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Located just 66 miles to the north west of Denver, Winter Park is has a lot to offer. At 9000 feet elevation, Winter park is nestled among some of the finest skiing in the country. In winter snow-mobiling, skiing and cross-country trails are very popular. In the summer, mountain biking, hiking, fishing, rafting, horseback riding and golfing are the attractions of note.

Winter Park Ski Resort

  • Nearest town: Winter Park
  • Resort Altitude (metres): 2743m
  • Ski Season: November to April
  • Mountain Range: Rockies
  • Number of Lifts: 22
  • Highest Lift (metres): 3676m
  • Lowest Lift (metres): 2743m
  • Number of Slopes: 134
  • Snowboarding: yes, 3 parks.
  • Cross Country (km): 300km

Winter Park Ski Information

General information

There is not a lot to do in Winter Park other than ski in winter. The Cozens Ranch House Museum is one of the few attractions that remain open in winter Wednesdays to Saturdays from 11am to 4pm. Here you will be able to take a look back to Colorado’s pioneer days. The 1870s homestead includes a fully restored residence; a small hotel, a post office and stagecoach stop with a replica of the stagecoach that travelled these routes around the end of the 19th century. For sightseeing nothing compares to a ride in a hot air balloon, enquire at the resort for details.

  • Languages: English Spanish
  • Temperatures: 2°C
  • Driving: Drivers drive on the right-hand side of the road
  • Emergency contact numbers: All Emergencies 911
  • Population: 715
  • Religion: Protestant 56% Roman Catholic 28% Jewish 2% other 4% none 10%
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In the small town of Winter Park you will find Dino’s Mountain Bistro, one of the most popular restaurants in town. Upstairs is a sports pub; downstairs is a fine dining restaurant. Rome on the range offers a wide selection of dishes, specialising in steaks cooked on a wood-fired grill. The Crooked Creek Saloon features live music with dancing as well as pool tables. The Winter Park Pub is extremely popular with locals and boasts 15 beers on tap with reasonable pricing.


Winter Park is the nearest resort to Denver at only 67 miles distance. The scenery is spectacular and the skiing offers something for everyone. Beginners will benefit from the ski school, which has a fine reputation. The most attractive aspect of the resort is undoubtedly its value, pricing here is noticeably more affordable than some of the trendier resorts. This aspect has made it doubly attractive due to its relaxed atmosphere.

Winter Park Attractions

Winter Park Activities

Winter Park Children's Center For children aged 2 months to 5 years, this center offers programs and activities in summer and winter.

Snowboard & Ski School Offering a variety of ski and snowboard programs for children from ages 3 to 13.

Winter Park Restaurants and Bars

Winter Park Restaurants

Deno's Mountain Bistro This is undoubtedly one of Winter Parks best restaurants; it is a firm favourite of locals as well as visitors. Upstairs you will find a vibrant sports pub, downstairs a casual yet elegant fine dining restaurant. The gourmet menu is sure to satisfy most appetites; this is complemented by a superb wine list featuring over 300 selections. The bistro is open daily from 11.30am to 11pm.

Rome on the Range For a typical western feel, Rome on the Range offers you a restaurant, saloon and dance hall in one. The atmosphere is relaxed with lots of Old West memorabilia as decoration. The restaurant specializes in steak, prepared on a wood fired grill; also on offer are chicken and seafood as well as pasta dishes. The restaurant is open daily from 11.30am to 10pm.

The Kitchen For the best breakfast in town, the Kitchen is the place to come. This morning's only restaurant has been going since 1975 and is extremely popular. Breakfasts are cooked to your order and are definitely worth the wait.

Winter Park Bars & Clubs

Crooked Creek Saloon The bar here features live music, pool tables and dancing. If you are hungry you can try the famous Fatboy burger and fiery Radium Hot Wings.

Moffat Station This is Winter Park's only Micro Brewery, so why not stop by and sample some of the local brew. The bar is located directly opposite the base of the ski area.

Winter Park Pub This pub is frequented by many of the locals, with over 15 beers on tap and reasonable prices, it is not difficult to see why. For entertainment there is satellite TV sport and pool tables.

Winter Park children's activities

Winter Park Children's Center For children aged 2 months to 5 years, this center offers programs and activities in summer and winter.

Snowboard & Ski School Offering a variety of ski and snowboard programs for children from ages 3 to 13.

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