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Page Title: Winter Park Mountain Facts & Stats
Page Synopsis: An overview of mountain facts and stats for Winter Park Resort, Colorado.



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Winter Park Mountain Facts & Stats

Winter Park Resort
150 Alpenglow Way
P.O. Box 36
Winter Park, Colorado 80482
Local & International Ph: (970) 726-5514
Denver direct: (303) 892-0961
Snow Line: (970) 726-SNOW,
Denver direct: (303) 572-SNOW
Email:
wpinfo@skiwinterpark.com
Web: www.winterparkresort.com

LOCATION
Winter Park Resort is located 67 miles (108 kilometers) northwest of Denver and 85 miles (137 Kilometers) from Denver International Airport. Set in the Vasquez Mountains of Arapaho National Forest, Winter Park is the closest major ski resort to Denver (1 hours driving time).

OWNER
City and County of Denver
MANAGER
Intrawest Corporation

SEASON 
Mid-Nov. - Early April

HOURS OF OPERATION 
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. weekdays
8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. weekends and holidays

THE MOUNTAIN 
Winter Park, Mary Jane, (including Parsenn Bowl), Vasquez Cirque and Vasquez Ridge make up Winter Park Resort, one of the largest ski resorts in Colorado. The four adjacent mountains, each possessing unique characteristics, are connected by a network of trails and lifts. The 2003-04 season marked Winter Park's 65th year of operation and is the oldest continually operated resort in Colorado.

ELEVATION

 

Base

Summit

Vertical Drop

Winter Park

9,000 ft /
(2,743m)

10,700 ft /
(3,261m) at Sunspot

1,700 ft /
(518m)

Mary Jane

9,450 ft /
(2,880m)

12,060 ft /
(3,676m) at North Cone

2,610 ft / 
(796m)

Vasquez Ridge

9,486 ft / (2,891m)

10,700 ft /
(3,261m)

1,214 ft /
(370m)

Vasquez Cirque

10,400 ft / (3,170m)

11,900 ft /
(3,627m)

1,500 ft /
(457m)

Combined

Winter Park base

North Cone summit

3,060 ft /
(933m)


 
TERRAIN 

Total

Winter Park

Mary Jane & Parsenn Bowl

Vasquez Ridge

Vasquez Cirque

Easiest (green)

9%

33%

3%

13%

0%

Intermediate (blue)

21%

26%

24%

44%

0%

Advanced (blue/black)

13%

14%

12%

2%

0%

Most Difficult (black)

54%

27%

60%

41%

88%

Expert (double black)

3%

0%

1%

0%

12%

 
TRAILS
Total skiable acreage is 2,762 acres (1,119 hectares) which includes 134 designated trails and 1,467 acres (594 hectares) of off-piste terrain.

LONGEST RUN 
Winter Park:
2 miles (3.2 kilometers)
Mary Jane: 4.5 miles (7.2 kilometers)
Vasquez Ridge: 1.4 miles (2.3 kilometers)
Vasquez Cirque: 2.9 miles (4.6 kilometers)
Combined: North Cone to Turnpike: 5.1 miles (8.2 kilometers)
 
TERRAIN PARK
Rail Yard terrain park, located on Allan Phipps trail, has a new look this season with added rails and jumps and a 420-foot Superpipe. The terrain park on Jack Kendrick trail offers a wider variety of features. New entry-level features have been introduced to Discovery Park for beginners.
 
LIFTS
Twenty-one lifts including eight high-speed express quads, three triples, seven double chairlifts, two conveyors and one rope tow provide an uphill capacity of 33,510 riders per hour. The Zephyr Express is modified to accommodate 20 gondola cabins for dinner service to The Lodge at Sunspot atop Winter Park Mountain on Saturday nights.
 
SNOWFALL
An average of 359 inches (9.1 meters) annually based on snowfall from the past 10 years.
 
SNOWMAKING
Winter Park has snowmaking on 26 trails covering 294 acres (119 hectares).

