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48 hours in Winter Park, Colorado

Only have a couple of days to spend in Winter Park, Colorado? Don’t fret; we’ve outlined an action packed 48 hours in Winter Park, Colorado for you.

About Winter Park, Colorado

Winter Park, Colorado – located on the western slopes of the Colorado Rockies is an outdoorsman’s paradise. With stunning scenery, hiking, skiing, boarding, fishing, climbing and countless outdoor activities we are the perfect location for 48 hours of fun in Colorado.

A short drive, 67 miles northwest from downtown Denver to Winter Park, Colorado, and only two hours from Denver International Airport, to Winter Park, Colorado. Winter Park and the Fraser Valley should be your only stop for a Colorado Ski Getaway. Don’t bother sitting in traffic on the I70 corridor when you could be skiing over an hour sooner with us!

Pre-trip planning:

Book your Winter Park, Colorado Lodging
Wax your skis/board
Purchase your lift tickets

Need to rent skis or a snowboard? Here’s our list to expedite your ski and board rentals in Winter Park, Colorado.

Ski Broker – Located in Fraser with performance and demo skis and snowboards
Christy Sports – Ski rentals
Powder Tools – Snowboard rentals

Christy Sports and Powder Tools are located at Cooper Creek Square, downtown Winter Park, Colorado.

The Seven Territories of Winter Park Resort:

Winter Park Territory – Known for groomers and family-friendly skiing.
Vasquez Ridge Territory – Known for its remoteness and powder stashes.
Parsenn Bowl Territory – Known for its views, bowl, and high alpine skiing.
Terrain Park Territory – Winter Park Resort has seven Terrain Parks. From beginner boxes to rails, jumps and one superpipe.
Mary Jane Territory – “No Pain, No Jane!” Known for its bumps and tree skiing.
Eagle Wind Territory – Known for tree and glade skiing.
The Cirque Territory – Backcountry skiing at it’s finest!

Winter Park Resort is a world-class big mountain experience.

Day one – 48 hours in Winter Park, Colorado

Since we’re on a tight schedule were going to keep you in the Winter Park Territory your first, you’ll have access to the village for a late lunch.

Friday
8:30 am
On the mountain

Winter Park Territory

Ski as many laps as you possibly can! 12:30 pm
Lunch on the mountain

Pizza Pedal’r

After getting a few runs in stop by the Winter Park Village. With lots of options for lunch, you can grab a bit and be back on the slopes in a few minutes.

Our choice for this trip is the Pizza Pedal’r. The Pizza Pedal’r won our best pizza award last year voted on by you, our readers. So you know it must be good.

Go for a whole pizza, you’re burning lots of calories on the slopes, and you are on vacation!
Whole pizza prices $11.50 to 21.50

Our favorite pizzas:
Berm – Pizzaiolo Red Sauce, Artichoke, Chicken, Sundried Tomato, Feta Cheese
Granny Gear – Pizzaiolo Red Sauce, Pepperoni, Sausage, Onion, Mushroom, Black Olive
Gnarl – Garlic-Infused Olive Oil, BBQ Chicken, Pineapple, Fresh Tomato, Feta Cheese

4:00 pm
Apres Ski

Doc’s Roadhouse

You can’t go skiing and skip the Apres Ski! (Unless you don’t drink, if that’s the case, try a virgin cocktail)

Once the lifts quit turning, and you hit your last run stop by the base for a cocktail and hash over how awesome the snow was with a local.

Doc’s Roadhouse is perfect to wind down and grab a beer.

7:00 pm
Dinner
Your choice,

After a short nap and getting cleaned up at your Winter Park, Colorado Lodging. Head to a local Winter Park Restaurant.

Deno’s – American bistro small plates, steaks, and a huge wine list. $$$

Fontenot’s – Seafood, steaks, Cajun. $$$

Leo’s Kitchen – Burgers, steaks, Italian $$

9:00 pm
Catch a movie

The Foundry Cinema & Bowl

Foundry Cinema & Bowl Theater

Check what’s playing at the Foundry Cinema & Bowl while you’re eating lunch. The Foundry Cinema & Bowl is the only movie theater in the Fraser Valley. Located in Fraser, Colorado, don’t worry, Fraser is adjacent to the Town of Winter Park.

The Foundry Cinema & Bowl has two movie theaters, and eight bowling lanes, watch a movie or go bowling with your group.

Day two – 48 hours in Winter Park, Colorado

Saturday
8:00 am
Fuel up

Wake N Bacon

Breakfast at The newest breakfast joint in town is a must. Delicious breakfast items at a fair price!
$$-$$$

9:00 am
Day two on the mountain

Mary Jane Territory

Ok, you’ve got your first day of skiing, and you’re looking for a more challenging territory than Cranmer, Balch, and Hughes. Head to Mary Jane Territory for a more extreme ski day.

If the resort has opened Mary Jane, that is. Which doesn’t happen until to Christmas or thereabouts each year.

12:30 pm
Lunch

Lunch Rock

Mary Jane Territory Restaurant, Lunch Rock opened in the 2014/15 season with great fanfare. The killer views make up for the prices, remember you’re at a ski resort restaurant at an elevation of 16,000′. Of course, the prices will be higher!
$$$-$$$$

4:00 pm
Apres ski again

The Ditch on 40

Head downtown Winter Park for this Apres Ski.
The Ditch on 40 – Specializing in New Mexico hatch green chili, try the Ditch Burger with a signature cocktail!
$$

The Ditch Burger

Apres Ski at the Ditch on 40

5:30 pm
Nap
zzzzzz

7:00 pm
Dinner

Azteca

The best Mexican food in the Fraser Valley, Azteca offers some truly authentic menu items.
$$$

9:30 pm
Dance the night away

Ullrs Tavern

Ullrs Tavern will have a Dj or band playing every Saturday night during ski season.

Day three 48 hours in Winter Park, Colorado

Sunday
10:00 am

Brunch and plan your next Winter Park, Colorado Vacation

Carver’s Bakery Cafe

Have a mimosa to ease the pain of dancing and drinks from last night.