Area & Attractions
The Best Western Alpenglo Lodge in downtown Winter Park is the best place to stay in Winter Park CO if you want to be right in the middle of all the action. There are plenty of local restaurants nearby and a variety of entertainment venues to enjoy. Winter Park is more than just a ski town; it's an outdoor enthusiast's paradise offering great recreation opportunities throughout the year. Our community is set amid a breathtaking backdrop of gorgeous lakes and majestic mountains that dazzle the eye and excite the adventurer's spirit. Even if you're not looking for heart pounding adventure, you'll find unique shopping nearby, as well as dining and entertainment opportunities here in a town that can only be called one of Colorado's best kept secrets.
Winter Park Resort
Voted the #1 Ski Resort in North America by USA Today, the world-class Winter Park Resort is, not surprisingly, our town's largest attraction. Being nestled in a unique geographical position along the continental divide ensures that Winter Park has some of the most dependable snow conditions in the country, attracting discerning skiers and snowboarders from around the world. The resort features over 3,000 acres of ski terrain, 25 lifts (including a gondola installed in 2018), 5 terrain parks, and a charming village area with a vibrant mix of restaurants and shops. During the summer, enjoy the state’s longest alpine slide, gondola rides, miniature golf, a climbing wall plus a variety of other fun summer activities and attractions. Stop by the Winter Park Visitor Center for more information on what is happening during each season.
Despite its name, Winter Park is one of Colorado's top destinations for summertime recreation. Once the warm weather hits, the mountain bikes get rolling as cyclists flock to Winter Park's scenic and diverse network of trails. Known as Mountain Bike Capital, USA and recent host to the 2019 USA Cycling National Championships, winter park is an ideal destination for both the novice and the seasoned pro, both of whom can find their niche among over 600 miles of trails. For a full list of upcoming events and races, visit the Winter Park bike page here.
Other Winter Sports & Summer Activities
Grand County offers a wide variety of activities, regardless of the season. Choose from snowshoeing, snowmobiling, dog sled riding or ice skating in the winter, or pick from golfing at four 18-27 hole golf courses, fishing gold medal waters or hiking trails in the National Parks in the summer. If museums are your thing, stop by the Cozens Ranch House Museum, where Winter Park meets Fraser and learn about the pioneer times of the 1800s. Across from the museum you’ll find the Grand Park Community Recreation Center, which features a 20-foot loop slide, a hot tub, a lazy river, fitness room and more. whether your pleasure is active or passive, this is the place to find your passion!
Shopping, Dining and Events
Winter Park is serious about the culinary arts. You'll find over 30 restaurants and bars in our town, offering everything from fine dining to takeout, with an emphasis on quality cuisine and charming alpine ambience. Our town is also a fantastic place to shop (for more than just souvenirs). You won't have to stroll more than a couple blocks from our Winter Park hotel to find unique clothing, gifts and accessories at one-of-a-kind, locally-owned boutiques. There is also the popular Rendezvous Event Center, where there is a skate park, winter activities and plenty of concerts utilizing a “year-round” stage. There are always exciting events happening, both on and off the mountain, so be sure to consult the town's calendar of events when planning your trip.