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AREA ACTIVITIES

activities in winter park colorado

Alpine Adventures

BERTHOUD PASS SKI AREA
A winter adventure for the more experienced. Backcountry skiing and riding through untracked snow. Not for the faint of heart.

WINTER PARK RESORT
For the mountain that has it all, three interconnected mountains, groomed terrain, steep and deep powder or those famous Mary Jane bump runs, Winter Park Resort has it all. Call 800-977-6195 or visit www.winterparkresort.com. The resort opens in June for summer activities, fun, and games for both adults and kids.

If you prefer warmer temperatures, but still want to take advantage of the area resorts, give spring skiing a try!

Cross Country Skiing

CROSS COUNTRY SKIING
is popular in Winter Park with over 260 kilometers of groomed trails. The Fraser Valley offers a wide variety of choices for skating, classic or venturing off the track, chose your place to play:

DEVIL'S THUMB RANCH CROSS-COUNTRY SKI CENTER
visit www.devilsthumbranch.com.

GRAND LAKE TOURING CENTER
970-627-8008.

SNOW MOUNTAIN RANCH NORDIC CENTER
970-887-2152 or visit www.ymcarockies.com.

SOLVISTA GOLF & SKI RANCH
888-766-9245 or visit www.solvista.com.

Sightseeing by Snowcat or Snowmobile

SNOWCAT TOURS
leave three times daily for a two-hour sightseeing tour with majestic views of the Continental Divide. WINTER PARK TOUR CENTER: (970) 726-1616.

SNOWMOBILING/SNOSCOOTS
outfitters can provide you with a snowmobile rental and/or a guided tour. For information call:

GRAND ADVENTURES
970-726 9247, 800-726-9247

MOUNTAIN MADNESS
970-726- 4529

TRAILBLAZERS
800-669-0134, 970-726-8452

WINTER PARK RESORT TOUR CENTER (night time only)
970- 726-1616

Sleigh Rides and Dog Sled Rides

SLEIGH RIDES are a great way to enjoy a starlit evening in Winter Park/Fraser Valley. For information call:

DASHING THROUGH THE SNOW
970-726-5376, or 888-38-HORSE

DEVIL'S THUMB RANCH RESORT
970-726-1099

GRAND ADVENTURES
800-726-9247

DOG SLED RIDES
offer a thrilling ride through Winter Park's backcountry. For information call:

DOG SLED RIDES OF WINTER PARK
970-726-8326

GRAND ADVENTURES
970-726-9247, 800-726-9247

Snowtubing and Snowshoeing

SNOW TUBING
is an exhilarating ride down the slope and can be enjoyed by anyone in your family.For information call:

FRASER TUBING HILL
970-726-5954.

SNOWSHOEING
is right out your back door, break your own trail into the magic majesty of a winter wonderland.

Hot Soak

HOT MINERAL BATHS
are located about 30 minutes from Winter Park. Pamper yourself in the hot mineral pools and baths once used by the Ute Indians for their healing powers at the newly renovated Hot Sulphur Springs Resort. For Information call: 970-725-3306.

Devil's Thumb Ranch and Spa, one of the top resort spas in the nation: 970.726.5632.

 

SUMMER ACTIVITIES

Golf

POLE CREEK GOLF CLUB
located 12 miles north of Winter Park, offers tree-lined, links-style holes with breathtaking views of the Continental Divide. Watch for the Pole Creek Golf Classic in June: 800-511-5076.

GRAND LAKE GOLF COURSE
is adjacent to Rocky Mountain National Park, and as such you may be sharing the tee with some of the native elk, deer, fox and red-tail hawk that roam this tight, tree-lined course: 970-627-8008.

SOLVISTA
is tucked between the sparkling waters of the Fraser River and the mountain splendor for which the Rocky Mountains are famous, and offers golfers of every level and interest an exceptional experience: 888-283-7458.

