About Winter Park



Winter Park, CO

Winter Park, Colorado is one of the closest ski resorts to Denver, located just 98 miles from the Denver International Airport (DIA).

 

But don’t let the relatively close distance fool you… located directly across from the Continental Divide, Winter Park receives an average of 365 in. of snow every year, most of which is the light, fluffy champagne powder that skiers & snowboarders love!

 

The drive from DIA to Winter Park is along Interstate 70 (I-70), then over Berthoud Pass from U.S. Hw 40, which reaches 11,300-ft at the summit. Weather conditions can change rapidly, especially in the winter months, which is why all of our vehicles have 4-wheel drive and/or studded snow tires in the winters for your safety.

 

The base rate for our transportation service from DIA to Winter Park is $160 for one (1) passenger, with an additional rate of only $30 for each extra passenger. When you compare our prices to a typical airport shuttle service, you might actually save money, particularly if you have four (4) or more people in your group.

 

Really, there is no comparison between the convenience and luxury of our limousine service and the inflexible schedule and multiple stops of other shuttle services.

 

We’ll take you wherever you want to go in Winter Park (with no extraneous stops, other than the ones you choose), in the comfort and privacy of our luxury vehicles. Beverages, snacks, TV, and DVDs are provided with each trip, at no extra charge.

 

In addition to trips to-and-from DIA, we are also pleased to provide sightseeing tours to nearby Colorado destinations (such as Rocky Mountain National Park and Central City / Blackhawk Casino), as well as transportation to the Denver metro area.

 

Mary Jane don’t let the name fool you … she has some of the most difficult ski runs in Colorado! This beautiful, bumpy mountain was voted #1 in North America for bump skiing.

Winter Park there just isn’t a mountain more inviting or varied than this. Winter Park offers something for everyone … from gentle groomed cruisers to short and sweet mogul runs to challenging terrain parks and a half pipe. The award-winning $2 million learn-to-ski ski area, Discovery Park, is found here.

Parsenn’s Bowl starts pretty much at the top of the world and offers the kind of skiing you dream of … filled with vast empty spaces, beautiful gladed tree runs, unreal powder, and the gorgeous opportunity for fresh tracks.

Vasquez Ridge gives you all the elbow room you need with breathtaking views. There is never a crowd and plenty of late day sun.

Vasquez Cirque is one of the newest additions to the ski area. This backcountry adventure area is for experts only. You start by dropping off of a cornice into a 687-acre area (278 hectares), some of which has never been skied. This is the only section of the ski area that is not serviced by a variety of restaurants, bars, and shops.

The Town of Winter Park
The town lies in a beautiful valley (9,300 feet) at the base of the Continental Divide. Winter Park is known as Colorado’s favorite ski area due to its excellent snow — snowfall average of 365 inches — and its friendly town. This has made it a hit for families who find something for everyone — snowmobiling, sleigh rides, snow shoeing, snowcat tours, ice skating, cross-country skiing, dog sled rides, and the tubing hill at night.

Ecology and wildlife
Three ecological zones: Montane, Sub-Alpine and Alpine. Characteristics include sagebrush, willows, aspen, and lodgepole pine trees at lower elevations; mosses, lichens, and pines above tree-line (ca. 11,500 feet). Wildlife includes elk, moose, deer, raccoons, fox’, porcupines, bears, mountain lions, bobcats, and coyotes.
 

History
Inhabited by the Ute and Arapaho Indian tribes.
Discovered by pioneers around 1820.
First settlers arrived around 1850.
First post office established in Fraser in 1876.
Transcontinental railroad from Denver to the West Coast over Rollins Pass completed in 1905.
Moffat Tunnel — 6.2 miles — is the longest tunnel America; opened in 1928.
The logging industry flourished in the early 20th Century.
The first ski hills in Grand County were built in Hot Sulphur Springs in 1911.
Winter Park Ski Area opened in 1940.
 
Climate
Winter – We average 365 inches of snow during the ski season. March tends to be the heaviest snow month.
Summer – Little rain, mostly afternoon showers. Colorado averages 300 sunny days per year.
 

Average Temperatures in Winter Park (Fº)
 

 

January April July October
 

Days (highs)

30º 50º 78º 56º
 

Nights (lows)

-2º 12º 33º 17º