Winter Park

PO Box 36, Winter Park , CO (Driving Directions to Winter Park)
Last Updated: 10/20/2016 4:35 AM

Winter Park Ski Report, Mountain Conditions and Resort Statistics

  • 12 Beginner
  • 25 Intermediate
  • 28 Advanced
  • 78 Expert
Winter Park is another gem in the skiing-giant Intrawest’s crown. Spreading across three peaks and 3,078 acres, Winter Park, and its sister mountain, Mary Jane, are located only 90 minutes from Denver in the center of Colorado’s ski country. Winter Park is a destination resort not to be missed offering terrain variety, big mountain experience, and an awesome Village to ... explore. The resort receives an annual average of 336 inches of snowfall a season and provides skiers and boarders with classic Colorado powder, some of the best moguls around, backcountry access, and over 3,000 feet of vertical!
Winter Park Resort is spread over three interconnected mountains: Winter Park, Mary Jane, and Vasquez Ridge. Mary Jane, a local favorite, has a separate base area and is best known for moguls and local flavor. It also offers a surplus of tree-skiing, Parsenn Bowl, and hidden huts. Though contrary to popular belief, it is not all about the moguls and advanced trails, Mary Jane’s backside offers long intermediate groomers and beautiful access alongside the national forest. Mary Jane Trail, a wide-open groomer off of the Super Gauge Express is the perfect run from top to bottom. Mary Jane also hides free slope side parking, so park here and hop on the free bus to the base village at Winter Park.
Vasquez Ridge and Winter Park Mountain offer plenty of intermediate terrain, groomers, terrain parks and the Winter Park half pipe. Best powder stashes are on Outrigger and Retta’s Run while best groomer/mogul half and half trail is often Bradley’s Bash and Balch trails. Dip over to the Mary Jane off the Outhouse Trees for a real wild ride. Winter Park’s two other sections, Parsenn Bowl and Vasquez Cirque offer variety to traditional ski terrain. Parsenn Bowl is a true blue with long open groomers and stunning views of the Continental Divide while the Cirque is accessed by backcountry gates and some of the mountain’s most challenging terrain. Either as an intermediate skier or expert skier you are offered terrain at the very top of the Continental Divide topping 12,000 feet elevation.
In the last few years at Winter Park, there have been several mountain upgrades, the addition of four new lifts, and completion of a base village. The village has many amenities with plenty of lodging like the ski in/ski out Zephyr Lodge or deluxe condos at Frasers Crossing/Founders Pointe, dining at one of the several restaurants, retail shops and an ice skating rink. Visit Winter Park for all the reasons you want a great ski vacation!
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Winter Park Amenities

  • Night Skiing Night Skiing
    Night skiing available.
  • Terrain Park Terrain Park
    Ski area offers at least one terrain park.
  • Half Pipe Half Pipe
    Ski area offers a half pipe.
  • Cat Skiing Cat Skiing
    Cat skiing is available at this resort; may entail an add'l cost
  • Grooming Grooming
    This resort grooms a portion of its slopes.
  • Snow Making Snow Making
    Ski area offers snow making for additional coverage.
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly
    This resort is known for providing a family friendly atmosphere.
  • Expert Favorite Expert Favorite
    This resort is known for its challenging terrain.
  • Daycare Available Daycare Available
    Guests have access to daycare services; an additional charge may apply.
  • Slopeside Dining Slopeside Dining
    Resort offers at least one restaurant on the slopes; hours may vary.
  • Slopeside Lodging Slopeside Lodging
    This resort has slopeside lodging available; it may or may not be ski in/ski out.
  • Tubing Tubing
    This resort offers tubing activities; additional charges may apply
  • Wi-Fi Access Wi-Fi Access
    This resort is equipped with internet access; additional charges may apply
  • Skiers Only Skiers Only
    This resort does not allow snowboarding.
  • Ropes Course/Aerial Park Ropes Course/Aerial Park
    Resort offers ropes course/aerial park. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Alpine Slide / Coaster Alpine Slide / Coaster
    Resort has Alpine Slide, Alpine Coast or both. Additional charges may apply, may only be open in summer.
  • Concerts / Festivals Concerts / Festivals
    Frequent host of concerts or festivals.
  • Event Space/Conference Center Event Space/Conference Center
    Resort has event space & conference center available.
  • Former Olympic Site Former Olympic Site
    Resort is a former Olympic site.
  • Gambling Gambling
    Resort has legal gambling services.
  • Golf Course Golf Course
    Resort has a golf course. Additional charges may apply, may only be open in summer.
  • Gondola Rides Gondola Rides
    Resort offers gondola rides.
  • Hiking Hiking
    Resort offers hiking trails and services. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Ice Skating Ice Skating
    Resort offers ice skating activities.
  • Indoor Waterpark Indoor Waterpark
    Resort offers indoor waterpark.
  • Mountain Biking Mountain Biking
    Resort offers mountain biking. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Outdoor Waterpark Outdoor Waterpark
    Resort offers outdoor water park. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Segway Tours Segway Tours
    Resort offers segway tours. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Snowmobiling Snowmobiling
    Resort offers snowmobiling. Additional charges may apply.
  • Spa Spa
    Resort offers spa services. Additional charges may apply.
  • Zipline Zipline
    Resort offers zipline activities. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.

