Winter ParkUnited States
Winter Park is Colorado’s longest operating ski resort. Its seven territories are spread across 3,081 acres of groomers, black diamonds, panoramic bowls, off-the-beaten path powder stashes, and world-famous bumps. With an average annual snowfall of 320 inches, sunny skies, convenient location (67 miles northwest of Denver), award-winning restaurants and nanobreweries, and endless activities for kids, this is a skier’s paradise.
Every Christmas Eve, the resort hosts a torchlight ski-down, where more than 100 skiers and snowboarders traverse down the main run into the base. The event ends with a visit from Santa and an incredible fireworks display.
Northern Hemisphere November to March
Base - 9,000 feet
Top - 12,060 feet
166 SKI RUNS
Organic Coffee shops, family-style pizza parlors, fine dining in ranch houses...eating in Winter Park is a culinary choose-your-own-adventure.
Lunch Rock restaurant sits atop Mary Jane Territory, at over 11,000 feet and offers craft beer plus delicious food paired with breathtaking views.
Hideaway Park nanobrewery and the Park Bistro & Brewery are the mountain faves to grab a beer, and play some pool with friends.
From January through to March, the Zephyr Express ski train will offer winter passenger service between Denver's Union Station and the Denver-owned Winter Park ski resort.
Sustainability is important here, minimizing their ecological impact - even their lifts are 100% offset by wind energy