You Voted, We Won (For the 3rd Time!)- USA Today’s #1 Ski Resort in North America

Winter Park may be a small mountain town, but we’ve been receiving some big accolades like Top Ski Resort in Colorado according to 5280 Magazine, Top Adventure Town based on Elevation Out, and our latest achievement? Being crowned the #1 Ski Resort in North America by USA Today readers for the 3rd time in the last 4 years! So why is everyone loving Winter Park? Well, we can think of a few reasons…

World-Class Skiing

Powder turns at Mary Jane Territory.

Groomers, glades, trees, steeps, bumps, powder stashes, shall we go on? With more than 3,000 acres of skiable terrain, 3,000 feet of vertical rise, and 7 distinct territories designed for every skill level, we’re sure to have any kind of trail you’re searching for.  Plus, check out our Gondola to access it all! Pile on more than 327 inches of annual snowfall and you’ve got a match made in skier heaven.

Winter Park Guides

Looking to ski the best snow and get the inside scoop? Hire one of our Winter Park Guides to access all of Winter Park’s hidden pow stashes and the best snow on the mountain. Plus, skip the line with VIP lift access.

Tons of Adventures

Want to explore off the beaten path? Take a pair of snowshoes for a spin!

Starlight Snowcat Tour

Looking to ride the trails you know and love in a new way? Try ski bikes!

Want to experience the mountains like never before? Take a cozy snowcat tour to explore the mountaintops in a cabin of a heated snowcat.

Whatever kind of adventure you’re looking for, you’re sure to find it at the #1 Ski Resort in North America.

Snowshoe Tour

From snowcats and tubing to hot air balloons and dog sled rides, we have it all. Maybe that’s why Elevation Outdoors also named us Colorado’s Top Adventure Town two years in a row! Not that we’re counting or anything.

And while winter is in our name, our summers are full of adventure, too. After the ski season ends our slopes transform into the award-winning Trestle Bike Park. Mountain biking not your thing? Hike up one of the many trails at the Resort or one of the thousand miles of trail in the Winter Park area, zip down our alpine slide, let the kids loose on the ropes course, or hire an Adventure Concierge Guide for a guided hike or e-bike tour. Plus with countless events and concerts throughout the summer months, you’ll see why most folks come for winter, but fall in love with the summertime! There are always endless ways to venture out in Winter Park.

Great Food & Drink Options

Club Car at Mary Jane Base

No need to rely on chain restaurants here, we’ve got you covered with local spots you’re sure to love. After a long day exploring the mountains, head to the base of Mary Jane for some good old fashion ski grub at Club Car. Dig into some queso or chow down on a burger to refuel after taking laps on the C-Chair all day.

On the Winter Park side, the Village has you covered. Stop by TripAdvisor’s Best Pizza in Colorado, Pizza Pedl’r, for a unique spin on the classic pie. You can try a slice topped with cream cheese or trade out your traditional tomato base with sweet chili Thai sauce.

Apres at Sunspot Mountain Lodge.

If you’re searching for a quintessential Colorado experience, head up the gondola to Sunspot Mountaintop Lodge. Enjoy après with a view at 10,700 feet or make a reservation for Sunspot’s three-course dinner of Colorado classics like wild game or Rocky Mountain rainbow trout.

Want to end your day with a well deserved draft or cocktail?  Try our signature Mary Jane Ale at the High Craft Bar at Lunch Rock or up at Sunspot for a uniquely Colorado craft beer, brewed by Upslope. Cocktails more your thing? Stop by Lime in the Village for an unmatched margarita perfect for unwinding after a day on the snow.

A Culture Unlike Anywhere

The torchlight parade.

We love to have fun here at North America’s #1 Ski Resort and weekends are when we shine! With signature events like Venture Out Fest, Torchlight Parade, Live Music at Mountaintop Apres, plus holidays like Mardi Gras, to our signature month of Bash + Splash events, Winter Park is a fun-lover’s paradise.

Spring Bash and Splash at Lunch Rock

Whether you’re looking for the ultimate family Spring Break trip or want to don your favorite costume and hit the slopes with friends, we’ve got your back with signature weekends throughout the seasoned dedicated to having a blast out on the snow.

We know we’ve seen a lot of praise lately, but we swear it’s not getting to our heads. We’re still the humble, friendly locals we’ve always been and can’t wait to welcome you to our cozy mountain town. So what are you waiting for? Start planning your trip now to save on your Winter Park experience!

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