Winter Park Resort Review

by: stevenam - Jan 31, 2007

  • Overall Rating 3
  • Family Friendly 4
  • All-Mtn. Terrain 2
  • Terrain Park 0
  • Nightlife 4

    Date Visited: Jan 31, 2007

Full review

Nice people, decent conditions, not very challenging, very poor layout, very crowded. MJ is nothing but bumps; bumps are fine, but there are other ways to make a challenging trail - steeps, glades, to name a few. WP is more of an upper-body workout than anything else. An experienced WP skier knows where s/he has to begin the tuck to reach the next lift; a skier who is new to this mountain, or a lighter/slower skier will spend most of the day poling and skating to the lift. Really a ridiculous layout for a major ski resort. The chairs are simply put in the wrong place in several instances, the backcountry opportunities and glades are severely limited for a major resort, and the crowds at the bottom and some of the key upper lifts are absolutely atrocious. Friendly staff and a family-friendly feel. Overall, WP/MJ is a yawner.