Winter Park Ski Holidays

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Victoria Shilston

"Winter Park is one of the most attractive and varied ski areas in Colorado and is a top family destination as well as an affordable option for adult groups. The new resort centre is small but perfectly formed."

Resort Info

  • Resort Scorecard
  • Beginners: 8/10
  • Intermediates: 8/10
  • Advanced: 9/10
  • Families: 8/10
  • Nightlife: 5/10
  • Village Charm: 7/10
  • Affordability: 8/10
  • Non Ski Activities: 7/10
  • Sustainability: 9/10

Season: Nov 2011 - Apr 2012

Nearest Airport: Denver

Transfer Time: 1¾ hours

Transport: Transfer or Car Hire

Elevation: 12,060 ft

Vertical Drop: 3,060 ft

Avg Snowfall: 30 ft

Ski Area: 3,081 acres

Ski Lifts: 26

Runs: 143

Grade: 51% advanced
21% intermediates
28% beginners

Why Winter Park?

Winter Park has a relatively low profile in comparison with many of Colorado's other ski resorts, which is surprising given its fantastic snow record; it receives more snow than any other ski resort in Colorado.

However, combine this with the fact that Winter Park is the closest ski resort to Denver, and that it is very good value for money and you'll understand why Winter Park's popularity is quickly growing.  There is an attractive new resort village with new bars, restaurants and shops and two new condo properties. Its well-priced ski-in ski-out accommodation makes it a good ski holiday choice for families and groups.

The resort is made up of 2 interconnected ski areas - Winter Park and Mary Jane - and currently a cluster of hotels around the bottom of the lifts. The town of Winter Park is a couple of miles down the road. It doesn't have the liveliest nightlife, but Winter Park is a good bet for an affordable holiday in Colorado with great skiing and very friendly people.

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