As I was researching top things to do in Winter Park, Colorado this morning for visitors, I started typing in the Google search bar “Things to do in Winter Park CO” the auto-fills second choice was.. besides ski.

From a local perception, I would have guessed that most if not all visitors to our beautiful area during the winter would involve some form of skiing. So here I am writing this blog about my top five things to do in Winter Park Colorado Besides ski. In fact, I’m going to skip all outdoor activity and focus on how to take a break from skiing and maybe even pamper yourself some.


NO. 1

A massage at Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa:



If you’re with your significant other, we suggest a massage for two The Bonnie and Clyde, or the Bonnie and Bonnie or the Clyde and Clyde. “Team up for the perfect couple’s treat. You’ll make a clean getaway after a dual rubdown in our relaxing couple’s suite.” Followed by dinner for two at the Ranch House Restaurant & Saloon.
Visit: Devil’s Thumb Ranch

NO. 2

Bowling and a movie at The Foundry Cinema & Bowl:


The Foundry Cinema & Bowl

You can’t go wrong with a night of bowling and a movie! And guess what? You can bring your adult beverage into the movie theater for the movie. Try one of their signature wood-fired pizzas! My personal favorite is, “The Wise Guy” which is topped with imported smoked mozzarella, caramelized onion, and sweet fennel sausage.
Visit: The Foundry Cinema & Bowl

NO. 3

Swimming at the Grand Park Recreation Center:
This one doesn’t need much explanation, they also have a sauna, steam room, hot tub, lazy river, waterslide, and the whole family will enjoy a day in the water!
Visit: Grand Park Recreation Center

NO. 4

Catch a live band at one of the local bars:
Here’s the shortlist:

  • Ullr’s Tavern
  • Tin Cup Tavern
  • Fishers Bar
  • The Pub

NO. 5

Craft day at the YMCA Snow Mountain Ranch:

Fun day at the YMCA for the family, you’ll need to have your own transportation for this as the local buses don’t run to the YMCA. The craft shop has lots to for the kids including: glass fusion, copper enamel, jewelry making, make your own tie-dye shirt and more!
Visit: YMCA at Snow Mountain Ranch

I hope you enjoy a few of my top things to do Winter Park Colorado besides ski.

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