Winter Park Resort Summer Activities

Winter Park Family Vacations

 

WINTER PARK RESORT SUMMER ACTIVITIES

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 iceberg.  Click HERE for a full list of activities, operating dates & times.

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 the brand new Gondola 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