Winter Park Operations


Plan to Open 11/16

Lifts Open/Total

0 of 25

Weekday Hours


Trails Open/Total

0 of 143

Weekend Hours


Winter Park Snow Report & Ski Conditions

Base Elevation

9,450 ft

24-hr Snowfall


Vertical Drop

2,610 ft

Avg Base Depth


Peak Elevation

11 ft

Winter Park Ski Pictures and Photos

Winter Park Logo
Winter Park Trail Map

Winter Park Reviews & Tips (120)

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Too cold and windy for the steep prices on tickets and lodging. Too many flat areas for snowboarders. Employees were very friendly and helpful, however.
Winter Park review written Mar 16 2016 - 02:13 PM
Amy Intermediate Snowboarder
This was my first trip to Winter Park. The Greens have too many flat areas. Lots of polling. But the blues were very nice. I think the right difficulty for a blue. It was too windy to go to the top of Mary Jane. I'm told there are some great blues up there. The Blue/Blacks were steep as advertised. But if you're a confident blue skier, you can handle it. The one I went on was groomed and wide. Everyone was friendly and helpful. I plan to go again and get to the top of Mary Jane. Bet the view is spectacular!
Winter Park review written Feb 09 2016 - 08:54 PM
Steve Intermediate Skier
Took a family trip with my Bro just after Christmas 2015. Skied 2 days at WP/MJ then went to the Love for 1 day. Did not go thru Liftopia this time, but often do. Snow conditions were excellent and crowds were moderate except at the Zeph quad at the base of WP. They really need a 6-pack there are another lift that parallels the Zeph. We parked at MJ and all was fine. My Bro parked at WP and it's a mess - avoid it if you go late morning. Pars Bowl and especially Eagle Wind were great, but it takes time to get to these areas. Snow conditions were even better at the Love despite a lot of beginner traffic. Another good combo is a couple of days at WP/MJ and a couple of days at the Boat. We've done that too - if you can afford the Boat. We had 24" of powder back in Christmas 2013 so it was worth it - epic in the trees.
Winter Park review written Jan 05 2016 - 07:29 AM
D'oro Advanced Skier
The snow in early December was good and the staff at the lifts were friendly. There is quite a diversity of trails, and the view from the lodge near the "Maryanne" area was great. (However, the food prices are outrageous, and they don't want you to bring lunches into that particular lodge. Be prepared for $17 sandwiches!) I found some of the signage on the trails to be confusing or absent and I had to wait more time than I expected to get the shuttle bus back to Old Town. Nevertheless, I enjoyed the mountain a lot and would definitely go back.
Winter Park review written Dec 15 2015 - 09:40 PM
Allison Intermediate Skier
Winter Park is The place to be for advanced and challenging terrain. I love coming here and letting it rip. You could take Copper and Loveland put them together and you would still have more variety to shred. My tip to all who read this is to enjoy the tree runs off the High Lonesome. Duck into the trees right after the sign that reads "quickest way back to WP". Inside you will find an easy grade that allows you to enjoy the trees' powder and some wind relief . I couldn't believe how much the trees have thinned because of the beetle kill pine but it has enhanced the tree runs, if you like that run head over to the Drunk Frenchman, again cleared out. If you are really good head over to Eagle wind and enjoy. Also, people who complain of the flats just don't know the terrain.You have to ask your self why are you going back and forth from WP to MJ? The lifties are some of the friendliest around.
Winter Park review written Apr 06 2015 - 06:39 PM
Erik Advanced Snowboarder
Straight up, Winter Park was awesome! We traveled 12 hours and stayed at the Vintage Hotel and had zero complaints! We even forgot a soup pan in the room and they took the time to find it and ship it to us! I was thoroughly impressed with the availability of green runs on this mountain and the fact that I could still go all the way up to Mary Jane and have a green run to get back down was fantastic. I was not limited to one little section at the bottom of the mountain. The people there were friendly and helpful, we never really had a problem with anything! It was a little warm while we were there but in no way did it limit our fun. I would definitely go again because two full days didn't even cover half of it! Stealthy super secret/tip: Make friends with the staff at Winter Park! They have lift ticket vouchers to either comp you a ticket or get you 50% off. One particularly nice staff member took us to Fraser to "show us the town" and ended up giving us two 50% off vouchers. Definitely appreciated that! The Village was awesome and has everything you could need, really overall it was a great place and we enjoyed our time there!
Winter Park review written Mar 30 2015 - 05:42 PM
Angie K Beginner Snowboarder
Winter Park is a resort that seems best suited to the beginner to intermediate level skier. The blue runs here are considerably less steep then Arapahoe Basin, Copper Mountain and Loveland Pass. Nothing steeper then this will be groomed so there is no suitable runs if you really want to get your speed on. There main focus for above intermediate level skiers seems to be mogul runs. For us older advanced skiers, they tend to be something we avoid to save the knees. The panoramic lift and eagle wind lifts which service their above tree line bowl areas were only open for part of the day on what seemed like a perfectly good weather day. (sunny and above 30F). It visibly looked like the Panoramic area was groomed from the start of the day so there wasn't any obvious reason to anyone why the lift remained closed until after lunch time. The drive here is quite tedious. It is better then US6 going to A-Basin in that the road at least has guardrails. Overall I would not return here. Given the cost and driving difficulty and lack of expert terrain I would go to Copper Mountain instead.
Winter Park review written Feb 10 2015 - 10:27 AM
Ryan Advanced Skier
Winter Park is a great place to ski, if you are loaded with cash. For anyone in the middle to lower class don't even bother going here. There "discount" tickets are Liftopia are still in the $100 range. Go to Loveland.
Winter Park review written Jan 23 2015 - 05:18 PM
Nick Advanced Skier
