Information & Facts
Winter Park offers more than just flying down the slopes on skis
while on holiday in the area. There are a range of snow-associated
activities including scenic chairlift rides, snowshoe tours,
tubing, mountain tours and snowcat tours. During summer, the resort
offers a variety of activities including biking, hiking, mini-golf
and even a human maze.
English is the most common language but Spanish is often
spoken in south-western states.
The US Dollar (USD) is the unit of currency and is divided into
100 cents. Only major banks exchange foreign currency. ATMs are
widespread and credit cards and travellers cheques are widely
accepted. Travellers cheques should be taken in US Dollars to avoid
hassles. Banking hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm.
The Winter Park resort is mainly for intermediate and expert
skiers and snowboarders, as a majority of the runs are quite
Although a small town, there are a few great bars in Winter Park
that offer a chance to experience the cheery hospitality while on
holiday there. The Derailer Bar has recently been renovated and is
one of the most popular places to be for après ski. The Pub is a
favourite for locals and the beer really flows, while the Shed has
good deals on margaritas. The Untamed Steakhouse at Wildcreek has
great live music and is a good place to wallow through the later
hours, as is Randi's Irish Saloon, a good, perhaps the best, dance
venue in town.
There certainly will be enough to choose from while on holiday
in the Winter Park resort, for every budget and taste. The Ranch
House Restaurant at Devil's Thumb is rocketing to popularity,
preparing some of the best steaks and seafood in town. For
continental flavour there is the The Gasthaus Eichler with
traditional German/Austrian fare. Deno's is popular with the locals
and reasonably priced with a selection of pastas, shrimp, steak and
chicken. And for families Hernando's Pizza & Pasta Pub comes
highly recommended from the locals.
Around the village one can purchase most skiing and snowboarding
necessities but it is better to head to the town of Winter Park
itself for any other holiday purchases. Although the town is small
there are a number of boutique stores such as Cuban Crafters Cuban
Style Cigars and the Wear Me Out Shirt Company, as well as
collections of local and other art at either Belerique Galleries or
the Elk Horn Art Gallery. There are also places to buy groceries
for anyone in the self-catering mood.