New York Times named Winter Park Resort one of six “Bargain Summer Trips Free From Crowds”
Winter Park, COLO., (June 11, 2011) – Even with lingering snow on the slopes, the 2011 summer season at Winter Park Resort officially opened on Saturday, June 11, 2011. All family base area activities are ready for guests, the Epic Singletrack Series began the first of seven races and life has returned to The Village at Winter Park. Trestle Bike Park is scheduled to open next Saturday, June 18.
Opening day coincides with a recent article published by The New York Times, where Winter Park Resort was honored by being named one of six destinations in a story written by travel editor, Michelle Higgins, titled Bargain Summer Trips Free From Crowds. It highlights a value vacation free from the heat, where lodging prices are drastically reduced in summer versus peak winter travel dates. The article also references the abundance of family activities and the lift-accessible mountain bike terrain in Trestle Bike Park. Other destinations named include Aruba, Las Vegas, St. Petersburg, FL., New Orleans and Scottsdale, AZ. For the full article, click http://travel.nytimes.com/2011/05/29/travel/bargain-summer-trips-free-from-crowds-practical-traveler.html
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Family resort activities now open include Colorado’s Longest Alpine Slide, Mountainside Mini Golf, Amaze’n Human Maze, Leaps & Bounds Bungee, GyroEXTREME, Outdoor Climbing Wall, Kids’ Mini T-Bar Zip Line, Bouncy Snowcat and the Mary Jane Mine Company Mineral Panning.
For results and details on one of Colorado’s largest mountain bike race series, including upcoming races for the Epic Singletrack Series, visit www.epicsingletrack.com.
ABOUT TRESTLE BIKE PARK AND WINTER PARK RESORT
Winter Park Resort is summer’s best escape. Located just 67 miles from Denver, Colorado and surrounded by the Continental Divide. Winter Park Resort’s Trestle Bike Park is the fastest growing bike park in the United States offering 37 miles of gravity-fed trails with an expanding list of over 200 features. Boasting a top-to-bottom green trail called Green World and planned expansion of Rain Maker, Trestle is a mecca for mountain bikers of all skillset. Winter Park Resort also offers family activities at the base including Colorado’s longest Alpine Slide, events in The Village at Winter Park, plus much more! To book your next vacation, visit www.winterparkresort.com or call Winter Park Central Reservations at 800-729-5813.
Source: Mistalynn Lee, Winter Park Resort