TICKET PRICES
For specific pricing details, visit www.winterparkresort.com/tickets/
Rentals Ski, telemark ski, snowboard and snowblade rentals are available at convenient locations at the base of Winter Park Mountain; West Portal Rental & Repair and Slopeside Gear & Sport in the Zephyr Mountain Lodge, and at The Jane Shop at the Mary Jane base. Prices include free overnight storage. 

SKI & SNOWBOARD SCHOOL
Programs Winter Park Resort offers adult class lessons and private lessons, including unique learning experiences such as First Tracks, Last Tracks, Family Privates, and specialty clinics. For more information and pricing, contact the Guest Contact Center at (800) 729-7907 or visit
www.winterparkresort.com/skischool/

ADVENTURE JUNCTION - CHILDREN'S CENTER
Winter Park Resort is well known for its outstanding youth ski and snowboard program and child care facilities. Registration, rentals and meeting rooms are all located in the Children's Center at the base of Winter Park. Advance reservations are available. For more information and reservations, call the Guest Contact Center at (800) 729-7907.

Child Care:
A non-ski program for children 2 months through 5 years with indoor activities and lunch is available on site. A complimentary beeper/pager is included. Reservations are required. A one-hour private ski or snowboard lesson is available for children enrolled in full-day Child Care for an additional cost.

The Kid's Daily Program:
The program for 3- and 4-year-olds is a non-chairlift riding ski orientation with all-day supervision, playtime and lunch. Children are introduced to skiing through indoor and outdoor activities designed and paced for each group. Participants must be potty-trained and willing.

Classes for all other kids are determined by ability level; beginner through advanced, and age; 5- and 6-year-olds, 7- to 10-year olds and 11 - 17 years of age. Cost includes ski/snowboard rental, lift ticket, complimentary helmet rental, lunch, snack and instruction. Indoor supervision is provided for kids, 3 - 10 years, before and after their lessons. Snowboard lessons are offered for those as young as 5- and 6-year olds. These particular classes are kept small, with no more than three kids per instructor, to provide the necessary student/teacher ratio for optimal learning. Price includes rental, lift ticket and lunch. Registration for all kids' lessons is from 8 - 9 a.m. on lesson day at any Winter Park Resort Guest Service Center Desk. Kids enrolled in the full-day ski or snowboard program may add on a one-hour private, starting at 8:30 a.m., for an additional cost.
 
NATIONAL SPORTS CENTER FOR THE DISABLED
Information and reservation line:
(970) 726-1540 or Denver (303) 316-1540 or visit
www.nscd.org.

The internationally acclaimed National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD) is the largest and most successful program of its kind in the world. The NSCD began in 1970 with 23 amputee children from Denver taking ski lessons at Winter Park. Launching its 34th season, the non-profit organization teaches more than 22,000 lessons annually in a variety of year-round sports for children and adults of all disabilities. In 1984, the NSCD Competition Program was founded to provide race training and coaching for disabled skiers participating in regional, national and international events.
 
COMPETITION CENTER PROGRAMS
Information line:
(970) 726-1590 or Denver (303) 316-1590.

Seasonal training programs are available in alpine, freestyle and nordic disciplines, for all ages of intermediate and advanced skiers and snowboarders. Clinics are offered throughout the year. Other services include tuning, binding mounts, boot fitting and equipment repair.

NASTAR Races:
Recreational racing every day from 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. on Cranmer Trail, above Snoasis mid-mountain restaurant. Gold, silver and bronze medals are awarded for qualifying times.

CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING
Devil's Thumb Ranch:

Located north of Fraser, this popular Nordic center offers a scenic network of 105 kilometers (65 miles) of groomed trails. Lessons and rentals available. For information, call (970) 726-5632.

Snow Mountain Ranch:
Located about 15 minutes from Winter Park, this expansive facility offers 100 kilometers (62 miles) of groomed trails for all abilities, including three kilometers of lighted track for night skiing. This is a favorite spot for skaters and track skiers. Lessons and rentals are available. For information, call (970) 887-2152.

Fraser Experimental Forest Ranger Station:
Marked trails suitable for beginners, intermediate and expert skiers. No trail fees and no facilities.





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