Winter Park Family Vacations

 

WINTER PARK RESORT SUMMER ACTIVITIES 2017

Winter Park Resort is a buzz of activity during the warm summer months, with activities on offer for all ages.  Below, you’ll find our top ranked family attractions at Winter Park Resort, but these are just the tip of the ice berg.

Check out our Summer at Winter Park Resort blog for the full line up of this year’s summer events, Village amusements and the inside scoop on having at great day out at ‘Colorado’s Favorite’ mountain resort.

Winter Park Resort base area activities are available daily from 10 am – 5.00 pm (weather permitting) from June 10 – September 4, 2017.

Trestle Bike Park is open daily from 10 am – 5 pm, from June 10 – October 1st, 2017.

Winter Park Resort summer opening

 

WINTER PARK BASE AREA ATTRACTIONS

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The longest alpine slide in Colorado is right here in the Village at Winter Park Resort. If you have never been on an alpine slide, you’re missing out! Ride 3000+ feet down the mountain on a cart with wheels and brakes. Go super fast or slow as a turtle, you control your own speed.
Practice your putting skills on the new 18 hole Slopeside Putting Course. Built to closely resemble a real golf course, it will keep the pros in your party amused, as well as delight and challenge newbie golfers.
This wall has got to be at least 25 feet high and is a challenge for kids and adults alike. Get strapped into a harness and see if you can reach the top. You must be wearing close-toed shoes to participate.
Get lost in this life-size human maze or race your friends or the clock to the finish. It never gets boring – they move it around throughout the summer.
Check out this fun contraption similar to what NASA uses to train astronauts. It simulates the feeling of being in outer space…and is best tried out BEFORE lunch!
An 18-hole course that sprawls across the mountain through great scenery. It’s free to use the course, but you have to hike up to it (at Discovery Park) or pay for a ride on the Arrow chairlift. Disc rentals are available.
Have a craving to do acrobatics? Got monkeys in your family? Get strapped in to several bungee cords and then let loose on the trampoline.
Although most of the trails at the resort are for mountain biking, there are some trails reserved exclusively for hikers. A great option to enjoy the scenery and some exercise if you’re not interested in biking.
For amazing views and the chance for non-skiers to try out a ride on a chairlift, jump on the Zephyr Express and zip up to 10,700 ft for photos and a snack at Sunspot Lodge.

Trestle Bike Park

Voted #1 in Singletracks top bike parks in the Rocky Mountain U.S, Trestle Bike Park at Winter Park Resort is a MUST to all levels of bike enthusiasts.  Offering lift assisted access to 40+ miles of downhill mountain bike trails, Trestle Bike Park has a trail waiting for you that will have to coming back for more….and more…and more.   

Curious but want to learn more?  Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about downhill mountain biking and Trestle Bike Park.

Downhill mountain biking is pretty much like it sounds – the ability to ride a full suspension mountain bike on a series of downhill only trails that are serviced by ski lifts (so you don’t have to ride back up to the top).   
Yes, so long as the rider has the basics of turning, breaking and has feels balanced and confident about riding a bike on the flat.  We highly recommend that all first time downhillers take a lesson with the Trestle Bike School to get some great tips on conquering the the Trestle trails safely.
Downhill mountain bikes have been designed specifically to cater to steep downhill descents, with long front and rear travel (shocks) to provide a smoother ride through bumpy, rocky terrain.   Downhill mountain bikes are much burlier and heavier than your average cross country bike and we highly recommend that you rent a downhill specific bike from the Winter Park Resort Rental store.

Yes, and it will be money well spent!  From 1.5 hour beginner  intro lessons, to 3 hour private coaching to take your skills to the next level, the Trestle Bike School is a fantastic way to inspire confidence and develop your skills.  Trestle Bike Park also host a number of Mountain Bike Camps throughout the summer months. 

