Winter Park Resort is a world-class ski area located in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. The resort is home to some of the best skiing and snowboarding in the country, and is a popular destination for both locals and visitors alike. Winter Park Resort first opened its doors in January of 1940, making it one of the oldest ski areas in the United States. The resort was originally founded as a small, family-oriented ski area, and over the years it has grown into a world-class destination for both skiing and snowboarding. Winter Park Resort is now home to more than 3,000 acres of skiable terrain, and is one of the largest ski areas in Colorado.

The resort is located just 67 miles northwest of Denver, making it an easy day trip for Denver locals. But, the resort is also a popular destination for visitors from all over the country and the world. Many visitors go to Winter Park Resort to take advantage of the world-class skiing and snowboarding, as well as the other activities and attractions that the resort has to offer.

Winter Park is full of vast and varied terrain with seven distinct ski and ride experiences. That means everyone can find and fulfil the winter adventure they’ve always imagined. From the endless groomers of Winter Park to the challenging trees and bumps that blanket Mary Jane, that’s just two of the seven territories! The territories are comprised of: Winter Park, Mary Jane, Vasquez Ridge, Parsenn Bowl, Terrain Park, Eagle Wind, and The Cirque; each individually significant, but all integral in building Winter Park Resort into more than you imagine. It’s all here for the mountain-minded adventurer who wants to find excitement for the whole family in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado.

In addition to skiing and snowboarding, Winter Park Resort is also home to an array of other winter activities, including ice skating, sledding, snow tubing, and more. Although there are a number of good restaurants and shops at the purpose built Village base, the original and rustic town of Winter Park is located just a mile or so away on the free shuttle bus. The town offers a wider and lively choice of après ski bars, a selection of microbreweries and family restaurants.

Mountain Terrain:







Summit Elevation:

3676 m (12,060 ft) 

Vertical Drop:

933 m (3,060 ft)

Skiable Area:

3,081 acres

Average Snowfall:

875 cm 


Snowboarder Friendly

Lift Information:

  • 3 high-speed 6pers. lifts
  • 1 gondola (10pers.)
  • 6 high-speed express quads
  • 3 triple chairs
  • 6 double chairs
  • 3 surface lifts
  • 1 rope tow


166 runs. Longest run: 4.9 miles


Seven terrain parks; Bouncer, Starter Park, Ash Cat, Gangway, Re-railer, Rail Yard, and Lower Rail Yard. 18-foot superpipe, 80 features. 

Photo courtesy of Winter Park. Photo credit: Carl Frey and Chris Wellhausen