08/09/2011 03:44 pm ET Updated Oct 09, 2011

Winter In Summer? 7 Reasons To Head For Winter Park (PHOTOS)

Don’t let the name fool you – Winter Park offers serious summer fun. Here are seven activities that keep this town moving in between powder months.

GyroXtreme: Experience the sensation of floating in space with this wild ride specially designed to keep the core in place, eliminating motion sickness. Maximum weight: 200 pounds.
$5 - $10/person
Located at the base of Winter Park Resort, 85 Parsenn Road, Winter Park; 303-316-1564

Fore! Enjoy watching your balls fly in the high altitude fairways of Pole Creek Golf Club, just minutes from Winter Park. Face challenges with drastic elevation changes and hazards aplenty while drawing in stunning mountain views at the three nine-hole courses: The Ridge, The Meadow and The Ranch. Grab dinner afterwards -- created with local and organic ingredients -- at Pole’s Bistro 28.
6827 Co Rd 51, Tabernash; 970-887-9195

Winter Park Pub: Known locally as simply “The Pub,” you’ll find ongoing food specials -- Dollar Taco Tuesday are a fave -- drink deals and live music at this cozy downtown establishment. This biker-friendly joint also boasts a sizable outdoor beer garden, two levels and a dance floor.
78260 US Hwy 40, Winter Park; 970-726-4929

Trestle Bike Park: Show no fear as you tackle the extreme terrain -- and 200-plus features -- at this massive bike park, offering 37 miles of downhill trails. Beginner and intermediate paths are also available, as well as women-specific bike and gear options; accessible by chair lift.
Open through Sep. 25; $37/adult/full day, $29/child/full day, half day and season passes available

Cirque du Saturdays: Vacation can be a circus. And this is no truer than Saturday afternoons in the Village, where you’ll be entertained by stilt walkers, jugglers, troubadours and other performers in the family friendly weekly event.
Saturdays, 10am - 2pm; free
Winter Park Village; 970-726-1564

Geocaching: Bring along your GPS and find hidden treasures in a high tech modern day scavenger hunt on the slopes. GPS rentals are available for $10.
Daily; free
85 Parsenn Road, Winter Park; 303-316-1564

Zephyr Express Lift: Cuddle with your honey on a romantic chairlift ride up the slopes where you’ll share spectacular views of the Valley, reaching an elevation of over 10,000 feet. At the mountaintop, grab a drink and a bite to eat at the Lodge at Sunspot, offering a diverse menu and breathtaking 360-degree views.
Zephyr Express, daily; $15/adult
Winter Park Village; 970-726-1564