My wife and I skied just WP during 01/25-01-26/14. The weather was great, nothing but blue skies. The snow was pretty nice, WP had a ton of snow drop on it up until a few days before we got there so it was not all skied out. My wife is not one to go off the beaten path but when I found the tree runs that would not leaver her alone that is where the slopes shined. After skiing all day the best run to go down is from the top of the parsian bowl, just take village way the whole way and you will get an easy 19 minutes of skiing to the bottom.
Winter Park review written Jan 28 2014 - 10:45 AM
Michael Austin Intermediate Skier
Winter Park is an outstanding ski resort. Great conditions for 21 Apr 13 mountainwide. Good variety of terrain and the hi-speed lifts keep the lines short and maximize your time on the slopes. The shuttle is the way to go--park in town and ride the free shuttle to the resort (but please, tip the driver a portion of the $20 you save parking). Mary Jane is the hidden gem with long runs top to bottom. You've really got to take the Panoramic Express--the view is amazing and the trails down afford a great warm up or end of day cool down.
Winter Park review written Apr 23 2013 - 08:05 AM
Moses Advanced Skier
Liftopia is really the way to go. We checked back every day and we were surprised that pricing changed quite a bit in a week. We were able to get tickets for $65 for an adult the week of the 23rd. The mountain is good for all levels and the tree skiing is the best!!!
Winter Park review written Mar 29 2013 - 02:42 PM
Linda Advanced Skier
WP was amazing AGAIN this year after heavy spring powder days this past week (3/9-3/14). This is our 12th trip in 15 years to this incredible destination and we will definitely be back for year #13! The staff is ALWAYS courteous and ski school was great for our little ones (ages 4 & 6). After two days of ski school, they were up and off to the races with Mom & Dad in the Discovery Ski area and then on to more advanced terrain. WP offers a great variety of ski terrain for every level of skier - Plenty of easier green runs with varying vertical drop, blues and black runs. Mary Jane (which is part of the WP ski area) offers a ton of more advanced runs for your crew and I usually spend the afternoon with my brother skiing the back side of MJ - respect MJ, because she can be a B*TCH! The last day, I introduced my lovely to tree skiing and she thoroughly enjoyed the experience! We've stayed at the Zephyr Lodge at WP base (ski in/out) for the last several years and the place is simply awesome - It offers just about everything one could want including covered parking (underground), full kitchens, fireplace, jacuzzi, etc. Head to Safeway in Frasier (5 minute drive) and stock up on meals for the week or enjoy several of the Winter Park Base restaurants in the village. Our favorites are Lime (LOVE LOVE this place and the Premium Margarita pitcher will kick your A**), Back Bowl Soup Company, Cheeky Monk and the pizza place are all good eats. They also have a Starbuck's at the base which is always a great 'first morning in WP' option. If you head into the town of WP, Deno's is great as well as Hernando's Pizza and Gausthaus Eichler are a few of our favorites. Do not miss a chance to dine at The Sunspot overlooking all of WP (accessible by gondola at WP base - call for reservations and they are only open on Friday and Saturday night for dinner and they serve lunch daily...we got engaged up there and it's an awesome spot). Final fun facts: Go to for deals on ski passes, etc. If you rent at the base, you'll pay more vs. the traditional local ski shops, so look into it if convenience isn't your thing. If you love beer as much as I do, don't buy it at the grocery store - The state mandates they serve a weaker beer (3.2%) vs. the normal brews you can purchase at liquor stores and or bars. WP base has a nice little package store, so look into it! Try the Myrcenary Double IPA from ODell Brewery if you're into hoppy stuff - IT'S AWESOME! *I am not a WP employee, but I should be! I'm in sales and I've sold several of our colleagues and friends on WP in the past. In fact, after speaking with a golf buddy a few days ago, he booked a family trip coming up in a few weeks - Enjoy!
Winter Park review written Mar 16 2013 - 09:53 AM
Tampa Tin Cup Intermediate Skier
We had an awesome time at Winter Park this week. Skiied for two days, one in a blizzard and the next was a beautiful sunny day. Great lodges to relax in during the "wind closure time" on the blizzard day. Easy to pick up ticket with printed confirmation... saved a nice chunk of money. Skiied the rest of the week at breckenidge which was $114 a day and no deals to be had. Check out Devils Thumb Ranch while you are in Winter Park... great place to stay and dine!
Winter Park review written Mar 09 2013 - 10:38 PM
Scott K Intermediate Skier
Liftopia tickets are a great deal. Make sure to buy before you go. If you rent skis, you can store them overnight where you rent from. Also store your boots in the lockers overnight...better than carrying them back and forth to your room. I love Winter Park, great place to ski.
Winter Park review written Mar 02 2013 - 06:31 AM
Deb Intermediate Skier
This was our 2nd group trip to WP; my 2nd time skiing. On both trips I've taken a lesson which I very much recommend for any new skier. Each time the instructor was very patient and kept the class moving along enough for those who grasped the lesson and also helping out anyone who needed extra attention. The liftopia deal was great - even though we forgot our printouts you just go up to the kiosk at the rental station and the WP staff do the rest. It took maybe 15 minutes to get my rental. There are staff with Information signs all over the resort to give you answers and direct you to the beginner level runs. There are also WP staff on the mountains assisting skiers as needed. When you go up to the Lodge at the top of the mountain staff were at the entry with tissue boxes - loved that. I've enjoyed myself on both trips but since I've never been elsewhere don't have another resort for comparison. Some reviewers have mentioned a lack of nightlife which is probably true, but since I went with large group we just rented a cabin in Frazier and didn't miss going out at all. All in all, the staff at WP are so nice, friendly and helpful I would definitely recommend this resort. Our group had beginner, intermediate and advanced skiiers - all of us had a great vacatiion.
Winter Park review written Feb 18 2013 - 03:02 PM
JenM Beginner Skier