Mountain Biking

ANNUAL FAT TIRE CLASSIC (No longer active, as of 2007)
The Fat Tire Classic is the largest fundraiser across the nation for the American Red Cross and it is held right here in Winter Park, one of the premier mountain biking and hiking regions in Colorado. Some of the great things riders and hikers will enjoy at the Annual Fat Tire Classic are an incredible variety of trails for every skill level, beautiful mountain vistas, wonderful food and FREE Fat Tire Amber Ale!

WINTER PARK AND THE FRASER VALLEY
offer 600 miles of multi-use trails spread across the valley through peaceful meadows, past rushing streams, and up rugged mountainsides.

Bike rentals can be found at: Alpine Sun Ski & Sport Ltd. (970-726-5107), 1124 Winter Park Drive; Beavers Sport Shop (970-726-1092), 79303 U.S. Hwy 40; Christy Sports/Powder Tools (970-726-8960), 78941 U.S. Highway 40; Ski Depot Sports (970-726-8055), 78727 Winter Park Drive; Slopeside Gear & Sport (970-726-1664), Winter Park Resort Area Base; and Winter Park Sports Shop Ltd. (970-726-5554), Kings Crossing Center, 78336 U.S. Highway 40.

Water Adventures

Try half or full-day white water trips designed for beginners to experts, groups and kids. Mad Adventures (800-451-4844 or 970-726-4730) can help plan and guide your trip; they can even supply a smorgasbord lunch.

 

Boulder Outdoor Activities
www.boc123.com
surf@boc123.com



Fishing

FLY FISHING
in the Colorado River, designated Gold Water Trout Fishing.

Private fishing at Sun Rise Ranch, Herd Creek Ranch and Devil's Thumb Ranch.

Horseback Riding

GRAND LAKE
Sombrero Stables, less than five minutes out your door, located in the Beaver Village Complex: (970)627-3514.

SNOW MOUNTAIN RANCH
is located between Winter Park and Granby Colorado. Ride on the 5,200-acre ranch surrounded by snow-capped mountains: (970)887-1999.

Music / Art / Food / Misc

SUMMER CONCERTS
have become something of a tradition in Winter Park and the Fraser Valley. It’s the perfect way to spend a sunny afternoon in the summer, stretched out on a grassy slope, listening to world-class music.

GRAND COUNTY BLUES FESTIVAL
kicks off another summer of four fabulous music festivals in the Fraser Valley on July 2. This one-day festival takes place at SolVista Golf & Ski Ranch, 15 minutes from Winter Park.

WINTER PARK JAZZ FESTIVAL
For two days, some of the biggest names in contemporary jazz will perform against a backdrop of the Continental Divide.

WINTER PARK / FRASER VALLEY ARTS WEEK
Plein Air festival featuring national artists participating in "Paint Outs", workshops and gallery presentations.

ROCKY MOUNTAIN WINE, BEER AND FOOD FESTIVAL
Lovers of gourmet food, fine wines and hand-crafted beers shouldn't miss this opportunity to sample and enjoy a wide array of food and beverages - August.

WINTER PARK RESORT OKTOBERFEST
celebrates the spirit of a traditional Bavarian festival with a beer garden, brats, authentic live German music - August.

WINTER PARK FOLK FESTIVAL
You won't want to miss this exciting and FREE music concert - July.

FRASER RIVER DAYS AND LUMBERJACK SHOW
Celebrate the wide-open spaces by experiencing fly-fishing, guided hikes, environmental education seminars, living history performances and a very special lumberjack show.

RUN FOR INDEPENDENCE (FRASER VALLEY)
5-mile run/walk in June from Winter Park Resort to Fraser along the scenic Fraser River Trail with an elevation loss of 650 feet.

GRAND COUNTY PARADE OF HOMES
features the best in builders and real estate that this area has to offer, giving you a taste of real mountain living and residential craftsmanship.

AMERICAN VETERANS GROUP AND MOTORCYCLE RALLY
Enjoy winding pass roads and beautiful open parks that are perfect for riding - August.

FREE SHUTTLE SERVICE WITHIN WINTER PARK

The Lift Resort Shuttle is an easy and convenient way to travel through Winter Park and the surrounding area FREE of charge. Download the routes and schedules here: The Lift Brochure. The closest stop to the condo is the Sawmill stop.