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Related Regions: Colorado, United States, Denver, North America, Boulder

Elevation

  • 12060ft
    Summit
  • 3060ft
    Vertical Drop
  • 9000ft
    Base

Lifts

  • 1
  • 0
  • 2
  • 7
  • 0
  • 4
  • 6
  • 5
  • 25
    Total

Terrain

  • Beginner Runs

    24%

  • Intermediate Runs

    22%

  • Advanced Runs

    50%

  • Expert Runs

    4%

  • Runs

    166

  • Terrain Parks

    7

  • Longest Run

    4.9 mi

  • Skiable Terrain

    3081 ac

  • Snow Making

    313 ac

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Overview

Winter Park Resort is a Colorado favorite. Originally built by the city of Denver as a "winter park" for its residents, Winter Park Resort has continually operated since 1939.

The ski area is known for being a very family friendly resort and has terrain for all ability types. Winter Park contains over 3,000 skiable acres that span across two distinct mountains and is home to a majority of beginner and intermediate trails. Mary Jane Mountain is home to amazing tree skiing, world-class moguls and wide open alpine bowls.

The resort contains modern amenities with an extensive well developed trail system.  The village base contains multiple lodging, dining and shopping options. Check out the resorts website early since Winter Park ski resort lift tickets are usually available for a discount if bought in advance.

Where Is Winter Park Resort Located?

Winter Park is located about 75 miles from the Denver Metro Area. You can rent a car from Denver International Airport (DIA), or you can take advantage of one of the many shuttle services. Amtrak also provides service from Downtown Denver to Winter Park via the Winter Park Express.

Important Dates

  • Projected OpeningProjected Closing11/13/201904/26/2020
  • Days Open Last Year
    158
  • Projected Days Open
    151
  • Years Open
    79
  • Average Snowfall
    360"

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Terrain

The resort divides its terrain between two different mountains: Mary Jane and Winter Park. Each mountain is unique with its own distinct characteristics. Winter Park contains long wide groomed trails and is home to Winter Park’s renowned ski and ride school. Vasquez Ridge is off the beaten path and contains some powder stashes hidden away within the intermediate to advanced trails.

Mary Jane is home to legendary tree skiing and mogul runs. At the top of Parsenn Bowl, skiers and riders are met with spectacular 360 degree views. Parsenn Bowl offers skiers and riders an intermediate friendly high-alpine experience. Off the Eagle Wind chairlift is home to excellent tree skiing and steep glades.

Winter Park ski resort has 3,081 skiable acres, including 166 designated trails and 1,212 off-piste terrain. The base is at 9,000 feet, and the summt 12,060 feet. Vertical rise is 3,060 feet, and there are 21 lifts with uphill capacity at 39,810 riders per hour. The resort receives on average over 317.5 inces of snow with snowmaking on 27 trails cover 313 acres. The break out for runs is as follows: 8% beginner, 18% intermediate, 19% advanced and 55% expert.

Winter Park Resort is known for being one of Colorado’s first ski destinations. In the 1920s, the Moffat railroad tunnel was built to connect the western slope to Denver. After construction was completed, George Cranmer of Denver’s Park and Recreation board suggested a winter park be built for Denver’s residents.  The winter park was serviced by a ski train that transported passengers from Union Station in Denver to Winter Park via the Moffat Tunnel.

Winter Park is one of the best ski resorts for beginner skiers. There are a number of easy runs between Winter Park, Vasquez Ridge and Mary Jane. In fact, some of the chair lifts go directly to these easier slopes. Over 25% of the beginner runs are on Winter Park.

The longest run is on Parsenn Bowl at 4.9 miles.

Breakfast Spots

  • Since 1982, Carver’s Bakery Cafe has been providing Winter Park visitors and residents with fresh-baked goodies and drip coffee and espresso drinks. 78336 US-40, Winter Park, CO 80482
  • If you need more hearty meals before heading to the slopes, stop by Wake N’ Bacon. From chicken biscuits to pancakes to bagels, you’re bound to find something delicious to eat. 78415 US-40 Unit 200E, Winter Park, CO 80482

Go-To Lunch Favorites

  • Tibby’s New Orleans Kitchen offers visitors delicious New Orleans-inspired food in a unique space. 2203 Aloma Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32792
  • For stomach-satisfying, Texas-style BBQ, 4 Rivers Smokehouse won’t disappoint. 1600 W Fairbanks Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789

Dinner

  • Hernando’s Pizza Pub has a great, fun vibe – and amazing pizza and pasta. 78199 US-40, Winter Park, CO 80482
  • For visitors who want to indulge and have more upscale fare, Volario’s is the place to go. After a mouth-watering Italian dinner, grab a glass of wine, and go sit by the fire. 78786 US-40, Winter Park, CO 80482

Après/Nightlife

  • Goodys Mountain Creperie is perfect at any time of day, but they’re known for their après snacks and happy hour menu. 100 Parry Peak Way, Winter Park, CO 80482
  • Heck’s Tavern is located on Devil’s Thumb Ranch, and it offers amazing views along with plenty of pre-dinner snacks and cocktails 3530 County Rd 83, Tabernash, CO 80478
  • If you want a REALLY great cocktail, then Fraser Valley Distilling should be at the top of your list. Take a tour of the distillery, and try their on-site made spirits. 410 Zerex Street, Fraser, CO 80442

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Winter Park Resort Reviews

MidAtlanticSnowboarders
2nd May 20195
Highly recommend WP, love itFull review
MidAtlanticSnowboarders
19th April 20195
Highly recommend WP, love itFull review
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