James and Parry’s: In Winter Park Resort Village, this trendy retail shop offers clothes for warmth, ensembles for fashion, unique gift selections, and memorable additions to home décor. Right across from our friendly polar bear, you’ll see this brick corner shop beckoning you in. Serious shoppers or casual walk-throughs will enjoy the stylish merchandise. This is a great shop for finding Winter Park logo wear to take home a memento of great times in the mountains. Open daily 8a.m. to 8p.m.
Super Gauge Digital Screen Pilot Program: A revolutionary pilot program is happening right here at Mary Jane. We’re raising the bar, as you lower the restraining bars! Five chairs on Mary Jane’s Super Gauge will delight their riders with these newly installed digital screens that are a first in the ski industry. These handy screens will provide resort area pertinent information: such as real-time terrain openings, upcoming resort events, weather updates, and even CDOT info on I-70 traffic conditions. For this nation-wide digital debut, five lucky chairs are equipped with this slick technology from the Centennial start-up, Alpine Media Technology. Give chair 86 a go! On that seven-minute ride to the top, users can access the bright and visible screens to
Sober Englishman: Crossing the top of the renowned “Drunken Frenchman,” this improved and renamed trail allows easier access from the top of Winter Park over to the Mary Jane trail. Past visitors may remember this as the exciting, but daunting “Do or Die” trail. This now Intermediate trail is a half-mile long, 20-feet wide run, that is snowcat maintained. Follow it from The Lodge at Sunspot, through the trees, to the top of the Mary Jane. Your post-ski boasts will include talk of disembarking the Zephyr, meeting up with a Sober Englishman, crossing paths with a Drunken Frenchman, gamboling briefly with a Gandy Dancer, and meeting up with the Grande dame, Mary Jane!
Waffle Cabin: This fueling station has been practicing the art of “Waffleology” at their spot in the Village central for quite some time. Now, these yummy liege style, warm waffles are being served up fresh on the slopes. If your hungry friends or famished kids have not already pointed the new locale out to you, the newest Winter Park Waffle Cabin can be found by the Looking Glass and Olympia lifts. Follow the scrumptious smells! Pick up an Original or add to perfection by asking for Belgian chocolate drizzle. Hot and cold beverages are also available. What a wonderful way to warm up and treat the family, and yourself, while up on the mountain. You can still find the original Winter Park Waffle Cabin in the Village at 15 Parry Peak Way. Another site is open at the base, on weekends, near Gemini Express. With three locations serving it up, it would be truly awful to leave without a waffle!
At Winter Park and Mary Jane, the legendary trails await, and the Village continues to make available the foods and drinks that delight their guests. Add to your list of favorite stops, or be one of the first to claim a brand new favored gem!
Anne-Marie Larry February 9th, 2018
Four inches of new snow in recent days has given a nice boost to Winter Park’s early season snow pack; and with colder temperatures on the way, the snow-making team at Winter Park Resort have guns-a-blazin’ to give Mother Nature a helping hand.
The Zephyr Express lift is now open, providing access to the Olympia Lift and ‘Alice’ ski runs, as in “Alice in Wonderland.” Explore Alice’s fast and fun groomers like Jabberwocky, Dormouse, March Hare and White Rabbit, and you will have wonder and “Weeee!” as you ski.
Speaking of White Rabbit, both the upper section (Blue or Intermediate) and the lower section (Green or Easiest) are open. White Rabbit is a wide open cruiser, that runs under the Olympia Lift. Work on your style points, shake out some of those early-season cobwebs, and get those legs ready for bigger and steeper lines later in the season.
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If you’re planning a ski getaway in the New Year, keep the Fat Tire Music Series on your radar. Held every other Friday, 3 – 5 PM, from January 5th through April 20th, 2018. Just wanted to tantalize you all a bit regarding the tunes and drink specials that will be making the start of our weekends even more welcome. Check back for information on the music and merry-making that will kick off your 2018 weekends on the mountain.
For more information on daily happenings and news from Winter Park, CO call our local vacation planners at 970-722-0707.
Debs Bridge December 15th, 2017
Well it snowed, ALOT! Winter Park came in as the big winner in Colorado on Monday morning with 7 inches of fresh fluffy new snow. Steamboat began to catch up during the day on Monday when they received a hefty midday snowstorm, there was even a rumor of thundersnow. When it looked like Steamboat was going to surpass Winter Park, the snow picked up in intensity and added FIVE MORE INCHES to the previous 7. The final score, Steamboat: 11.5″ and Winter Park: 12″ (Sorry Steamboat, sometimes you have to share the Champagne). The snow is smooth and silky underfoot and with this new snow and cold temps throughout the week, look for more and more terrain to be opening soon.
As of Tuesday, December 5, 2017, there are 8 lifts and 7 trails open; covering 50 skiable acres.
Cumulative snowfall of 41 inches, with five new inches in 24 hrs and 12 inches in the last 48 hrs. There is an 18 inch base.
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Several new and exciting places have been opening in the area. As you wander about, stop in and try out some of these places for food, brews, and fun.
