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Village Height: 2743.3m

Avg. annual snowfall: 900cm

No. of lifts: 25

Season dates: Late Nov - Mid Apr

Km of piste: 101.4km

Acreage of terrain: 3060 acres

Terrain parks: 5

Snow making: 15% / 45 cannons

Distance to airports: Denver International 108km

Overview of Winter Park Ski Resort

Winter Park has been a Colorado institution for 70 years now. Originally Denverites used to jump on the ski train for the spectacular ride from the city centre to ski Winter Park. Nowadays they mostly drive up as it’s still one of the easiest ski areas to reach from the city.

Winter Park is still the only major ski area in Colorado that is publically owned, by the City and County of Denver, but for several years now it has been operated by the company behind Whistler and other successful resorts in North America including Winter Park’s neighbour Copper Mountain, Intrawest.

The ski resort is spread over four neighbouring ski areas including the original Winter Park slopes, Mary Jane, (including Parsenn Bowl), Vasquez Cirque, and Vasquez Ridge.

The ski area is one of the highest in the world and one of the largest in North America, covering more than 3000 hectares.

At the base of the slopes there used to be limited on-mountain accommodation and most resort guests stayed in the wider Fraser Valley below, in or near either the town of Winter Park just below the ski area, or the nearby town of Fraser. However a third option, The Village at Winter Park, has been growing over recent years right at the base of the lifts and is now officially complete. This new base is linked to the base of the slopes by the signature Intrawest open-topped cabriolet gondola lift. 

Downtown Winter Park still has the majority of the facilities for dining and shopping however. It is located two miles (3.2 kilometers) from Winter Park Resort and offers a wide variety of activities also including bars, a cinema, activities and spas. A free shuttle bus circulates between the resort and the town all day and up to 10pm at night.

Powderbeds features self-catered condos in Winter Park, and if you have a look at the deals page then you will find great prices and availability. 

Skiing in WinterPark Colorado

Winter Park Snow Report

Cloud

Weather

Overcast skies

-12°c
Temperature
5cm
last snowfall
Last snowed:
8th Dec
Report date:
8th Dec
Piste conditions

Piste conditions - Powder

Improving conditions thanks to the new snow

Piste / Off-piste run status
Runs to resort:
Powder
Off-piste:
Best up high
8/24
Lifts open
46/46cm
Lower/Upper snow depth

Winter Park Webcams

  • Village

    Village
    Last update: 05:45 / 09 Dec 16

  • Lunch Rock

    Lunch Rock
    Last update: 05:45 / 09 Dec 16