Being able to stay active and enjoy the many wonderful things to do here in Winter Park, Colorado is extremely easy to do. Nestled in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, Winter Park allows residents and visitors alike to partake of just about any activity to enjoy these beautiful mountains.
I’m not referring to just our outdoor activities, either. While we do have amazing snowmobiling, downhill skiing, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, horseback riding, hiking, biking, swimming, water skiing, sailing, hunting…whew, I’m getting tired just thinking about all of this fun! I’m actually also talking about some amazing indoor activities to fill your days and nights.
First, my favorite place to do my workouts when I’m not outside snowshoeing with the dogs or biking in the summer, is the Grand Park Community Recreation Center. Check out fraservalleyrec.orgfor hours, classes, cost and amenities of this incredible addition to our valley. The aquatic center contains a lap pool, diving tank, kiddie pool, lazy river, hot tub, steam room, sauna and two story water slide. Add to this, a full size basketball court, gymnastics area, running track, state of the art exercise equipment, Functional Alley (to allow for Cross Fit type workouts), exercise classroom and climbing wall. Built with property tax dollars five years ago, this has been one of the best additions to our valley in a very long time.
For Cross Fit enthusiasts, Cross Fit Thin Air is located in the building next door to the Safeway store in Fraser, Colorado. Check out their schedule, cost, etc. at crossfitthinair.com, it’s an amazing facility with fantastic people dedicated to the goal of ultimate fitness.
Finally, if you are still awake after all of the world class skiing at the Winter Park Resort, or cross country skiing at Devil’s Thumb Ranch, you can take the kids to the Foundry for phenomenal pizza, bowling or to check out a movie. This facility has added a wonderful nighttime dimension to our activity-filled resort town, bringing us first-run movies, allowing us to have a glass of wine with our wood-fired pizza or to bowl a few games with our friends. Check them out at foundry-wp.com.
I hope you’ll visit us and check us out. Winter Park, located in Grand County, Colorado, is well worth the visit!