beverage, small plates, and a few friends. Stick around for dinner at Sunspot beginning at 5, but be sure to make your reservations ahead of time!

St. Patrick’s Day: Green is the scene at the Winter Park St. Patrick’s Day celebration, beginning at 1 pm in the Village. Celebrate the holiday by shredding the mountain, then coming to the base to enjoy a green beer and delicious food while listening to live Irish music. Be sure to check out the crafts, photo ops and other activities on this fun spring afternoon! 

Explore the Village: The Village has an exciting selection of shops and eateries. Try breakfast at Goodies Creperie for a delicious start to the day before perusing the variety of shops at the base. Be sure to stop by James and Parry’s to add to your mountain fashion, grab a souvenir or find an authentically Coloradan gift take home. If you’re looking for gear and hardgoods, pop into West Portal Outfitters, Showcase Snowboards or the Burton Store to get the latest and greatest goods for all your snowy adventures. When you’ve worked up an appetite shopping, cruise over to Doc’s for innovative takes on classic comfort food and BBQ as well as an outdoor seating area that’s great for those sunny spring afternoons. You can also grab a spot on the patios at either Rippy’s Mountain Tavern or Vertical to soak up the spring sunshine.

Camp Idlewild: Give the kids their own night out so the adults can have one too! Camp Idlewild is a great opportunity for kids to Venture Out and create their own Spring Break memories. Kids between the ages of 6 and 12 will have the chance to explore the snowy woods near Hill House before making their way inside for arts and crafts followed by pizza and a movie. Make your way to dinner in the village or Sunspot Après while the kids make new friends and enjoy an evening of their own.   

Spring Bash and Splash: Come out for a party on spring snow! Live it up at Bluegrass and Beerfest where there will be live music and unlimited beer samples from over 30 local brewers!

Now is the best time to book your trip to the mountains as Winter Park is offering an early bird special and 20% savings when you book lodging before Jan 10. You can also snag the Fun in the Sun package for 25% off on lodging, lift tickets and an activity when you book before Feb 10. Book now and get ready for an unforgettable Spring Break experience at Winter Park!

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