Winter Park has justifiably gained a reputation for world class skiing and snowboarding. Skiers and snowboarders are drawn to its five adjacent mountains with terrain that ranges from long cruisers to steep and deep moguls. Winter Park is one of Colorado's premier resorts and is most easily accessible from Denver and the airport. Cross-country skiing is also popular in Winter Park with over 260 kilometers of groomed trails, and offers a wide variety of choices for skating, classic or venturing off the track.
This ski resort is one of the largest in Colorado with 2,886 acres. The separate areas of Winter Park Ski Resort are all interconnected with trails and lifts, including 134 designated trails served by 24 lifts. The Jane's bump-studded slopes make her a favorite among mogul skiing fans. The Vasquez Cirque, in a 1,000-acre parcel of heaven located due west of Mary Jane's Parsenn Bowl, stretches north to Vasquez ridge. Skiing deep powder in the cirque is a regular occurrence.
The residents of Colorado, particularly those on the Front Range feel a sense of ownership about Winter Park. The resort is owned by the city of Denver, but operated by Intrawest under a 50-year lease. Located 67 miles from Denver, the Ski Train makes getting to Winter Park Ski Resort that much easier and offers a fun ride.
The Ski Train has been taking snow riders and sightseers from Denver to Winter Park for more than 60 years. The 1,500-foot-long passenger train climbs 4,000 feet along its 56-mile trip, winding through South Boulder Canyon and 28 mountain tunnels. The train stops "closer than you can park" – less than 100 yards from the nearest chairlift.
For dates, pricing, and details, visit the Winter Park Resort website.