Summertime at Winter Park, Colorado
Winter Park Resort
150 Alpenglow Way
P.O. Box 36
Winter Park, Colorado 80482
Local & International Ph: (970) 726-5514
Denver direct: (303) 892-0961
Winter Park Resort is located 67 miles (108 kilometers) northwest of Denver, 85 miles (137 kilometers) from Denver International Airport and 40 miles (64 kilometers) from Rocky Mountain National Park. Driving time from Denver is approximately 90 minutes.
Winter Park Resort summer activities and attractions include lift-accessible mountain biking, Colorado's longest Alpine Side, Amaze'n Human Maze, Leaps & Bounds Bungee, Rock 'n Roll Gyro, Zephyr Express chairlift rides, Outdoor Climbing Wall, Mountainside Mini Golf, an 18-hole mountaintop disc golf course, eateries and shops.
The surrounding Fraser Valley is best known for mountain biking with approximately 600 miles of varied level trails and is appropriately tagged as Mountain Bike Capital, USA™. Other popular activities include hiking, backpacking, camping, fishing, horseback riding, rodeo, golf, rafting, boating/sailing, windsurfing and several music and art festivals throughout the summer.
Winter Park Resort is open daily June 12 through Labor Day, Sept. 6, 2004 (weather permitting), excluding the Zephyr Express chairlift, which begins operation June 19.
10 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. for all activities excluding the Zephyr Express chairlift, which closes at 5 p.m.
Colorado's longest Alpine Slide is located beneath the Arrow chairlift on the slopes of Winter Park Resort. Two side-by-side tracks are each 3,030 feet long with 26 linked turns.
Zephyr Express Chairlift:
Offers transportation for bikers, hikers, disc golfers, picnickers, diners and sightseers to the 10,700-foot summit of Winter Park Mountain and The Lodge at Sunspot.
Mountainside Mini Golf:
Mountainside Mini Golf at the base of Winter Park has 18 holes, each depicting historic aspects of the Fraser Valley.
Amaze'n Human Maze:
Located at the base of the resort, this maze twists and turns in every direction. Racing against the clock to find four check points adds an extra dimension of challenge to the frequently re-configured labyrinth.
Leaps & Bounds Bungee:
Catch big air on this unique trampoline at the Winter Park Resort base. After putting on a special harness attached to two bungees, jumpers can get enough altitude to perform front and back flips.
Rock 'n Roll Gyro:
This three-dimensional ride gives "spinners" a sense of being in orbit. It is located at the base of the resort.
The Outdoor Climbing Wall is 24-feet tall with three routes of varying degrees of difficulty and an automatic belay system.
Located at the top of the Zephyr Express chairlift, the course winds around the 10,700-foot summit of Winter Park Mountain. Players toss their discs toward designated pins. The bike rental shop has discs available for sale or a rental fee. All golfers must purchase a Zephyr Express lift ticket.
*Alpine Slide, Zephyr Express Chairlift, Mountainside Mini Golf, Amaze'n Human Maze, Leaps & Bounds Bungee, Rock 'n Roll Gyro, Climbing Wall are free for children 5 and under. Some height and weight restrictions may apply. Seniors 70 and over are free Monday-Thursday and pay child prices Friday-Sunday.
With 50 miles of single-track trails accessible by the Zephyr Express chairlift, riders enjoy intermediate to expert levels of riding. Special programs include two-hour beginner, intermediate and advanced mountain bike clinics or two-hour mountain bike tours.
Front-suspension and full-suspension bikes are available for rent by the hour, half day or full day at the base of the resort. Front-suspension junior bikes are also available.