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Winter Park / Mary Jane Resort

The Winter Park and Fraser Valley ski scene is a bit different than some in Colorado. As some would say, they're fueled by hot cocoa, rather than adrenalin. That warm feeling and laid back attitude seems to pervade the entire valley. That's not to say it can't get intense. Winter Park's Mary Jane, Parsenn Bowl, and Vasquez Cirque are certainly proof to that.

Four Peaks to Ski!

More than a social competition, skiing these mountains is about reaching a personal best. After all, such challenges are between you and the mountain. The people of the area are friendly and unpretentious—the vistas are majestic and exquisite. Development of these mountains has been outstanding and the natural resources have been well protected. No level of skier has been left out. Lifts have been designed to make it fun and easy to get around, and the quality of the snow is exactly what people have come to expect of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. The development happened in a unique fashion. The separate, connected mountains have two different types of terrain and skill levels. East Mountain is for beginners and their progression to intermediate skiers. West Mountain is for intermediate skiers and their progression to advanced abilities. It provides a separate learner's area as well, a display of their commitment to the safety and enjoyment of all their guests. The ski patrol and instructors are all paid professionals. Colorado's exceptional ski environment draws the best pros, so you'll be in good hands the whole time. Learn more about the skiing potential of the area with Ski Experience and Snowboarding Zone.

Off the Slopes

Aprés ski and nightlife are also laid back; while singles can enjoy the area, it's geared more toward a wholesome, family ski vacation experience. They're at least as proud of their lemon-aid as they are of their margaritas. That doesn't mean you won't find dancing and pubs, just that, like the rest of the attitude in the valley, it's a bit more laid back and casual. Non-skiers enjoy snowshoeing, snowcat, and snowmobile tours, shopping, and mountaintop dining in the magnificent Lodge at Sunsport. Either resort will offer both down-home meals and gourmet cuisine. The Fraser Valley is a very special place, stands out even amongst all of the great resorts in Colorado. Perhaps that's because, in some ways, it feels like home. Close to Denver, awesome snow and great ski trails, and a warm down-home vibe.

Getting Here

Getting here is easy—it is one of the very closest ski resorts to Denver, just take I-70 to Highway 40. Situated south and a slightly west of Rocky Mountain National Park, it's easy to fly into Denver International Airport and be on the slopes that same day.

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Amtrak Ski Packages to Winter Park or Sunlight Mountain

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Skiing with my 5th Grader at Winter Park

Our family of five moved from Northern Virginia to Colorado in 2014 and I was excited to learn that my youngest child, a fifth grader now, was eligible for both the free 5th Grade Passport program and the Epic Schoolkids Colorado Pack. Both programs are free for students his age who live in-state, and both […]

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This Season’s Colorado Ski Resort Upgrades

Besides helping you save loads of cash during your winter vacations, one of our favorite activities here is to provide you with all of the news about ski resort upgrades happening each season. This year, Colorado leads the pack with the latest in ski tech, as well as on-mountain improvements to elevate your ski experience. Here are […]

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Get Insider Savings with Exclusive Deals at SkiCoupons.com

We know you – you save your vacation days for the first snowfall, and head for the mountains to slash downhill. There’s no better way for you to spend the day. But whether you frequent your favorite ski resort, or prefer a new adventure at each turn, skiing and snowboarding requires an investment in time […]

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Planning Your Family Christmas Vacation at Winter Park Ski Resort

If your family loves to use the time off of school and work around the holidays to have an incredible adventure, you can’t beat a family ski vacation over Christmas week. When you spend the week of Christmas hitting the slopes, you are guaranteed a white Christmas. Plus, family-friendly ski resorts plan fun activities for […]

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7 Ways Kids Ski Free in Colorado & Utah

Many ski areas in Colorado are enticing students to the slopes early and often with free skiing. Lots of resorts offer free skiing for kids that are five and younger. If your family also includes a student in the 4th, 5th or 6th grades, then you’re in for an extra bonus. Ski passport programs provide […]

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Ski Resort Opening and Closing Dates for 2015-2016

The ski films are out, and you know what that means – ski season is just around the corner! Calgary in Canada closed out their summer with a blanket of snowfall, and early snowmaking has begun at Copper Mountain in Colorado, along with some other resorts across the nation. With El Nino’s rains blessing the […]

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How To Find the Best Ski Vacation Lodging

The off-season is the best time to start planning your upcoming ski vacation. Prices are lower, deals are available, and your mind is free from the stress of last-minute travel arrangements. Don’t overlook your lodging during this planning stage. Comfortable vacation lodging makes or breaks your vacation. Here are some tips to help you and […]

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Epic Snow Battle: Skiing vs. Snowboarding

Visit the snowy peaks of North America, and you’ll find be faced with an ultimate decision: should you ski or ride? In the wintery world of snow sports, does it matter whether you descend on one plank or two? It does, and here’s why. Old vs. new Skiing has been around since the beginning – literally […]

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All Aboard to Revive the Historic Winter Park Ski Train

Winter Park Resort celebrated its 75th Anniversary by going back to its railroad roots with round-trip ski train rides from Denver on March 14 & 15, 2015. Ticket sales were announced for the March 14th trip in late February and sold out in a day.  An additional date was announced, and that sold out within hours. With […]

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Photos Courtesy of Winter Park Resort