Winter Park Jazz Festival 2015

winter park jazz festival 2015
Line Up Announced For Winter Park Jazz Festival 2015!

Winter Park’s hottest summer event has raised the bar once again with a fabulous line-up for Winter Park Jazz Festival 2015.

Headlining the event are Kenny ‘BabyFace’ Edmonds, who will take to the stage on Saturday, July 18th, and Morris Day and The Time, who will headline on Sunday, July 19th, 2015.  

 

Additional performances from other top acts promises a full weekend of incredible entertainment for all music lovers.

Saturday, July 18 • KENNY “BABYFACE” EDMONDS • TOWER OF POWER • MINDI ABAIR • MARCUS ANDERSON • SHE303; JOFOKE, CICELY O’KAIN, ELLICE ZOÉ, OLIVA JOI, VERONICA

Sunday, July 19 • MORRIS DAY & THE TIME • DAVE KOZ AND RICK BRAUN WITH SPECIAL GUEST KENNY LATTIMORE • NORMAN BROWN • REBIRTH BRASS BAND • DOTSERO 

Winter Park Jazz Festival Rates & Ticket Sales

Jazz Fest 2012CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE WITH ALTITUDE TICKETS
Or call the Jazz Festival box office at 888.409.5974

General admission tickets and V.I.P. tickets are now available to purchase.

General admission tickets are $45 in advance (or $55 day of show).
V.I.P. tickets are $65 in advance ($75 day of show).
12 & Under: Free with ticketed adult (general admission only)

Add on a $25 Express Pass ($30 on day of show) to get quick access to Hideaway Park one hour before the main gates open – only 500 express passes available.

An early bird booking special is also currently being offered that entitles each ticket holders to two drink tickets with any V.I.P or General Admission festival ticket.

Winter Park Jazz Festival Lodging

Winter Park Lodging Company has multiple lodging options available to suit all sizes and location preferences for Jazz Festival goers.  Book before April 30th, 2015 to save 20% on Winter Park Jazz Festival Lodging!  

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE AND SEARCH ALL JAZZ FESTIVAL LODGING

General Information and Jazz Festival Rules

Gates open at 10 AM with musical acts starting at 12 Noon and continuing through 6 PM.  

The disabled access entrance will be made available at 9.50 AM at the Express Lane entrance.  Disabled guests are allowed a total of two (2) additional ticketed caretakers. Additional caretakers will be required to have an Express Lane ticket, or enter through their respective ticketed entrance when general gates open at 10am. 

All ticket sales are final, no refunds.  Performance times and artists are subject to change without prior notice.

Carry In Items Allowed Items Not Allowed
  •  Folding chairs
  • Soft sided cooler - 1 per person, 12×17” max size
  • Empty hydration/camel backs
  • Hand held umbrella - no larger than 42” in diameter when opened
  • Soft sided bags/packs only - One bag per person
  • Empty water bottles - Plastic or aluminum
  • Factory sealed plastic beverages
  • Empty plastic/paper cups
  • Pre-sliced fruits/vegetables/small snacks
  • Binoculars
  •  No hard sided coolers
  • No filled hydration/camel backs
  • No umbrellas larger than 42″
  • No luggage carriers, carts, wagons, rolling luggage
  • No beverages in glass or aluminum
  • No non factory sealed beverages
  • No glass containers
  • No dogs or pets
  • No tents or tent like structure
  • No alcohol – drinks may be purchased inside the venue
  • No illegal drugs
  • No smoking by town ordinance
  • No frisbees, firearms, weapons, confetti, bullhorns, noisemakers, laser pointers

For further information on Winter Park Jazz Festival rules, tickets and performance details, contact the Winter Park Jazz Line on 888.409.5974

2015 Summer Events In Winter Park, CO

As the days grow longer and warmer, upcoming summer fun is the hot topic of conversation on the lips of the locals in Winter Park, Colorado.  Aside from the huge list of summer activities on offer in Winter Park, the local area also offers a jam-packed calendar of special events throughout the summer months.

