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Activities for Kids

Winter Park is a family-friendly destination and you don’t need to spend a ton of money to show the kids a great time. There are lots of free things to do to keep the kids entertained – like the free sledding hill at Hideaway Park, the free ice skating rink at Cooper Creek Square and free skiing at Winter Park for kids ages five years and under.

Winter Activities

Hideaway Park Sledding Hill - free

A fun little sledding hill with sleds provided! It’s a huge hit for kids of all ages, and best of all, it’s completely free. Just get the kids bundled up and let ‘em loose on the sleds. Feel free to stop by the Visitor Center across the street for more information on things to do while the kids are at the hill.

Cooper Creek Square Ice Skating Rink - free

Try the covered ice skating rink right across from the Cooper Creek Square shopping center. It is free for all to use. Don’t have your own skates? Go to the Viking Lodge or Christy Sports, right next door to get some.

Snowshoe Hikes - free

Take a day off from skiing and explore the natural beauty of our area. The Winter Park Visitor Center offers free guided snowshoe hikes every Fri-Sun. Snowshoes are provided, so all you need to do is tip your guide a few bucks. Be sure to call to sign up, since there is a limit on how many people can go. their number is 970-726-4118 or 800-903-7275. Have your own snowshoes and want to explore on your own? You can also rent snowshoes from The Ski Broker, at four locations in Winter Park (970-726-8882). Go grab a trail map at the Visitor Center and head out to explore our winter wonderland.

Snow Mountain Ranch Activities - affordable

Also known as the YMCA of the Rockies, this place has lots of things to do, and you don’t have to pay a lot of money to do them. You don’t need to be a member to take part of the fun, but it’s even cheaper if you are. There is a sledding & tubing hill, covered outdoor ice skating rink, indoor pool, indoor climbing wall, miles and miles of cross-country ski & snowshoe trails, and sleigh rides with Sombrero Stables (we have discounts). For most activities, you only pay for a daily activity pass ($10-$15 for an entire family), and there is a minimal fee to rent sleds, tubes or ice skates.

Fraser Tubing Hill - expensive

Located on Country Road 72, behind the Alco shopping center, the tubing hill in Fraser is a favorite for all ages. Speed down the hill by yourself or in a group, and then let the tube-tow transport you and your tube right back up the hill. Descend individually, in tandems, or group “clusters” where the speeds are the highest, and the run-outs the longest! Be sure to rent a helmet before heading out to the hill. Helmets can be rented at the Ski Broker, (970-726-8882) located in the Alco Shopping Center, before heading up to the tubing hill. A warming house, hot drinks, and snacks are also available. Open daily during the height of the season though the hours may vary. Hourly rates are $17 for adults and $15 for children ages 7–15. Kids ages 3–7 ride free in an adult’s lap. Children under 3 years old are not permitted on the hill.

Colorado Adventure Park - expensive

Located on County Road 72 (CR 721), behind the Alco Shopping Center and next to the Fraser Tubing Hill, Colorado Adventure Park o ers tubing, air boards and snow scoots. Grab a tube and take an easy ride up the Magic Carpet lift. There is a variety of terrain from slow & easy to fast & wild to satisfy everyone from ages 3 and up. Airboards are faster and can be steered with an easy lean. Airboarders have their own terrain park. For ages 13 and up. Snow Scoots are Polaris 120 snowmobiles and are ridden along a track in the meadow. For kids age 6 and up but weigh 130 pounds or less. Free sledding on a kid-friendly hill. Complimentary sleds too!. Check with us before you go–AWP VIP Gold Medallion Holders get discounts!