Winter Park Ski Resort

Winter Park may be an easy weekend commute for Denver city skiers, but it isn't a “park”—it’s a huge ski area comprising five interconnected but highly varied mountain terrains with over 64.5 miles (104 km) of trails. There is an easygoing mix of old rural West and modern resort chic, with a playful railroad motif. Throw in the added value of more snowfall than any other Colorado destination and you’ve got a destination resort on the rise.

Winter Park Resort is the closest major resort to Denver and gets incredible snow. The resort sits atop the Continental Divide offering stirring views of the Front Range and high altitude skiing at its finest. Add deep powder long, wide trails, tons of bumps, and plenty of affordable lodging, and you have a heady mixture. Good value and Winter Park go hand in hand, but what really scores here is just how vast the ski area is and the abundance of snow.

World-famous for its mogul skiing on Mary Jane Peak, Winter Park has long been a favorite of Denver skiers. However, the addition of a base village has put Winter Park on the map as a genuine destination resort. Crowds can be an issue given Winter Park's proximity to Denver. Avoid holiday periods when the resort tends to me amongst the most crowded in North America.

If you catch Winter Park on a day when it's not crowded - we recommend midweek or low periods - it offers some of Colorado's best snow conditions. High alpine bowls, tree skiing, moguls and first rate grooming make Winter Park well worth a visit.

Updated for Winter 2015-16 - David B. Cronheim

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Winter Park Statistics

  • CountryUSA
  • StateColorado
  • Base9,000 ft
  • Peak12,060 ft
  • Vertical3,060 ft
  • Ski Area3,060 acres
  • Longest Run5 miles
  • Ski Lifts25 
  • Gondolas
  • Chair Lifts20 
  • Surface Lifts
  • Riders per hour 40,000 

5 Day Snow & Weather Forecast

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