Snowcats, or enclosed trail groomers, are not only important for maintaining Winter Park Resort’s ski trails, but they’re also a fantastic way to see the sights without having to ski or snowboard your way across the dynamic terrain that characterizes Winter Park. Learn more below about this unique tour offered in Winter Park!
Experience Winter Park on a Snowcat
Winter Park Resort offers daily scenic snowcat tours of Winter Park during their skiing season that take visitors on a looped tour of the ski resort’s most renowned beginning, intermediate, and expert trails over the course of two hours; access these tours easily from our condo rentals, including this lovely condo in the resort! Photo opportunities abound, and there’s a half-hour stop for lunch and sightseeing at The Lodge at Sunspot. Snowcat tours depart at 10:00am and 12:00pm daily, with extra 2:00pm slots on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
Off of the resort, Powder Addiction is a local tour guide company that incorporates snowcat tours into your backcountry skiing experience. Located at the base of Winter Park Resort, Powder Addiction takes tour-goers on a journey to Jones Pass, about half an hour away from Winter Park and forty-five minutes away from Denver.
With options for purchasing an individual seat on the snowcat (with a maximum of twelve seats per snowcat) or chartering a private snowcat for a discounted rate, the snowcat tours of Colorado offered through Powder Addiction allow backcountry skiers of all types to enjoy the region’s awesome terrain over the course of a full day (from 8:00am to 3:30pm) of guided skiing. Tour prices include all necessary safety gear, optional ski powdering, catered lunch from Rudi’s Deli, and beer from Steamworks Brewing Company at the conclusion of the tour for guests ages twenty-one and older.
Finally, if you’re willing to make a day trip out of your snowcat tour experience, Estes Park Outfitters offers full-day, full moon, and overnight snowcat tours in Roosevelt National Park, with picturesque views of Estes Park and the Continental divide. Contact Estes Park Outfitters for information about pricing!
The best vacations are filled with memories of the tastiest restaurants, and your Winter Park culinary explorations are destined to be magical ones! The people at Fontenot’s Seafood & Grill, 78336 US-40, know that our winter visitors are sure to be hungry after a day of playing outside, and as such, their plates are always filled to overflowing. Offering an eclectic menu in a space that will remind you of previous vacations spent on the bayous of Louisiana, the worst thing about visiting Fontenot’s will be narrowing down your choice of meal! Featuring a starters menu that includes chicken wings and crab cakes, it’s their perennial Southern favorite, fried green tomatoes, that you will dream about long after you have returned to your real life at home.
Not Too Exhausted?
After your snowcat adventures, it is possible that you may be feeling a little too tired to do anything more than sit in the hot tub of your Winter Park Escapes seasonal sanctuary, sipping wine and discussing the day with your favorite traveling partners. But, if you still have it in you, Winter Park does offer a thriving nightlife that can be the tangy cherry on the top of your tasty sundae! Enjoy a 21st century style speakeasy with a visit to the Basement, 78295 US-40, a local nightspot offering cold drinks, delicious food, and the hottest entertainment in town. Every night features a different event designed to attract the interest of guests from 21 to 121, starting with Mario Kart Mondays and ending with Karaoke Fridays.
Everyone wants to find that one place they feel at home at, a pub that offers friendly service and a casual ambience. Randi’s Grill & Pub, 78521 US-40, is a popular spot with residents and visitors from around the globe! Offering a touch of the Irish in a menu also containing your American favorites and a drink menu that makes your après winter adventures celebration warm you up from the inside out, Randi’s holds a soft spot in our hearts, as it will for you!
And for those nights you have the need for hot music and cold drinks, Ullrs Tavern is THE place everyone needs to visit! Offering live music (although they may be on pause due to the pandemic) every night they are open, you’ll find yourself dancing the night away, playing all the various games they offer, and discovering your new favorite cocktails, or simply falling in love all over again with your old standbys!
Winter Park Escapes – Where Your Vacation Dreams Come True
Our team of reservation specialists is more than happy to help you book the perfect rental when in town for some snowcat tours! We offer a wide array of rentals, anywhere between 2 bedrooms to five! Book one of our best Christmas rentals in Winter Park today!