Winter Park Ski Resort, Colorado

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Winter Park Ski Resort in Colorado & Escape2ski provides info on; vertical drop 3060ft/933m, total trails 167, closest airport 90mi/145km, lifts 25, & more. Winter Park Ski Resort is located near the town of Winter Park, Colorado. Winter Park Ski Area opened in 1939, with only three formal trails under the ownership of the City […]

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Winter Park Ski Resort in Colorado & Escape2ski provides info on; vertical drop 3060ft/933m, total trails 167, closest airport 90mi/145km, lifts 25, & more.

Winter Park Ski Resort is located near the town of Winter Park, Colorado. Winter Park Ski Area opened in 1939, with only three formal trails under the ownership of the City of Denver. Now called Winter Park Resort, it has expanded its terrain several times over the years beginning in 1975 when Mary Jane opened and then again, in 1986 with the opening of the Vasquez Ridge.

In 1997, an additional 435 acres in the Vasquez Cirque area was added. This is mainly hike to backcountry terrain, which did not receive lift access until 2006. Mary Jane has a reputation throughout the ski and snowboard community for its advanced terrain consisting of moguls, more moguls, tree skiing and did I mention moguls.

In 2002, Winter Park Ski Resort entered into a partnership agreement with a vision to transform this gem of a location into a four-season facility complete with a village and amenities. Winter Park Ski Resort has evolved into a true four-season resort complete with a village with great lodging options, dining from casual to more elegant, shopping in many of the village outlets and an arcade with games. It is a great place to take a leisurely stroll and perhaps enjoy a hot chocolate.

On the Slopes

  • How would we describe the terrain at Winter Park; endless, challenging, great fall lines, moguls, and above treeline. With over 143 designated trails there is something for every level of ability, as well as, fantastic scenery. It is the oldest continually operated resort in Colorado and is comprised of four great areas, Winter Park, Mary Jane (including Parsenn Bowl), Vasquez Cirque and finally the Vasquez Ridge, all connected by a network of trails and chairlifts.
  • It is safe to say that Winter Park has it covered if you are a terrain park enthusiast. The terrain parks are designed to accommodate everyone; Starter and Bouncer have small features for beginners and Dark Territory is home to some heart pumping adrenaline action that will test your skills in this advanced park.
  • The Winter Park Resort Ski & Ride School with its dedicated team of professionals are here to provide great instruction for everyone. There are lessons and programs available for all ages beginning with kid’s lessons such as Just Because I am Three and Kids Max4. Also, there are numerous programs for the first-time adult on the slopes to the more seasoned skier or snowboarder.
  • Winter Park Resort is also home to the internationally recognized National Sports Center for the Disabled, which began operation in 1970 with a vision to provide enjoyment and the opportunity to experience the great outdoors. Today the NSCD holds the honour of being not only the largest but also the most successful program of its kind in the world.

Off the Slopes

  • With its dedication to families; Winter Park Resort recognizes that parents may need a little time for themselves to enjoy some quality time on the slopes. The Wee Willie’s Child Care facility is able to provide care for ages 2 months to 6 years. Reservations are recommended.
  • If you prefer to stay off the mountain, the town of Winter Park has great places to call home during your stay. The town is complete with all the amenities you need including shopping, ski and snowboard shops, dining from casual to fine and free transit service to the mountain.
  • Winter Park Resort provides many off the slopes activities both day and night provide you with a great experience. Visit the Coca-Cola Tubing area with 4 lanes, banked curves and a conveyor lift back to the top, there is also ice-skating and free daily family après events in the village. How about a two-hour guided snowshoe tour or a snowcat adventure for something different?
  • Free local bus service is available on the “The Lift”, which provides service from the Winter Park Resort base area and services the towns of Winter Park and Fraser. The Black line services U.S. Highway 40, from Winter Park Resort to the Amtrak station in Fraser.
  • Home James Transportation provides door-to-door shuttle trips throughout the day from Denver Intl Airport to the Winter Park Area. They offer both private and group shuttles. Contact Winter Park Central Reservations for more information One thing to note: if you are planning to drive from Denver you will need to go over Berthoud Pass, which requires caution in bad weather.
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Mountain Information

Current Status: Open

Mountain Essentials

Vertical Drop:
3060 ft / 933 m

Base Elevation:
9000 ft / 2743 m

Summit Elevation:
12060 ft / 3676 m

Skiable Area:
3081 acres

Average Snowfall:
348 in / 884 cm

Trail Map

Snow Report

Weather Conditions

Mountain Terrain

Total Trails: 167

Beginner: 13 (8%)

Intermediate: 62 (37%)

Advanced: 87 (52%)

Expert: 5 (3%)

Terrain Parks & Pipes: 7

Snow Cross: No

Super Pipe: Yes

Half Pipe: No

Jib Park: Yes


Ski & Snowboard School: Both

Rentals & Repairs: Yes

Parking:  Free and Paid

Retail Shops: Yes

Children’s Ski Programs: Yes

Women's Ski Programs: Yes

Adaptive Ski Programs: Yes

Childcare: Yes

Day Lodges: Yes

Restaurants: Yes

Distance from...

Nearest Airport:
Denver CO , 90mi / 145km

Nearest Major City:
Denver CO, 66mi / 107km

Nearest Town/City:
Winter Park CO, 1mi / 2km

Mountain Operations

Season Dates: Nov 14 to May 5

Skiing & Snowboarding: Both

Open Days: Open Daily

Hours of Operation:
9:00am to 4:00pm : Sat-Sun & Holidays, 8:30am to 4:00pm : Hours maybe subject to change.

Night Skiing: No

Lift Ticket Prices


Lift Information

Total Lifts: 25

Gondolas: 1

Cabriolets: 1

Express-6 Chairs: 2

Express Quad Chairs: 6

Triple Chairs: 4

Double Chairs: 6

Surface Lifts: 5


Mountainside: Yes

Within 20mi / 33km: Yes

Closest Airport(s)

What our Convenience Rankings™ mean

Denver Intl Airport  (DEN)
Distance: 90 mi / 145 km
Ranking: Most Convenient

Contact Info

Central Reservations: 1-800-729-7907

Direct Phone: 303-316-1564

Snow Phone: 303-572-7669

Helpful Links

Official Ski Resort Site

Mountainside Lodging

Nearby Lodging

Tourism Site

Local Transit Service

Local Transit Map

Ski Resort Shuttle

Airport Transportation

More Helpful Links

Winter Park Express (winter train)