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Summer is the season for travel and when you’re looking for a destination that pairs mountain beauty with easy access to fun as well, Winter Park checks every box on the list. The following are a few great ideas to add to your itinerary when you’re looking to make the most of the time spent this summer in Winter Park!

Take a Ride Down the Alpine Slide

While Winter Park Resort is an oasis of downhill and slope-side fun in the winter, summer is the time to take advantage of all the Winter Park Base has to offer! Of course, that doesn’t mean you can’t find your thrills heading down the mountain at an impressive clip. The Alpine Slide at Winter Park Base is a must if you’re looking to experience the fun of a downhill adventure minus the fresh powder. The Alpine Slide here enjoys the title as Colorado’s longest of its kind making it as exciting to ride as it is fun to say you’ve done when you’ve returned home. Reaching the top of the Alpine Slide starts with a ride up the Arrow Chairlift. Once you’ve reached your destination, you’ll hop on board and make your way down 3,000 feet of track that offers up stunning views along the way. Hoping to enjoy the scenery at a slower pace? That works too. Speed can be moderated at will making this a ride that’s worth taking a time or two while you’re here. The Alpine Slide is designed to welcome riders ages 3 and up with those 5 and under encouraged to ride alongside an adult. If you happen to have purchased an unlimited activities day pass, the Alpine Slide is conveniently included on the list. Visitors who head to Winter Park Base between June 18th and September 5th can ride the Alpine Slide daily while hours are adjusted on September 6th to operations on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays only. The slide is open to guests between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm.

Add a Mountain Biking Adventure to the Itinerary

A highlight activity for many travelers looking forward to summer fun at Winter Park Base is time set aside to enjoy mountain biking. Cycling enthusiasts and newcomers to the sport alike will find that this area is a prime place to take to the trails on two wheels and pair impeccable scenery with access to adrenaline-pumping fun! The Trestle Bike Park at Winter Park Resort is home to over 40 miles of downhill trails that can accommodate mountain bikers of all skill levels. Whether you’re searching for the next challenge or you’re just looking for a little fun out in nature, these trails are sure to inspire.

While an independent mountain biking adventure is always enjoyable, those who prefer a more guided experience can find that too when visiting Winter Park Base. The resort’s Mountain E-Bike Tour is a great option when you’re looking to focus more on the views and learn a little something about the terrain along the way as well. These tours tend to run an hour and a half typically and can accommodate up to 10 people at a time. The tour departs from Sunspot Lodge and makes its way to Lunch Rock. Alongside a knowledgeable and friendly guide, participants will enjoy an electric bike ride across terrain with an elevation of 600 feet. Lunch Rock is a wonderful place to get out the camera and make the most of snapping photos of the Continental Divide before heading back down as a group. The Mountain E-Bike Tour is suitable for participants aged 14 and up.

Take Some Time to Play Disc Golf

When you’re looking forward to a little friendly competition with an open-air view too, a round of Winter Park Base disco golf is a must! The course is open as of June 18th and features 20-holes to try alongside family and friends. The course is built over ski trails and offers up beautiful views across the Continental Divide as well. Start your adventure at the top of Arrow Lift with the option to ride down the alpine slide on the way back to the beginning when you’ve finished your game. You don’t even have to worry about bringing your own disc golf gear as rentals will be readily available to guests all summer long through Adventure and Supply Co which is found in The Village. For planning purposes, do keep in mind that this disc golf course is over a mile long and runs up and down mountain slopes. It’s worth wearing a good pair of shoes and being ready to get those daily steps in!

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When you’re ready to make the most of your summer in Winter Park, Visit Winter Park has the luxurious vacation rental options you need to top it all off in style. Get in touch today to learn more about our exciting options and to start planning!

With a name like Winter Park you might expect that we lock the gates, shutter the stores, and close down until the snow season rolls around again, but you could not be further from the truth. Winter Park is a year round vacation destination, offering something unique, fun, and exciting to do every season of the year and as we all begin to start making plans for our summer getaways, we at Visit Winter Park Lodging think you should turn your interest to our direction; this guide to all that makes Winter Park an amazing summer getaway will help give you a gentle nudge into doing just that and our comfortable and luxurious properties are destined to help make your summer in Winter Park vacation even better!

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Charlie’s Frozen Treat Shop, 78966 US-40

Some of life’s best memories are made from the smallest moments and the age old treat of enjoying something frozen on the hottest days of summer is one of those moments that Charlie’s Frozen Treat Shop specializes in! Offering a taste of summer in Winter Park every day of the year, your favorite fro-yo, ice cream, and gelato can be purchased here and if you are traveling with your fur children, they also sell pup cups and doggie bone’s sure to bring your pet pure bliss!

