Stuff To Do- Winter Park Activities
Winter Fun | Winter Park Activities
The Winter Park area has a wealth of activities to enjoy during the cold months. Beyond our own perfect sledding hill, or snow shoeing and cross country skiing in our valley, the Winter Park ski resort is about 15 minutes away, and has some of the best skiing in the country, with its world famous Mary Jane bumps, multiple levels of terrain parks, and a world-renown ski & ride school.
Just a little bit further south is the smaller ski resort of SolVista, perfect for those beginning to ski or snowboard or for those who want a smaller resort experience. For Nordic skiers and snowshoe-ers, YMCA’s Snow Mountain Ranch and Devil’s Thumb Resort are very close and have excellent groomed trails.
If snowmobiles get you all riled up, the 100+ miles of maintained trails in the Arapaho National Forest lie less than a mile up the valley, making our trail system the largest snowmobile trail system in Colorado. Guided and non-guided trips are available out of Fraser or Grand Lake.
The town of Fraser just completed a new ice arena with skate rentals and public skate times. Our town of Fraser also has two tubing hills that provide an exhilarating sledding experience! For those wanting to try something out of the ordinary, try dog sled mushing or even a horse drawn sleigh ride!
If you are ready to get out of the weather, Fraser is also home to a brand new recreation facility, Grand Park Community Recreation Center, hosting a climbing wall, fitness facilities, a 25 yard lap pool with diving board and a children’s water play area: so many Winter Park Activities!
Summer And Fall Fun | Winter Park Activities
Summer and Fall in the Colorado Rocky Mountains are amazing, in part because of all the Winter Park summer activities. The long warm days, ample sunshine and crisp nights make for a perfect mountain vacation, with so many things to do.
In summer the resort of Winter Park hosts Colorado’s longest Alpine Slide, a 20 hole disc golf course, “Leaps and Bounds” bungee jumping, climbing walls, a human maze, mini golf, mountaintop dining, chair lift rides and 33 miles of mountain bike free-ride trails known as Trestle Bike Park – the fastest growing bike park in the USA!
Outside the resort, from the gentle paved Fraser River Trail all the way to twisted single-track dirt trails, you can find every level of challenge in over 600 miles of trails through the Winter Park and Fraser areas. No wonder Winter Park has been dubbed Mountain Bike Capital USA™!
Nearby Lake Granby gives water sports enthusiasts plenty of options with 40 miles of coastline, several boat ramps, and a marina. It’s also home to plentiful populations of rainbow & brown trout, as well as kokanee salmon. In the rivers and streams nearby, you’ll find numerous Rocky Mountain fly fishing opportunities. Many high mountain lakes are available via hiking trails that hold Colorado Cutthroat Trout. The local Fraser River (10 minute drive) is a local favorite for Browns and Rainbows. The famous Colorado River, gold medal water, is only a ½ hour drive.
The picturesque mountain town of Grand Lake that sits at the base of Rocky Mountain National Park is just 45 minutes away. Many visitors enjoy driving over Trail Ridge Road, the highest paved roadway in the United States, traversing the Continental Divide and dropping down into the delightful town of Estes Park on the other side. The wildlife and mountain range views from the top of Trail Ridge Road are like no other!
Golf enthusiasts will enjoy Pole Creek Golf Course, only a 10 minute drive from the lodge, and the Grand Links near Grand Lake: four stop-your-golf-cart, awe-inspiring courses. These lie within just a short drive of each other, offering you the unique opportunity to play multiple courses in the same day.
Other activities include popular music festivals, the High Country Rodeo Series, hot air balloon rides, ATV tours, arts and crafts fairs, a local winery, kayaking, horseback riding….the possibilities for Winter Park activities go on and on!
When the focus of your gathering is more on family, relational or team building, the off-season lodge rates make Moose Lodge an economical choice for a family reunion or business off-site. The inspiring ambiance and accommodations at the Lodge make it a fabulous choice for church leadership retreats, small youth weekends, men’s or women’s retreats, “girl’s” and “guys” get-aways, scrapbooking workshops, writer’s groups and corporate team-building or visioning retreats.
Plentiful and comfortable seating in the great room works well for meetings, workshops, studies and brainstorming sessions. The large gathering table provides a great space not only for meals but for work sessions. The media room can be transformed into a well-lit and functional writing and scrapbooking work space with the folding tables from storage.