Here’s a little taster of what’s to come this summer in Winter Park, Colorado.

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Weekly Summer Events

Keep the body & mind happy with these FREE weekly events.

Fitness In The Park - Yoga & Pilates Class
Location: Hideaway Park in Downtown Winter Park
Time: 9 AM – 10 AM
Dates: June 14 & 21, July 5, 12, & 26, August 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30

High Note Thursdays – Free Live Music Concerts
Location: Hideaway Park in Downtown Winter Park
Time: 6 PM - 8 PM
Dates: June 18 & 25, July 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, August 6 & 13

Fraser Tuesday Picnic In The Park - Free Live Music Concerts
Location: Old Schoolhouse Park in Fraser
Time: 6 PM - 8 PM
Dates: June 23 & 30, July 7, 14, 21, 28, August 4.

 


Special Summer Events

2012-blues-imageJune 27-28, 2015

Grand County Blues From The Top
Location: Hideaway Park & Smokin’ Moes  
Time: 10.30 AM – 7 PM (Hideaway Park)

Regional, national & national blues acts spark up the air waves in Winter Park.

July 4, 2015

charity run in winter parkRendezvous Run For Independence – 5 mile walk/run
Location: Winter Park Resort to Rendezvous
Time: 7 AM – 12 PM

Fun & supportive 5 mile walk/run event from Winter Park Resort to Rendezvous neighborhood.  Food and awards after party.

Lance Gutersohn 4th Of July Celebration & Fireworks
Independence Day FireworksLocation: Hideaway Park in Downtown Winter Park
Time: 6 PM – 9 PM

Enjoy live music, inflatables, face painting and fireworks at the annual 4th of July bash at its new location in Hideaway Park.

July 11, 2015

winter park mountain bikeRendezvous Mountain Bike Capital USA Weekend
Location: Hideaway Park in Downtown Winter Park
Time: 7 AM – 12 PM

Mountain bike races, skill camps and live music bring all ages of bike enthusiasts together at this annual event.

Best place to stay for jazz festJuly 18 & 19, 2015

Winter Park Jazz Festival
Location: Hideaway Park in Downtown Winter Park
Time: 11 AM – 6 PM

The wildly popular Jazz Festival returns for another year of fabulous music and dancing at Hideaway Park.

Live music in Winter Park 2013August 1, 2015

Solshine Music Festival – Presented by KBCO
Location: Hideaway Park in Downtown Winter Park
Time: 6 PM - 9 PM

Watch the sun go down while you dance the night away to live music by a national act (more details coming soon). 

beer logoAugust 8, 2015

Winter Park Beer Festival 
Location: Hideaway Park in Downtown Winter Park
Time: 12 PM - 5 PM

Sample the very best craft brews and dance it off to live music from national & regional acts at Hideaway Park.


August 15, 2015

Colorado Music FestivalsWinter Park Music Festival 
Location: Hideaway Park in Downtown Winter Park
Time: 12 PM - 6 PM

Get your rock on at Hideaway Park at this popular free rock event. Headline act is still to be announced, but past acts include Bret Michaels, Cheap Trick & Eddie Money.

August 22, 2015

Winter Park Uncorked
Location: Hideaway Park in Downtown Winter Park
Time: 12 PM - 5 PM

This new event to Winter Park puts wine tasting and live music center stage at Hideaway Park.

Book your summer lodging with Winter Park Lodging Company before April 30th and save 20% on your stay!  
Click Here To Browse Our Winter Park Vacation Rentals

 

 

The Wallflowers Make A Splash In Winter Park

Winter Park Resort has announced the headline act in this year’s Springtopia celebration to be national rock act The Wallflowers.  The FREE end of season concert will begin at 1pm on Saturday, April 25th at the Village at Winter Park Resort.  

Local acts Rob Drabkin and The Rick Lewis Project will stir up the crowd between 1 pm – 3.30 pm, before The Wallflowers take the stage at 4 pm.

