Winter Park Ski Area Information

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The Winter Park Resort is one of the closest major resorts to Denver, offering everything from world-class runs and moguls to a retail Village featuring restaurants, boutiques and ice skating! Read More

  • 142 trails
  • 3,078 skiable acres
  • 3,060 total vertical drop
  • The Longest run is 4.6 miles (7.4 kilometers)
  • 25 total lifts (including the Village Cabriolet)
  • 355 inches is the average annual snowfall
  • Beginner slopes: 8%
  • Intermediate slopes: 17%
  • Advanced slopes: 19%
  • Most Difficult: 53%
  • Expert Only: 3% 


Founded in 1940, the Winter Park Ski Resort offers world-class skiing and riding over five interconnected mountain areas: Winter Park (summit: 10,700 ft), Mary Jane (summit: 11,200 ft), Vasquez Ridge (summit: 10,700 ft), Vasquez Cirque (summit: 12,060 ft) and the Parsenn Bowl (summit: 12,060 ft.) The Resort is referenced as having two distinct sides; the Winter Park side, which caters more to the beginner and intermediate skier/rider, in comparison to the Mary Jane side, which is known for its moguls and multitude of advanced and expert runs. The Dark Territory Terrain Park and the NASTAR Racing site are both located on the Winter Park side.

The Winter Park Resort is known for its renowned ski school, making it an excellent place for kids and adults to learn; private and group lessons are available, taught by highly trained instructors.

It is also home to the NSCD (National Sports Center for the Disabled,) one of the largest outdoor therapeutic recreation programs of its kind where they're able to accommodate almost any disability.

Mountain Details

  • Total trails: 142
  • Skiable acres: 3,078
  • Total vertical drop: 3,060 ft.
  • Longest run: 4.6 miles (7.4 kilometers)
  • Total lifts: 25 (including the Village Cabriolet)
  • Average annual snowfall: 355 inches
  • Beginner slopes: 8%
  • Intermediate slopes: 17%
  • Advanced slopes: 19%
  • Most Difficult: 53%
  • Expert Only: 3%

Mountain Activities

Non-skiing visitors can take advantage of the following activities:

  • Ice skating on the Village pond
  • Guided or unguided snowshoeing
  • Scenic Snowcat tours
  • Scenic chairlift rides
  • Ride the Zephyr Lift to the top every Sunday, where mountain top non-denominational services are held at 12:45 p.m. (Lift ticket required.)


The Winter Park Ski Resort has dining options, on and off the mountain, as well as rental & demo shops that can be found at both the Winter Park and the Mary Jane Base.

On-Mountain Dining:

  • The Snoasis is a mid-mountain eatery with outdoor BBQ and lunch selections; the location is perfect to watch the skiers and riders within the Dark Territory Terrain Park. A full bar is available.
  • Sunspot Dining Room is located at the Winter Park summit within the Lodge at Sunspot; it offers sandwiches, soups and other lunch favorites. It's open daily for lunch, and dinners on Friday and Saturday nights, and on holidays. Call 970-726-1446 for reservations and more information.
  • The Provisioner is also located within the Lodge at Sunspot; this cafeteria-style eatery offers pasta, sandwiches and more.
  • Lunch Rock Cafe is located at Mary Jane's summit; it's a great place to eat your sack lunch, or you can opt for the outdoor BBQ, chili and snacks they offer.

Winter Park Base Dining:

  • The Coffee & Tea Market is located within the Balcony House, at the Winter Park Base. Gourmet coffees, pastries, sandwiches, and a full bar are offered; Wi-Fi is available and seating is available inside or out on the balcony.
  • Doc's Roadhouse can be found within the Zephyr courtyard; it offers pancake breakfasts for kids, lunch and dinner options, and is a popular hangout during apres ski due to its Coors Lounge upstairs.
  • Starbuck's Coffee is also within the Zephyr courtyard, with coffee, pastries and a few sandwich options offered all day.
  • The Derailer Bar is located within the Winter Park Base's West Portal Station; pub fare is offered including burgers and sandwiches, along with apres ski drink specials. Live music can often be found here on the weekends.
  • The Moffat Market is located within West Portal Station; this cafeteria-style market offers breakfast and lunch selections, such as burgers, chicken, pizza, asian cuisine, etc.
  • The Lime Cantina offers Mexican food and is known for their hefty margaritas; it is located at the Winter Park Base, within the retail Village.
  • The Cheeky Monk is located within the Village, with a large patio overlooking the pond; Belgian beer, gourmet sandwiches and appetizers are available.
  • The Back Bowl Soup Company can also be found within the Village; this eatery offers beer, along with homemade soups, breads and sandwiches.
  • Goody's is a soda fountain/ice cream/chocolate shop that also offers breakfast, lunch and dessert crepes; it is located within the Village, across from the Cheeky Monk.
  • The Five Mountain Tavern is located within the Vintage Hotel, near the outlying parking lot with the Cabriolet Lift. It opens at 2 p.m. daily and offers burgers, sandwiches and desserts.

Mary Jane Base Dining:

  • The Club Car Restaurant offers upscale pub fare and is a popular hangout for apres ski.
  • The Mary Jane Market has breakfast, pasta, salads, burgers and sandwiches; alcohol is not available.
  • Pepperoni's Pizza and Sports Bar has delicious pizzas by the pie or the slice, beer and TV's to watch sports.

Rentals & Demos:

  • Within the first floor of the Slopeside Building of the Zephyr Mountain Lodge.
  • Ground floor of West Portal Station, at the Winter Park Base.
  • The Jane Shop within the Mary Jane Center, at the Mary Jane Base.
  • The Mountain Adventure Center and Showcase Snowboards, both located within the Riverside Building of the Zephyr Mountain Lodge (WP Base).
  • The Jane Shop within the Mary Jane Center, at the Mary Jane Base.

Ski & Ride School:

  • Private & group lessons are available for adults and children. Call 970-726-1554 for more information.

Winter Park Base Lodging Options:

  • The Zephyr Mountain Lodge is a ski-in/ski-out lodge with 1, 2, and 3 bedroom fully-furnished condo options. Outdoor hot tubs & gym available.
  • Fraser Crossing and Founders Pointe are adjacent to the Zephyr Mountain Lodge, and it offers studio, 1, 2, and 3 bedroom fully-furnished condo options. Outdoor hot tub on amenity deck.
  • Contact Winter Park Central Reservations for more details: 800-453-2525

Contact Info 

  • General Resort Information: 970-726-5514
  • Winter Park Central Reservations (Lodging): 800-453-2525
  • Snow & Weather Conditions: 303-572-7669
  • Ski & Ridge School: 970-726-1554
  • Childcare (reservations required): 800-420-8093
  • National Sports Center for the Disabled (reservations required): 970-726-1540

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