New at Winter park

New features, shops, and trails for the Winter Park 2017/2018 Ski Season

New in The Village at Winter Park

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.

 

Coming soon: Crazy Mountain Brewery is opening a new taproom right here at the Winter Park Resort Village, 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. This Edwards, Colorado-based brewery is bringing their unique ales and lagers to our ski village. Look for the opening this ski season, then, schuss on in for a flawless brew after a picture-perfect day on the slopes!

 

New on the Slopes of Winter Park

 

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 

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plan a route, avoid the busiest lift lines, and arrange an après ski date.  Powered up on each pass on the bull-wheel, these digital screens may very well make your day on the mountain easier and fuller than ever before.

 

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!

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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!

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February 9th, 2018

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Top New Downtown Winter Park Eats & Drinks

Are you hungry?  Are you thirsty? Are the kids ready for a treat?

Here are some newly opened restaurants, cafes, a market, an ice cream stand, and even a food truck, all ready to satisfy those cravings.  Try one—or visit them all—you will not be disappointed in these delightful places that are focused on serving up what they do best!

Alley Bar, the après-ski/ evening menu side of Opa! Charlie’s Gyros
78415 US Highway 40 (next to the Conoco Gas station in Downtown Winter Park).

Phone: 970-363-7387,

Opa! Charlie’s Gyros, a favorite gathering spot for Greek cuisine, in downtown Winter Park, has recently expanded their hours to open The Alley Bar for late afternoon and evening apres bites and drinks.  The night menu boasts sliders, $3 lemon-drop shots, and other fun pub grub, to appreciate as you relax to the sounds of live music.

Opa! Charlie’s Gyros’ regular hours: Sunday to Wednesday, 11 AM to 3 PM.   The Alley Bar extended hours are offered: Thursday—11 AM to 8 PM, and Friday & Saturday—11 AM to 9 PM.   Free parking, casual, good for kids, full bar.

 

restaurants in winter parkDurbar Nepalese & Indian Bistro
47 Cooper Creek Way, Downtown Winter Park (second floor of Cooper Creek Square)

Phone: 970-363-7081

Known for its hospitality and lovely interior, this fine, but affordable, restaurant specializes in curry, momos, mixed grill, biryani, and other gastronomic delights from the Himalayan region. Happy hour every day, 2:30 PM to 5 PM

Open daily, 11:30 AM to 9:30 PM.   Free parking garage available.   Good for groups, family friendly, take-out available.

 

 

grocery stores winter parkFireside Market & Eatery
78337 US Highway 40, in central town of Winter Park.

Phone: 970-363-7750

With a soup bar, salad bar, fresh sushi, delicious bakery temptations, ready-to-eat Mexican grill entrees, hot pizza, ice cream counter and Stubborn Soda on tap; Fireside Market is a cut above your ordinary grocery store.

Whether you are shopping for high quality cuts of meat, crisp produce, or just want to pick up a ready-made flavorsome meal, this market is a one-stop shop for all your culinary needs.  Open daily: 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM.  Free underground parking plus bike parking available, kid friendly.

 

 

The perk coffee winter parkThe Perk
78977 US Highway 40, downtown Winter Park (at first traffic light entering town from the East).

Phone: 970-281-7971

This cozy coffee cottage will draw you in with its light, inviting interior and comfortable furnishings, making it an easy place to linger. Community is integral to the company’s mission, whether you are in Grand County for a day or a decade, this is great place to gather and sip—espresso, teas, or coffee drinks, while nibbling a perfect cinnamon roll.  They also serve hot chocolate, chai, and lactose-free options.

Open Sunday through Thursday 7 AM to 6 PM; Friday & Saturday 7 AM to 7 PM.  Free WiFi access with beverage purchase.  Dogs allowed, outdoor seating available, street and private lot parking.

 

 Charlies’ Frozen Treat Shop
78966 US Highway 40 (in the Viking Lodge and Ski Shop)

Phone: 970-531-4656, 78966

Another stop in downtown Winter Park that you really don’t want to miss!  It’s never too cold to indulge in the perfection of great ice cream, sorbet, frozen yogurt, and gelato.    Serving up sweet frozen treats with a wide variety of toppings four days a week.

