Open Road Endless Stoke – Winter Park Resort
This article was produced in partnership with Ikon Pass, which encourages you to own the stoke across Colorado’s other iconic resorts, including Aspen, Arapahoe Basin, Eldora and more.
A short bump up and over Berthoud Pass leads to Colorado’s Top Adventure Town, Winter Park. Strap in for iconic Rocky Mountain runs and notorious terrain, such as Topher’s Trees and Topher’s Treehouse—two of Winter Park Resort’s best-kept secrets. With 7 territories to explore, from Mary Jane to Eagle Wind, there’s always a hidden stash to seek, or a new run to discover. Along the way, scout out Winter Park’s Alpine & Ales pop-up craft beer lounge, or head up to Lunch Rock on top of Mary Jane Territory to snap a surreal selfie.
Early risers to Winter Park can land one of the most coveted parking spots in all of skiing. Pull up and settle in for a day of socially distanced tailgating at Winter Park’s infamous C-lot at Mary Jane. In between all of your tailgate festivities, tackle quick, convenient laps on the 2-seater lift, Challenger.
On the Road Near Winter Park:
Winter Park & Fraser Fun
The main drag that runs through both Winter Park and Fraser (just a stones-throw away) is a booming stretch of eateries, breweries, and taco shops. Write up your checklist and start marking off the names of Big Trout Brewery, Camber Brewing, and Fraser River Beer Co, as well as two brand-new distilleries, Idlewild Spirits and Fraser Valley Distilling. When hunger hits, head to Pepe Osaka’s. Slinging some of the best fish tacos in the state, this unassuming taco shop is the perfect solution for quick, filling bites to go. Bonus points for tailgate-ready batch margaritas. Call ahead or order online for an easy grab and go as you pass through town.
Ride the Fraser To Granby Trail
Just north of Winter Park on HWY 40, take a spin on the 16-mile Fraser to Granby Trail. Perfect for easy access winter hiking, cross country skiing, or fat biking (look to rent in-town and ride from Winter Park), the Fraser to Granby trail lines the valley and provides sweeping views of the surrounding mountains. Along the way, make a plan to stop for lunch or a drink after an extended climb into Granby Ranch.
Stay Ready For Stoke
Across the Rocky Mountains and beyond, with destinations coast-to-coast, now is the time to call the crew and plan out your season of stoke. With of endless adventure at Steamboat, Winter Park Resort, Aspen Snowmass, Copper Mountain, Arapahoe Basin, and Eldora Mountain resort, winter 21/22 is yours to own.