Winter Park Resort Snowboarding

The 18th most popular snowboarding destination in Colorado.

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West of Denver and north east of Idaho Springs, the Winter Park ski area has 143 runs spread over 1,870 acres that are served by 25 lifts with a maximum vertical descent of 2,220 feet. This groomed terrain encompasses five distinct adjacent ski regions named Winter Park, Mary Jane, Vasquez Ridge, Parsenn Bowl and Eagle Wind.

In addition to the groomed terrain, the off-piste Vasquez Cirque area has 435 acres of prime freeriding terrain featuring a mix of cornices, rock outcroppings, steeps and glades. This is for the extreme backcountry adventurer, conditions are vastly different from other parts of the mountains.

On a pow day, head up the Challenger Double and head down the Hole-In-The-Wall with 15 foot drops. Then head into the Trestle.

For some widely space glades, try riding Willetts Way and Johnstone Junction in lower Parsenn Bowl.

For apres ski, try the Derailer. For nightlife, check out Carlos & Marias for margaritas, Devils Thumb Saloon, Pepe Osakas, Crooked Creek Tavern, Wild Creek Bar and the Winter Park Pub.

To reach the snowboarding at Winter Park Resort from Denver, head west on US70 to US40. Head northwest on US40 to Winter Park.

Overall, Winter Park Resort is the 18th most popular snowboard & freeride destination of all 28 snowboarding resorts in Colorado. Several of the better snowboarding resorts are nearby Winter Park Resort including Arapahoe Basin Ski Area, Breckenridge Ski Resort, Keystone Mountain Resort, Eldora Mountain Resort, Copper Mountain Resort and Loveland Ski Area.

Winter Park Resort Ski Map



Local Contact(s):  Winter Park Ski Area (970) 726-5514; Central Reservations (800) 729-5813; Local Tourism (970) 726-4118

Recommended Book:  "Snowboard Resort Guide 2016" from Chris Gill

Best Season:  Dec. - Mar.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Hitchhiker (800) 421-4013; Snow Mountain Ranch; Arapahoe Ski Lodge (800) 754-0094; Olympia Motor Lodge

Luxury Loding:  The Vintage Hotel (970) 726-8801; Winter Park Mountain Lodge (970) 726-4211; Zephyr Mountain Lodge (970) 726-6669

Breakfast Restaurant:  The Kitchen; Higher Grounds; Last Waltz; Basecamp

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  39.893, -105.7738

Date Published:  12/30/2015

Date Updated:  12/18/2017

ID:  11341

Winter Park Resort Snowboarding Map