Thursdays from 12 Noon – 8 PM, Friday & Saturday from 12 Noon – 9 PM, Sundays from 12 Noon – 8 PM.   Take-out, bike parking, private lot parking, kid-friendly, dog-friendly, free WiFi, military discount. 

 

Stuffed – Fraser Food Truck
76827 US Highway 40, Fraser (in the parking lot of Rocky Mountain Moonshine Liquors, or across the highway by Ski Broker)

This Fraser based food truck serves up fresh and flavorful runsas (aka German bierocks)—a savory yeast dough pocket-sandwiches with a variety of delicious fillings that are certain to satisfy a hearty appetite.

Open for breakfast and lunch from Wednesdays through Sundays, from 8 AM – 2 PM (though hours may vary).

 

And there you have it, our top new establishments welcoming you in the town of Winter Park—or a bit west, in Fraser, Colorado.  Tune in next week for our shiny new welcome mats in Winter Park Resort!

–January 2018—by Anne-Marie & Larry

January 18th, 2018

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Winter Park Blue Runs

Chasing the corduroy on ‘White Rabbit’

 

What’s Going On In Winter Park: December 12th – 19th, 2017

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.

This Week’s Featured Events & Activities

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

  • Broom Ball—Winter Park Resort Village, 5 PM – 7 PM.
    Get your game on!  Join in on Tuesdays and Thursdays, December 12th thru March 29th, for free and friendly broom ball competitions.  Weather and attendance dependent, this is a chance to slip, slide, and score on the outdoor Village Pond.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

  • Campfire Music Series, Winter Park Resort Village Gazebo
    Gather around the campfire for live music in the center of the Village at Winter Park Resort from 4 PM –  5 PM.
  • Women’s Classic Ski Clinic—Devil’s Thumb Ranch, Tabernash
    All levels of Nordic skiing women are welcome to join in the fun at Devil’s Thumb Ranch and spend time with an experienced instructor to help hone your current classic cross country skiing skills, or discover a new pleasure.    $45 pp for the clinic.  $85 includes trail pass and ski rental.
  • Open Mic at the Basement, Winter Park 9 PM to 2 AM

Thursday, December 14, 2017

  • Broom Ball—Winter Park Resort Village, 5 PM – 7 PM.
    Weather and attendance dependent, this is a chance to slip, slide, and score on the Village Pond.
  • Kid’s Night Out— Winter Park Resort Village, Private Lesson Center.
    Drop off the kids (ages 4 to 12 years old) from 5:30 – 8:30 PM for a fun evening of crafts, games, and a movie while you enjoy a little adult time to shop, dine or explore the Village.  Supervised by professional childminders, this service is offered free of charge when parents return with a $25 (per child) receipt from any shop or restaurant in the Winter Park Village.  Space is limited, so we recommend pre-registering the kids on the Winter Park Resort online site.

 

Friday, December 15, 2017

  • Free Ice Skating Lessons, Winter Park Resort Village Pond
    Free ice skating lessons are offered very Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at the outdoor ice skating pond, from December 15th to March 25th (excluding December 24th), from 4 – 5 PM.  Ice Skate rentals and sign up sheets are available at the Village Rental Store (right opposite Starbucks) – be sure to sign up before 3 PM to avoid disappointment.  Beginners or expert gliders are welcome, instructors will be on the ice to teach and encourage youngsters.   This activity is subject to change, depending on weather and ice conditions.

Saturday, December 16, 2017

  • Santa Claus Visits The Village—Winter Park Resort Village Gazebo
    Gather the kids and head to the Village Gazebo from 3 – 5 PM for a a little meet and greet with the big bearded fellow, Santa Claus!
  • Boulder Nordic Sport Season Kick-off Party & Biergarten—Snow Mountain Ranch Nordic Center (877-267-7547), all day. Free equipment demos of the latest Nordic gear, skiing adventures, and complimentary après ski biergarten refreshments.
  • Ski & Snowboard Association-Freestyle Mogul Olympic Selection, Winter Park Resort
    Watch the best and brightest US Freestyle talent battle it out on the Ambush mogul run (right at the base of Winter Park Resort) as they fight to earn their spot on the US Olympic Team.  Taking place from 9 AM – 5 PM, between December 16 through December 21.

