Thrillist, the online media journal, wants you to spend your summer outside – and made this check list to make sure you do just that. We took their challenge – Winter Park Style! See how you can check off all these activities during your trip to Winter Park Resort.Go kayaking
We go on and on about our mountain sports, but we aren’t scared to jump in the water now and again either. Grand Lake and Lake Granby are a hop and a skip down Route 40 where you can get your paddle on. Try Kayaking, Stand-Up Paddle Boarding, or just use a day on the water to recover and rent a pontoon.
Rent a lake house with friends
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And if you’ll settle for a view of the pond and some pretty grandiose mountains, try one of our properties.
Hit up a massive music festival
We have everything from the Solshine Music Festival and Saturday Music Series to the Jazz Festival and the Switchback Music Festival coming up this summer, so if you missed our other music events, you can still check this one off the list! They may not be described as massive, but does size really matter?
Or just hit all the stops in town that have live music and make it feel like the music fest is spread throughout the valley.
Wednesdays – Campfire Sing Along
Thursdays – High Note Thursdays
Friday, Saturday, Sundays – Mountaintop Après Music
Yeah, we like a little music with our mountains. See more here.
Attend an outdoor moving screening
Easy, peasy. Our Friday night movie list for the rest of the summer includes:
June 14: Surfs Up
June 21: Lilo & Stitch
June 28: Trolls
July 5: How To Train Your Dragon
July 12: Finding Nemo
July 19: Spy Kids
July 26: Megamind
August 2: Turbo
August 9: Monsters Inc.
August 16: The LEGO Movie
August 23: Rango
Spend a day fishing
No tall fish-tales here – we have plenty of places to cast a line. Grand County has 1,000 miles of streams and rivers, almost 1,000 acres of high mountain lakes, 11,000 acres of reservoirs as well as stocked ponds – check here for more details
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Spend a weekend camping in the great outdoors
Grab a warm sleeping bag and a cold 6 pack and hit one of our local camp grounds. Idlewild Campground puts you walking distance to the resort, St. Louis Creek is just around the corner in the Experimental Forest, or go BIG and check out a night in Rocky Mountain National Park. Either way, you can wake up with views like this:
Or just camp out in the backyard
Which for us is slope side. And hey, that’s not a bad place to be either.
Hit up the local amusement park at night
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We totally have the amusement park covered, with activities like our Alpine Slide. Or, you could check out our Twilight hours at Trestle Bike Park where you can get the adrenaline rush of a roller coaster with the ambiance of dusk.
Have a s’mores night
Tag this one on to your camping trip or join us for our camp fire sing along in the Village and use one of our fire pits at the base.
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Visit a water park
Around here, we spell water park – “RIVER.” No need to soak in chlorine or worry about the pool closing for other people’s poor hygiene decisions. Instead, head out on a rafting trip. Book your Mad Adventures trip and adventure on the Colorado River or Clear Creek.
Take a hammock nap
Don’t know if you can do this one here – we don’t have any peaceful spots and are really short on trees…