The Durbar Nepalese & Indian Bistro, (970) 363-7081, opened in Cooper Creek Square in July. Offering authentic menu items from Nepal and India, this quality restaurant will welcome you for lunch or dinner. Big windows and cozy furnishings provide the comfortable setting for satisfying those chai, tandoori, and curry cravings.
Crazy Mountain Brewing Company is opening a new taproom right here at the Winter Park Resort Village at 120 Parry Peak Way, between the Village Cabriolet and Zephyr Express lift. A new venture from the Edwards-born Crazy Mountain Brewery, they will now bring their series of craft beers and gourmet sausages to the Village. Schuss in after a perfect day on the slopes!
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Andy Radzavich December 5th, 2017
Locate the essentials. Make certain those skis you sadly put away last April are waxed and willing. Our verbal checklist upon departing the house, “Skis, boots, poles, pass.” With temperatures in the mid-forties and blue skies smiling down, this is the perfect time to check out your equipment and loosen up the muscles for the new ski season. There were eight lifts already running when we arrived. We saw people at the base renting equipment to try out for the upcoming snowfall. Conveniently, right at the base of Winter Park, there was a tent set up for us to try out our RFID ski passes to make certain that everything was current and functioning. Super simple, before we scurried onto the Arrow lift. Early skiing. There are no crowds, plenty of enthusiastic employees, and the calming beauty of a day in the Rocky Mountains. Our smiles were wide as we took in the views.
Locate the essentials. Make certain those skis you sadly put away last April are waxed and willing. Our verbal checklist upon departing the house, “Skis, boots, poles, pass.”
With temperatures in the mid-forties and blue skies smiling down, this is the perfect time to check out your equipment and loosen up the muscles for the new ski season. There were eight lifts already running when we arrived. We saw people at the base renting equipment to try out for the upcoming snowfall.
Conveniently, right at the base of Winter Park, there was a tent set up for us to try out our RFID ski passes to make certain that everything was current and functioning. Super simple, before we scurried onto the Arrow lift.
Early skiing. There are no crowds, plenty of enthusiastic employees, and the calming beauty of a day in the Rocky Mountains. Our smiles were wide as we took in the views.
It was a short foray. Enough to pick up a breakfast burrito from Moffat Market, assemble my accoutrements, and to whet my appetite for the upcoming season of friends and family swooshing down these expansive Winter Park/Mary Jane trails, creating new memories.
WHEN CAN I GET MY PERMIT? November 1st through December 24th, or through January 6th from the USFS Office in Granby only.
COST Permits are $10 per tree with a maximum of five (5) trees per person.
WHERE CAN I GET MY PERMIT
Grand Lake Chamber of Commerce
14700 US-34, Grand Lake, CO 80447
Andy Radzavich December 1st, 2017
The days are still long and the sunshine still plentiful as we enter into August in Winter Park. There is plenty to do in the beautiful weather and abundant sunshine.
National Night out in Granby: Tuesday, August 1st from 5:30-10:00 p.m. at Polhamus Park in Granby. There will be multiple events including; a hot dog picnic, bounce house, volleyball, human hungry-hungry hippo, an outdoor movie, and more! Check out our neighbors to the west for some free family fun!
Camp Fire Sing Along: On Wednesday, August 2nd, Visit the Village Gazebo from 4-6 PM to listen to your favorite songs, take in the gorgeous scenery and enjoy a cozy campfire at Winter Park Resort! Free to all who want to enjoy!
High Note Thursdays: This week’s free musical act is the Home Groove Band, an American Jam band with “tight vocal harmonies and some tasty jams.” The show begins at 6 at Hideaway Park in Downtown WinterPark.
Free Friday Night Music Series: Head to Winter Park Resort to see Coral Creek this Friday, August 4th from 4-6 PM. Live performances of “new grass” band Coral Creek have been described as “transporting audiences from the beaches of the Carribean, down to the bayou, and back up to the high in the Colorado Rockies.”
Free Face Painting, Baloon Artist, and Bounce House: Visit Cooper Creek this Saturday for free face painting and balloon artist, as well as kids play area and bouncy house. Show off your family’s new cranial decore as you explore the shops and restaurants of Winter Park.
Winter Park Beer Fest: Beer aficionados rejoice, it’s time again for the 8th annual Winter Park Beer Festival! The event happens this Saturday, August 5th from 1:00-5:00 pm in Hideaway Park with live music on tap and 45+ brewers on hand. $30 pre-order or $40 day of the Beer Festival. Pre-order tickets and save here.
Fitness in the Park: Work the kinks out and feel great again this Sunday, August 6th at Hideaway Park from 9-10 am with an hour of yoga with Emily Kuderer, yoga expert of Synergy Collective
Fly Fishing: The Colorado and Fraser Rivers have been fishing fantastic with fish attacking terrestrials and great hatches occurring daily. Get out as the sun comes up to avoid the crowds and up your chances for success. If none of this makes sense, visit Winter Park Fly Fisher for a local guided trip and mention you’re staying with us to get 10% off your trip.