Bump skiing lessons winter parkSunday, December 17, 2017

  • Santa Claus Visit—Winter Park Village Gazebo, 3 – 5 PM
    Santa is awaiting your visit, join him for merriment this weekend in Winter Park.
  • Ski & Snowboard Association-Freestyle Mogul Olympic Selection, Winter Park Resort
    Watch the best and brightest US Freestyle talent battle it out on the Ambush mogul run (right at the base of Winter Park Resort) as they fight to earn their spot on the US Olympic Team.  Taking place from 9 AM – 5 PM, between December 16 through December 21.
  • FREE Yoga in the Hill House, near the Vintage Hotel at Winter Park Resort
    Start your day off right with a free one hour yoga class at 7:30 AM in the Hill House.  Specially choreographed for skiers and boarders, this fun class will cater to all levels and abilities.

 

Monday, December 18, 2017

  • Ski & Snowboard Association-Freestyle Mogul Olympic Selection, Winter Park Resort
    December 16 through December 21, 2017, 9 AM – 5 PM, details above

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

  • Ski & Snowboard Association-Freestyle Mogul Olympic Selection, Winter Park Resort
    December 16 through December 21, 2017, 9 AM – 5 PM, details above

 

BONUS NEWS

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.

December 15th, 2017

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In Colorado, we love the opportunities and adventure that each season offers, but there is a special thrill that comes with the announcement, “Winter Park Ski Resort is open, with lifts running, and snow waiting!” Yes, our first of many ski trips of the season!

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.

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 It was also fun to see several groups of beginner skiers taking an early season class; working on their skills while the sun still shines and before the truly deep snow descends.

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.

Upcoming Events & Activities:

First Weekend of December:
Friday, December 1
  • Model Railroad Christmas Display, Granby, 10am-6pm
  • Festival of Trees, Grand Park County Recreation Center, Fraser, 4-8pm
  • Ullrs Tavern presents the Kyle Hollingsworth Band with guests Haley Jane and the Primates, Winter Park 8pm

 

Saturday, December 2

  • Pet pictures with Santa Paws, 10am-1pm, Hideaway Park Bandshell, Main Street/Highway 40 Winter Park
  • Model Railroad Christmas Display, Granby, 10am-6pm

 

Sunday, December 3
  • Yoga in Hill House, at Winter Park Resort, 7:30am
  • Model Railroad Christmas Display, Granby, 10am-6pm
  • Winter Park-Fraser Valley Rotary Club BINGO, Carver’s Winter Park, 6pm

 

Wednesday, December 6
  • Open Mic at the Basement, Winter Park 9:00pm to 2:00am

 

  • Campfire Music Series,  Village Gazebo, Winter Park Resort, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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While in the area, this is the perfect time and place to get a fresh Colorado Christmas tree.

 

Here’s what you need to know–

 

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

United States Forest Service Granby office * closed holidays
9 10 Mile Dr, Granby, CO 80446

Country ACE Hardware in Granby * closed holidays
627 W Agate Ave, Granby, CO 80446

Murdoch’s Ranch & Home Supply in Fraser * closed holidays
541 Zerex St, Fraser, CO 80442

Winter Park Information Center 
78841 U.S. HWY 40 Winter Park, CO 80482

Grand Lake Chamber of Commerce 
14700 US-34, Grand Lake, CO 80447

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1.800.756.5509

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December 1st, 2017

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instaday1v3We’re SO excited to be enjoying the first snows of the season, and that Winter Park Resort is opening for ski season in just a couple of weeks!

To celebrate, we’re giving away…that’s right GIVING AWAY… a pair of Dynastar Cham 107 High Mountain Skis (175cm) on Opening Day, November 18, 2015.   

These are a seriously sweet pair of skis, too!  

On The Snow awarded them their ‘Editor’s Choice’ in their Powder Ski Division 2014, and Backcountry.com followed suit with their very own Editor’s Choice Standout award 300 skis tested.

And for the techy folks out there, here’s what Dynastar say about their Cham High Mountain Ski: 

Cham High Mountain skis are next-generation freeride-adventure skis designed for breaking new trails to high alpine adventure. Levitation Profile combined with a new, ultra-lightweight and durable wood core delivers easier touring with the Cham series’ unique blend of float, maneuverability and stability in all snow conditions.

