COLORADO SKI WINTER PARK

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Winter Park Resort is the closest major ski resort to Denver (1½ hours driving time) and has long boasted of a reputation as the favourite ski area in Colorado. A ski area with varied terrain, consistantly good snow, exceptional children’s and beginner facilities and moderate prices. The area also has abundant cross-country skiing opportunities, including […]

Winter Park Resort is the closest major ski resort to Denver (1½ hours driving time) and has long boasted of a reputation as the favourite ski area in Colorado. A ski area with varied terrain, consistantly good snow, exceptional children’s and beginner facilities and moderate prices. The area also has abundant cross-country skiing opportunities, including Devil’s Thumb Ranch. In the spring and summer, Winter Park is known for mountain biking, concerts, hiking and fishing.

On August 1, 1978 the town was founded and became Winter Park. In 1980 Winter Park grew again incorporating the West Portal Village. The West Portal Village became the home of the Mary Jane Base and various other buildings at the resort such as the Iron Horse Resort.

The Village at Winter Park Resort has 30,000 square feet of new retail, restaurants, and living space and also features a new Village Cabriolet. Located at the base of Winter Park Resort, The Village connects to existing dining and shopping space and is located just steps from the slopes.

Winter Park Resort consists of four adjacent areas: Winter Park, Mary Jane, (including Parsenn Bowl), Vasquez Cirque, and Vasquez Ridge. A network of trails and chairlifts connects the four distinct mountains. Winter Park Resort is the oldest continually operated resort in Colorado.

Resort Statistics

 

Average Annual Snowfall:
Winter Park with over 369 inches / 9.1 meters, has the most consistent snow season after season.Dates and hours of operation: approx. November 19 – April 19
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. daily

Terrain: 3,078 acres of in-bounds terrain

Vertical drop of 3060 feet / 933 meters

Base elevation: 9,000 feet / 2,743 meters

Summit elevation: 12,060 feet / 3,676 meters

Uphill capacity: 40,000 passengers per hour.

Runs: 57% expert, 34% intermediate, 9% beginner

145 Named Trails on the map

Lift Facilities
26 lifts including 7 High-Speed Express Quads, 5 Triple Chairlifts, 7 Double Chairlifts, 3 Magic Carpets. Uphill capacity of 36,920 skiers per hour.
The Zephyr Express is modified to accommodate 20 gondola cabins for dinner service to The Lodge at Sunspot.

Snowmaking
Snow is made on 26 trails covering over 300 acres.
Our snowmaking capabilites guarantee the opening of Winter Park before Thanksgiving.

 

 

SHUTTLE DISTANCE

 

WINTER PARK MOUNTAIN LODGE, 2+ star

With 110 brand new rooms, and 52 newly renovated rooms, Winter Park Mountain Lodge is the perfect home base for your winter mountain adventures especially if you are travelling on a budget. The lodge is located directly across from the Winter Park Ski Resort and features a blend of comfortable hotel rooms, and spacious mountain suites with fireplaces, kitchen facilities and Jacuzzi tubs.

An indoor swimming pool, two ten-person hot tubs, sauna, exercise facilities, in-room movies, underground parking, and the Moffat Station Restaurant and Brew Pub are all available for your enjoyment.

The hotel is located just 200m across the highway from the ski lifts, with a free shuttle also available.images_120

 

 

 

WALKING DISTANCE

 

VINTAGE INN, 3 star

Linked by a free access gondola to the base of the Winter Park Resort, the Vintage Hotel is your choice for comfort, convenience and relaxation. 118 finely-appointed guest rooms offer spectacular views of the majestic Rocky Mountains, and lush, pine-covered mountain sides. From traditional hotel rooms to studios featuring kitchenettes and fireplaces, there is a room for everyone. Spacious one and two-bedroom suites are also available, some with lofts and can acccommodate up to 10 persons.357464

 

 

 

 

 

FRASER CROSSING & FOUNDERS POINTE CONDOMINIUMS, 3+ star

 

These ruggedly handsome condominiums range in size from studios to three-bedroom units and comfortably accommodate any family size.
After a full day on the slopes relax in front of the warm glow of your gas fireplace accented by a solid wood hearth, or “mix it up” après ski style on the beautiful third floor amenity deck featuring heated walkways, giant common area hot-tub and gas barbeque grill.
Fraser Crossing and Founders Pointe feature granite counter-tops and stainless steel appliances in your choice of a full kitchen or kitchenette. These beautiful “designer decorated” contemporary condominiums also feature free heated underground parking and are conveniently located on the in-town shuttle route.
All this and an easy 150m walk to the chairlift and base activities.

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SLOPESIDE

 

ZEPHER MOUNTAIN LODGE, 4 star

Winter Park’s newest lodge is a true ski-in, ski-out property located directly at the base of the chairlift.
Each deluxe condominium in Zephyr Mountain Lodge comes with a fully equipped kitchen,gas fireplace, VCR and balcony. There are a variety of retail shops and restaurants on site along with four outdoor hot tubs, heated underground parking, daily maid service, fitness room, and laundry facilities.
One to three bedroom condo’s are available with a choice of either a mountain or valley view. All units have private deck/balcony, fire place, 24 hour front desk.
All units have 1 bathroom per bedroom.
Amenities: 4 outdoor hot tubs and fitness room.

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