Skiing and snowboarding

Thing To Do Skiing and snowboarding

Winter Park, Colorado offers an unparalleled skiing experience, with its pristine slopes and diverse terrain drawing in skiers from all over the world. Whether you enjoy Nordic, alpine, or snowcat skiing, Winter Park has something for everyone. Plan your next ski trip here for an unforgettable winter adventure.

Experience Winter Park, CO, Skiing

Winter Park Resort

Winter Park Resort, the longest continually operated ski resort in Colorado, is conveniently located closest to Denver International Airport. For over 75 years, it has been a beloved destination for Denver locals. The resort offers a variety of terrains including groomers, jumps, and black diamonds, making it suitable for all skill levels. Beginners can also take advantage of the renowned Ski + Ride School. With 3,081 acres to discover, Winter Park Resort caters to every type of skier and snowboarder. Be sure to explore the resort's seven distinct territories.

  • The Winter Park area is perfect for novice skiers and families, offering well-maintained slopes, lengthy cruising runs, and the Ski + Ride School. Enroll in lessons or reserve a First Tracks guide for the opportunity to be the first on the slopes.
  • Vasquez Ridge offers numerous intermediate and advanced slopes where skiers and snowboarders can discover pristine patches of untouched snow. This location is known for being one of the more secluded areas for winter sports.
  • Ascend North America's tallest six-passenger chairlift to access the Parsenn Bowl area. Enjoy sweeping vistas from the expansive bowl, leading to tree-lined runs over 1,600 feet below. This terrain is ideal for skiers with intermediate to advanced skills.
  • Terrain Park offers an 18-foot superpipe along with over 80 innovative terrain features. With seven distinct parks catering to individuals ranging from novices to seasoned professionals.
  • The area known as Mary Jane offers numerous mogul runs and tree skiing opportunities. Visitors can enjoy lengthy and demanding trails to push their abilities, as well as some simpler routes suitable for beginners.
  • Eagle Wind offers excellent tree and glade skiing opportunities, with untouched powder and a dense forest to explore. The runs at Eagle Wind are all advanced and present a challenging experience for skiers.
  • The Cirque offers the resort's most challenging terrain, providing ungroomed, backcountry skiing in a patrolled zone. This area is reserved for experienced skiers, with only difficult and expert runs that descend over 2,200 feet.

Granby Ranch

Granby Ranch, situated 20 miles west of Winter Park, provides an excellent opportunity to enjoy Winter Park skiing. This resort, owned by a family, caters to skiers of various ages and skill levels. Visitors can explore gladed terrain, cross-country trails, and a terrain park with numerous progressive features spread over 406 skiable acres. Notably, Granby Ranch is the sole ski resort in Winter Park that provides night skiing.

Jones Pass – Snowcat Skiing

For a unique adventure away from the crowds, consider snowcat skiing in the Jones Pass region. Jones Pass Guides, a local backcountry outfitter, offers this thrilling experience where guests are taken to pristine powder using a snowcat. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, skiers will explore secluded areas with alpine bowls, wooded meadows, and open chutes. The elevation of the terrain varies from 10,500 to 12,500 feet, promising an unforgettable backcountry skiing journey. Each trip includes demo skis, safety equipment, lunch, and two complimentary beers to enjoy at the conclusion of the day.

Ski Lessons

Ski + Ride School

Hone your abilities, master the art of skiing as a beginner or tackle challenging moguls. The Ski + Ride School at Winter Park Resort provides instruction at the Winter Park area, catering to individuals of all ages and proficiency levels. Options include half-day lessons, private instruction, camps, programs, and additional offerings. Children between the ages of 3 and 14 are welcome to participate in the kids' programs.

Granby Ranch

Granby Ranch provides group and individual instruction for individuals of all ages and proficiency levels in skiing and snowboarding. Lesson options vary from one hour to an entire day. Our instructors focus on enhancing the skills of each student, regardless of their experience level.

Know Before You Go

Ensure you are ready for your Winter Park skiing experience by making arrangements in advance. Reserve lift tickets, lessons, and equipment rentals early to secure discounts and guarantee you have everything you need. The climate in Winter Park is known to be unpredictable, so it is advisable to dress in layers and wear waterproof pants, gloves, tall socks, and sunglasses or goggles. Additionally, remember to check the weather forecast before embarking on your journey!

Ski & Snowboard Rentals

If you are planning a trip to Colorado via airplane, consider renting your skis from Beavers Sports Shop to save on baggage fees. This well-known ski shop offers demo skis for men, women, and children from reputable brands such as Salomon and Volkl. With three convenient locations in the Winter Park area, Beavers Sports Shop is a great option for all your skiing needs. For more information, please visit the shop's website. Winter Park Resort and Granby Ranch also provide equipment and accessory rentals, including pants, jackets, poles, goggles, skis, and snowboards. Additionally, Devil's Thumb Ranch offers Nordic ski and snowshoe rentals for those looking to explore the area in a different way.

Make Your Reservations With StayWinterPark

Following an amazing day on the ski slopes, return to one of our holiday rentals to relax! StayWinterPark provides a diverse range of properties, including condos, townhouses, private homes, and cabins. Take advantage of our exclusive Winter Lodging Deals for guests. Contact us for more information on availability and start organizing your ski vacation in Winter Park, Colorado. We are excited to welcome you!