The Power of Seven Aodhan Boylan, Ski Specialist

"Winter Park has the shortest transfer time from Denver of all our featured Colorado resorts and is an ideal choice for families. The base area has seen huge investment with more lodging choices, bars and restaurants to add to the choices a little along the road in town. There's ski terrain to suit all abilities and a Winter Park holiday offers exceptional value when compared with some of it's glitzier Colorado neighbours."

Winter Park Ski Holidays

Winter Park is Colorado’s longest continually operated ski resort with a 75+ year history, and is the closest resort we feature to Denver. The resort sits up close to the Continental Divide at 9,000ft with a summit elevation of over 12,000ft, and features 3,000+ acres of wonderfully varied ski terrain spread over seven unique ‘territories’ combining to give 165 named trails served by 25 lifts. Winter Park offers fantastic skiing and boarding for all abilities and all ages, backed up with plenty of light, dry Colorado powder, and around 300 days of sunshine.

Winter Park’s purpose-built pedestrianised mountain village sits right at the base of the mountain offering a nice selection of slopeside lodging, a few lively bars and cafes plus some great restaurants and shops, and is within a few steps of the snow school meeting point and the Zephyr Express lift. The little mountain town of Winter Park is a short free five minute shuttle ride down the valley, where you’ll find an extended selection of shops, bars and restaurants to add to the mix.

Skiing in Winter Park

Winter Park’s 3,081 acres of award-winning terrain will test every level of skier and rider across seven unique and interlinked 'Territories'  - each territory is a different area of the mountain and all bring something a little different to the party.

Winter Park Territory is firmly stamped ‘family skiing’ with long cruising green and blue groomers on offer plus a spattering of black diamond options to keep even the more adventurous family members smiling. Eagle Wind Territory offers fantastic tree-skiing and some of the best gladed skiing in Colorado – find the ‘Tree of Skulls’ at your peril. Make no mistake through – this is a 300 acre black diamond zone of awesomeness. Parsenn Bowl Territory sits at the top of the mountain at over 12,000ft. Here you’ll find open bowl, high alpine skiing with panoramic views of the surrounding Rockies, and on a powder day, this is the territory to make tracks for. Terrain Park Territory is best for practicing jibs and jumps and rails on 80+ innovative and progressive features that are constantly evolving to ensure the dial is always set close to max. Vasquez Ridge Territory is ‘off the beaten path’ powder stash central. Enough said. Cirque Territory is unashamedly double black diamond extreme terrain for experts only, with steeps, drops, cliffs and cornices, offering the excitement of un-tamed back-country skiing in an inbounds setting. Finally there’s the world-famous bumps at Mary Jane Territory - expect long challenging mogul runs down through the trees, but also a selection of blues to chill out on too.

We offer a full range of discounted Winter Park lift tickets, ski & snowboard rentals and snow school lessons and we always recommend you book early for our very best prices.

Getting to Winter Park

Ski Independence offer a choice of airlines flying direct from London into Denver and we provide complete flexibility to choose the day of departure, holiday duration, choice of airline and cabin type. We have the freedom to build you the perfect holiday itinerary around the best flight options that suit you, and not around a product we’re committed to sell.

All of our holidays to Winter Park include a shared, scheduled shuttle transfer from Denver, you may want the flexibility of a self-drive, SUV or minivan. We offer 'Gold' option car rental which includes all the mandatory taxes & fees, extra driver fees, fuel and ski rack. We can also offer vehicles with SatNav.

Ski Train to Winter Park

Take the train to the Rockies! On selected dates throughout the winter, the ‘Winter Park Express’ train carries up to 500 skiers from Denver’s Union Station up to Winter Park. The train leaves Denver at 0700hrs, arriving into Winter Park 2 hours later. The train arrives at Winter Park station right beside the ski base area. Prices from £25.00 per person each way. Call us for schedules and full details.

Important information
Season Mid November - Late April
Ski Area 3,081 acres
Annual Snowfall 27ft
Number of Lifts 25
Ski Range 9,000–12,060ft
Ski Shuttle Regular, free service between slopes and town 8am to 11pm.
Blue Runs 8%
Red Runs 37%
Black Runs 55%
Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May
Off-season Off-season Off-season Off-season Off-season On-season On-season On-season On-season On-season On-season Off-season
Distance from airports
Denver 1hr30mins