The locals know to follow the snow! Perhaps that's why "Colorado's Favorite Resort" also boasts the highest annual snowfall of major Colorado ski areas with an abundant 369 inches each year. Located only 67 miles from Denver, Winter Park sits in the Vasquez Mountains of Arapaho National Forest. Winter Park, Mary Jane, Parsenn Bowl, Vasquez Cirque and Vasquez Ridge make up the five distinct mountains that host Winter Park's 2,886 acres of incredibly varied terrain. During Winter Park's sixty year history, many individuals have made significant contributions to the development and image of the ski area. Over the years several ski trails have been identified as Historical Trails. With slope-side lodging and fun nighttime activities nearby, you'll quickly see why the locals call this their favorite.
Merit SkiBitz: 2 hours from Denver International Airport
Best après-ski: Derailer Bar
Must do: guided snowmobile tours