Over five feet of snow has stacked up in the month of January, making Winter Park the place to be for soul-satisfying turns and frosted mountain vistas. More storms are on the way as we enter our snowiest months of the year! Keep doing those snow dances and then come get the goods. With terrain options that will enthrall every style of skier and snowboarder, as well as plenty of events and live music, now is a great time to enjoy some mountain air and take advantage of all Winter Park has to offer.
The 12 inches of snow that stacked up over the last seven days took Winter Park’s snow total for the month to over five feet! Conditions have stayed refreshed thanks to continuous refills. One final storm is expected to add another 2-5 inches Thursday night through Friday, setting up excellent conditions for this weekend. Saturday and Sunday will offer a spring-like, sunny reprieve from the winter weather before Ullr gets to work again. Beginning on Monday, another storm cycle will arrive. While forecasted snow totals are still uncertain, it is likely that we will see snow almost every day during the coming week. Powder turns and serious stoke are on the way!
Where to Ski and Ride
With over five feet of snow in January and 2,663 open acres, there’s lush snow all over the mountain. Winter Park is offering something fun for everyone. Cranmer is wide open and rippable while Stagecoach and Sundance under Pioneer Express hold onto powder and offer exceptionally smooth turns. If you want to tackle something more challenging, Trestle has plenty of bumps to wake your legs up. Soon it will be February, which means it’s almost time to shred the Cirque. The seventh territory is set to open soon, and ski patrol is already conducting directed skiing on its steeps and chutes. Keep an eye out for an announcement about the Cirque’s official opening, coming soon! Buy your Cirque Sled Pass now for easy access to Winter Park’s backcountry-style terrain once it’s open.
This Saturday marks the beginning of the first Winter Park Mountain Yoga Retreat. Take time to focus on yourself and your practice while surrounded by the serenity of the Rocky Mountains with plenty of ski time in between.
This retreat consists of four instructor-led classes including a mountaintop sunrise practice. On Saturday morning a snowcat will take you to the top of Mary Jane Territory at over 11,000 feet for this one-of-a-kind experience. After completing your sun salutations, ski down for first tracks on Mary Jane!
Come out to Parry’s Parade this Saturday afternoon. Beginning at 3:30 pm, Parry the Snow Safety mascot will parade from Sorensen Park through the Winter Park Village accompanied by little rippers from Ski and Ride School. Dance to tunes by the DJ, sip hot chocolate, visit the face painter and join the festivities at this family-friendly event.
Is Mary Jane base more your speed? Stop by Club Car for happy hour food and drink specials beginning 2:30 pm. Sierah Daringer will be playing live music so settle in, enjoy the tunes and soak up the sun that will be shining throughout the weekend.
For more sunny patio action, check out our favorite outdoor hangouts here!