Winter Park Resort Information
What Makes a Great Ski Resort?
What is one of the first things that comes to mind when thinking about what makes a ski resort a great ski resort? Snowfall! Winter Park gets the most snow of all of the major Colorado destination resorts, an average annual snowfall of over 359 inches. More snowfall means more powder days and that means more unforgettable days on the mountain which makes a great ski resort.
Another thing that comes to mind, which makes Winter Park a great resort, is the varied terrain that offers something for everyone, and lots of it. Winter Park actually has five mountains to ski and ride with a total of 2,762 skiable acres; and it is one of the largest ski complexes in the western United States. The five mountains offer everything from the groomed cruiser runs to expert backcountry conditions.
Winter Park Mountain offers a 20 acre learn-to-ski or ride area as well as great terrain for family skiing and riding. The Ski and Snowboard School has been expanded to five full acres for the upcoming season with two "Magic Carpets" and a platter lift. A new approach to learning is also being implemented this season at Winter Park to help beginners master the slopes. The Winter Park Mountain also has terrain parks, a Rail Yard and a half pipe. Last year SKI Magazine ranked Winter Park"s "Parks and Pipes" 9th of all North American resorts.
Mary Jane Mountain has a motto of, "No Pain, No Jane" mainly because of the large amount of mogul runs, steep runs and advanced terrain. Mary Jane was rated this year, by Snow Country Magazine, as one of the Top 5 Resorts in North America for Bump Skiing.