I was actually terrified to ski WP this past weekend. It was only my second time skiing, and my boyfriend wasn't cutting me any slack. The powder was SO great, people were very helpful, and I didn't feel like I was getting looked down on or annoying people because I was skiing slow and steady and a little scared. The Zephyr express has a pretty great green slope the whole way down. The Liftopia deal was awesome, we showed up, everything was ready, and we were on the slopes in 30 minutes after getting out tickets, boots and skis. I will absolutely go again. Plus, the Bus system called "the lift" is SO great. You can get from any resort to the park for free, and once the system is closed you can just call and get a ride from wherever you are to wherever you need to go. I had a great weekend, great snow, and an overall good experience.
Winter Park review written Feb 04 2013 - 08:48 AM
Kait Beginner Skier
Liftopia was easy! Bought ski rental and lift combo, picked everything up 40 yds from lift. I would do it again for sure. BARGAIN! Stayed at Vintage hotel, Loved the convienience, price, and staff! Brand new beds and linens. Fully equipped kitchenette. Close enough to ride buckets back and eat at noon. Take Mary Jane down, vear left at bottom and get right on buckets to hotel. Ski lockers are free at Hotel. Front wheel drive car did great! We got snow all week, roads were always plowed. HAPPY TRAILS!
Winter Park review written Dec 30 2012 - 02:55 PM
Dannyk Intermediate Skier
Great deal with Liftopia! You can redeem your tickets at any winter park resort rental, snow was great and the runs even better. Definitely the best park I have ever been to. Another good thing is that winter park has a free shuttle running every 30 minutes to and from several routes in the village which I think it is very convenient if you are in a large group.
Winter Park review written Dec 18 2012 - 03:21 PM
Alberto Intermediate Skier
I picked up my tickets at the rental place. I gave them my printout, showed my ID, and got my tickets. That easy. For pr-season, the conditions were OK, and the best part I didn't have to wait at any of the open lifts. Conditions should improve since snow is in the forecast.
Winter Park review written Dec 14 2012 - 02:47 PM
Ammar Intermediate Skier
Spring skiing was definitely better than I thought this year since it was a "warmer winter season than normal". I love spring skiing, and the hill was a little crusty (right after grooming) at the 10am opening, but after the first crust layer wore off, it was awesome until about 3pm when it got a little slushy. But that's the price when you're skiing and it's a balmy 55-60 F. Our family of 4 will be back!
Winter Park review written Apr 13 2012 - 09:53 AM
Tricia Advanced Skier
The Winter Park website estimates of base depths was very misleading. The summit depth was listed as 49", the bowl looked like the "dark side of the moon" under the lift. This is my sixth season, I love Winter Park but this was not a good year for them this late in the year. The groomers did a great job with what they had to work with. I always ski 5-6 days but left after 4 this year, too warm & "wet". Hoping for a better "2013", I'll be bringing my 4 & 5 yr old grandsons for their first ski trip.
Winter Park review written Apr 08 2012 - 03:15 PM
David Intermediate Skier
During spring skiing weather, wait until after 10am to ski the mountain, as conditions were icy prior to that. The top of the Panormic lift is spectacular- a must see!
Winter Park review written Mar 30 2012 - 02:07 PM
Mardi Intermediate Skier
Kids ski school was incredible - Highly recommended to anyone and everyone. Two days in School and my 5 year old was amazing on the slopes - We skied all day together on day 3...AMAZING!~ We have been going to WP since 2000 and we will be back in 2013! We skied Mary Jane all afternoon yesterday and she DID NOT disappoint - LOVE THIS PLACE!
Winter Park review written Mar 09 2012 - 07:32 PM
Dave Intermediate Skier
I had such a great experience as a first timer in the snow. I couldn't ask for anything better! I suggest you get a full day lesson the instructors are amazing. They are so helpful and patient for slow learners. Honestly the village itself has so much to offer. Definitely get those fresh cookies at the village bakery. The best aspect of this whole trip was how friendly and attentive the people were at Winter Park, it made my trip even more enjoyable. Thank you Winter Park!
Winter Park review written Mar 05 2012 - 12:05 PM
Miriam Miyara Beginner Skier
Use the little wagons for kids and ski equipment. Best amenity since sliced bread! Ski school for kids is very well organized and staff is great!
Winter Park review written Mar 02 2012 - 02:59 PM
Chuck Intermediate Skier
I picked up my tickets at the Mary Jane ticket office and it couldn't have gone more smoothly. I walked up and gave the receptionist my name and she quickly issued my tickets. Painless.
Winter Park review written Feb 28 2012 - 05:05 PM
Curt Advanced Skier
save a lot of steps, use the skier drop off point and unload gear, then walk back in tennis shoes, locker rental is only $1.50, well worth the comfort. got great snow, kinnikkinnik is a great tree run loved the mountain, lots of history also
Winter Park review written Feb 11 2012 - 07:33 PM
Kevin Intermediate Skier
Hey ya, Hows come every body I met out der is actually from back here in Wisconsin or Minnesoda. Maybe nobody likes the weather here but likes it pretty good out in Colorado. I do admit that the hills are better in Winter Park than we get back here in the midwest. That dry air and sun in Colorado too, we could use some of that, you betchya we could.
Winter Park review written Feb 08 2012 - 10:29 PM
Bob Intermediate Skier
It was awesome this week. No crowds and well groomed mountain.
Winter Park review written Feb 02 2012 - 03:49 PM
Paul Hill Intermediate Skier
It was geat! It has been several years since I have been to Winterpark to ski. We had a great experience, the staff was very friendly and helpful from the beginning with me calling in with questions before our arrival all the way to the end with getting us all geared up.
Winter Park review written Dec 21 2011 - 06:39 AM
Susan Beginner Skier
Your staff is great. My only negative--It is too far from bus drop offs to lifts. The Village Cabriolet helps but still a long walk to lifts.
Winter Park review written Dec 18 2011 - 02:10 PM
Marsha Intermediate Skier
For my first time skiing it was awesome! Make sure if you are getting lessons to get Buck! He was patient and very very helpful. :) Everyone on staff was pleasant. Thanks for a great vacation WP! Since I'm a beginner I don't know a whole lot about the quality of the lifts and runs. But I can tell you it was a blas! I will def be going back! Just make sure, beginners, if you are still getting into skiing don't go to the very top of the mountain unless you want to be rescued like I had to be. :) Thanks again ski patrol! ;) lol
