Resort Spotlight: Winter Park

January 22, 2018
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Winter Park is the most aptly named resort in Colorado. Life at 9,000 feet is full of adventure, outdoor fun, unique and exciting social life, and did we mention…skiing? Surrounded by national forests and wilderness areas, Winter Park offers visitors a wide-range of winter and summer activities.

With a 75-year history, Winter Park Resort is the longest continually operated resort in Colorado. Visitors have been enjoying everything the mountains have to offer since the middle of the last century.

The Mountains

With its highest summit topping off at over 12,000 feet, Winter Park Resort provides every skier from novice to extreme with 3,000 feet of vertical drop spread over 3,000 acres of the best snow in the west. Average annual snowfall is nearly 30 feet, ensuring that groomed trails, powder bowls, and off-piste terrain are pristine and ready for every skier’s dream run.

Six mountains mean that Winter Park has terrain and challenges to suit every level and style of skiing. First-time and intermediate recreational skiers will enjoy the variety of trails on Vasquez Ridge or Winter Park. For the adrenaline starved, pick a line and drop in from The Cirque or Eagle Wind.

The resort’s 25 lifts deliver 40,000 skiers per hour to mountaintop challenges and the next best ride of the day. Winter Park’s summits have the perfect blend of terrain so that everyone will have a spectacular story to tell at the end of the day.

The Fun Doesn’t Stop When the Lifts Close

After a day on the slopes, the excitement continues with Winter Park’s wide range of indoor and outdoor activities. From ice-skating to snowmobiling and spa treatments to world-class shopping and dining, the resort features something for everyone’s tastes.

Take a break from skiing for live music, hot chocolate, and a relaxing massage to prepare you for the next day’s adventures. And when the lights go down, take a last ride on the gondola to the summit. When you step outside in the crystal clear high-altitude air, you are sure to rediscover the childhood joys of stargazing.

Arrive Slopeside in Style

A comfortable stroll from most resort lodging, Winter Park is the quintessential mountain ski town. For visitors left a bit jelly-legged by the mountains, free public shuttles will get you where you want to be.

Forget the car and make your Winter Park vacation a European-style ski journey on the Winter Park Express. Winter Park is the only resort in the United States featuring slope-side train service. When the conductor announces the station stop, buckle your boots, and get ready to step from the platform right into your bindings for the first run of the day.

A Destination to Remember

You can take a selfie at the summit or hire a mountain photographer to capture you showing off, but the best part of your Winter Park experience will be the lasting memories. Winter Park is the resort that skiers and visitors to the area keep coming back to enjoy.

Generations of skiers have been making Winter Park their first choice for skiing adventures since the 1950s. In 75 years, skis, boots, bindings, and lifts have changed, but the quality of the snow and the magic of the mountains will last forever.

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