Nestled at the base of Berthoud Pass in Grand County, Colorado, Winter Park boasts some of the best skiing in the nation. Locals and visitors alike hold unique loyalty to the winding paths and steep terrain of the Winter Park/Mary Jane ski area. Tourists visit Winter Park for more than just the world-class skiing, though. Summer months bring mountain biking trails, gorgeous hiking opportunities, and hot air balloon rides to experience the area with the whole family.
Winter Park Ski Resort is home to what some skiers consider the best skiing in the nation. With a variety of trails from beginner to expert, the resort and neighboring Mary Jane territory have something for every level of skiing expertise. Its location near the Continental Divide ensures consistent and heavy quantities of snowfall throughout the winter months.
When not covered in snow, Winter Park's ski runs become popular mountain biking trails. Known as Mountain Bike Capital USA, the area boasts over 600 miles of trails for bikers to ride throughout spring, summer, and fall months. For those inclined to watch the professionals, several mountain bike competitions and races make their way to the Winter Park area.
With its proximity to the Continental Divide and many 12,000-foot peaks, Winter Park's hiking opportunities are seemingly endless. Differing trail length and difficulties ensure that visitors with any hiking ability can find the right hike for them. Gorgeous Rocky Mountain scenery surrounds the area, so hikers experience true Colorado views the entire day.
There is no better way to see Winter Park and surrounding Grand County than from the air on a brisk mountain morning. Low-level flying allows visitors to observe the scenery in detail, and lucky riders may even find elk or moose to watch. At higher altitudes, hot air balloon rides take passengers on a tour of surrounding peaks, all narrated by a knowledgeable tour guide.
No matter the time of year, Winter Park boasts family friendly Rocky Mountain fun for all. Those seeking the true Colorado experience will want to visit year after year to see the full offering of the town and its surrounding mountains.