The Wallflowers have had a huge indie/rock following since their second, nationally acclaimed album ‘Bringing Down The Horse’ in 1996 blew up the charts with ‘One Headlight’ and ’6th Avenue Heartache’ and won them a Grammy award for Best Rock Performance.  Fronted by Jakob Dylan (yep, that Dylan), the group delivers a classic rock sound with strong story telling lyrics and guitar driven melodies.

The Springtopia celebrations will continue on Sunday, April 26th, with the annual Coca-Cola Spring Splash.  This annual event encourages skiers and riders of all ages to wiggle, weave and fall through a series of obstacles on the Larry Sale race course before attempting to skim across a pond of icy water and through the finish line.

Pond Skimming Winter ParkThe Spring Splash race starts at 12 noon (registration 8 am – 10.30 am at The Balcony House) is limited to the first 100 participants.  As an ice-bath might turn some kiddos a little too blue, participants must be 18 years or older to enter.

No matter whether you are a competitor, music lover, or just want to have one last leisurely ski on the mountain, closing weekend has a little something for everyone.

Browse our Winter Park Vacation Rentals today to book your spring stay with Winter Park Lodging Company.

Ski Train Sells Out On Solo Trip To Winter Park

ski trainWinter Park Resort recently teamed up with Amtrak to offer a one-day round trip ski-train offer in honor of Winter Park’s 75th anniversary celebrations. 

In an unbelievable show of love for what used to be a treasured form of travel to Winter Park for Denver area skiers, all 400 tickets were sold out within 12 hours of going on sale.

For those that haven’t heard of the ski train, this was a long standing service from downtown Denver to Winter Park Resort.    It ran from 1940 until 2009, when it subsided due to increased insurance and service costs.

As Winter Park is one of the few ski resorts in North America that can be viably serviced by train, there was a resounding sigh of sadness the day the ski train ceased to chug its way up to the mountains, and we’re all hoping that this recent show of support will act as a catalyst to reinstating the train at some point in the future.

The gossip circle around Winter Park has always maintained that when the line is completed between Denver International and Downtown Denver, the Winter Park Ski Train will suddenly resurface.   Of course the big wigs at Amtrak deny such stories stating that talks need to happen between Union Pacific, RTD and more…I guess we’ll just have to wait and see (and continue the gossip in the meantime).

For now, will stand by to salute the lucky travelers who made it on to the ski train for its singular journey into Winter Park on March 14th.

For everyone else looking to enjoy a safe voyage to Winter Park this spring, we highly recommend getting behind the wheel of a 4WD or AWD vehicle to navigate the snowy roads to the high country.

Book a stay with Winter Park Lodging Company this March or April and enjoy our special guest discounts on Four-Wheel-Drive SUVs and All-Wheel-Drive Minivans from Denver International Airport.

Click here to check out our special rental car rates with Alamo Rental Cars.

Ski Winter Park For $33/Day

spring 2_edited-1If you’re looking for something fun to spend your tax refund on, you’ll be surprised at how far your dollars will go on a Winter Park ski trip in April.

Long hailed by the locals as their favorite time to ski, the price of a lift ticket in April drops dramatically from the peak rates during Spring Break.

Winter Park Resort is currently offering a $99 Triple Play Pass, valid for 3 days of skiing or riding in April.  

Needless to say, this incredible rate is a limited time offer, with the price set to increase on March 3rd, 2015.  To take advantage of the Triple Play Pass early rate, click here to purchase it online before 3/2/15.

Ski Homes with hot tubs and viewsWith a season total of 212 inches of snowfall so far, and a snow base of over 5 feet, conditions are looking very favorable as we move toward springtime.    In addition to long days, warm temperatures and largely empty slopes, there is all kinds of end of season revelry to get involved in during the annual Springtopia & Spring Splash weekend.

April Lodging Deals
In addition to the discount skiing available, you’d be amazed at what you can pick up a vacation rental for during the month of April.  Given that Spring Break has come to a close by April, most companies will offer reduced lodging rates and reduced minimum night stays for the last few weeks of the season.