All of the trails are Trestle Bike Park are professional designed and maintained to create an amazing downhill experience.  From gently bermed, smooth riding beginner trails like Green Horn It and Green World, to the jaw-dropping, mandatory big air features of pro level Banana Peel,  there’s a trail for all levels of rider.

The Green Horn It trail is a beginner level trail that runs from the top of the free cabriolet lift to base village.  This is a great introductory trial for kids and beginner downhill mountain bikers.   Just off of Green Horn It there is also a free multi directional pump track trails to hone in your skills and balance.  All ski lift assisted trails require a lift pass – see below for details.

 

Winter Park Resort Trestle Bike Park

FREE EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES

Winter Park Resort creates fun at every turn during the warm summer months.  Throughout the Village you’ll find a host of free games and activities, plus free weekly events with a family friendly focus.   

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Here are our top picks for free fun at Winter Park Resort

Keep your eyes open for giant xylophones and musical chimes as you meander through the pedestrian Village At Winter Park Resort. It’s a great way to keep the kids occupied while you do some window shopping at the village stores.
All your traditional family games, blown up to giant sized proportions. Hunt out the Connect 4, Chess, Scrabble and more!
Friday Music Series is a free live music performance of your favorite rock, pop and country classics at the Gazebo by the pond. Every Friday between June 16th – August 25th, from 4 PM – 6 PM at the Village Gazebo.
Ride the cabriolet lift up to the top and ride the Green Horn It trail back down to the Village. This free bike trail is downhill all the way and considered suitable for confident beginners.
After an action packed day in the mountains, there’s nothing better than slowing things down and giving your body a little TLC with a free yoga class with a local, certified instructor. Yoga classes are held at the Village Gazebo every Tuesday, between 4 PM – 5 PM, from June 13th – August 22nd.
Stop by the Village Gazebo on Wednesday’s between 4 PM – 5 PM for some sing-along campfire favorites led by a local musician. Wednesday Campfire Singalongs run from June 14th – August 23rd.
Gather the family, a picnic and a blanket and head to the Great Lawn at the base of the chairlifts for an outdoor movie on the big screen! This popular event takes place every Friday, from 7 PM – 9 PM, from June 16th – August 25th.

Pricing for Winter Park Resort Summer Activities

All Day Unlimited Activity pass – $47
Good for the Alpine Slide, climbing wall, GyroXtreme, Leaps & Bounds Bungee, Disc-Golf lift access, Bouncy Snowcat, Mini-Golf, Human Maze & Scenic Chairlift.

You must advance purchase your all day unlimited activity ticket at least 48 hours in advance to get the special $47 rate (and only $15 for kids five and under).

All Day Unlimited Activity PLUS pass – $79
Good for the Alpine Slide, climbing wall, GyroXtreme, Leaps & Bounds Bungee, Disc-Golf lift access, Bouncy Snowcat, Mini-Golf, Human Maze & Scenic Chairlift.  PLUS an Intro To Trestle Lesson & Bike Demo on the Green Horn-It trail.

This pass must be purchased in person at the lift ticket window at Winter Park Resort.

You must advance purchase your all day unlimited activity ticket at least 48 hours in advance to get the special $47 rate (and only $15 for kids five and under).

CocaCola Adventure 4 Packs – $219
FOUR All Day Unlimited Adventure passes, FOUR Coca Colas, FOUR Hot Dogs, FOUR bags of chips & one $20 voucher towards any retail item at a Winter Park Resort retail store.

You must advance purchase your Coca-Cola Adventure 4-Pack pass to get the special $219 rate.

Individual Activity Ticket – $15 to $20
Individual activity tickets range from $15-$20 for a one-time single use on base area attractions.  There are also options for two, three & four activity tickets.

All individual activity passes must be purchased in person at the lift ticket window at Winter Park Resort.

Trestle Bike Park Full Day – $41
Full day lift access to all of the Trestle Bike Park trails.

You must advance purchase your all day Trestle Bike Park ticket at least 48 hours in advance to get the special $41 rate.