Winter Park Ski Resort

Winter Park Ski 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 stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!

Winter Park 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 Lodging:

Winter Park Ski Resort Terrain Overview

Winter Park 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's slopes see on average 313 inches (123 cm) of snowfall a year. That is almost 26 feet a year!

Trails
Total Runs
161
Ski Lift
Lifts
25
Skier
Skiable Acres
3,081(12 km2)
Snow
Annual Snowfall
313"(123 cm)

Winter Park Ski Resort Elevation

Winter Park Ski 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.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
12,060'(3,676 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
3,060'(933 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
9,000'(2,743 m)

Winter Park Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Score
Difficulty Score
71.6out of 100
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Winter Park is one of the hardest ski areas in the country, with a difficulty score of 71.6. This mountain ranks in the top 10% of most-difficult ski resorts in all of North America, mostly due to the fact that it has 54% of its trails rated as expert-level, and a vertical drop of 3,060 feet.

 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 Area by Difficulty Level

Winter Park 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 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 for the beginners.
Beginner
24%(739 acres)

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.

Blue Square
Intermediate
22%(678 acres)

Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.

Black Diamond
Expert
54%(1,664 acres)

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 Ski 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 Ski 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 Ski Resort Location

Winter Park Ski Resort is located in the state of Colorado, USA. This ski area is nearby the town of Winter Park, CO.

Address:
Winter Park, CO 80482 USA
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Website:
winterparkresort.com/

GPS Coordinates:
39.88000, -105.75000

Getting to Winter Park Ski Resort

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Winter Park Ski 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 Ski Resort.

NameCodeCityDistance
Denver International AirportDENDenver, CO57 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.

NameCodeCityDistance
Eagle County Regional AirportEGEEagle, CO64 mi
Aspen-Pitkin Co/Sardy FieldASEAspen, CO75 mi
City of Colorado Springs Municipal AirportCOSColorado Springs, CO93 mi

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Winter Park Ski 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 Ski Resort.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Ski GranbyGranby, CO9,202 ft30%3 mi
EldoraNederland, CO10,800 ft48%11 mi
KeystoneDillon, CO12,408 ft69%22 mi
BreckenridgeBreckenridge, CO12,998 ft82%31 mi
VailVail, CO11,570 ft72%36 mi
Copper MountainFrisco, CO12,313 ft66%37 mi
Beaver CreekBeaver Creek, CO11,440 ft62%45 mi
Ski CooperLeadville, CO11,700 ft42%46 mi
LovelandLoveland, CO13,010 ft63%51 mi
Arapahoe BasinAurora, CO13,050 ft76%52 mi
ButtermilkLarkspur, CO9,900 ft47%63 mi
Aspen SnowmassSnowmass Village, CO12,510 ft86%80 mi
SteamboatClark, CO10,568 ft76%90 mi
SunlightGlenwood Springs, CO9,895 ft51%91 mi
Snowy RangeLaramie, WY10,000 ft40%93 mi
Crested ButteCrested Butte, CO12,162 ft74%96 mi
MonarchSalida, CO11,952 ft51%98 mi

Winter Park Ski Resort Mountain Stats

NameStatistic
Summit Elevation12,060 ft
Base Elevation9,000 ft
Vertical Drop3,060 ft
Trails161
(24% Beginner,  22% Intermediate,  54% Expert)
Lifts25
Skiable Acres3,081
Avg. Annual Snowfall313 inches
Winter Park Ski Resort Mountain Stats