ENTER THE DYNASTAR CHAM 107 GIVEAWAY – entry has now closed

WINNER ANNOUNCED!  Congratulations to Katie K  (Omaha, NE), you are the winner of our Dynastar Cham ski giveaway. 

October 29th, 2015

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It’s finally arrived! To celebrate, here’s a lovely song to listen to while you watch the snow fall with us!

Just think, you’ll be flying down the slopes in no time.

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Speaking of flying down the slopes…did you know that we are just six short weeks to Winter Park Resort’s ski season opening day of November 17th?!

With the countdown officially on, it’s time to shape up for ski season.  Take a peak at our feature on Ski Vacation Workouts for our top tips on getting your body ready for the slopes.

Or, if you prefer to do your training on the slopes, check out our early ski season lodging special,  save 20% on 3 night stays between November 17th – December 18th, including Thanksgiving!

We hope to see you soon!

October 4th, 2015

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Hot Off The Press!

We’ve just caught wind of an exciting new grocery delivery service, that will begin operating in Winter Park within the next week.

The Grocery Guys aim to take the stress out of your vacation, by shopping for, and delivering your personalized shopping list of groceries direct to your vacation rental or second home.

We have to agree that arriving at your vacation home, to find a refrigerator stocked full of your favorite things would be a splendid way to start your vacation.

So how does it all work?

Interested parties simply visit The Grocery Guys website (www.grocery-guys.com), and complete a quick and easy delivery form with your personalized grocery list.   For those that don’t want to think about a long list of items, there are also two starter packages available that will cover breakfast essentials and on-slope snacks.

To ensure that there is ample time to shop for your goodies, the Grocery Guys ask that all orders be submitted at least 48 hours before your preferred delivery date.  If a requested item is not available in a local store, a personal shopper will contact you to discuss alternative products.

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The Wagley Family (AKA The Grocery Guys)

For further information and pricing, visit www.grocery-guys.com

Who are The Grocery Guys?

Julie & Dustin Wagley are the local masterminds behind the Grocery Guys delivery service.

With three children of their own, they know just how exhausting it can be to pack up a family, make a flight, and simply get to their destination.

Who wants to fight the crowds and wait in line at the grocery store on the first day of vacation?   We hope our service to you minimizes the stress and worry of shopping so you can spend more time focusing on your friends and family!’

They also recognize that for visitors traveling to the area by airport transfer, the idea of having groceries delivered to your condo might be a little more appealing than juggling a week’s worth of groceries on the free local bus service.  

When can I place my order?

The Grocery Guys hope to begin taking orders in plenty of time for the busy Holiday season.  Their fun and informative website should be going live within the next few days, so keep ahead of the rush and check www.grocery-guys.com for the latest information.  

Still planning your Winter Park ski vacation?  Browse our 140+ vacation rentals here, or speak with one of our friendly vacation planners today.

December 7th, 2014

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YMCA Snow Mountain Ranch Opens Summer Tubing Hill

YMCA Summer Tubing

Image courtesy of Snow Mountain Ranch YMCA

Who says you need snow to hurtle down a mountain on an inflatable donut?  

The fun loving adventure hounds at the YMCA Snow Mountain Ranch have raised the bar with the opening of their year-round Snowflex tubing hill.

What-now?  Snowflex is a revolutionary man-made surface that mimics the absorption and sliding quality of groomed ski trails.  Hailing from Britain (where snow is a rare commodity and mainly limited to the Scottish highlands), the Snowflex system was designed to allow ski and snowboard enthusiasts a year round surface on which they could hone their skills.  For those familiar with the traditional plastic-carpet-style ‘dry’ ski slopes, this is a whole other beast…and a much more user friendly one at that!   This Snowflex slope is the first of its kind in Colorado, and just the 3rd to be built in the entire US.   

