Winter Park Resort is Colorado’s longest continuous running ski resort with an average snowfall of 324 inches. The Resort’s 3,000 acres of skiing has 26 lifts, 143 trails and more than a 3,000ft vertical drop from a summit elevation of 12,060ft. It’s no surprise that Winter Park Resort is the hub of winter adventure in Colorado.
Winter Park Resort hours of operation are 9am-4pm weekdays and 8:30am-4pm weekends and holidays. Call the Snow Line at (970) 726-SNOW and the Information Line at (970) 726-5514. www.winterparkresort.com.
The Seven Territories of Winter Park Resort
Winter Park Resort consists of seven territories that offer everything from laidback slopes for families to bowl skiing, super jumps, bumps, tree skiing, and waist deep powder for those seeking adventure:
- Winter Park Territory has something for everyone, from the challenging black diamond to the long cruise.
- Vasquez Ridge Territory offers off-the-beaten-path trails and off-the-charts powder stashes. You’ll love this intermediate and advanced terrain if you seek a brief escape from civilization.
- Parsenn Bowl Territory has majestic 360-degree views of gorgeous scenery that go great with its wide open bowl skiing and intermediate, friendly ski trails.
- Terrain Park Territory features an 18ft super pipe and more than 80 other jumps, jibes and rails that test your creativity on the slopes.
- Mary Jane Territory is legendary for its world class bumps and epic tree skiing combined with her laid-back, welcoming atmosphere. No pain, no gain Mary Jane is an authentic Colorado experience that is celebrating her 40th
- Eagle Wind Territory is home to pristine powder and tree and glade skiing through a beautiful, challenging forest. Named to honor the area’s Native American heritage, Eagle Wind makes you feel closer to the mountain spirits.
- The Cirque Territory offers nearly 400 acres of extreme, double-black diamond terrain in the un-groomed backcountry. Access just got easier with the Cirque Sled.
Winter Park Resort Ski + Ride School
Everyone can ski a little bit better and push it a little bit harder. Learn the tricks of the trade at the Winter Park Resort’s Ski + Ride School, Colorado’s first professional ski school. The school offers programs for kids, adults and advanced skiers.
Resort Transportation & Parking
Winter Park Resort makes it easy for skiers to get to the mountain to ski:
- The free, local, shuttle service called “The Lift” runs to and from most lodging properties and activities in the valley and Winter Park Resort.
- There are close to 4,700 free parking spaces at the base of Winter Park and Mary Jane. The free Village Cabriolet gondola accesses more parking lots at the Vintage Hotel. Many of the outlying lots are served by the free shuttle service. No overnight parking is allowed in Winter Park or Mary Jane parking lots.
- There is free disabled parking is at the Vintage Hotel lot and on Winter Park Drive, north of the Parking Hut.
Winter Park Resort Dining
After a day of skiing, Winter Park Resort offers everything from gourmet dining to fresh Mexican food to traditional American fare:
- Perched at the top of Winter Park Mountain are The Lodge at Sunspot and The Provisioner while the Snoasis Market is located on mid-mountain. Sundance Chili Hut is on Vasquez Ridge and the new 16,000 square foot Lunch Rock is at the top Mary Jane Mountain.
- In the Village don’t miss the Back Bowl Soup Company, Cheeky Monk Belgian Beer Café, Doc’s Roadhouse, Five Mountain Tavern, Goodys, the Lime, Pizza Pedal’r and Starbucks Coffee.
- At Winter Park Base check out the Derailer Bar, Moffat Market, Z’s Coffee and Coffee & Tea Market.
The Winter Park Resort has everything for that memorable, outdoor adventure for you and your family.Tags: What to Do