Jennifer Broome takes us to Winter Park for some fun off the slopes.
Winter Park Resort is known for its skiing and boarding, especially the legendary moguls and tree skiing and riding on Mary Jane Mountain. But it's also a great family destination with lots of fun things to do even if you don’t ski or board.
The Scenic Snow Cat tours are 2 hours. You get to experience the slopes of Winter Park in a whole new way, including cruising along on some of the most famous runs like Cranmer. Cost is $49 a person. Children 3 and under are free.
Go local for lunch and stop in the Back Bowl Soup Company. They are known for their sandwiches, homemade soups, and homemade cinnamon rolls. It’s the yellow house in Winter Park Village.
The Winter Park Village Ice Rink is open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Skating is free. Skate rentals are $11 for adults and $9 for kids 12 and under. Free skating lessons are offered from 4 to 5 p.m. daily. Something else that is free is making music. Look for fun instrument like xylophones scattered throughout Winter Park Village. Riding on the Winter Park Cabriolet is also free.
If you are looking for a great family-friendly hotel that is affordable yet offers easy access to everything in the Village and of course the slopes, Vintage Hotel is a great choice.
The Coca-Cola Tubing Hill is brand new this season. For an hour of tubing, it cost $10 for pass holders, $18 if buy tickets online, and $20 for walk up.