Located approximately 70 miles northwest of Denver, Winter Park sits surrounded by stunning mountain and valley scenery. Winter Park Resort is considered by many to be a wonderful hidden gem where you can avoid the bigger crowds that are common at some of larger resorts along the I-70 corridor. It's one of the oldest ski areas in the country with a wide variety of terrains and options for all levels of skiers and snowboarders. In the summer, the area is plentiful with activities for outdoor enthusiasts. Whether you want to go hiking, biking, or fishing, you won't be disappointed with what the area has to offer.
Summit Elevation: 12,060 ft. | Skiable Acres: 3,081 | Trails: 143 | Vertical Rise: 3,060 ft. | Terrain Parks: 6 | Lifts: 25 | Average Annual Snowfall: 348 Inches
Getting To and Around Winter Park
Winter Park is about a 1.5-hour drive from Denver and about one hour and 45 minutes from Denver International Airport (DEN). Take I-70 west to exit 232. Follow this exit to Hwy 40, which will take you through Empire, up and over Berthoud Pass, and down the other side into Winter Park. The route over the pass is incredibly scenic, but keep in mind that in the winter months, snow can seriously impact driving conditions on this road. If you're flying into Denver International Airport, you can also take a shuttle from the airport to Winter Park. There is a free town shuttle that will take you to the resort during the ski season. In the summer months, the free shuttle operates on weekends.
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Activities & Things to Do in Winter Park
When you vacation in Winter Park, you'll be perfectly situated to enjoy some of the most popular mountain activities. In addition to skiing and snowboarding in the winter, you can go ice fishing, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and even dog sledding. During the summer months, plenty of hiking and biking trails await you. You can also go horseback riding, take a hot air balloon ride, or head to the resort to ride the state's longest alpine slide or play some miniature golf. Winter Park is located just a short drive from Rocky Mountain National Park and other beautiful sites, so it won't be difficult to see even more of this amazing area.
Equipment Rentals in Winter Park
Regardless of what fun activities you plan on doing during your Winter Park vacation, the team at Mountain Ski Trips can recommend the best rental shops in the area. From ski and snowboards to fly fishing gear and mountain bikes, you'll have plenty of options from which you can choose. Winter Park Ski Rental, Epic Mountain Sports, and Mo Henry's Trout Shop are just a few of the rental shops in the town of Winter Park. So, when you make the trip, you can pack light and leave your gear at home without having to worry about missing out on anything.
Guest Services & Accommodations in Winter Park
Every Winter Park vacation is unique and we want to make sure that our guests get exactly the right blend of wonderful accommodations and great services. If you're in town for a special occasion, hire a private chef who will pamper you with amazing culinary creations. After a busy day on the slopes or the trails, treat yourself to a massage after you drop your kids off at one of the child care options in town. Whatever you need to make your Winter Park vacation one to remember, let the Mountain Ski Trips team help you find exactly what you're looking for.