The Snowflex Tubing Hill at Snow Mountain Ranch is designed with rollers and short steeps that make for a really fun ride.    Using the same type of inflatable tube that you would for winter tubing, you can go round and round as many times as you like, without even loosing your breath thanks to the magic carpet escalator.   There’s also a handy concession hut at the top of the tubing hill, which makes for a great shady spot for parents or little ones to hang out in, while the older laugh themselves tired on the slopes.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW A SHORT VIDEO OF THE SNOW MOUNTAIN RANCH SNOWFLEX TUBING HILL IN ACTION 

The tubing hill will be open year round, and is only for tubing purposes – no skiing or snowboard at this time.   Off-site guests must purchase a day visitor pass to the facilities at Snow Mountain Ranch which will give them access to the tubing hill, and many of  the other activities on offer at the Y, including swimming pool, mini golf, tennis courts, hiking and biking trails.

YMCA Daily Activity Pass

13 and older: $35 per person
6-12 years old: $25 per person
3-5 years old: $15 per person

For further information on the tubing hill and other activities on offer at Snow Mountain Ranch, call 970-887-2152 ext 4135.

August 7th, 2014

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Summer has sprouted a few new businesses around Winter Park, and seen a growth spurt in others.  Here’s this month’s round up of Winter Park business news.

Volario’s at Vasquez Creek Inn
The good folks at Devil’s Thumb are ready to showcase their great taste in food and dining  at the soft opening of Volario’s this August 15th.

With a full remodel of both restaurant and menu, we will officially bid a fond farewell to one of Winter Park’s old time favorites (Gasthaus Eichler), and a big ‘Hello’ to what will surely become the hot new ticket in town.

Serving a full menu of Meditteranean delights from 4pm daily, Volario’s will be offering apres ski antipasta, stone baked pizzettas, traditional Meditteranean entrees, and a special menu bambini for the little ‘uns.

Price point wise, it’s also a big thumbs up.  Antipasta plates will go from $4-14, Pizzettas from $13-16, and Entres from $25-29; and anyone who has sampled the Ranch House Restaurant at Devils Thumb, knows that you can expect a very high standard of food & service for those prices.

For more info, check out www.volarioswinterpark.com

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All Decked Out At Da Vinci
Diners are now soaking up the sun, along with the stellar views on the new sun deck at Da Vinci in Cooper Creek Square.

Extending its cool vibe outdoors has been a major project for Da Vinci, and a nice little face lift for the external north face of downtown’s favorite mall.

We highly recommend checking it out over a spot of lunch this summer, and putting it on your list of apres-ski haunts, as we suspect it’s going to be an awesome spot to watch the alpenglow light up the continental divide this winter.

For the latest Da Vinci news and events, visit  www.davinciwp.com

Hideaway Park Brewery
Winter Park welcomes its first nano-brewery in the form of Hideaway Park Brewery.

Located next door to Fraser Valley Hot Dog, Hideaway Park Brewery is a fabulously unpretentious tap bar offering hand crafted beers (that are brewing all around you), and a good bit of banter while you’re supping on your brew of choice.

The on-tap menu includes an IPA, summer ale, stout and red ales; and while the brewery will not be serving food, they will allow you to bring in a box of your favorite take out to munch on while you’re having a drink.

Hideaway Park Brewery is open Wednesdays – Sundays, on an afternoon/early evening schedule, so be sure to check out the opening times below to make sure you stop by at the right time.

Summer opening hours:Wednesday/Thursday from 3 PM – 7 PM, Friday/Saturday from 12 PM – 8 PM, and Sunday from 12 Noon – 6 PM.

Want to know more?  Visit www.hideawayparkbrewery.com

August 7th, 2014

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Season Of Seven Gets Seven More Days

You heard it right folks: having enjoyed 28 glorious feet of snow falling on our slopes this season, Winter Park Resort  officially announced its plans to extend the winter ski season until Sunday, April 27th.  In a perfect display of approval, mother nature dropped another 10 inches on Winter Park last night, and is continuing her rampage, with another 5 inches anticipated today.

Winter Park Extends Ski Season

 

The 2013/14 Winter Park snow stats clearly spell out some of the best spring skiing conditions ever recorded:

Total season snowfall: 350.5 inches
Current snow base: 90 inches
Open terrain: 3,072 acres
Open lifts: 19
Open trails: 152
Ski conditions: POWDER!

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April 3rd, 2014

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