Winter Park Ski Resort and FAQs
Is Winter Park a good ski resort?
Winter Park is one of the best ski resorts in Colorado as it checks all the boxes – terrain for all ski levels, a large amount of skiable terrain, a family-friendly vibe, a top-rated apres ski scene, and great nightlife. USA Today named Winter Park as the best ski resort in the US in 2018 – proof that this Colorado ski resort is worth the trip.
How far is Winter Park Resort from Denver?
Winter Park Resort is about 75 miles from Denver, making it one of the closer resorts to the Denver metro area. Driving takes about 1.5 hours, a shuttle is about 2 hours. The Amtrak also runs train service from Denver to Fraser/Winter Park station, which takes about 3 hours.
Is Winter Park on the Epic Pass?
Winter Park is not included in the Epic Pass. However, Winter Park is part of the Ikon Pass.
How much does it cost to ski at Winter Park?
The total daily cost to ski T Winter Park, including ski rental, lift ticket, lunch and accommodation is as follows:
|Resort||Total Daily Cost||Ski Rental||Lift Ticket||Lunch||Accommodation|
|Winter Park Resort||$333||$48||$144||$16||$125
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Is Winter Park good for beginners?
Winter Park offers a huge amount of terrain specifically for beginners. The green runs in Winter Park occupy 27% of the terrain – that translates to 810 acres! The beginner trails of Winter Park feature easy slopes that lead down the valley, and practice areas near the base of the mountain. The large amount of beginner terrain, plus the proximity to Denver make Winter Park a good destination for those new to the sport.
Does Winter Park have night skiing?
Unfortunately, Winter Park does not have night skiing. However, Keystone Resort offers night skiing, and it is only 20 minutes away from Winter Park!
What ski resorts are near Winter Park?
Winter Park resort and Granby Ranch are both ski areas near Winter Park.
WINTER PARK SKI RESORT
Winter Park is the closest major mountain destination to Denver at just 67 miles away. Don’t be fooled by the convenient location, though… you’ll feel remotely tucked away in our high country corner of the Rockies. With easy access to 765,000 acres of public land, Winter Park is home to endless adventures and an unparalleled and unfiltered Colorado experience.
The mountains in Winter Park offer easy access to more than 3,000 acres of skiable area with more than 140 trails and 1,200-plus acres of back-country terrain. Those into bumps and tree skiing should check out the trails on Mary Jane.
Click here for the interactive Winter Park trail map.
WINTER PARK STATS
|Base Elevation:||9,000 ft|
|Summit Elevation:||12,060 ft|
|Total Acres of Skiable Terrain:||3,081|
|Vertical Rise:||3,060 ft|
|Number of Trails:||166|
|Annual Snowfall:||318 inches|
GRANBY RANCH SKI AREA
Imagine a day of skiing and riding away from the crowds and only 90 minutes west of Denver. That place is called Granby Ranch. Granby Ranch is a family-owned ski resort, designed for skiers and riders to learn in a safe, friendly environment and for all abilities and ages. The mountain is laid out with all trails starting at the same point and ending at the base so families and groups can ski to their level and easily meet at the same place.
Either improve your skills across the extensive terrain or take a bigger challenge with tree skiing and the features in the terrain park. If downhill is not your winter sport of choice, Granby Ranch also boasts a variety of cross-country skiing and snowshoeing trails.
Click here for the interactive Granby Ranch trail map.
GRANBY RANCH STATS
|Base Elevation:||8,202 ft|
|Summit Elevation:||9,202 ft|
|Total Acres of Skiable Terrain:||406|
|Vertical Rise:||1,000 ft|
|Number of Trails:||40|
|Annual Snowfall:||220 inches|
|Longest Run:||0.6 miles|
What are the differences between the types of ski rental packages (Demo, Performance, Sport)?
Demo (or premium) packages are for the advanced skier that wants a specific ski or snowboard rental to match their specific riding style or matching the skis to the terrain. These are high-end, high-performance skis and snowboards.
Performance packages are intended for intermediate to beginner levels, typically for groomed terrain and generally have a stiffer, more specialized flex pattern, and may be wider in the waist.
Sport packages are primarily for groomed runs and intended for more beginner level skiers or snowboarders.
**All packages include downhill skis or snowboard, bindings, boots and poles (ski).
What is included in the rental package?
Packages include downhill skis or snowboard, bindings, boots and poles (ski).
How can I save money on Winter Park ski and snowboard rentals?
Renting online in advance can save you money. Many outfitters offer online reservation rates that are better than walk-in rates. This helps the shops manage their inventory and plan in advance. It also guarantees availability of equipment. TripOutside also has exclusive discounts for customers booking rental gear online from Black Tie Ski Delivery and other ski rental shops.
Can I just rent skis or a snowboard? I don’t need the full package.
Yes, most shops also rent just skis or a snowboard.
How does Winter Park ski rental delivery work?
Don’t ever wait in line at the ski shop again! Black Tie Ski Delivery’s hassle-free delivery service will save you time, which means you’ll have more time on the slopes to enjoy with family and friends. They open earlier and stay open later to ensure the best delivery time for guests and to provide slope side assistance when needed.
Fittings are generally done the night before your first day of skiing, this way you can wake up stress-free and have everything you need to hit the slopes for first tracks. Certified ski rental technicians will select and deliver your ski or snowboard equipment to your lodging property at your scheduled delivery time. Their ski technicians will custom fit you with the latest ski and board equipment based on your rental package, ability level, and the current snow conditions. Their delivery vans come fully stocked with lots of options and sizes so they can be sure all of your equipment fits properly.
Returns are just as convenient and easy as delivery. When you are finished with your rentals, Black Tie Ski Delivery will come back to your lodging and retrieve the equipment with no need to intrude on your dining or travel plans.