Things to do at Winter Park Resort in the Summer*
Winter Park Resort, once thought of as a hidden gem to locals, is not the best-kept secret any longer. Families and visitors from all over the world have chosen Winter Park Resort as their family favorite, a tradition that they look forward to season after season. Now those annual trips have increased to several times a year, since the resort has created a Playground like no other, and why it's known as "Colorado's Favorite Playground". Winter or Summer, you will never run out of adventure and activities.
There are so many thrilling activities during the summer that the resort had to offer an unlimited day pass, and more appropriate a summer season pass to experience and choose your adventure all summer long.
The Alpine Slide is the longest alpine slide in Colorado. Ride the scenic chairlift up the mountain and race your friend or child down the winding slide. If you only have a few hours to spend at the resort, you can pick your top two adventures and purchase that pass, or 3 adventures, and then come back the next day when you can buy the full day pass.
Mountain Biking at Trestle Bike Park
Winter Park Resort is known for its miles of mountain biking trails and thrilling rides through Trestle Bike Park. Known as America's premier bike park with over 40 miles of trails for all ages and abilities. Trestle Bike Park is also the host of the largest freeride festival in the United States. For those of you that have never thought about going downhill on a mountain bike, don't fear it just yet, the resort provides guided tours that help teach you how to ride, and equip you with all the safety equipment and cool body pads that make you look like a pro even on your first ride.
There's a reason we are call the Mountain Bike Capital U.S.A. We take biking seriously, and we expect nothing less from our vacationers looking for an adventure to exceed all their expectations. View the trail map to see over 600 miles of mountain bike adventures to choose from. If you're traveling without your two wheels, no need to worry, we have several premier local bike rental shops that will set you up.
Scenic Gondola Ride
Experience unparalleled views of the Colorado Rocky Mountains from a scenic Gondola ride! You'll ascend to an elevation of 10,000 feet and see majestic views of the Continental Divide and the Fraser Valley from the ride and the top.
Putt-Putt Golf / Climbing Wall / Human Maze / Bungee
The 18-hole putt putt course is brand new, and one of the favorites that the whole family can enjoy. You can also choose between the Leaps & Bounds Bungee, the Climbing Wall, Bouncy Snow Cat, Gyro Xtreme, or the Human Maze. There are even more exciting adventures to choose from but those are all included in the day pass.
The resort also has several free activities including hiking, biking if you don't need lift access, 18 holes of disc golf, and several games for the young ones throughout the Village. Every Friday you can also listen to free music by the pond in the Village and then take the kids to the free outdoor movie night at the base of the ski area.
Explore expansive meadows and take in sweeping views on the intermediate "Fantasy Meadow Hike" or Advanced "Guided Cirque Hike." Reservations required.
Events and Festivals
Every July, the resort is filled with adventure seekers ready to witness the thrilling jumps and tricks by the experts competing in the annual Freeride Bike Festival. Other annual events at the resort include Flamethrowers Chili Cookoff, Winter Park Uncorked, and Whiskey and Wings Festival. Check out our Signature Events page to see all the Events at Winter Park Resort and Downtown Winter Park.
The Village at Winter Park Resort has a variety of shops and restaurants for an easy and convenient break from the mountain activities, or to get you started in the morning at Goodys Mountain Creperie, or warm up at the Back Bowl with homemade soups and bread.
Enjoy a free Cabriolet Lift ride when planning your activities at Winter Park Resort and the Village. Many of our vacation rental properties are located right on the free shuttle route that will drop you off right at the resort, that way you don't have to worry about parking.
*Reservations may be required and some activities will be unavailable. Contact Winter Park Resort directly to ensure availability during Covid-19.