The new Lunch Rock restaurant at the Winter Park Resort is the newest exciting addition to the resort.
This brand new 16,000 square foot restaurant is atop the Mary Jane area and offers a state-of-the-art building with much to offer for the 75th anniversary of the Winter Park Resort.
For generations the area known as Lunch Rocky at the top of Mary Jane has been a place for gathering, respite and unparalleled beauty. Beginning for the 2014-2015 ski season it will also be home to one of the newest on-mountain amenities in the country, the Lunch Rock restaurant, where historic legacy and the promise of a spectacular future meet under the watchful eye of the Continental Divide.
Lunch Rock restaurant is a 16,000 square foot marvel of architecture at over 11,000 feet in elevation that embraces its past. An expansive 150-seat deck is perfect for the sun worshippers who have flocked to Lunch Rock for years, while a new state-of-the-art 250-seat indoor restaurant and 28-seat bar brings comfort and convenience. The building offers great amenities that include spacious restrooms, retail area for stocking up on provisions and hydration stations. The biggest attraction – breath-taking views of iconic Parry Peak, James Peak, Parsenn Bowl, the Fraser Valley and the Continental Divide.
Guests can utilize five different lifts to reach this gem. Constructed with a combination of steel, wood and stone, the feel of a cozy mountain lodge is apparent. Environmentally friendly construction included repurposed wood, pine beetle kill and energy and water conservation techniques adhere to the strict eco-friendliness that Winter Park Resort has always held paramount to any on-mountain construction project.
The project began on April 21, before the Winter Park 2013-2014 ski season even ended, with the demolitions of the previous Lunch Rock building, which had stood for more than 25 years. The new facility will be open in November for the start of the new ski season and will be a spot that can be enjoyed year-round, becoming the perfect venue for not only dining and relaxing, but also weddings, retreats and group functions.
Check out the Lunch Rock photo gallery for a complete overview of the steps of construction.