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Winter Park Resort base area opens for the summer season for Saturday, June 6th & Sunday June 7th, then daily from June 13th, 2015. Trestle Bike Park & base area mini-golf also opens on June 13th, 2015. Daily operating hours for Trestle Bike Park are 9:30 am to 5:00 pm, and 10:00 am to 5:30 pm for base area activities.
Winter Park Resort is fast becoming a top summer destination in the active vacation market, gaining national recognition as a must-do in downhill mountain biking communities, and building a stellar reputation as a terrific family destination with the development of base area activities and events throughout the summer months.
So, what’s in store this summer at Winter Park Resort? The season will get of to a sweet start with the annual Winter Park Chocolate Festival, held in the Village on June 13th, from 10 am – 4 pm. Stroll through booths of chocolatey decadence, and purchase a taste ticket to sample the wares.
The Village Uncorked wine, art & cheese festival takes place on July 4th from 12 pm – 4 pm. This popular event offers will be featuring workshop tents where special presenters will perform demonstrations, cheese workshops and a wine and cheese pairing course. Regional wines and cheeses will be on sale, in addition to arts, crafts and photography works.
Colorado Freeride Festival is the big ticket item in this summer’s mountain bike events. With more than $40,000 in prize money on offer, this four day event is the largest freeride festival in the US and attracts the pro mountain bike athletes from around the world. In addition to the pro events, the festival also encourages participation in events by all levels of riders, with a strider bike adventure course and fancy dress parades for kids. Colorado Freeride Festival takes place from July 23rd – 26th, 2015.
If you like a little spice in your life, don’t miss the High Altitude Flamethrower’s Chili Fest on August 15th & 16th, 2015. This scrumptious event sees Colorado state chili chefs compete to earn a coveted spot to compete in the World Competition.
Other FREE weekly events in the Village at Winter Park include Coca-Cola Family Movies Nights every Friday at sunset on the outdoor screen on the village lawn (next to private lesson center), free live music at the Friday Music Series every Friday at the Village Gazebo from 4 – pm, and Popsicles In The Village where you and your family can reward yourselves on a fun filled day, popsicles are offered on a first come, first served basis at the Gazebo Plaza from 4-5 pm. For further details on any of these free events, call one of our friendly reservation team at the number on the left; or check out our Winter Park Resort activity guide here.
Trestle Bike Park, at Winter Park Resort, begins full operations on June 13th. Offering 3 lifts, to more than 40 miles of nerve tingling downhill trails, Trestle Bike Park is one of the best in country.
Want to join in the fun? For those with a little experience under their belt, a Full Day Adult Pass to Trestle Bike Park is available for $41/day, or a Half Day for $36. If you’d like a tune up, or some tips & skills training before you go it alone, we’d highly recommend signing up for one of the Trestle Freeride 1 Day Camps (July 18th & August 8th). These 6 hour workshops use video analysis, and top training methods to elevate your downhill riding to the next level. A full day camp with lift ticket & full rental (downhill bike, full face helmet, leg & arm protection) will set you back $159.99, and in our book, is worth every penny of it. For more information on all Trestle Bike Park lessons and tickets, call 970-726-1564.
Trestle Bike Park will play host to many competitive bike events throughout the summer months. Big bike events scheduled for summer at Winter Park Resort are:
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