Winter Park Resort Offers Holiday Fun For The Season

Date: 12/19/2011
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•Christmas Eve Torchlight Parade
•Holiday Dinners at The Lodge at Sunspot, atop Winter Park Mountain
•Ice Skating Rink, Snowshoe and Snowcat Tour Center and Night Sno-biking Now Open

Winter Park, CO (December 19, 2011) -- Winter Park Resort is giving visitors and mountain-lovers more to enjoy this Holiday Season.  The entire month of December promises to be a holiday haven for families and all visitors while they experience mountaintop dining, a torchlight parade and fireworks. The close proximity of Winter Park to the Denver area allow guests the option to drive up for each day’s events or stay and take advantage of holiday lodging perks.

Torchlight Parade
December 24, 2011
Join us for the annual Traditional Torchlight Parade on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2011 at Winter Park Resort. The event begins with Christmas carols around the bonfire at the base of Winter Park Resort, next to the Zephyr Lift at 4pm. Then, a procession of torch-bearing skiers and riders begin their way down Lower Hughes trail, followed by Santa Claus and his merry helpers. A spectacular fireworks display and snowcats adorned with Christmas colors light up the slopes in a Christmas tree formation to conclude the festivities. Immediately following the show at 6pm, visitors are welcome to attend Christmas Eve interdenominational services located in the lower level of the Balcony House and Catholic Church services located in West Portal Level 4. Services are scheduled to last approximately an hour.  For more information on this Christmas Eve Torchlight Parade, call 970.726.1564.

Holiday Dinners at The Lodge at Sunspot
December 24-25, 2011
The only dining experience of its kind in the Winter Park area, The Lodge at Sunspot offers authentic Colorado cuisine paired with an extensive wine list.  Located atop Winter Park Mountain with extraordinary views of the continental divide, guests will be offered two unique dining experiences: a buffet or a five-course meal.  With a moonlight gondola ride to the top of Winter Park Mountain and award winning cuisine next to breathtaking views, guests will wonder if Christmas can get any better. Reservations are required. Call 970.726.1446. For more information on The Lodge at Sunspot and Winter Park visit www.winterpark.com and click on the events tab.

New Year’s Eve dinners at The Lodge at Sunspot are also now available by reservation.

Fireside Cocktails
Toast to your winter vacation with a moonlit gondola ride, a fireside cocktail and delicious appetizer at The Lodge at Sunspot. Enjoy diverse drink selections and a newly added appetizer menu by a heartwarming fire. Gondola rides leave from the Zephyr Express Lift and tickets can be purchased for $10 per person. Offered every Friday and Saturday evening and select holidays. Reservations are required, call 970.726.1446.

Date Night Specials
The Lodge at Sunspot offers the perfect rocky mountain romantic setting. Offered every Friday and Saturday, our Date Night special includes champagne and chocolate covered strawberries, plus gondola ride for two for only $25.

Winter Wonderland Festivities in The Village at Winter Park
This season, winter brings the return of family favorite activities and events in The Village at Winter Park. Don't miss FREE Ice Skating Lessons, Broomball, Kids' Night Out, Mini Rail Jams, plus new events that are sure to entertain guests of all ages! 

All events are free, and equipment for activities can be purchased at The Village Rentals near the Village Ice Rink. For a complete schedule of Village activities, please visit www.winterparkresort.com

MEDIA CONTACTS 
Mistalynn Lee | Communications Manager, Winter Park Resort
970.726.1573 | mlee@winterparkresort.com

Rachel Anderson | Communications Coordinator, Winter Park Resort
970.726.1579 | RaAnderson@winterparkresort.com

About Winter Park Resort
Located just 67 miles from Denver, Winter Park Resort has been Colorado’s Favorite® resort for generations of skiers and snowboarders seeking a big mountain experience at a great value for over 70 years. The resort has invested more than $40 million in on-mountain improvements in the last five years, not including the new Village at Winter Park just completed this past winter. For Winter Park Resort information: 800-453-2525 or www.winterparkresort.com

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