Book an 2 night April stay with Winter Park Lodging Company today, and get 50% off your 2nd Night! 

CLICK HERE FOR MORE LODGING SPECIALS FROM WINTER PARK LODGING COMPANY

 

Good As New – Get A Great Deal On Ex-Demo Skis

Ski sales winter parkIf you’re ready for an equipment upgrade, but the price of a new set up sends cold shivers down your spine, it’s well worth asking your local ski or snowboard shop about end of season demo and retail sales.

Demos are high performance ski and snowboard rentals that allow people to try out the latest and greatest equipment on the market.  When the stores start shopping for new models for next season, they like to start selling off the current demos and this year’s retail inventory equipment to make room on the shelves.

Here are a few reasons why I love buying ex-demos:

  • They have been treated like gold by the ski shop – the role of the demo ski is to get the skier to buy the plastic wrapped twin off the retail floor, therefore demo skis tend to be kept in tip top condition with regular tunes after use.
  • You’ll normally get a decent binding (already mounted) included in the deal
  • Most shops allow you to deduct a portion of your rental price off the retail price of the ski/board
  • You’ll get a current, top of the line model for a fraction of the cost

epic justin resizeHere in Winter Park, Epic Mountain Sports have the largest demo fleet in town, offering multiple models from 13 top brands.

They just returned from the SIA show (SnowSports Industries America) where they selected their new demo models for next year, and are ready to sell off some of their current inventory for a very pretty penny.

They stand by the Try-Before-You-Buy school of service and will apply up to two day’s rental against the retail price of a ski (normally around $58).

With a large selection of boards and skis on offer, we’d recommend stopping into the store to take a good look at their full inventory, but to just to get you started, here’s a little taster of some of the ex-demo skis for sale at Epic Mountain Sports.

Men’s Skis

Atomic AutomaticAtomic Automatic 102 with an Atomic NR FFG Binding: SALE $576
Atomic Automatic 109 with an Atomic NR FFG Binding: SALE $658

Features rocker tip & tail with a full wood core.  This is a playful ski with lots of energy it’s best for intermediate to expert skiers.  The automatic is great in the bowl & on groomers, it busts through crud on packed powder days and is phenomenal in powder conditions.  The 102 would make a great one quiver ski & the 109 is a perfect choice for a powder ski.

Line Supernatural

 

Line Supernatural 92 with a Marker Griffon binding: SALE $715

Low profile rocker tip & tail with wood core & metal wishbone.  A great option for advanced intermediate to expert skiers.  This all mountain ski handles groomers & bumps easily & really excels in softer snow.

 

 

line sick day

 

Line Sickday 95 with a Marker Griffon binding: SALE $715
Line Sickday 110 with a Marker Griffon binding: SALE $797

Moderate rocker tip & tail with full wood core.  The Sickday is a responsive award winning ski that keeps up with hard charging skiers.  It’s accessible for intermediate skiers but still can’t be over skied by an expert.  Go-to choices for all mountain & powder conditions!

 

Women’s Skies:

icelantic oracle

 

Icelantic Oracle with a Marker Squire binding: SALE $606

Created by a Colorado based company the Oracle is designed for Rocky Mountain Riding! It’s 100 under foot with rocker tip & a traditional twin tip tail.  Camber under foot provides good hold on hard snow & slides through bumps while the rocker tip allows the Oracle float in powder conditions. Perfect choice for an advanced skier and requires interactive skier style, not for lazy days.

 

Dynastar Cham

 

Dynastar Cham 87 with a Marker Squire binding: SALE $641
Dynastar Cham 97 with a Marker Squire binding: SALE $641

The Cham has high rise rocker tip and traditional camber down to pin tail.  The Cham series allows women of any ability to access the whole mountain and cannot be over skied by experts.  Both models excel in all snow conditions and are comfortable on any terrain.

