Winter Park Resort is a ski area located in the state of Colorado in USA. The resort is in the town of Winter Park, CO. We recently ranked all of Colorado's ski resorts, so you can see where Winter Park Resort stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
Winter Park Resort is a part of the Ikon Ski Pass network. This allows you to buy one lift pass, and ski at all or most of the Ikon-sponsored slopes with it throughout the year, depending on the type of pass you bought.
Winter Park Resort Lodging:
Winter Park Resort Terrain Overview
Winter Park Resort has a total of 161 ski trails, which are serviced by 25 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. The amount of skiable area in this park is huge, with a maximum of 3,081 acres available to skiers. This area is equivalent to 1,247 hectares, 5 square miles, or 12 square kilometers.
Winter Park Resort's slopes see on average 313 inches (123 cm) of snowfall a year. That is almost 26 feet a year!
Winter Park Resort Elevation
Winter Park Resort has a summit elevation of 12,060 feet, or 3,676 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 9,000 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 3,060 feet (933 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
The summit of 12,060 feet makes this ski resort one of the highest in the country. The average ski slope summit is around 4,000 feet, so this is extremely high compared to its peers.
Winter Park Resort Difficulty Level
71.7out of 100
DID YOU KNOW?
At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.
Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.
Skiiable Terrain by Difficulty Level
Winter Park Resort has 3,081 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Seeing as Winter Park Resort is one of the hardest ski areas in the country, it's no surprise that over 76% of its trails rated as either intermediate or expert-level. This leaves only 24% of its skiable acres as beginner terrain.
Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.
Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.
Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.
Is Winter Park Resort good for beginners?
This is one of the hardest ski areas in the country to ski at, so it is not great for beginners. Winter Park Resort ranks in the top 10% of the most-difficult ski resorts in the country. It has 54% of its trails rated as expert, or black-diamond level.
Winter Park Resort Location
Winter Park Resort is located in the state of Colorado, USA. This ski area is nearby the town of Winter Park, CO.
Winter Park, CO 80482 USA
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Getting to Winter Park Resort
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Winter Park Resort), its coordinates of 39.88000, -105.75000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Winter Park, CO to get close.
By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.
A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Winter Park Resort.
|Denver International Airport||DEN||Denver, CO||57 mi|
A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Winter Park Resort.
|Eagle County Regional Airport||EGE||Eagle, CO||64 mi|
|Aspen-Pitkin Co/Sardy Field||ASE||Aspen, CO||75 mi|
|City of Colorado Springs Municipal Airport||COS||Colorado Springs, CO||93 mi|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Winter Park Resort, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.
Other Nearby Ski Resorts
Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Winter Park Resort.
|Ski Granby Ranch||Granby, CO||9,202 ft||30%||3 mi|
|Eldora||Nederland, CO||10,800 ft||48%||11 mi|
|Echo Mountain Resort||Idaho Springs, CO||10,650 ft||27%||18 mi|
|Keystone||Dillon, CO||12,408 ft||69%||22 mi|
|Breckenridge||Breckenridge, CO||12,998 ft||82%||31 mi|
|Vail||Vail, CO||11,570 ft||77%||36 mi|
|Copper Mountain||Frisco, CO||12,313 ft||66%||37 mi|
|Beaver Creek||Beaver Creek, CO||11,440 ft||62%||45 mi|
|Ski Cooper||Leadville, CO||11,700 ft||42%||46 mi|
|Loveland||Loveland, CO||13,010 ft||63%||51 mi|
|Arapahoe Basin||Aurora, CO||13,050 ft||76%||52 mi|
|Buttermilk||Larkspur, CO||9,900 ft||47%||63 mi|
|Howelsen Hill Ski Area||Seamboat Springs, CO||7,136 ft||44%||71 mi|
|Aspen Mountain Ski Resort||Aspen, CO||11,212 ft||79%||74 mi|
|Aspen Highlands Ski Resort||Aspen, CO||11,675 ft||93%||76 mi|
|Aspen Snowmass||Snowmass Village, CO||12,510 ft||86%||80 mi|
|Steamboat||Clark, CO||10,568 ft||77%||90 mi|
|Sunlight||Glenwood Springs, CO||9,895 ft||51%||91 mi|
|Snowy Range||Laramie, WY||10,000 ft||40%||93 mi|
|Crested Butte||Crested Butte, CO||12,162 ft||74%||96 mi|
|Monarch||Salida, CO||11,952 ft||51%||98 mi|
Winter Park Resort Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||12,060 ft|
|Base Elevation||9,000 ft|
|Vertical Drop||3,060 ft|
(24% Beginner, 22% Intermediate, 54% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||313 inches|