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Summer Safety

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Mountain Biking
Mountain Biking is different than road or street riding and is confined to marked unimproved or partially improved trails where rocks, dirt, loose gravel and stumps may be encountered at any time. Changing weather conditions, variations in terrain, including steepness, natural and man-made obstacles and features, and other dangers or conditions that may be encountered such as vehicles on the mountain, are inherent risks that are part of the challenge of mountain biking. You must ride in control and within your own ability. You are using these premises at your own risk, and assume all risks in this activity. Helmets must be worn at Winter Park Resort. Wear other appropriate protective gear. Read and obey all signs. Riding on mountain roads is prohibited unless otherwise posted. Equipment allowed on mountain bike trails limited to mountain bikes, adaptive equipment and unicycles unless approved by senior management.

Lightning & Thunderstorms
Inclement weather, such as afternoon thunderstorms, is common in the mountains. Seek shelter when you see a storm developing. Keep off ridge tops and stay clear of lift houses, lift towers, power lines, open ski runs, the tallest tree in the vicinity, fences and signposts.

Fire Danger
Due to existing fire dangers, smoking is strictly prohibited on the mountain.

Construction Warning
Base area and mountain improvements and repairs are made during the summer months. Vehicles may be encountered at any time. Terrain may be temporarily closed for construction.

Adequate Clothing
Be aware, the weather changes quickly here. There is usually at least a 10-degree temperature difference from the bottom to the top of the lifts. Rugged footwear for hiking and biking are advised.

Please leave wildflowers for others to enjoy. The growing season is quite short at high altitudes. Stay on designated hiking and biking trails and give the fragile ecosystem an opportunity to thrive.

Drinking water is available at The Lodge at Sunspot, Five Points and the base of Winter Park. Don't drink from streams. Carry water with you while biking or hiking.

Anyone who is under the influence of alcohol or drugs is prohibited from riding the lifts or participating in any activities.

Altitude Hints & Accidents
There is about 50% more ultraviolet radiation at 10,000' than at sea level. Always wear eye and skin protection. Also, at 10,000' the oxygen value is about two-thirds the value at sea level. People with respiratory or circulatory illnesses should consult a physician before coming to this altitude. Drink plenty of water when hiking or biking. Our high, dry air accelerates dehydration. The Lodge at Sunspot is at 10,700' and one of our hiking trails climbs to over 12,000'. Take it easy.

Pick up a flyer for information on altitude sickness at Guest Services or any ticket window.

In Case of Accident: Report accidents at any of our designated on-mountain emergency telephones by dialing 1480. If you are reporting from a cellular phone, call 970.726.1480 (cell phone coverage may be limited).

Photo instructions for riding the Arrow chairlift to access the Alpine Slide

Photo instructions for riding the Zephyr Express chairlift scenic ride to access the Lodge at Sunspot

Photo instructions for loading your mountain bike and riding a chairlift 

Our Partners


Intrawest is the leading developer and operator of village-centered destination resorts across North America.


Subaru is proud to be the Official Vehicle of Winter Park Resort. With Subaru's symmetrical all-wheel drive, you can have the confidence to get where you want to go regardless of weather conditions. For more information on this partnership, visit SubaruWinterPark.com


Frontier is proud to be the Official Airline of Winter Park Resort. Born and bred in Colorado, Frontier offers nonstop service to over 75 destinations in the United States, Mexico, Costa Rica, Jamaica and the Dominican Republic.

New Belgium Brewing

New Belgium Brewing, makers of Fat Tire Amber Ale and a host of Belgian-inspired beers is100% employee owned. This Colorado Brewer is a bicycle friendly business recognized as one of Outside Magazine’s Best Places to Work. New Belgium Brewing is the proud craft beer partner of Winter Park Resort.

US Forest Service

With our commitment to the environment comes close cooperation with the US Forest Service.


Coca-Cola® enjoys being the soft drink partner to Winter Park Resort and is honored to have the opportunity. Coca-Cola® offers a complete beverage experience while you are hard at work out on the slopes.

GoPro, the world's most versatile camera and producer of some of today's most engaging content, enables people to capture footage during their favorite activities. GoPro products are sold in more than 30,000 stores in over 100 countries worldwide.

Red Bull

Red Bull is a proud energy drink sponsor of Winter Park Resort. Thanks to a unique combination of high quality ingredients, Red Bull Energy Drink vitalizes body and mind.

American Express®

American Express® is the official credit card of Winter Park Resort.


Choose from a variety of SUVs then check out the products you need, like ski racks and snow tires. Plan your trip today with Avis, the preferred car rental company of Winter Park. Visit avis.com.


Budget is the preferred car rental company of Winter Park. Pick from a variety of vehicles, like roomy SUVs, and products like ski racks to get you to the lodge. Visit budget.com.


Jagermeister is a proud Partner of Winter Park Resort. Jagermeister is one of the best-selling imported liqueurs in the United States and the favorite drinks of millions.

Robert Mondavi Private Selection®

Robert Mondavi Private Selection® is a proud Partner of Winter Park Resort. Created to celebrate the diversity of California's wine growing regions; Robert Mondavi Private Selection wines are sourced from vineyards ideally suited for each variety.

Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo is the largest financial institution in Colorado (FDIC deposit market share, 6/30/07) with locations in more than 65 communities.



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Winter Park Resort's winter 14/15 season will run from November 12 – April 26.

The resort is open 9am – 4pm weekdays and 8:30am – 4pm on weekends and holidays.
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