 

Nordica Wild Belle

 

Nordica Wild Belle with Marker Squire binding: SALE $671

At 88 under foot with slight rocker in the tip & tail, the Wild Belle is great for strong beginners through expert skiers looking to conquer the whole mountain.  It’s amazing on groomers & bumps and just wide enough to float in powder.

 

 

Snowboards:

rossi trickstick

 

Rossignol Trickstick (no binding): SALE $234

This board is nearly full rocker with a small camber zone between the feet.  The medium – soft flex allows for maximum playfulness, park jibbing, & all mountain riding. 

 

 

 

ross magtek

 

Rossignol Templar Magtek (no binding): SALE $312

Features rocker tip and tail from feet outward. With a medium – stiff flex this board is best for intermediate to expert riders that demand more performance from a board.  The Templar is a great choice for riders that prefer moguls and big mountain. 

 

 

In addition to numerous demo skis & boards on sale, Epic Mountain Sports is also offering brand new (unmounted) skis for as low as $249, and girls ex-rental skis (with binding) from just $49.   

For further information, contact Epic Mountain Sports at 970-726-2868 or stop into their store in central Downtown Winter Park, below ‘The Ditch’.

Hitting ‘The Spot’ in Winter Park

Hitting ‘The Spot’

snack shops in winter parkFor all those night owls looking for some tasty sustenance in the wee small hours in Winter Park, The Spot is the place to go for a belly-full of fresh cooked yumminess.

This small, unassuming food stop serves up gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches and a homemade tomato bisque soup Tuesdays through Sundays, from 10 pm – 2.30 pm.

Not your ordinary greasy-spoon, The Spot uses quality ingredients like fresh basil, smoked gouda, caramelized onions and sliced apple to elevate the traditional grilled cheese sandwich to a whole other level.

Multi-tasking owner and operator, Cody Martin, saw a gap in the market for a late night snack shack when the local 24 hour convenience store closed down last year.    Without the 7-Eleven, Winter Park became a bit of a food desert after the local restaurants took their last food order, generally around 9 pm.

Gourmet grilled cheese in winter parkAs the sole food truck operator in town, The Spot has become a little beacon of light, an oasis if you will, for the hungry hoards late at night.

While Winter Park isn’t best known for a wild party scene, when bars and clubs like Ullrs and The Basement close the doors around 1 am, there’s one topic on the minds of ex-patrons ….’Time to hit The Spot’.

Located next to The Local Experience, at the west end of Downtown Winter Park, The Spot is in the perfect place to net this appreciative crowd.

The price is also right.  Winter 2015 prices range from $3 to $7, with meat additions available for a small up-charge.

For those that aren’t anticipating any late night adventures, keep your eyes open for The Spot dishing out the goods in the daylight hours this summer.

With a thriving music scene throughout the warmer months, Martin is excited by the prospect of moving his portable work place to a location closer to Hideaway Park where he is sure to find some famished families in need of a feed.

For more information on The Spot, become a Facebook friend by clicking here.

The Foundry Cinema & Bowl, Winter Park

The Foundry Cinema & Bowl

Bowling alley winter park co foundryLooking for a little après ski away from the typical bar scene?   We love The Foundry Cinema & Bowl for a fun night out of bowling, movies and entertainment for all ages.   

With two movie screens, eight lanes of bowling billiards, shuffle board and a full service bar, you won’t run definitely short of things to do. 

Chances are, once you walk through the doors of the Foundry Cinema and Bowl, you’re going to be there for a while, so you should probably plan on grabbing some food for your group. 

The Foundry’s stone-baked pizzas are awesome, and can be enjoyed in the bowling lounges or in the movie theaters, alongside your favorite beverage. 

Bar at the Foundry in Winter Park ColoradoSo let’s talk about those movie theaters.  If I’m honest, I’ve never been terribly comfortable in the somewhat restrictive seating of typical movie theaters….that was until I took a trip to the Foundry Cinema & Bowl. 

I’m not kidding when I say that the Foundry offers a different type of experience for movie goers.

First off, there’s the plush, oversized stadium style seats that a) are blessedly free of the irritating flip-up base, and b) come with an extendable snack table and drink holder – wow.   

