Mountains / Colorado
At Winter Park
Winter Park Mountain
When Winter Park Mountain first opened in 1940, guests paid $1 for a 1/2 mile rope tow and a handful of runs. Since then, Winter Park Mountain, the heart and soul of the resort, has been a haven for family skiing with its beautifully-groomed cruiser runs, terrain parks, halfpipe and a host of popular learn-to-ski programs including Groswold’s Discovery Park, a $2-million, 20-acre learn-to-ski or ride area.
Mary Jane Mountain
Mary Jane, a legendary social figure among the early railroaders and miners who settled in the Fraser Valley, acquired the land at the base of the mountain in the late 1800s. Mary Jane Mountain first opened to skiers in 1976, and this once closely-guarded local’s secret has developed a worldwide reputation for having some of the best bump skiing in North America. In fact, Snow Country magazine named Mary Jane one of the Top 5 Resorts in North America for Bump Skiing. Long, unrelenting mogul runs and steep, technical chutes highlight this paradise of advanced terrain. Just one date with Mary Jane and you’ll see why a favorite saying among locals is “No Pain, No Jane.”
Named after a French fur trapper who worked this mountain in the 1800s, Vasquez Ridge, Winter Park’s third mountain, opened in 1986 is a favorite for many because of its beautiful vistas, great sunny afternoons and powder stashes that tend to last long into the day. Being further off the beaten path, and serviced by the Pioneer Express high-speed quad lift, guests love the wide-open runs like “Stagecoach” and “Sundance” and the short challenging bump runs like “Gambler” and “Aces & Eights”.
A wide-open, high-alpine bowl that first opened in 1992. Parsenn Bowl is a favorite attraction at Winter Park Resort and the site of the ski and snowboard camps that last well into June. With a top elevation of 12,060′, you really get to experience high-altitude skiing at its best. The views are just about perfect and the terrain is ideal for intermediate and advanced skiers and riders. Hint: Parsenn Bowl is nirvana on a powder day.
The Cirque marks the largest terrain opening in the history of Winter Park Resort and is sure to be an instant hit with the extreme crowd. 435 acres of prime, off-piste terrain that features a mix of cornices, rock outcroppings, steeps, and glades. Note: this is for the extreme backcountry adventurer-conditions are vastly different from other parts of the mountain. Ski, board or telemark within your ability.
Winter Park’s terrain park is always progressing and changing to find new and innovative ways to thrill skiers and snowboarders. It’s 18-foot superpipe paired with over 80 more features promises tricks for all.
This expert terrain features exhilarating tree skiing. Experience views and scenery like nowhere else on the mountain. Named after the area’s Native American heritage, Eagle Wind’s tree and glade skiing will bring you close to the mountain spirits.