Winter Park review written Dec 03 2011 - 05:46 PM
Sarah Beginner Skier
My wife and I went skiing on Sunday and were pleasantly surprised with the amount of runs Winter Park already had opened (6 if I recall correctly). The snow was icy in the heavily traveled areas and there were some branches coming up through the snow but overall it was not bad considering they've only had 20 inches of snow this season. I'm excited for when the rest of the mountain opens...Mary Jane is the best!
Winter Park review written Nov 15 2011 - 04:06 PM
ChrisP. Intermediate Skier
WP is awesome for family spring skiing. Ski school for the kids was great and plenty of runs for them and us parents to enjoy together. Liftopia discounts were great, especially for ski school. Could not believe the great weather for spring skiing, only way to go. Just make sure to wear sunscreen as we got torched the first day.
Winter Park review written Apr 25 2011 - 07:49 AM
Jeff K 2 Intermediate Skier
Excellent, well managed and well run area with lots of great runs in all classes and very friendly staff. For late April, the snow was as good as mid-Febuary, and the Liftopia rate/service was super. Only way to fly. Aloha, AP, Honolulu
Winter Park review written Apr 24 2011 - 04:57 PM
Alan Advanced Skier
I'm in the hospitality business and have been skiing for 43 years. Winter Park has it all --the best customer service of any resort I've visited and a big mountain experience with something for everyone.
Winter Park review written Apr 18 2011 - 01:09 PM
Bonnie Moore Advanced Skier
Everyone who works at the resort -- from the lifties on the mountain, to the retail store salespeople, to the bus drivers, to the hotel staff -- isincredibly friendly, helpful and nice. It was noticeable. What a great place!
Winter Park review written Apr 16 2011 - 09:11 AM
Robert Advanced Snowboarder
My son and I skiied with excellent conditions the last weekend in March. Had a great time on the Nastar course until taking a bad fall on the 'last' run of the day. Tore my ACL, MCL, meniscus, and have an impaction fracture, but the slopes, Ski Patrol, Clinic, and Liftopia were great. Hope to be back again next year!
Winter Park review written Apr 12 2011 - 02:31 AM
Christy Advanced Skier
Great snow conditions. Backside ("Fourche") trails and the peak area frontside runs in the open, down to the tree areas made for a lot of good skiing and fun. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Not too crowded at this point in the season. Liftopia made the advanced ticketing and discount pricing very easy -- many thanks.
Winter Park review written Apr 11 2011 - 08:28 AM
Taz Advanced Skier
Liftopia was smooth sailing. Winter Park was great for my husband and I; we are novice boarders, so there were plenty of runs for us. The entire staff (rental, reception, lift operators, bartenders, shop workers) were exceptionally friendly and awesome. I can't give the people enough praise- no egos, attitude, or arrogance from anyone.
Winter Park review written Apr 09 2011 - 09:26 PM
MO Beginner Snowboarder
Good time, good slopes. The staff was extremely nice and helpful, had the slopes pretty much to myself. Would go back again for the price offered.
Winter Park review written Apr 05 2011 - 02:07 PM
Jon Intermediate Skier
WP was great last week. The runs off the Panoramic Express are some of the best as well as all the glade skiing. We had snow 3 of 4 days which made the morning skiing some of the best ever.
Winter Park review written Mar 28 2011 - 07:46 AM
Mike Intermediate Skier
Love WP/Mary Jane! I wasn't sure about all of the new businesses in the Winter Park Village, but the mountain still felt the same. Be careful on a board with traverses off of Olympia and Pioneer Express lifts at Winter Park. It can take getting stuck once to figure out Olympia, I don't ever go over to Pioneer Express on a board because of the trek at the bottom. Not an issue at Mary Jane! We were there for Spring break and I was amazed at how short the lift lines were.
Winter Park review written Mar 26 2011 - 03:12 PM
Andrea Intermediate Snowboarder
Use Liftopia...great prices easy to use. Use Winter Park's FREE parking for sure...quick and easy. Fun "ride" up for the kids. Their "bus" is actually mini open gondola cars. Very convenient.
Winter Park review written Mar 26 2011 - 12:42 PM
Elizabeth Intermediate Skier
Rocky Mountain Chalet in Fraser; clean, safe, hospitable staff, variety of clients from around the world with interesting stories. Highly recommended.
Winter Park review written Mar 24 2011 - 09:08 PM
mark waldron Intermediate Skier
Great time at Winter Park! Even though the forecast was for temps in the low to mid 40's, we received 7 inches of snow and had beautiful ski days. One thing to watch for in Winter Park is the lack of trail signs - they are sparser than in other parks. We never had any trouble - IE, never ended up on a terrible slope due to lack of notice - but just a note for the general public. It actually made it fun - adventuring through the slopes, learning the trails first-hand! We love Winter Park, one of our most favorite resorts in Colorado. Will return again and again!
Winter Park review written Mar 21 2011 - 02:27 PM
Erin C Advanced Skier
Pack Lunches and take out when you're ready to stop for lunch, but have someone come save a table around 11:15 otherwise good luck with finding a place to sit. Liftopia worked great for us, even just 24hrs ahead, versus WP site which was 48 lead.
Winter Park review written Mar 21 2011 - 12:10 PM
Patti Starnes Beginner Skier
My husband and I were in WP for 2 days, skiing for 1 day. We stayed (and ate) at Gastaus Eichler, which was awesome. My husband took a lesson from an incredibly patient instructor-- I'm glad that they did not push him too fast and were willing to adjust the lesson to work for him. There are plenty of places to ski for every level-- no need to go down the mountain the same way twice! I would have liked for maps to be posted in more places. Be sure to pick one up at the base of the mountain. Only a couple of lifts have maps posted. Enjoy!
Winter Park review written Mar 20 2011 - 04:26 PM
Jeanne Intermediate Skier
Just spent Spring Break at Winter Park. The discount via liftopia sure helped. We ski with our two teenagers, one loves jumps and the other bumps. Winter Park has all this and more. To save money, we pack a lunch to eat on the mountain.
Winter Park review written Mar 20 2011 - 12:30 PM
Stephanie Intermediate Skier
