Overview Winter Park

Visiting Winter Park

Winter Park’s three interconnected mountain areas cater to an astounding variety of levels, with 134 trails encompassing everything from the prime beginner runs of Discovery Park to the steep chutes and extreme skiing of Vasquez Cirque. And then there’s the nearby Arapaho National Forest, which boasts 200 miles of groomed cross-country trails. The Winter Park Ski Train, an Old West relic that adds to the area’s rustic charm and unspoiled environment, helps bring the number of yearly visitors to over a million.... Read More Winter Park’s three interconnected mountain areas cater to an astounding variety of levels, with 134 trails encompassing everything from the prime beginner runs of Discovery Park to the steep chutes and extreme skiing of Vasquez Cirque. And then there’s the nearby Arapaho National Forest, which boasts 200 miles of groomed cross-country trails. The Winter Park Ski Train, an Old West relic that adds to the area’s rustic charm and unspoiled environment, helps bring the number of yearly visitors to over a million.    Close

Stories and Tips Winter Park

Cozens Ranch Museum

Written by TRAVELPRO guide on 17 Oct, 2001

While he was sheriff of Central City, Colorado, William Zane Cozens earned a reputation as one of best lawmen in the West. Later Cozens left the booming gold rush town to become a rancher in the peaceful Fraser Valley where he and his wife operated a…Read More


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Follow me! Or maybe not.

Written by judawalk on 02 Mar, 2006

Since my 7-year-old sister-in-law had to ski in front of her dad in case she fell, I had to be in the very front leading all of us. Well, lets just say my new nickname is "Wrong-way." It didn't really help to have my MP3…Read More


Day Driving Trip

Written by amjohnson on 26 Oct, 2005

One day while we were staying in Winter Park we decide to just go driving and looking. First we headed north to the Rocky Mountain National Park. It was wintertime, so the park was closed but we still had a nice, beautiful drive. We got…Read More


Because I Deserved It

Written by olepossumgirl on 19 Mar, 2005

Gripping the steering wheel of my rented Dodge Neon, I gritted my teeth and prayed to make it down the mountain as the trucks beared down behind me and the snow fell. I had skied in slush that weekend and now had to return…Read More


Train Ride into the Mountains

Written by kanaye on 03 Jan, 2005

At an early departure of 7am from Denver's Union Station, the ski train rumbled through the Union Pacific yards as it headed up into the mountains. We had sprung for the club car, so all food and drinks (except alchohol) were included in the…Read More


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Just Driving Around & Getting a Feel for the Area

Written by reneelarroux on 24 Dec, 2002

This area offers a wonderful opportunity to just explore. You can''t really get lost if you are driving in a car as (1)the road you take either makes a circle back to the main road (2)the continental divide makes you turn back or (3)the road…Read More


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Dinner at the Barn

Written by TRAVELPRO guide on 17 Oct, 2001

One of the highlights of our Winter Park family reunion was having a catered chuckwagon barbecue dinner with entertainment at a nearby ranch. A van whisked us to a ranch in the mountains just west of Winter Park. Belegian draft horses pulled us…Read More


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