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Fun things to do in the spring

Spring time in the mountains has arrived in the Winter Park and Fraser Valley. This is a great time of year to visit Winter Park because of warmer temperatures and longer days! Spring forward is a hard to get used to but it sure is nice that it get darker later!

Spring time can bring either warm sunny days or big snowstorms with lots of new powder to play in. After a big snowstorm rolls through Winter Park, Colorado, the next day is beautiful with plenty of sun and fresh snow that blankets all the old snow in glittering white diamonds effect.

Skiing and Snowboarding

Visitors flock to the mountains in the spring not only because of spring break but because it’s the best time to be on the slopes! Average day temps are in the 30’s with plenty of sunshine. Winter Park Resort and Granby Ranch are the local resorts that offer over 3,487 acres of skiable terrain.

Winter Park Resort
Granby Ranch

Huges run at Winter Park Resort

SnowTubing

Visitors actually come to the Winter Park and Fraser, Colorado just for snow tubing! With three different tubing hills, there is endless fun! The great thing about tubing is it does not require any special skill and is for the entire family or a big group of people. Groups love to hold on to each other’s tubes and speed down the hill with screams, laughs and selfie sticks recoding the fun.

Colorado Adventure Park

Fraser Tubing Hill

COCA-COLA® TUBE PARK

Colorado Adventure Park Tubing Hill

Cross-country Skiing and Snowshoeing

After a snowstorm, finding a trail that just got snowed on is a perfect way to clear the mind and detach from the daily grind and really find your inner self. Winter Park and Fraser an lots of trails that are free and get groomed on a regular basis.

Trail info

YMCA Snow Mountain Ranch

Devil’s Thumb Ranch and Resort

Snowmobiling

Have you been wanting to try snowmobiling but don’t have any experience or it’s too expensive to buy one? Leave it the professionals and book a guided tour! It’s so easy and the guides take you on trails that are adventurous and have views on the Continental Divide that will take your breath away. They also stop for photo opportunities to posts on your favorite social media sites for friends to see back home. 

Grand Adventures Snowmobiling 

Sleigh and Wagon Rides

Dashing through the snow is not just for Christmas time, you can do it in the spring and smile and laugh all the way!  Snow Mountain Stables and YMCA Snow Mountain Ranch offer hour sleigh rides winding through the snowy forest. 

Snow Mountain Stables

YMCA Snow Mountain Ranch

A Couple in a Horse-Drawn Sleigh

balloon Tours

Looking for something to surprise your loved one? Have you ever been in a hot air balloon? Even better have you ever be in one in the Rocky Mountains? 

Grand Adventure Balloon tours operates year-round and spring time is perfect to enjoy breathtaking views and offer a unique experience. Offering morning tours only so make sure you dress warm, watch the sun rise over the Continental Divide and take in the awe of the big, bold and beautiful Rocky Mountains. Get a change to view wild life, winding rivers and just a different perspective of the Fraser Valley!

Grand Adventure Balloon Tours

Anytime is a great time to visit us but spring time is truly special because there is still lots of snow to play in but you don’t get the colder days that you get in winter and there is still lots of activities and fun to be had!

 

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Looking for something different to do in Winter Park, Colorado? Many families love skiing and snowboarding but some people come to the area just to go snow tubing!

It’s totally tubular!

Winter Park, Colorado has options for snow tubing and sledding for those who are adventurous enough to speed down the hill. Guaranteed there will be smiles and laughs whoever you choose to ride down the hill with

Go prepared!

Snow tubing requires all the same outer gear you would wear skiing or snowboarding. Warm socks, boots, snow pants, sweaters, ski jackets, gloves and helmets. One thing that is recommended (especially in the these times of COVID) is face and eye protection! There are plenty of sunny days in Colorado but flying down the hill can be freezing without face protection. 

Three tubing options in Winter Park, Colorado

Winter Park and the Fraser Valley is lucky enough to have three different tubing hills, all are very different and operate different. The nice thing about snow tubing is it’s fairly cheap so you could go to all three!

Coca-Cola® tubing hill at Winter Park Resort

If you are staying at the base of Winter Park Resort like Fraser Crossing, Founders Pointe or Zephyer Mountain Lodge you are within walking distance to this tubing hill. Maybe you have a group and some don’t want to ski or snowboard, this is the perfect activity to do while the rest take to the slopes. 

This tubing hill features banked curves, individual fast and slow lanes. A covered conveyor lift brings you back to the top and a warming hut for warming up with hot chocolate!

Hours of Operation

Dec 12, 2020 – April 18, 2021

7 Days a week, 10am – 5pm

Rates vary from time of year – $34-$39

For More Info CLICK HERE

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Historic Fraser Tubing Hill

Located just outside of Fraser, Colorado, this tubing hill has been around a long time! Family-owned and operated since 1971, this place is perfect to re-live childhood memories and create new ones with you own kids! Get a group together and speed down the hill while holding your selfie stick! Perfect place for taking photos of the valley and sharing memories online. No reservations required, parking is at the top of hill next to the Denver Broncos colors (blue and orange) building. 

Hours of Operation

10am – 10 pm

Open 7 days a week (during winter season)

Rates – Monday – Sunday, $25 for 60 minutes

For More Info CLICK HERE

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Colorado Adventure Park

Located next to the Fraser Tubing Hill, Colorado Adventure Park claims to be the fastest, largest and safest locally owned tubing hill. Offering a variety of hills for easy to super fast. Drop down their huge drop at the top to gain as much speed as possible. They also offer additional activities from kids mini snowmobile rides to snowshoe rentals to fat tire bike rentals and trails to access. Enjoy the unique experience of tubing at night time!

Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday 10am – 9pm

Saturday & Sunday 9am – 9pm

Open 7 days a week (during winter season)

Rates – $25 per hour and $40 for double tubing

For more Info CLICK HERE

 
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NOTE: Info pulled from tubing websites at time of blog posts. Hours and pricing maybe vary.