Spectator FAQs

What is the price for admission to the Colorado Freeride Festival?
Come up and check out all the action. Events are free to spectators. Base area events do not require a lift ticket (Slopestyle, Pond Crossing, Super Downhill Prologue, Green Horn-it! Challenge, Pump Track Challenge, Festivillage, awards ceremonies, and the finishes of some races). To gain on-course access, foot passenger lift tickets are required. On-course access can also be achieved with a bike park ticket and appropriate equipment.

Is the bike park open during the festival to non-racers?
YES! Short duration closures for races will be in place but the vast majority of trails will be open. Our goal is to finish racing within the bike park by noon each day.
• July 28 – 93% of Bike Park open all day
• July 29 – 98% Bike Park open by noon
• July 30 – 98% open Bike Park all day
• July 31 – 98% Bike Park Open by noon

How do I know what trails are impacted by the races?
Checkout our trail status page.

What should I bring for a day at Colorado Freeride Festival?
The base of Winter Park Resort is at 9,000 feet of elevation. Weather changes quickly, so bring everything from sunscreen to umbrellas to make sure you don’t miss anything due to weather.

Recommended viewing locations. They are generally near open bike trails, roads, or have an exceptional feature/ trail segment that is interesting to watch.

Race Patrol locations. Near viewing locations with a few additional spots to spread out coverage.

How can I volunteer to help out at Colorado Freeride Festival?
We love volunteers! CFF is in need of volunteers to help out with 4 hour or 8 hour shifts. Volunteers receive great benefits! Please contact Tonia Shaw for more information or simply sign up by clicking here.