Winter Park Resort is the closest major ski resort to Denver, at just 60 miles away. Despite the proximity, Winter Park feels very remote due to its location tucked away in the Rockies surrounded by the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests as well as three wilderness areas. The resort is at the foot of the Continental Divide, and spans three peaks - Winter Park, Mary Jane and Vasquez Ridge.
This popular Colorado resort has over 3,000 acres of skiable terrain with more than 140 trails and 1,200-plus acres of back-country terrain. It's well known for the tree skiing on Mary Jane, wide open alpine bowls and extensive hike-to terrain. The resort also has plenty of beginner and intermediate runs that make it a family and beginner friendly destination.
Winter Park Resort is also able to be reached by train! The Winter Park Express operates on the weekends only, and is only a 2-hour train ride from Union Station in Denver.
Winter Park's base village has many options for après-ski, dining and shopping, as does the nearby town of Fraser. TripOutside has vetted the absolute best shops to save you time and money on your Winter Park ski rentals. Our top-rated outfitters have sport, performance and demo packages featuring the best ski brands. Whether you want to pick your gear up on the mountain, in town, or have it delivered straight to you - we've got you covered!