If you are looking for the ultimate destination vacation in Colorado, you must check out Winter Park Resort. The resort is conveniently located sixty-seven miles from Denver, Colorado and is the longest running resort in Colorado. With seventy years of winter magic under their belts, it is no wonder that Winter Park Resort is considered Colorado’s favorite.
Winter Park Resort is broken into four parts – Winter Park, Mary Jane, Vasquez Cirque, and Vasquez Ridge. All parts are connected via the trails and chairlifts. The mountain offers terrain for all types of skiers and snowboarders including six terrain parks for those that want to test their extreme skills. There is one superpipe and eighty-five additional features throughout the terrain park.
Fear not if you lack proper ski equipment, Winter Park Resort has you covered. The state of the art rental center offers qualified staff that will offer the right equipment for everyone from beginners to extreme snowboarders. Even better, guests can have their equipment rentals and lift tickets brought right to their door while staying at the resort.
While appreciating the mountainous views and amazing skiing and snowboarding opportunities at Winter Park Resort, you will also enjoy knowing that this resort is doing its part to keep the environment safe. Currently, the resort purchases wind credits to offset the effects of operating the Eagle Wind and Super Gauge Express chairlifts. The resort takes additional precautions to save energy such as shutting down buildings that are not being used at night, replacing 95% of their lighting with florescent fixtures and offering public transportation throughout the area.
The Competition Center at Winter Park Resort offers adults and children the opportunity to perfect their skills on the snow. The instructors motivate athletes to reach their full potential while also maintaining rider safety. For those that are just starting out, there is the Introductory Program. This program is ideal for kids and teens and introduces riders to park and pipe, racing and freestyle mountain fun. Once you have completed this winter long program, head into the specialty of your choice. Winter Park Resort offers Alpine Racing, Snowboard, Freestyle and Adult training programs.
If you are just setting your ski or snowboard on the snow for the first time, Winter Park Resort offers a variety of lesson options for you. Choose from kids group lessons for ages three to fourteen that are specially designed to meet the needs of the child. There are also kids multi-week programs available where children will learn and master their skills over three-day weekends for three weeks. Adults can choose from group lessons or private lessons at the Ski and Ride School at Winter Park Resort or one of the Adult Camps and Clinics that allow you to adventure on the diverse mountain terrain.
Winter Park Resort is offering more than just skiing and snowboarding. During the winter months, visitors can take advantage of ice skating at The Village Ice Rink or enjoy a guided snow shoe tour. If you prefer to enjoy the majestic views of these Colorado Mountains, opt for the Scenic Snowcat Tour or Chairlift Ride. Fun at Winter Park Resort does not end when the snow melts though. Once the warm weather hits you will enjoy mountain biking opportunities, sight seeing and a climbing wall. The GyroExtreme, Leaps and Bounds Bungee, and Colorado’s Longest Alpine Slide are just a few more summer attractions you will find.
Inside the Winter Park Resort village more fun and excitement awaits. Start off your day off with a guided snowmobile ride with Grand Adventures. With Winter Park Resort being nestled within the Continental Divide, they are able to offer some of the best snowmobiling adventures in the world. For back country skiing and snowboarding there is Powder Addiction, also located in the village. Throughout the winter there are a variety of events in the village including a Kids Night Out, Disco Skate Night, fire-side story telling, and cowboy sing-a-longs. Additionally, there are nearby museums, dog sled races, and cross country skiing. Visitors can also enjoy a day of pampering with massage options at Bella Vita or a trip to Hot Sulpher Springs.
What is a destination resort without some good places to eat? In the village of Winter Park Resort you will find homemade soups and sandwiches at Black Bowl Soup Company, and family friendly dining at Doc’s Roadhouse. To kick back and relax with a nice cold beer or signature margarita, visit Cheeky Monkey or Derailer Bar. If these options do not tickle your taste buds, then try out one of the eight other restaurant establishments offered by the Winter Park Village. Before heading back to the slopes, be sure to check out the variety of shops that are available in the village as well. Pick out a hot new pair of sunglasses at Rocky Mountain Eyewear, or a unique gift or piece of jewelry at Silver Creek.
Wake up to picturesque mountain views on one of the nearly three hundred sunny days at Winter Park Resort. Guest accommodations are available at Frasier Crossing and Founders Pointe. At these locations you will enjoy an outdoor hot tub and fire pit as well as rustic guest rooms up to three bedrooms. If you are looking for slopeside lodging that offers ski-in/ ski-out options, then visit Zephyr Mountain Lodge. Amenities at this lodge include a fireplace, fully equipped kitchen, and a fitness center. The Village Lofts offer breathtaking views of the Rocky Mountains with apartment style lodging. There is additional lodging available around the resort at dozens of hotels, mountain inns, and condos.
Visitors to Winter Park Resort will be in awe from the great customer service to the breathtaking views to beyond the snowy Rockies. With an average of 250+ inches of snow each year and the vast array of winter fun opportunities at Winter Park Resort, you will experience the ultimate getaway in Colorado, here. The resort boasts that it receives guests from all over the world, including in large part from the United Kingdom. The resort continues to expand and strives to maintain its standing as the best choice for a destination vacation no matter what time of year. For more information visit www.skiwinterpark.com.