Park on Mary Jane side and ski down to lifts. Skip the whole base village mess. Saves a lot of time & hassle. Super gauge express goes right to the top where you can access any run on the mtn. in response to Jack & Diane comment, you are so-o-o wrong about WP. I dealt with local merchants in shops, restaurants and Safeway and had nothing but polite, helpful response. The only crook was the guy who rented me a crappy condo. Maybe you should look at your own attitude. You get back what you dish out.
Winter Park review written Mar 20 2011 - 08:40 AM
Tim Advanced Skier
Winter Park was pricier than other ski resorts I have skied at but well worth it. The runs were great and well groomed. With all of the lifts, we never had to wait in line for more than a minute. We had 8-10" of new snow while we were there. Can't wait to go back next year!!!!!
Winter Park review written Mar 19 2011 - 09:03 PM
Cindy Intermediate Skier
Liftopia was great and I was able to pick up lift tickets for all 3 days on the first day. Winter Park got 7 inches of fresh snow the first day and it was the best conditions I've ever had boarding. Another great time at Winter Park.
Winter Park review written Mar 17 2011 - 08:48 PM
John B. Intermediate Snowboarder
To redeem Liftopia tickets, go past ticket booths, to staircase upstairs, then to group sales. Shorter lines, know what they are doing. Be sure to take Panoramic to the summit (if you ski blue or better). What a rush!
Winter Park review written Mar 17 2011 - 04:39 PM
Jim Intermediate Skier
I had a great time with my son todd, liftopia was great, convenient, good equipment, nice to store skis for us, well priced package, snow on mountain was great. all the people were really nice and helpful. can't wait to come again!
Winter Park review written Mar 17 2011 - 01:05 PM
James Intermediate Snowboarder
Liftopia worked great with no problems. Winter Park was a great resort with nice runs. didn't enjoyed the amount of time I spend on the lifts. We probably stopped or slowed down on the lifts about 3 times per trip up. It was spring break though so I guess I will blame it on that.
Winter Park review written Mar 17 2011 - 07:06 AM
Tyler Lyon Advanced Skier
We loved everything about winter park. The trails were very challenging and long. We cherish the two days spent there.
Winter Park review written Mar 16 2011 - 11:29 AM
Eric Intermediate Skier
Walked right up to the ticket counter (no line) with Liftopia print out and walked back out with tickets in
Winter Park review written Mar 14 2011 - 10:01 PM
eMFc Intermediate Snowboarder
GREAT Experience!! We even foolishly bought tickets for the wrong dates (April instead of MArch) and the ticket counter person called and made the exchange. Use Liftopia and enjoy!!
Winter Park review written Mar 13 2011 - 10:54 AM
nathan Advanced Skier
Liftopia was actually easier to get tickets from than the ticket counter at winter park. every time i went to guest services (where you have to get tickets when buying from liftopia) it was a MUCH shorter line if any than at the regular ticket counter. it was simple and easy. hightly reccomend it. winter park mountain is great, although parking is a nightmare, shuttles are not as available as at other colorado resorts we have been to. advice: plan ahead, get an early start for great skiing.
Winter Park review written Mar 12 2011 - 08:18 AM
Tom W Intermediate Skier
You've read it here before, Liftopia is an exceptionally convenient and well run option. Will definitely use again. WP wonderful skiing experience but could use some improvements in the following areas:improved signage, rework some of the flats between top of runs,"we ran out of grooming maps"...every day?,and the walk up price of $97 seems very difficult to jusitify against what other Summit County venues can offer. Cheeky Monk has an enviable Belgian beer selection,and the best frites, better than those offerred in Brussels! Really, you have to try this place.At discounted lift ticket prices, WP is worth it overall.
Winter Park review written Mar 11 2011 - 11:07 AM
Wally Intermediate Skier
Keep lowering those ticket price deals and I'll see you there more often!!! Winter Park always rocks!
Winter Park review written Mar 10 2011 - 02:22 PM
Elissa Advanced Snowboarder
Get the liftopia ski lesson and lift ticket deal. Lesson covers all levels of skier. I took the advance mogul lesson and it was great. Really helped me pick my lines better! Eagle wind lift is the best place to ski at WP. Go early as they stop the lift at 2:30.
Winter Park review written Mar 10 2011 - 08:18 AM
Chip Advanced Skier
Tree and bump/mogul skiing at its best, but if you like high speed groomed runs WP is not the best place to go. Amazing and friendly resort stuff, but the experience with local businesses was a disappointment. Merchants/employees (actually in 2 occasions the owners) were rude and had the “give us your money tourist” attitude. Well, I will visit WP again - but I will NOT buy anything from local shops/food places. We will buy all the food and drink supplies in Denver, so we will not spend a penny in the local businesses with rude stuff (and save a bundle in the process) - WP = amazing skiing experience but bad local business experience.
Winter Park review written Mar 08 2011 - 03:23 PM
Jack & Diane Advanced Skier
8" of new snow last Friday. Mary Jane was in prime condition. Great day. $80 is still a pricey day for skiing, but it beats the regular price of $97.
Winter Park review written Mar 07 2011 - 08:46 AM
Dave Advanced Skier
wonderful weather, good times, great deal on tickets, what more can I say
Winter Park review written Mar 06 2011 - 09:31 PM
sam Advanced Skier
Liftopia worked perfectly, from online ordering to the great service at the desk at Balcony Lodge. Conditions, service and friendly staff at the lift lines and "question mark" staff was excellent. Winter Park overall was terrific.
Winter Park review written Mar 06 2011 - 07:01 PM
Dory Intermediate Skier
first time user - loved the combo ski and rental - parked in the first lot and used the beer can lift to get to the base - worked great - made all arrangements through ski rental - very easy to use and Winter Park is very convenient for renters!!
Winter Park review written Mar 06 2011 - 09:14 AM
Glub Intermediate Skier
Liftopia tickets/rentals were a breeze and saved me money. I was able to pick up my rentals and lift tickets the night before plus the rental people upgraded me to high performance skis when I was only suppose to get performance skis. Winterpark was great. It had lots of amazing tree skiing.
Winter Park review written Mar 05 2011 - 03:05 PM
