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Winter Park ski resort

Colorado, United States

Winter Park ski resort is located in Winter Park, Colorado. Nestled in the Rocky Mountains, it is a popular skiing resort due to being the closest major ski resort to Denver International Airport. Located at an elevation of 2,743m which is elevated up to 3 20m. It offers skiing and snowboarding geeks with a vertical drop of 667m. 

With a 76-year history, Winter Park ski resort is Colorado's longest continually operated ski resort. It averages over 320 inches of annual snowfall but also 300 days of sunshine a year. Winter Park ski resort offers 3,081 acres of award-winning terrain including groomers, terrain parks, deeps, steeps, trees and most definitely world-famous bumps at Mary Jane.

There are two main interconnected mountains at Winter Park that have separate base areas: Winter Park and Mary Jane. The Winter Park ski area is characterized with terrain for beginners, intermediates, and park shredders. The Mary Jane terrain is more difficult and has lots of single black diamond mogul runs. Mary Jane also has trees where you might find a little powder stash and solace from the bumps. Then there is also Parsenn Bowl, which provides alpine terrain for strong intermediates, and Vasquez Ridge also has lots of blue runs. Vasque Cirque is peppered with cliff bands, providing short pitches of alpine “extreme terrain” in the form of chutes and other treats.

Winter Park ski resort is huge, with many connected peaks. The overall terrain breakdown is approximately 8% beginners followed by 37% for intermediates and 55% tracks reserved for the expert riders and skiers.

Winter Park ski resort does cater well for beginners, and it is really a ski resort better suited for intermediate and advanced skiers and riders. And the more hard-core experts will enjoy the black runs and gnarly terrain that are dotted with 5ft VW shaped moguls. Overall there is there is 3,081 acres to enjoy, with 1,212 acres of this being off-piste. A total of 143km of runs with 143 designated trails that include Vasquez Cirque run and glade skiing. Its longest run is 4mi (6.4km) - that should take you about 16 minutes to ski down!

The many restaurants at Winter Park ski resort cater to well for these cold-weather activities with hearty German, spicy Cajun or Mexican food, and shops sell just about anything you forgot to pack and a few extra souvenirs you might not know you need until you see them.

The most expensive part of every ski trip is usually the accommodation costs. If you are looking to compare hotel prices and to book your accommodation for your next trip to Winter Park ski resort please visit our STAY page. We invite you to book directly online through our website.

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Total Trails: 143 km 88.9 mi

  • Easiest 11.4 km 7.1 mi | 8%
  • More Difficult 25.7 km 16 mi | 18%
  • Most Difficult 105.9 km 65.8 mi | 74%
  • Terrain Park Yes
  • Half Pipes Yes

Resort Stats

Peak elevation:
3675.9 m 12060 ft
Base elevation:
2743.2 m 9000 ft
Vertical Drop:
932.7 m 3060 ft
Total Trails:
143 km 88.9 mi
Longest Run:
7.9 km 4.9 mi

Lift Tickets

  • Day PassUSD 189
  • Kids Day PassUSD 10
  • Season PassUSD 999
  • Kids Season PassUSD 309
Prices check with resort for specials and discounts

Total Ski Lifts 23

  • Gondolas1
  • Chairlifts18
  • T-Bars3
  • Rope Tow 1
  • Moving Carpet 3

Snowmaking Yes

  • Mtn Snowmaking %10 %
  • No of Snow guns36

Snow Report

  • Last Snow:
  • 24hrs Snow
  • Base (natural):
5 °C
5 °C
SW18 km/h SW11 m/h


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