Fantasy Meadow Hiking Trail

summer in Winter Park temperatures rarely get to be too hot, making outdoor activities your favorite thing to do, including a hike along the Fantasy Meadow Hiking Trail. As the name suggests, the enchanting beauty of this trail will amaze as you hike along cheerful streams, frolic in fields of wildflowers, and explore the quiet beauty of the wildlife that make their home in this exquisite fairy land. Take the Gondola to the top of the mountain and step into a magical landscape that will burrow its way into your soul.

Winter Park Uncorked

As we make our way through the end of the pandemic, many festivals and events are making their way back to the towns and cities across America and Winter Park Uncorked is one summer event that shouldn’t be missed. Taking place on July 30th this year, live music, great food, and wines from all over the country ensure that this will be the most idyllic day of your summer getaway. Also offering a Cork Off in which participants try to pop a champagne cork further than anyone else, the Rendezvous Event Center in Winter Park will be selling tickets at a later date, so be sure to check back often!

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As the sun stays out longer and the grass grows green and lush beneath our feet, residents and visitors start polishing their clubs in anticipation of opening day of golf season. The Pole Creek Golf Club in Tabernash, the Granby Ranch Golf Course in Granby, and the Grand Elk Golf Club, also in Granby, all offer golfers the opportunity to enjoy the perfect day. For families who like the idea of golf but have kiddos that may make a day on the greens a bit uncomfortable, the Meandering Moose Mini Golf course, 528 Grand Avenue in Grand Lakes, promises a pint sized adventure that may help your children blossom into a love of the grown up version of the game!

Mad Adventures with MAD Adventures

White water rafting offers the ultimate in thrills and MAD Adventures, 78311 US-40 Suite 200, offers the opportunity to experience those thrills safely. Featuring rafting trips on the upper Colorado River that take you on a peaceful trip through some of the most beautiful landscape in the state but also give guests a taste of the rapids, this is one experience that will make you the envy of your friends back home.

Shopaholic Paradise

Although shopping is an activity that can be enjoyed all seasons of the year, the mild temperatures make it more pleasant as you walk in and out of the stores. Stop by the Lavender Elephant and check out their summer collections of women’s fashions, visit Uptripping and explore their whimsical art and home décor, or lose yourself in the wares (including souvenirs) offered by Moose Hollow Trading Company, all stores located right here in Winter Park. And because our Visit Winter Park Lodging seasonal sanctuaries offer washer and dryers, you can pack lightly and save room for all the treasures you can’t live without!

Summer Adventures in Comfort

Not all the fun has to be enjoyed outside your Visit Winter Lodging escapes. Sometimes a day spent lounging at home can be the best day of all! Choose a sanctuary that offers a community pool and spend your day splashing with the kiddos or soak in the hot tubs on cooler summer nights. Every day and every night is an adventure in comfort when you choose our Winter Park summer sanctuaries for your seasonal escape. Reserve your favorite today!

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Your unofficial guide to all things Winter Park and the Fraser Valley

The four seasons of Winter Park, Colorado

Though ‘winter’ is in our name, Winter Park, Colorado offers much more than just wintertime fun. Enjoy year-round fun when you Visit Winter Park.


SUMMER

Visit Winter Park in the Summer to experience a variety of live music nightly, fantastic hiking, biking, camping, white-water rafting, fishing, tubing, golfing, festivals, boating, and much more in Mountain Bike Capital USA ™ . With sunshine almost guaranteed, you’ll be glad you chose to Visit Winter Park for your summer vacation.

FALL

Visit Winter Park in the Fall for warm days, cool nights, clear skies, fly-fishing, mountain biking, hiking, horseback riding, fantastic dining, and fall mountain foliage that brings a new light to the mountains. The fall is a perfect time to Visit Winter Park and explore all that the Colorado Rockies have to offer. Take a trip to Rocky Mountain National Park and watch hundreds of elk play, graze, and bugle during the annual elk rut.

WINTER

Visit Winter Park in the Winter for bright sunny days, cool, dry, temperatures, and lots of fresh powder! Enjoy downhill skiing and boarding, dog sledding, tubing, snowmobiling, miles of Nordic skiing trails, fat biking, sleigh rides, ice-skating, ice-fishing, and more! Winter Park Colorado is the perfect winter destination for those looking for a winter adventure. Like snowboarding on a powder day!

SPRING

Visit Winter Park in the spring for snowshoeing, Nordic skiing, wildlife viewing, and T-shirt skiing. With bright sunny days and a slow snowmelt, you’ll be able to enjoy all the fun of the winter, without the chill. Once ski season ends, our infamous mud-season begins. During mud season the town slows down to an even slower Colorado pace. During this time lodging companies offer great deals, so it’s the perfect time to enjoy a discount vacation! Regardless of the time of year you choose to Visit Winter Park, Colorado, we are certain you’ll experience an adventure of a lifetime!