Winter in Winter Park

What could be better than visiting a Colorado town named Winter Park in the season of its namesake? At Coldwell Lakota, we believe there’s no bad weather; just bad clothing! So layer up and find the family fun and adventure that Winter Park has to offer in the winter season.

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    Should You Visit Winter Park in the Winter?

    Winter in Winter Park is magical; there are days of both snow and sunshine, making it an ideal place to get outside and embrace the cold, no matter your age or athletic ability. 

    The snow-capped mountains that make up the Winter Park ski area are calling! Will you answer? Whether you ski, snowboard, or love a winter hike, you’ll find something for everyone in the Grand County hamlet that is Winter Park.

    Winter Park Winter Activities

    One of the many benefits of having a house in Winter Park is that you can avoid the hassle of traveling in winter storms; instead, you’ll be staying right in the heart of all the activities! So hunker down, and when the weather clears a bit, get out there and enjoy all that fresh powder, shopping, mountainside dining, and more.

    Downhill Skiing and Snowboarding

    You’ll find some of the best snow in the West right in Winter Park, Colorado. Grand County is known as one of the most beloved resort areas of Colorado, and for good reason.

    Winter Park Resort is one of the oldest ski areas in operation in Winter Park, CO, and has over 3,000 acres of skiable terrain. Take advantage of 50 ski lifts that bring you to the top of world-class skiing, literally. There are several ski areas in Winter Park:

    • Eagle Wind
    • Parsenn Bowl
    • Vasquez Ridge
    • Mary Jane
    • The Cirque

    You can also enjoy snowboarding, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and more on the mountains and trails in Winter Park. 

    Nordic / Cross Country Skiing

    For those who prefer Nordic skiing, you can enjoy breathtaking views and exercise at Snow Mountain Ranch.

    Tubing in Winter Park

    Want the perfect wintertime activity for the whole family? Take them tubing at Winter Park. The Coca-Cola Tube Hill is dedicated to tubing, with multiple lanes and tubes provided. The best part of all might be the conveyor belt that takes tubers up the hillside. You’ll find this tubing near the Vintage Hotel, located at the base of Winter Park Resort.

    Ice Skating

    Did you know there are ice skate rentals available at Adventure & Supply Co in Winter Park Resort Village? The Village Pond is an outdoor ice skating venue that’s fun for the whole family. You can also bring your own skates for a spin around the pond.

    Ice Fishing

    Experience the thrill of ice fishing in Winter Park. Be sure to secure a fishing license in advance, and book with the experts at Ice Fish Winter Park.

    Water Activities

    Even when the lakes are frozen over and the rivers are too cold for rafting, you can enjoy water activities during the winter in Winter Park! Hot Sulphur Springs Resort boasts 21 pools that range in temperature so you can enjoy a hot soak when there’s a nip in the air.

    Kid-Friendly Activities 

    If your kids love animals, find the Winter Park Safety Patrol Dog Team at a booth or event during the season. Be sure to thank them for all their hard work on the slopes, and maybe grab a souvenir plush pup at one of the Winter Park shops (proceeds help fund future training of the dog team!). 

    Other activities the kids can enjoy (besides skiing!):

    • Horse-drawn sleigh rides
    • Sledding at Rendezvous Event Center
    • Light show at Cooper Creek Square
    • Bowling at Foundry

    Holiday Activities

    Ring in the holidays with a tree lighting ceremony, visits from Santa, and New Year festivities throughout Winter Park. There are usually parades, music, and fireworks to celebrate the range of winter holidays. Keep your eyes peeled for the Coca-Cola Bear for photo ops!


    Did you know you can get 10-15% off your purchase at participating Winter Park shops when you show a valid/current season pass? Vendors vary, so be sure to inquire when you visit!

    For activity rentals or shopping in Winter Park:

    • Zero Creek Gear House
    • West Portal Rentals
    • Winter Park Resort Village REntals
    • The Jane Shop
    • James and Parry’s
    • The North Face
    • Burton Store
    • West Portal Outfitters
    • Winter Park Adventure Supply
    • Treeline Treats
    • Trail’s End Mercantile
    • Shirt Off My Back

    Après Ski

    This isn’t your typical après ski! You can enjoy mountain-top dining with no skiing prerequisite. Even without a lift ticket, after 4 pm you can access Mountaintop Après using the Gondola on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays (December – April). You’ll arrive at Sunspot Mountaintop Lodge for a cocktail and live music.

    Other options for après ski at Winter Park Resort include:

    • Doc’s Roadhouse
    • Lime
    • Lunch Rock
    • Retta’s Bar in Snoasis
    • Pepperoni’s
    • Stoney’s


    Winter in Winter Park means working up an appetite on the slopes! For regular meals, snacks, or apres ski, you’ll find variety when it comes to dining in Winter Park.

    • The Lodge at Sunspot – Located at 10,700 feet!
    • Bradley’s – Located at the base of the resort
    • Five Mountain Tavern
    • Goodys Mountain Creperie
    • Vertical
    • Starbucks
    • Sundog Taproom
    • Outposts
    • The Chicken Spot
    • Moffat Market
    • Sundance Chili Hut
    • Mary Jane Market Cafe
    • Club Car
    • Derailer Bar
    • Mexicali Taco
    • Pizza Pedal’r
    • Waffle Cabin

    Beyond the resort itself, you’ll find an array of dining options that appeal to any palate.


    Get up and over the snow on the Panoramic Express Lift, which is a tour of the Rocky Mountains at 12,060 feet!

    You can also take a snowcat tour of the mountain; enjoy the heated cabin and the majesty of the peaks! Grand Adventures offers guided snowmobile tours if you like to be a little more exposed to the elements.

    Thursday – Saturday, after 4 pm, you can enjoy a free Gondola ride with views of the Rocky Mountains and Fraser Valley when the weather is good.

    Start Your Life at Lakota in Winter Park

    What are you waiting for? It’s time to live the Lakota lifestyle. Investing in Winter Park, CO real estate means you always have a place to stay that grants you access to the year-round events, attractions, and activities Winter Park has to offer.

    Lakota's Neighborhoods

    Whatever stage you’re at in life, we have a Winter Park Lakota neighborhood for it. Take advantage of summers in Winter Park in one of our luxurious communities, including:

    Nestled at the base area of Winter Park, you’ll be steps away from the mountain in Northwoods. Lakota offers four- and five-bedroom homes in this community, plus views of the Resort, Continental Divide, and James and Parry’s Peak.

    For three-, four-, and five-bedroom floor plans, check out The Reserve community. Downslope and upslope designs offer varying views, including of the Continental Divide and Winter Park Ski Resort itself.

    Luxury, multi-level duplexes are cozy and elegant in the Trail Side community. The views can only be beat by the amenities in each property. Get flexible design and convenience in this neighborhood at Winter Park.

    Opposite the Resort, you’ll find our Three Peaks neighborhood. Free from any cumbersome stairs, they’re convenient for those who want the beauty of mountain living without the hassle of climbing multiple levels (there’s a lift!).