Hit the slopes today, then grab a hot drink and head for the base of the Zephyr Express for carols and a bonfire at 4 p.m. The traditional torchlight parade makes its way down Lower Hughes at 5:30 p.m., followed by fireworks and a snowcat-powered light show on the mountain. Christmas Eve mass will be celebrated at 6 p.m. at the West Portal Level 4; an interdenominational service will be held in the lower level of the Balcony House at the same time.
Then point back uphill for a covered chairlift ride up the Zephyr to a holiday dinner at the Lodge at Sunspot. The buffet option is $59.95 for adults and $29.95 for children ten and under, or splurge for the five-course meal in the Sunspot Dining Room ($79.95 adults/$39.95 kids). Find more information at www.winterparkresort.com; for dinner reservations, call 970-726-1446.
Sat., Dec. 24, 2011