Ben Advanced Skier
A friend suggested I use Liftopia and it was so easy. The savings was really awesome! My son learned to snowboard and loved it. The lesson+ ticket+rental was well worth it. I really enjoyed my time at Winter Park!
Winter Park review written Mar 03 2011 - 11:46 AM
Evie Intermediate Skier
Great mountain! Had two beginners on the trip that went to ski school and the instructors were fantastic. There was plenty of beginner slopes for our first timers. The Parsenn Bowl was awesome! Tons of great tree skiing and some good powder. Stay at the Zephyr. It's by far the closest to the slopes and everything in the village. Nice outdoor hottubs!
Winter Park review written Mar 01 2011 - 02:18 PM
Josh Advanced Skier
Had great green slopes for me to learn to snowboard on. My boyfriend, was able to go down blues while I went down greens and meet at lifts to go up again. Liftopia was really easy, they gave us all our lift tickets the first day for each day we were there so no waiting in line more than once. We stayed at the Pinnacle lodge, we were able to get a nice room with jacuzzi tub for a cheaper price than at the resort and there were free lift shuttles that take to to the slopes as well as multiple other stops throughout Winter Park and Fraiser. We were very pleased with our choice. Visit Cheeky Monk too, if you're looking for good food and great beer! All the restaurants at the resort are pretty pricey but this place is definitely worth the price! Also Hernandos, great place, very busy and you may have a wait a while for a table but definitely worth the wait!
Winter Park review written Feb 28 2011 - 04:34 PM
Haley P Beginner Snowboarder
Liftopia was so easy to use. I picked up my lift ticket from the rental place at the resort without having to wait in any additional lines. So easy to use. Liftopia gets a A+. Winterpark however is not a resort that well designed for itermediate boarders. There are far too many flat. On some runs it felt like I spent as much time unstrapped as I did strapped into the board. This was my second time at Winterpark but i think it will be my last unless I decide to try skiing. Not a fun place to try to board.
Winter Park review written Feb 28 2011 - 02:44 PM
Heath Intermediate Snowboarder
I was able to pick up my Liftopia lift tickets at Winter Park Rentals while picking up my ski equipment (at 8PM). This made it really convenient - I didn't have to go to the lift ticket window early the next morning. All lifts and trails were open and the snow was perfect! Didn't realize till this weekend that they put a GPS on kids in ski school. You can see everything they've done via internet after the day is over...
Winter Park review written Feb 28 2011 - 02:16 PM
Rob Intermediate Skier
We had a liftopia ticket glitch at ticket window, but it was taken care of quickly with a phone call. Great skiing.Skiied all sections; Vasquez, Winter Park and Mary Jane.Liked THE JANE best.
Winter Park review written Feb 28 2011 - 10:18 AM
Marsha Holland Advanced Skier
Saved a ton of money booking ski school for my two kids through Liftopia. I also booked my husbands lift tickets here and saved. I chose the half day lessons including all day lift ticket package for myself for five of my six days. Huge bargain!!!!! My lessons cost about $8 per day over the cost of the lift ticket alone. I wasn't sure I would use all of my lessons but I did. The instructors for adults and for kids lessons were all great. The kids ski school morning drop off was disorganized but worked out in the end with a little patience from us. The kids were skiing blues, blue/blacks, moguls and trees at the end of the week. Loved the Winter Park trails. Tons of green, blue and black. Everyone was happy including my husband. (Black diamond skier and boarder)
Winter Park review written Feb 27 2011 - 02:40 PM
Lynn Beginner Skier
Loved it! Winter Park was beautiful and fun! Liftopia was easy to use.
Winter Park review written Feb 26 2011 - 09:02 PM
Megan Beginner Skier
We used Liftopia for our trip to Winter Park for President's Day week and were very happy. I was able to save over $105 when booking 3-days worth of all day lessons for my 6 year old son and $80 on 3-days worth of lift tickets for myself. The Jane side of WP is our favorite place to ski & the high speed lifts they have are the only way to travel up the mountain.
Winter Park review written Feb 26 2011 - 10:56 AM
Jennifer Intermediate Skier
We've stayed/skied at Winter Park numerous times, usually bunking with friends or sharing a killer VRBO house with other families. This was first time using Liftopia and I was pleased to get discounted lift tickets on a holiday (Prez Day) weekend, and also impressed with the ease in ticket pick-up (at Group Ticket booth in Balcony House). Intermediate riders will enjoy the long cruisers on Olympia Express lift and expert riders get pretty much the rest of the mountain (Zephyr lift to either the Mary Jane side full of bumps, or to Panorama lift for steeps and ridges. Great ski area...
Winter Park review written Feb 22 2011 - 02:25 PM
Molly Advanced Skier
This is not a scam. You can pick up the tickets at the group desk inside the main lodge at the lift base with ease. No need for a car once you land in the region, as long as you are near a shuttle route. Shuttles rum to the mountain all day long, with every 30 min buses from 5:15-11pm.
Winter Park review written Feb 22 2011 - 02:04 PM
Brooke Advanced Skier
I was leary that Liftopia was an internet scam but it wasn't - bought two lessons/passes for my kids for our first day and there was no problem. Saved about $70 using Liftopia over the Window price. Walked up to the Guest Services at the Balcony House and redeemed the piece of paper emailed me (or you could just show it on your smart phone, I suppose) and my kids got a good introduction to the mountain by an instructor. Winter Park is a family resort and not for adult nightlifers. So we liked it.
Winter Park review written Feb 22 2011 - 08:50 AM
Marcie Intermediate Skier
Fantastic skiing, rgeat all around mountain. Stayed at Zephyr Lodge which was dated but clean and very convenient. Very annoyed with bobcat scooping snow arounf the complex at 4AM (very noisey) and freight train horn heard early AM several nights. Sking GREAT, sleeping not so good.
Winter Park review written Feb 21 2011 - 08:31 PM
Steve Advanced Skier
Liftopia tickets were easy. Sun one day and 8" of new snow the next day. No one on the slopes. Stayed at the Viking and took the cabriolet lift back and forth. Super staff, great hot tub and good price. Drove to town one night for awesome Indian food. Great trip!
