Year-Round Activities

First known for our winter playground, but now folks are realizing that there is always something to do here in Winter Park and the Fraser valley - no matter what the season might be.

No matter what time of year you visit, there’s plenty to do in Winter Park! Winter Park is a well-known winter playground, and it is full of incredible summer activities as well. But what about in the spring or fall off-seasons? Here are our favorite things to do all year long:

Browse an Art Gallery

Our mountain setting inspires artists. Take a piece of the inspiration home with you. For those who enjoy browsing art galleries to those more serious about fine art, Winter Park and the Fraser Valley has some exceptional galleries you will want to visit.

Create Something

Bit by the creative bug yourself or need to keep the kids entertained? YMCA Snow Mountain Ranch has a craft center where adults and children can be the artist and select from tie-dying, stained glass, pottery painting and more. While you are at it, purchase a day pass and get access to full days worth of activities.

Learn Something New

Historical buffs will enjoy the local museums throughout Grand County.

Relax Your Day Away

Spas and massage therapists are readily available, whether you’d like to visit a center or have the services come to you.

Play Indoors

Recreation centers can keep the family happy all day long, with lazy river, water slide, lap pools, fitness centers, basketball courts, indoor running track, roller skating rink and climbing walls.

Break a Sweat

Want to take a fitness class? From Yoga, Pilates, spin in group or private lessons, we have it all.

Soar Above the Treetops

Ever taken a hot air balloon ride? Summer or winter, you can get a birds eye view of our incredible valley and the Continental Divide!

Enjoy a Nostalgic Night Out

Remember when you were young and the perfect night out consisted of bowling and watching a movie with friends? Now you can relive it. Fraser’s newest bowling alley and movie theater offers 2 cinemas and 8 lanes. Great food, too! More interested in a throwback activity like roller skating? We have that, too.

Grab a Sip & a Bite

Visit one of our breweries and find your favorite craft beer at 9,000 feet. Or check out all the great happy hours.

Borrow a Book

Cozy up by the fireplace and pick out a new book to read at the library. Another perk? Free wi-fi.

Try Something New

Journey back in time and ride one of Colorado’s great historic railroads.

Take a Drive

Take a scenic drive to spot wildlife. Our knowledgable information center staff has great recommendations.

Shop ‘Til You Drop

Pick up a souvenir or two at one of our specialty shops, or simply enjoy window shopping around town.

Attend an Event

Lots of events are always happening in Winter Park & Fraser. Check our event calendar to see what sparks your interest.


Check out all of the year-round activities available in Winter Park, or browse things to do this winter or popular summer activities to plan your next escape.