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Winter Activities

Scenic Chairlift Rides

Experience the majestic beauty of the Colorado Rockies without skis or snowboards. Take a winter scenic chairlift ride as a “foot passenger” to The Lodge at Sunspot. Non-skiers can hop on the Zephyr Express Chairlift after 11 am daily and enjoy a scenic ride up to The Lodge at Sunspot to meet the family for lunch. A 12-15 minute Zephyr Express chairlift ride will whisk you from the base area altitude of 9,000’ to the breathtaking Sunspot Summit at 10,700’. Call if you have any questions.

Scenic Snowcat Tours

Cozy up in a heated, enclosed 13-passenger snowcat and enjoy a two-hour sightseeing tour of Winter Park Mountain. This loop tour travels across beginner, intermediate, and expert trails, making several stops along the way for photos. Call for advance reservations.

Snowshoe Tours

Explore some of Winter Park’s miles of snowshoe trails with a knowledgeable guide. This relaxing walk through the backcountry is perfect for non-skiers and first-time snowshoers. The tour route travels off-the-beaten-path along wildlife game trails and summer mountain biking trails. Learn more about native plants and animals and enjoy the peaceful quiet of the forest. Call the Tour Center.

Slope Tracker

The souvenir that proves you really did take that run. SlopeTracker uses GPS technology to track vertical feet, calories burned, distance traveled and so much more.

NASTAR Racing

The Winter Park NASTAR racecourse is on the lower portion of Cranmer, just above the Snoasis mid-mountain lodge. Race against the clock with your friends or by yourself. Skiers and snowboarders of all abilities are welcome to race. Simply stop by the start house at the top of the course between 11 am and 2:30 pm daily from mid-December through April 12 to sign up, and you’ll be ready to go! Call for more information.

Free Guided Mountain Tours

Tours are offered daily from mid-December through the beginning of April, snow conditions and terrain opening permitting and are a great way to see our mountain, to learn how to get around and find the locals’ favorite places. Tours last a maximum of 2 hours. All guests must meet and sign-up at the Sunspot Map Kiosk, at the top of the Zephyr Express chairlift, at least 15 minutes prior to tour departure. Tour group size may be limited based on guide availability. Tours are offered on intermediate terrain for skiers and riders. All participants must be intermediate level or better. Guests will be placed into the appropriate tour based on their skiing or riding ability. Children are welcome, only if accompanied by an adult guardian. Lift ticket required.

Activities Outside the Resort

Snowshoeing

Winter Park has some of the best snowshoe trails in Colorado! You can get a trail map at the Chamber of Commerce in town, or go on a guided tour below. You can rent snowshoes at the Ski Broker in Fraser. Redfeather Snowshoe Rentals are also available at Balcony House Guest Services, located in the Balcony House at the base of Winter Park Resort. Call for reservations.

Snowshoeing at Devils Thumb

You can also rent snowshoes at Devil’s Thumb Ranch. They have a miles of trails -which meander through open meadows and through the trees beneath the panoramic backdrop of the Continental Divide.

Cross Country Skiing

Devil’s Thumb Ranch. Best cross country skiing in the area. You can rent equipment and head out onto countless trails.

Snowmobiling with Grand Adventures

Enjoy a two-hour guided tour to the Continental Divide or choose from five great riding locations for beginners through advanced riders.

Dog Sled Rides of Winter Park

once in a lifetime experience right here in Winter Park, Colorado. Whether you come out for the 45 minute ride, or learn how to mush yourself, you are guaranteed to have fun in the snow with some of their 80 sled dogs. The trails are private so they do not run into snowmobilers or skiers, just the occasional moose. Kennel tour available by reservation only.

Sleigh Rides at Sombrero Stables

Over the River and rough the Woods. From the Beaver Village location, enjoy an old fashioned sleigh ride through the trees and meadows along the Fraser River. Stop at a “cowboy camp” for some hot chocolate and marshmallows around the campfire. At Snow Mountain Ranch a Dinner Sleigh Ride is also offered. Cuddle up under the blankets and enjoy a 40 minute ride through the meadows and trees while the stars and moon light your way. Return to a warm & cozy dining hall for dinner.

Hot Sulphur Springs

Just a 45-minute drive from Winter Park and you can bathe where the Ute Indians once bathed and healed mind, body, and spirit in their sacred waters... at 7,600 feet. In operation continually for the past 140 years, there are now 22 pools and private baths plus a new jet spa and outdoor oriental bath and solarium pool. They have massages and body wraps too. Many of the upper and private pools do not allow children to enter. They have to stay in a specific area.

Sledding at Fraser Tubing Hill

Bring the whole family for a snow tubing adventure. This is a hit to everyone we’ve ever talked to whether they are 3 years or 70 years old. Located 1/2 mile behind the Alco shopping center in Fraser. Go through the town of Winter Park on I-40 to Fraser - turn left at the first (main) traffic light and you will see it ahead of you. Groups welcome. They do charge about $15/ hour for kids and $17/hour for adults. Kids under 3 not permitted on the hill. Be sure to wear a helmet!

Ice Skating at Cooper Creek Square Rink

Skating is free and skates may be rented at nearby Christy Sports (970) 726-8873 or the Viking Lodge (970) 726-8885. Located near Cooper Creek shopping center, in the middle of town on the left-hand side (large open-air shopping center).

Grand Adventure Hot Air Balloon Tours

How does a one-hour hot air balloon ride followed by a champagne breakfast sound? For reservations and information call us. Tip: Always ask for the first available flight and call ahead before leaving for the lift-off location.