Winter Park review written Feb 19 2011 - 04:08 PM
Emily Advanced Skier
Perfect as promised. Picked up my lift tickets at the base lodge rental problem....great savings! The only concern is that they issued me three (3) separate tickets as opposed to Winter Park issued tickets (they issue one ticket that was good for all three days). Not a issue considering the savings, just something to keep in mind. WP is a first class resort minus the crowds. The new village area is awesome. Terrain goes from mild to wild and there is plenty of it. Great for the family too. Thanks liftopia.
Winter Park review written Feb 17 2011 - 07:35 PM
J Sikora Advanced Skier
Many thanks to you for existing. I saved $200 on lift tickets by using your service and I definitely reserved last minute. Thanks again and I'll be using liftopia again next year.
Winter Park review written Feb 17 2011 - 04:18 PM
Jeffeey Advanced Skier
Stay at the Zephry, it is a short walk to the lift. Not many restaurants at the village so either plan on going to the grocery store or go into town to eat. We had breakfast in the room everyday and then ate out for lunch and dinner.
Winter Park review written Feb 16 2011 - 02:56 PM
Dale Intermediate Skier
Will always book through Liftopia! Stayed at Zypher Lodge for the third time. Love it! Staying there where it is really ski in ski out makes it easy for families with mixed levels and stamina like ours! Mary Jane mountain is the BEST! Loved Bluebell, Roundhouse and Mary Jane!!
Winter Park review written Feb 16 2011 - 02:10 PM
Rhonda Rouyer Intermediate Skier
Get those legs warmed up! Thanks Liftopia! Easiest thing ever...walked right up and got the ticket and was on the slopes in no time. Mary Jane was fantastic. Lift lines were painless. A little windy at times but the snow was good and the moguls were TOUGH!
Winter Park review written Feb 15 2011 - 02:54 PM
Providence Intermediate Skier
Everything went fine and the snow was perfect.
Winter Park review written Feb 14 2011 - 01:09 PM
Ray Advanced Skier
Winter Park is a terrific ski resort. I highly recommend purchasing lift tickets on Liftopia where we were able to get a 15% discount. Most of the intermediate slopes are properly classified, however, there were one or two that should be greens and didn't have sufficient incline. If you ski Vasquez Ridge, be prepared to do a lot of polling as you get to the lift as the "Big Valley" run has some uphill portions and is very flat.
Winter Park review written Feb 12 2011 - 02:13 PM
Dave Intermediate Skier
I bought my tickets one day prior, no printer, and getting the tickets at guest services was super easy. The lift ticket w/lesson was less than than the day ticket alone... I did two days of bump lessons, instructor Jeff Poe was awesome, and two days tickets alone. Like Jennifer I stayed at Iron Horse, nice room, super convenient, Bistro bartender served me drinks in the hot tub. Unlike Jennifer I rented a car, $85 for the six days from Payless, saved $45 from the $130 HomeJames rountrip. Unlike Janessa, I never left the Village for apres ski and dinner, Coffee & Tea Market at Balcony House was awesome and Happy Hour at Lime was hopping, $3 Mary Jane drafts and margaritas... w/free home made chips and salsa... awesome. Loved the bumps, loved the bowls and loved the glades... loved it all!!
Winter Park review written Feb 11 2011 - 02:41 PM
R Lee Advanced Skier
I was able to buy nicely discounted Saturday and Sunday lift tickets thru Liftopia, only 8 days before we skied. No hassles at the window (I did take my confirmation with me for proof). The slopes were in good shape with 9" fresh powder. Lines were short, WP staff was friendly. I can't wait to come back.
Winter Park review written Feb 09 2011 - 06:26 PM
Gregg Advanced Skier
I searched online for quite some time and Liftopia was one of the better deals, especially for Saturday where little discounts are available. Winter Park was great, reasonable in pricing and great terrain. Don't expect a ski town night life like you may get in Whistler, Lake Tahoe, etc. - this place is really about the people and slopes.
Winter Park review written Feb 09 2011 - 03:14 PM
Janessa Advanced Skier
Winter Park review written Feb 09 2011 - 07:55 AM
DENISE Intermediate Skier
Stayed at the Iron Horse and the staff and location were great. My liftopia purchase saved me over $200. No car is needed but please use Home James for your shuttle and stay away from Big Sky Shuttle. Big Sky booked my shuttle trip and gladly accepted my money, then called me 10 minutes prior to picking me up and said they couldn't make it. When I asked for my refund the gal that answered couldn't help me and transferred me to a supervisor's phone, no one answered. Luckily Home James had space for me and picked me up immediately.
Winter Park review written Feb 08 2011 - 08:52 PM
Jennifer Advanced Snowboarder
WP is a great mountain with lots of trails for every level of skier. Sunnyside was by far my favorite. Very scenic!
Winter Park review written Feb 08 2011 - 08:38 AM
Bob Intermediate Skier
no real need for a rental car - airport shuttle (home james) is reliable and fast and the town shuttle is excellent. Liftopia was excellent with easy service at a non-crowded group ticket window even on weekends!
Winter Park review written Feb 07 2011 - 03:03 PM
Dennis Intermediate Skier
Liftopia was super easy and great! Got to WP the day before and was able to get my tickets from the Rental shop at the base. Very easy and the staff was great. Had a first time skier with me and the rental shop and the ski school was top rate!
Winter Park review written Jan 26 2011 - 07:07 AM
Michelle Intermediate Snowboarder
My kids had a GREAT time skiing at WP for their first time!!! One of my kids took skiing lessons and the other snow boarding and WP ski instructors were FANTASTIC! The "family skiing area" at WP was great!
Winter Park review written Jan 25 2011 - 06:23 PM
J. Recker Intermediate Snowboarder
Great skiing and boarding. I do both. The resort is amazing. Best tree skiing I have done in a long time. We stayed at Zephyr slopeside and I highly recommend it. We used Liftopia for the first time and I will always try to use them in the future. BEST DEALS anywhere. I loved the friendliness of the resort.
Winter Park review written Jan 25 2011 - 09:00 AM
Linda M Intermediate Snowboarder
Mary Jane, Mary Jane...what a thrill! Liftopia was a piece-o-cake and we saved enough money for beers and apps at Cheeky Monk
Winter Park review written Jan 23 2011 - 10:42 PM
Paul M Advanced Skier
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