The theaters themselves have all the high tech bells ‘n’ whistles and latest releases doing the rounds at larger cinemas, but only seat around 80 movie-goers, allowing for a more intimate viewing of your favorite flick. 

The Foundry Winter ParkLast but not least, movie goers are actively encouraged bring a slice of that special stone-baked pizza, or a glass (yes, real glass) of their favorite beverage into the theater to enjoy during the screening. 

Clearly I’m a fan of the Foundry Cinema & Bowl, but you really should stop in to check it for yourself on your next visit to Winter Park, CO. 

For the latest rates, screening information and to book a lane in the bowling alley, visit The Foundry Cinema & Bowl.

Other Activities In Winter Park, CO

Take A Day Off

If you’re visiting Winter Park for more than a few days, you might want to consider taking a day away from the slopes to rest the legs and sample some of the area’s other attractions on a day away from the slopes.  In this article, we’ll showcase some of the alternative pastimes to skiing and snowboarding during your Winter vacation in Winter Park.

  1. Rev It Up On A Snowmobile Tour

Ride the divide with Grand AdventuresWinter Park is perfectly positioned on the precipice of the Continental Divide, and there’s no better way of experiencing this, than by getting into the high country.  For those of us that don’t have the time spare to go for a very long hiking adventure, the best way to achieve this is on the back of a snowmobile.   Grand Adventures is the leader of the pack in snowmobiling in Grand County, and offer a variety of guided tours and self-guided daily rentals in the Winter Park Area.    Furthermore, Winter Park Lodging Company guests enjoy a 10% discount on snowmobile tours with Grand Adventures.

Click here to read about the snowmobile tour that the team at WPLCO enjoyed last year with Grand Adventures.

Guests staying with Winter Park Lodging Company enjoy a 10% discount on Grand Adventure snowmobile Tours.

  1. Whoosh Through The Woods On A Dog Sled Rides

Dog Sled Rides Of Winter ParkFor a truly unique and exhilarating experience, go for a dog sled ride with Dog Sled Rides of Winter Park.  This top notch outfit will bundle you up with your loved ones and whisk you through the pristine woodland and meadows around Fraser.    This company takes exceptionally good care of their 70+ dogs and encourages riders to spend some time with the friendly pack after your ride.

Click here to read about my dog sledding experience with Dog Sled Rides of Winter Park last year.

Guests staying with Winter Park Lodging Company enjoy a 10% discount on Dog Sled Rides Of Winter Park.

  1. Go For A Spin On A Fat Tire Bike

winter fat bikes in coloradoPeople who love biking, love biking whenever they can…even in the snow.  To help the cause, some clever bike fanatic out there invented the Fat Tire Bike: a regular mountain bike with oversized tires to help you stay afloat on snowy trails.  Being the MTB Capital of the World, Winter Park has embraced fat biking with gusto, offering free groomed trails around the towns of Fraser and Downtown Winter Park, plus even more options on the paid trails of YMCA Snow Mountain Ranch and Devils Thumb Ranch in nearby Tabernash.

Fat bikes can be rented at:

Icebox Mountain Sports.  Four hours $39, 8 hours $44, or 24 hours $59. 970.722.7780

Devil’s Thumb Ranch  $45 gets you a fat bike rental and access to their 20k of biking dedicated trails. 970.726.8231

Snow Mountain Ranch - YMCA   $60/full-day, $40/half-day and access to 10km of biking-dedicated trails.   888.573.9622.

  1. Explore the lesser travelled trails on cross country skis or snowshoes

XC skiing in winter park coloradoThere’s a world of beauty out there to be explored, and a great way to get a little deeper into woods is by cross country skiing or snowshoeing.  Winter Park & Fraser is surrounded by national forest with a fantastic network of trails for all levels of ability and fitness, click here to see our winter map.  With options to rent equipment and go it alone, or go to one of the areas highly acclaimed xc centers at Devils Thumb Ranch or YMCA Snow Mountain Ranch, you are truly spoilt for choice for cross country adventures in the Winter Park area.

