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Winter Park has come a long way since it was known primarily for its bump skiing.
Winter Park has come a long way since it was known primarily for its bump skiing.
Winter Park
By Tom Boyd

December 10, 2008 —  Winter Park has poured more than $40 million into on-mountain enhancements over the past four years, including four new chairlifts. Last year’s skiers benefited from a new six-pack chairlift which made for simpler access to 1,123 acres, including Vasquez Cirque, Parsenn Bowl and the Eagle Wind Trails and 100 acres of new intermediate and advanced terrain.

Winter Park is actually a connected group of five areas: Winter Park, Mary Jane, Parsenn Bowl, Vasquez Cirque and Vasquez Ridge. The bump skiing at Winter Park has long been heralded as the best in the state, and those searching for bumping bliss will want to visit Mary Jane and Vasquez Ridge. Intermediates are at home at Vasquez Cirque, parts of Mary Jane and Winter Park. Beginners can explore the gentle slopes at Winter Park.

Fun Fact: Winter Park is home to the National Sports Center for the Disabled

Average annual snowfall: 359

Price: TBD

Skiable Acres: 3,060

Lifts: 25 (1 high-speed sextuple, 7 high-speed quad, 4 triple, 7 double, 3 surface, 3 magic carpet)

Terrain park: Yes

Season: Nov. – April

Terrain breakdown: 9 percent beginner, 21 percent intermediate, 13 percent advanced, 54 percent expert, 3 percent extreme

Location: 67 miles northwest of Denver

Information: (303) 892-0961



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