Winter Park Resort Colorado

Fabulous

4.4 / 5

based on 80 reviews

Trails

Beginner
24%
Intermediate
37%
Advanced / Expert
39%
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Overview

The Good 

  • Diverse terrain to suit different abilities, from groomers to powder bowls
  • Some of the best steep mogul runs in the country
  • Reliable snowfall, an annual average of over 320 in
  • Its location avoids the infamous I-70 traffic around Eisenhower Tunnel and beyond 

The Bad

  • Lift layout can be a little confusing
  • Base area lacks facilities and activities
  • Access via Berthoud Pass is challenging in bad weather

Find Freshies: For powder stashes head to Eagle Wind territory, it's difficult to access, which means its often last to be tracked out! Or check out Parsenn Bowl and The Cirque as well as Vasquez Ridge territory after a big dump. 

Ditch the Crowds: Most of the family-friendly terrain is close to the amenities, so escape the crowds and head up the mountain to Parsenn Bowl, The Cirque and Eagle Wind territories.  

Local's Pick: Jump onto the High Lonesome Trail before veering right into the seemingly endless and well-spaced trees, perfect for those up for a challenge.  


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Fabulous

4.4 / 5

based on 80 reviews

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JAJustin A.
intermediate skier
Superb!

4.6 / 5

Nov 17, 2017
One of the best resorts I have been to. They have everything and a large variety of trails that all ranges can ski on. The only problem may be the parking which is a little difficult to find or is far away.... More
TPTimothy P.
advanced skier
Very Good!

4 / 5

Nov 17, 2017
I enjoy our trips to winter park every year. There are a large number of well priced resorts to choose from. Also being able to catch the train from the airport all the way to the resort is so convenient. Never a bad time. ... More
DWDave W.
intermediate snowboarder
Superb!

4.9 / 5

Nov 13, 2017
Winter park resort is great for all skill levels and ages. It's very easy to navigate. I first came out here 4 years ago and feel in love. Some of the best side mountain terrain I've found. People think its a small resort but we're almost the same size as Vail. Even on a crowded... More
JMJames M.
intermediate snowboarder
Fabulous!

4.2 / 5

Nov 12, 2017
I really like this resort because they also have a disabled ski program that allows disabled young adults, adults, and children to have the opportunity to ski or snowboard which is something they might have now been able to other wise . ... More
BHBenjamin H.
intermediate skier
Very Good!

4 / 5

Nov 10, 2017
Winterpark offers a really nice experience as a destination resort. One of the closes resorts to Denver. My partner and I stayed at the then new Zephyr Lodge. It was very cozy, and easy walking distance to the lifts. Snow quality was good. The resort does have a lot to offer... More
CRConnor R.
expert skier
Superb!

4.8 / 5

Nov 08, 2017
The most consistent resort in Colorado and possibly the nation, been to 15+ resorts in 6 states, and honestly I'll always come back here if given the choice, ESPECIALLY on a powder day! Snows more here than Summit County and obviously has the classic Colorado champagne powder,... More
NHNick H.
advanced skier
Fabulous!

4.3 / 5

Nov 07, 2017
Winter Park is the best resort within a 2 hour drive of Denver. Less time spent on I-70 compared to Summit County. Best snow quality and most powder days in Colorado. Love the Mary Jane side - great parking, drinks and above all challenging terrain.... More
DHDavid H.
advanced snowboarder
Fabulous!

4.3 / 5

Nov 06, 2017
Choosing a favorite is never easy. Looking back over the last 30 years I have more days at Winterpark Resort. I come for Mary Jane and the moguls. Best anywhere...with a knowing know to Ajax. The low key aspect is changing with all the new development. These improvements... More
KCKeith C.
advanced skier
Very Good!

4.1 / 5

Nov 06, 2017
Not great if you are looking to party, but its a nice quite place off the beaten path for families and people just looking to ski. Lodging away from the base area is pretty reasonable. ... More
SOSteve O.
Superb!

5 / 5

Oct 30, 2017
If you like to spend most of your time on the skiing/snowboarding while on vacation (not looking for great lodging or nightlife options), Winter Park is a fantastic ski resort! The mountain is HUGE and terrain is extremely varied - with lots of slopes for beginners to experts.... More

Lifts

Gondola & Tram
1
High Speed Sixes
2
High Speed Quads
7
Triple Chairs
4
Double Chairs
6
Surface Lifts
5

Elevation

Base
9,000 feet
Summit
12,060 feet
Vertical drop
3,060 feet

Terrain

Total runs
153
Terrain Parks
8
Longest Run
5 miles
Skiable Terrain
3,081 acres
Snowmaking Area
299 acres
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