With pet-friendly lodging and activities, there’s no reason leave your furry family members at home! Here are some ideas for making the most of a trip to Winter Park with man or woman’s best friend.
Where to Stay: The Vintage Hotel
Your pup is in for a warm (and tasty) welcome upon arrival. Grab a treat on your way by the front desk! Then claim their spot on the legendary pet wall. Let the staff at the Vintage hotel take a quick pic of your dog to claim their spot on the famous pet wall. Plus, the Vintage Hotel is a quick ride on the Cabriolet away from the base of Winter Park Resort so your furry friends always stay close.
Planning a spring break getaway? Our Fun in the Sun lodging package will save you and the pup some extra bones. Get 25% off lodging, lift, and one guided tour of your choice. Choose from snowshoeing, ski bike, or enhance your day on the mountain with a ski or ride guide while the little guy/girl relaxes in the room.
Go home with a unique souvenir for both you and your furry friend! Get a pet pass with a donation of your choice. All proceeds go to Grand County Pet Pals, a segment of the Grand County Animal Shelter. Be sure to submit your pet’s photo digitally via firstname.lastname@example.org and then stop by the Season Pass Office to pick up the souvenir pass. While the pass doesn’t provide lift access, it does benefit local animals in need!
Where to Eat and Drink:
After a day of mountain activities, grab your pooch and hit Bone Appetit for après. Feed your puppy fever with this canine-themed restaurant. It even has dishes for your best furry friend! Order “The Labrador” for you and “The Mavis” for your fur baby.
After grabbing a bite to eat, head downtown and cozy up with a local craft beer while your pup makes four-legged friends at Hideaway Brewery. This intimate taproom serves a wide range of rotating brews, all crafted in-house. It’s the ideal stop for the beer enthusiasts in the family. The relaxed atmosphere is perfect for you and your pup to hangout and mingle with the local crowd. Still hungry? Stop next door at Fraser Valley Hotdog for another bite. We recommend the classic, Chicago Dog.
Want to check out another dog-friendly spot? Fraser River Beer CO is a quaint brewery. Beer is brewed in small handcrafted batches. They use Colorado grown malt, hops and yeast. Not only do they brew beer, but handcrafted Kombucha is always on tap. The Alpen Glow Amber Ale always hits the spot. Get it while it lasts!
Want an easy way to help out local animals in need while in Winter Park? Snag a souvenir pet pass for your cat, dog, hamster, or whatever animal companion you have at home when you make a donation to the Grand County Pet Pals, a segment of the Grand County Animal Shelter. Be sure to submit your pet’s photo digitally via email@example.com and then stop by the Season Pass Office to pick up the souvenir pass for your companion. The pass is not a lift ticket, but is the ticket to making a difference in the lives of many deserving local animals.
Where to Play:
Your canine sidekick will probably be eager to stretch their legs. Get an early start to the day with uphill access on most runs, refer to the uphill access policy for more information. Skinning up the mountain before the slopes open is the perfect way to get outside and enjoy a beautiful mountain sunrise. Mary Jane is a great option, as there is convenient parking for accessing the slopes and a friendly tailgate. For suggestions on your first time skinning up the resort, checkout A Guide to Uphill Skiing at Winter Park. Need gear? Head to Epic Mountain Sports for the hookup.
Dash through the snow! If skinning isn’t your thing, grab a pair of snowshoes and head for the woods. Snowshoeing is a great activity to get the zoomies out, while enjoying snow covered trees and peaks. We recommend hitting the Fraser River Trail for a mellow walk near the Winter Park base. Southwest passage offers sweeping veiws, and Yankee Doodle makes for a challenging climb through the woods with great lookouts. Want to check out other options? View all of our trail recommendations for snowshoeing and cross country skiing here. With hundreds of miles of trails to explore, you’re in for endless tail-wagging. Snowshoes are available for rental at Adventure Supply & Co at the base of Winter Park Resort.
Make friends with Parry the Snow Safety Pup at Parry’s Parade! Every Saturday starting at 3:30 PM, meet at the red chair plaza to join Parry and his friends from Ski and Ride School as they parade through the base of Winter Park. Dance along with the DJ, who’ll be playing family friendly music starting at 3 PM in the gazebo and will introduce Parry and the parade arriving to kick off the dance party. A face painter and other entertainment will join us each week, along with free hot chocolate while supplies last. All are welcome to enjoy this festive afternoon parade!
End your trip by stopping into James and Parry’s for souvenirs you and your pup will love. Find mountain fashion, home decor and our very own Winter Park Avalanche Dog plush animals. Commemorate your trip in style when you stop in to James and Parry’s!
With so many places to bring your fur baby, there’s no reason to leave them at home! Treat yourself (and your pup) to a mountain getaway in Winter Park.