Click here to learn more about Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoeing in Winter Park, CO.

  1. Spend a day as a Kid

WPLCO tubing 2011Kids have fun, and if we want to drink from that eternal fountain of youth, we’d better start acting like them.  Kid-friendly activities don’t cost a lot, and can make for a really enjoyable day for fun loving adults too.   Great kid-friendly pursuits in Winter Park include snow tubing, ice skating and sledding.  Heck, we won’t even judge you if you choose to build a snowman…..sorry ‘Ice Sculpture’.

  1. Treat Yourself To A Spa Day

Treat your body and mind to day of pampering at one of the many excellent spas on offer in the Winter Park & Fraser Valley.  If you are staying at the Resort and want to take a quick stroll to heaven, check out Alpenglow Massage in the main Village.   If you are staying in Downtown Winter Park, Blue Sky Massage and Bella Vita Spa offer a fantastic range of services to rejuvenate the soul; and if you really want to go all out and spend a day in the lap of luxury, head to Ranch Creek Spa at Devils Thumb Ranch.

  1. Relax at home

How often do you really get a chance to just relax at home for an entire day.  Our vacation homes should feel like a cozy and welcoming home away from home (minus the chores!), giving you the perfect retreat to relax by the fire, read a good book, or play a board game with the family.  If you want to combine a day at home with a little TLC for your body, call Sheila DuCharme  of Blue Sky Massage who will bring the spa to you, with her mobile massage offerings.

To find out more about Winter Park activities during the summer or winter months, click here for our full guide.

Take A Winter Park Tune Up In 2015

Winter Park ski schoolWe all know that taking lessons are the key to success for beginner skiers and snowboarders, but let’s not discount the value of a little tune up for seasoned skiers too.

Ski and snowboard equipment has changed dramatically in the last 10 years with the introduction of twin tips, rocker technology, reverse camber and more.  If you are still skiing on a traditional ski, but looking to make the move to a more modern pair of planks, I’d highly recommend taking a lesson to sky rocket your learning curve on your new equipment.

A short tune-up lesson from a pro’ will help you make the small but critical adjustments to your stance and skiing style, and (for the visiting vacationer) also give you the insiders edge to navigating Winter Park Resort…and finding those hidden gems that are often overlooked by the unfamiliar visitor.

The following lessons and one-day camps are recommended for intermediate to advanced skiers, for full information on lessons and camps available for all levels of skier, contact the Winter Park Resort Ski & Ride School on 1-800-729-7907.  


Mary Jane Quick Tips

 Bump skiing lessons winter park$139 (For a group of up to 7 people)

This very cost effective lesson offers a group of up to 7 participants a personal coach from the Ski & Ride School Guide for 1.5 hours on the slopes, bumps & tree glades of Mary Jane.   Designed to give you an insiders guide to the best lines on ‘The Jane’, the session will begin and end at the base of Mary Jane,  and is suited to skiers/riders/telemarkers who are competent in blue/black terrain and up.

For further information & to book this lesson, call the Ski & Ride School at 1-800-729-7907.

Bob’s Bump Jamboree

$109/pp (available January 16th, February 1st & February 20th only)

These skier-only mogul clinics offer 6 hours of coaching with Winter Park’s bump specialists, plus lunch and take-away gifts from resort sponsors.   Participants will be grouped according to ability level and goals to ensure that all levels of bump skier gain the most from their lesson.  All participants must be able to comfortably ski blue terrain.

For further information & to book this lesson, call the Ski & Ride School at 1-800-729-7907.

Fresh Tracks Guide

Be first on the mountain by signing up for the Fresh Tracks experience, a 1.5 hour tour that begins before anyone else is allowed on the lifts at 8 am.  Keep you beady eye on the weather channel, to time it right and start your day with ‘Fresh Tracks on a fresh helping of powder while everyone else looks on…yes!

For further information & to book this lesson, call the Ski & Ride School at 1-800-729-7907.