Storms came in waves this week and left Winter Park with soft conditions and plenty of powder stashes all over the mountain. Over three feet of snow has stacked up since the beginning of January and the forecast calls for even more in the coming days. Deep snow, abundant terrain and a packed calendar are in store this weekend!
Multiple storm systems over the last seven days left Winter Park with 22 inches of new snow. That means conditions all over the mountain have remained refreshed and soft. In even more good news, one more wave of snow is on the way before blue skies prevail during the coming week. Watch for accumulation of 4-8 more inches by Friday afternoon.
Ski and Ride
Consistent snowfall has enhanced conditions all over the mountain. Some of the best groomers can be found in the Winter Park and Sunnyside areas. Check out White Rabbit, Roundhouse and Stagecoach in the Vazquez Ridge Territory for open corduroy and the opportunity to connect cruisy turns. If you desire a more challenging day on the slopes, drop into Aces and Eights or Rainbow Cut to tackle bumps and give your legs a workout.
Ready to push yourself on harder terrain? Want to improve basic skills and techniques in your skiing and riding? The Winter Park Ski and Ride School offers guest-centered teaching to students of all ages and levels to improve their abilities, whether it’s their first day on the hill or they’ve been shredding for a lifetime. Book a lesson today and see what the Winter Park Ski + Ride School can do for you!
January is Pass Holder Appreciation Month and, as such, Winter Park is offering great perks to Ikon and Winter Park Season Pass holders. Ski midweek, Tuesday – Thursday for only $89! Before you head out on the slopes, snag a $5 breakfast burrito from Mary Jane Café. Plus, save on lodging, rentals, activities, and lessons throughout the month of January! Come on up and make the most of your pass holder perks. You can see all of the Pass Holder discounts on the Winter Park Pass Holder page.
Saturday, January 18 marks the first Vans King of the Grommets slopestyle competition. The event is open to skiers and riders under the age of 15 and only the first 100 to sign up can compete, so be sure to pre-register those young shredders. Then, beginning at 11 am, head to Re-railer terrain park to watch the grommets throw down for ultimate Winter Park bragging rights.
Finally, cap of your Saturday of shredding by taking it easy at the Fireworks & Family Fest. Dance to live music and grab a refreshing drink or a cup of hot cocoa. Then settle in at the bonfire with your crew and be dazzled by a spectacular slope-side fireworks display. Don’t forget to snag a sweet treat at the smores bar and savor Saturday evening in the mountains.