Winter Park Archives

Winter Park Resort is Colorado’s longest continually operated ski resort with the newest experiences. Averaging over 320 inches of annual snowfall and 300 days of sunshine, paired with 3,081 acres of award-winning terrain including groomers, terrain parks, deeps, steeps, trees and most definitely world-famous bumps at Mary Jane. Located just 67 miles northwest of Denver, Winter Park Resort is the closest major destination resort to Denver International Airport.

  1. Skied at Winter Park on February 1, 2018

    Another snowy weekday in Winter Park! Both Rachel and I decided to pause work and take some afternoon laps. We packed up the kiddo and headed to Winter Park after lunch on Thursday and had a fluffy afternoon all to ourselves. It started snowing that morning so by waiting until later in the day we…

  2. Introducing Alterra Mountain Company and the Ikon Pass

    The newly introduced Alterra Mountain Company has announced their signature season pass for skiers and snowboarders Alterra Mountain Company introduced itself and its name to the world on January 11, 2018. Some simply think of Alterra simply as “new Intrawest” but its way more than that: its the joint venture of affiliates of KSL Capital…

  3. Skied at Winter Park on January 26, 2018

    Another weekday powder day for this lucky stay-at-home dad meant fresh tracks all morning! This Friday in the mountains started as they usually do: attempting to park at Winter Park’s Bench Lot, finding that I was just about 5 minutes late to getting a spot, then turning around to park in the lower lot and…

  4. Skied at Winter Park on January 11, 2018

    Finally! A true powder day with more than just rocks and grass beneath the fresh stuff! This was the best day I’ve had all season (I know, it’s only my 5th) and I know this day and the days after have been the best for everyone else, too. We finally had a sustainable base, around…

  5. Skied at Winter Park on January 10, 2018

    The big snow storm before the weekend started on Wednesday afternoon and didn’t stop until later on Thursday. We waited to go out until after lunch on Wednesday. I figured with snow in the forecast, we might as well ski in it, not before it! Our patience paid off and right around lunch the big…

  6. Skied at Winter Park on January 8, 2018

    An early start to a weekday after a powder day meant quiet, empty groomers and plenty of room to fly down the hill. On Monday we decided to get out early-ish and see what a weekday day after a powder day looked like. It was great! No lines and untouched groomers everywhere. I went out…

  7. Skied at Winter Park on January 7, 2018

    What a difference a snow storm makes! The night before Sunday our snow prayers were answered and Winter Park received 6 inches of new snow. We headed to Winter Park after lunch and found a close-up spot in the bench lot (that you can walk into the village from). There was no line at Zephyr…

  8. Skied at Winter Park on January 2, 2018

    The second day of the year was the first day of the ski season for us. After a couple weeks with new snow, it was feeling pretty rough. It’s been a mediocre season in Colorado. The further you go west the less snow you’ll find. Some mountains like Winter Park have been a bit more…