Mountain Biking: The recent rains have kept the dust down and the trails in great shape for the most part.
Local Tip: Be aware that some parts of trails have been washed out from recent heavy rains creating deep ruts down the middle. Just ride with caution and enjoy.
Local Suggestion: Plan a loop or three in the Idlewild zone that provides great riding for all ages and ability levels.
Hiking: Breathtaking views and trails line the mountains all around and above Winter Park. Local Tip: Avoid being caught above treeline during a lightning storm. If you plan on hiking in the high country check the local forecast before you go. If you decide to go, go early. Even on days when there is a low chance of storms we often see storms develop quickly in the afternoon this time of year.
Be sure to check out all of our activities deals with local business partners in the valley allowing you to play your hardest and then of course, rest easy.
Andy Radzavich August 1st, 2017
We were a mixed group of ability, most of us had little to no climbing experience but were all excited.
We met Winter Park Adventure Quest owner Igor Guziur and followed him a short drive to his favorite climbing spot in Arapaho National Forest. At the base of the rock, we met his climbing guide, Beth. They had everything we needed, including all climbing gear and refreshments, to have a fun, carefree and safe time.
It was immediately clear that both Beth and Igor were professionals. Like all great guides, they took the complication and worry out of the sport so that we could focus on climbing to our heart’s content.
We spent the afternoon climbing and belaying up and down the rock choosing routes of varying difficulty. Beth and Igor were always offering helpful and encouraging advice when we ran into problems. At the end of they day, everyone felt a strong sense of accomplishment, not to mention a great workout.
“As a group of new climbers, we were all a little nervous at the beginning, but Igor and Beth made us feel so safe and comfortable that everyone was laughing and having a great time within just a few minutes. I can’t wait to try it again and would recommend to anybody – it’s such a great way to see another part of the valley while doing something fun and different.” Marketing Director, Debs Bridge
I have to agree with Debs, I would recommend it to anybody of all ages. Our Guest Experience Director, Amy Raegner, was exclaiming how her 10-year-old daughter would love it so much she would have to drag her away when it was time to go.
“Our climbing adventure with Igor was my first rock climbing experience ever! Both Igor and Beth really helped make this experience great for me and the rest of my coworkers. They were incredibly friendly, knowledgeable, and most importantly, patient. I can’t wait to go again” Hybrid Super Agent, Sam Uecker.
Spend some time with Winter Park Adventure Quest during your stay and discover some abilities you may not know you and your family have. You might become an addict! If your staying with us, you get 10% off on your next adventure (on top of any deals they are offering).
Andy Radzavich May 31st, 2017
Snow laden trees, warm glowing fires and sparkling slopes of freshly groomed snow – the holidays are always a magical time of year in Winter Park, Colorado.
If you’re headed to Winter Park this Holiday season and want to take part in some of the local festivities, check out our quick highlights of Christmas events in Winter Park below.
Christmas Carols in the Village
Like a good sing-a-long? Team up with the What The Dickens? Carolers! as they stroll through the Village between 4 PM – 5.15 PM.
Torchlight Parade and Fireworks at Winter Park Resort
The pinnacle of the Holiday celebrations at Winter Park Resort is the Torchlight Parade and fireworks at 5.30 PM..
Watch from below as skiers and riders bearing glowing torches weave their way down the mountain, followed by Santa and his elves. Then watch in awe as fireworks light up the night sky, and colorfully lit snowcats move down the mountain in a perfect Christmas tree formation.
Following the ski-down, an inter-denominational service will be held in the lower level of Balcony House.
Holiday Buffet at The Lodge At Sunspot
The Zephyr gondola will start running right after the Torchlight Parade, to ferry hungry diners up to the Lodge at Sunspot for a Christmas Eve dinner they’ll never forget.
The Holiday Buffet menu features salad, soup, a carving station (with vegetarian option), vegetables & sides, and a desert bar.
$79.75 Adults, $49.95 Children under 10 years. Prices include gondola ride, dinner and non-alcoholic beverages (tax, gratuity & alcoholic beverages are additional).
RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED.
Please call 970-726-1466 for more details and to book your table.
Ranch it up at Devil’s Thumb Ranch in Tabernash. Work up an appetite with a cross-country ski or snowy horseback ride, then indulge (guilt free!) at their Christmas Grand Buffet Dinner.
$49/adult (13 and up), $25/child (4-12).
To make a reservation call 970-726.7013
Open seven days a week, this pack will promise you a howlin’ good time and give you a view of the valley like you’ve never seen before – seriously good fun.
As a guest of Winter Park Lodging Company, you can save 10% on dog sled rides!
Head to Hideaway Park in central Downtown Winter Park to sled, dance and watch fireworks spark up the skies at 9 PM.
Afterward, dance it up at Deno’s DJ Dance Party, keep it classy at Volario’s, or take your pick of late night hot spots to ring in the New Year.
It’s the start of a brand new year, make it a great one!
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