If you are looking for great year-round vacation resorts, consider the town of Winter Park, Colorado. Rising out of the western slope of the Continental Divide, Winter Park not only provides an amazing venue for world class skiing, but it also boasts stunning scenery and fun outdoor activities all year long. Come and see us spring summer, fall, and especially winter. No matter what your outdoor passion, we've got you covered. Winter Park is located about an hour and a half drive northwest of Denver. You can take the Amtrak, the Ski Train, or if you are up to a little adventure, drive it yourself, and experience Berthoud Pass from your own vehicle. When you arrive there you'll find easy accommodation in one of the many available cabins, condos or homes for rent. The air might be a little thin in Winter Park, but your choice of vacation accommodations certainly is not. From downtown, at a mere 9,100 feet to the highest point at Winter Park Resort (12,060 feet) there is a wide selection of vacation rentals (homes, condos or cabins). Imagine standing on your porch as the night sky puts on an exhibit of stars like none other. Take a moment and wander away from your home, condo or cabin to experience the beautiful blend of colors that a field of wildflowers will provide. The wildlife is on display in a never-ending collage of the great outdoors. Watch and listen to elk bugling in the fall and bighorn sheep giving birth in the spring. Wonder at the coyotes' howl, or at an industrious beaver building his home. Make sure you spend some time looking up - and catch an eagle soaring over this spectacular land.
Finding activities to fill your days and nights in Winter Park is a challenge - not because there isn't enough to do, but because there is so much to do. Horseback riding, fly fishing, whitewater river-rafting, visit a ranch and experience a real live rodeo, catch a round of golf. Winter Park is known as "Mountain Bike Capital USA", with over 600 miles of trails to explore. Oh yes, and you can ski a little too. Known as providing some of the finest skiing possibilities in Colorado, Winter Park Resort is filled with all kinds of trails and runs that are never boring. One of the most famous trails in the U.S. is here - Mary Jane. Named after a very savvy "business woman" of the late 1800's, the trail is one to remember, as is the woman herself. There are also 100 new acres of glade skiing, plus tubing, snowboarding and, wait for it...free sledding! You can probably find a free cup of hot chocolate to go with it. Winter Park will surround you with small town charm and big-time recreation, activities and accommodations in vacation rentals like condos, cabins and homes for rent. Winter, spring, summer or fall, make it your favorite vacation destination.