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Winter Park (Colorado)

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Winter Park (Colorado)

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Winter Park, Colorado, is a ski resort in the Front Range. It has many pastimes for both summer and winter visitors. There are several places that close during the spring and fall, however.

Get in[edit]

Winter Park is a little over 65 miles from Denver, and is one of the closest ski resorts from Denver. The route is I-70 West most of the way, with the remainder on U.S. Route 40 West, which goes over Berthoud Pass. Be sure to check [8] for current conditions on Berthoud Pass, as it's common for it to be snowing (sometimes heavily) on the pass with no snow in Denver or on the way up I-70.

Amtrak: The California Zephyr runs daily between the San Francisco Bay area and Chicago, passing through Winter Park as well as Salt Lake, Denver, and Omaha. In December 2012, Amtrak's Website quotes $43 between Denver and Winter Park as the full-rate fare.

Greyhound: There is a daily service between Denver and Salt Lake (and return) passing through Winter Park. In December 2012, Greyhound's Website quotes $21-23 for one-way Winter Park to Denver.

There are shuttles to Winter Park from Denver International Airport, and the town has an adequate free shuttle between Winter Park Resort, the town of Winter Park, and the town of Fraser.

Get around[edit]

Powderhound Transportation [9] provides shuttle service from Denver International Airport to Winter Park Colorado.

Equipment Rental[edit]

Winter Park has a range of ski rental shops to choose from including many you can book online line.

See[edit][add listing]

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Winter Park Resort, 239 Winter Park Drive, 303-892-0961, [10]. Ski Resort. Check out the Alpine Slide in the Summer!
  • Hot Sulphur Springs Resort. Hot Sulpher Springs is about 45 minutes north of Winter Park. They have a fantastic set of hot springs pools, fun in both the winter and summer. They also have lodging here, but there's a level train crossing and 3 to 4 trains come through in the middle of the night blowing their whistles within half a mile of the rooms.
  • Grand Adventures, Snowmobiling, Sleigh Rides, ATV Rentals, and Horseback Riding. Physical Address: 81699 US Highway 40, Winter Park, CO 80482. Mailing Address: P.O Box 1329, Winter Park, CO 80482. Toll Free:(800)726-9247 [11] Email: [email protected]
  • Pole Creek Golf Course. 27 holes of Colorado Mountain Golf on 3 distinct courses - The Meadow, The Ranch and The Ridge. Course is at 8,600 feet, and plays to 7,107 yards from the back tees. Voted Best New Public Course in North America in 1985. 970-887-9195. Located at 6827 County rd 51, Tabernash, Colorado 80478.

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Eat[edit][add listing]

  • Hernando's, Pizza and Pasta. (Local, $7 per person)
  • Mad Munchies (30 miles north in Grandby), fantastic sandwiches. (Local, $6 per person)
  • Pizza Shop in Frasier. Good pizza and Italian food. (Local, $6 per person)
  • De Antonio's, Pizza and Pasta (2 miles north in Frazier). In the Alco strip-mall, across the street from Safeway. Some of the best pizza by the slice in the area. (Local, $7 per person)
  • Mountain Rose, breakfast in downtown Winter Park. It's fairly small, and almost always seems to have a wait. This seems mostly to be due to slow table turnover and a small dining-room. They're fairly heavy on attitude, and the sign out front says "Hours Iffy". Good food. (Local, $8 per person)
  • Fontenot's Seafood Restaurant, 78336 US Hwy 40, 970-726-4021, [1]. This restaurant has been around since 1990 and is favored by the locals. Seafood is their specialty with or without a Cajun slant, but they also serve steaks, chicken, and pasta. A great selection of wines by the glass as well as some micro brews. Lunch is great value and they also have great happy hour deals on appetizers. Located in King’s Crossing Shopping Center, downtown Winter Park.  edit
  • Gasthaus Eichler Restaurant, 78786 US Hwy 40 (on Main Street, across the street from Hideaway Park and the Winter Park Chamber, central downtown), 970-726-5133, [2]. Back under management by the original owners, Hans & Hanne Eichler. Using family recipes and everything hand-made, it serves up European and Continental cuisine. Their traditional German dishes have a huge local following, and includes such favorites as Paprika Goulasch, Jagerschnitzel, and Wiener Schnitzel. However, do not overlook the Chateaubriand, Steak Diane and the Rocky Mountain Trout. Serving lunch and dinner daily, with take-out available.  edit
  • Pearl Dragon II, 45 County Road 804, Fraser, CO 80442 (in the strip mall next to Safeway), (970) 726-5252. Great Chinese food made fresh to order. Generous portions, reasonable prices and a great atmosphere. The family that runs Pearl Dragon is frendly and welcoming. A must for locals and out of town guest!  edit

Drink[edit][add listing]

  • Hernando's Pizza Pub, 78199 Us Hwy 40,(970) 726-5409‎

Good variety of pizza and beer.

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Alpine Resort Properties, 970.726.5701, [3]. Is an all-season Winter Park accommodation specialist, which includes our surrounding towns of Fraser, Tabernash and SolVista/Granby Ranch.  edit
  • Iron Horse Resort, 101 Iron Horse Way, 800-621-8190, [12]. Ski-In/Ski-Out, Full-Service resort offering condominiums in hotel style atmosphere.
  • Moose Mountain Inn, Tel: (970) 726-8255, Toll Free: 888-999-1616, [13]. Moose Mountain Inn offers luxurious lodging in Winter Park, Colorado.
  • Best Western Alpenglo Lodge, 78665 US Highway 40, +1 970 726-8088, Toll-free: +1 888 726-8088, Fax: +1 970 726-0331, [14].
  • Winter Park Real Estate, [15]. Coyote Creek mountain homes and real estate.
  • The Rocky Mountain Inn and Hostel, Frasier, [16]. Very cheap rooms and communal rooms. Has a computer with dial-up net access, but also has very good CDMA coverage.
  • About 10 miles north of Frasier is a golf resort that has many very nice condos as well as hotel rooms, for around $140 per night. The condos all seem to have hot tubs in them. No CDMA coverage though.
  • Beaver Village Condominiums (Teverbaugh Heaton Management), 50 Village Drive Winter Park, Co 80482 (From Denver- Exit 232 Highway 40 west, 26 miles on the left, marked by a large oval green sign.), 970-726-8813, [4]. checkin: 4PM; checkout: 10AM. Condos range in size from 1-4 bedrooms. Located only 2 blocks from downtown and 1.5 miles to the base of the ski resort, easily accessible to all of Winter Park. Free town ski shuttle will transport to the ski area directly from all of the condos. Centrally located Clubhouse has a heated indoor pool, hot tubs, sauna, guest laundry and 1200 square feet of meeting space. The Clubhouse and condos are also equipped with free high speed wireless internet services. from $95.  edit
  • Stay Winter Park, 78415 US Hwy 40, Winter Park CO 80482, (970) 726-9421, [5]. checkin: 4:00 PM; checkout: 10:00 AM. Plan your mountain getaway with the help of Stay Winter Park. Owned and operated right here in Winter Park, Stay Winter Park is a leading property management company with over 270 properties from which to choose. Pick from private homes and cabins. Or, book a condo in popular communities like Beaver Village and Timber Run. Enjoy full concierge services and activity bookings on request. Or, plan your own unforgettable mountain getaway. Whatever you’re looking for in your visit to Winter Park, you can find it with Stay Winter Park.  edit
  • Wild Horse Inn, 1536 County Road 83, Fraser, Colorado, +1-970-726-0456, [6]. Winter Park Colorado Lodging with intimate lodge rooms and 3 private cabins. Breakfast included at Wild Horse Inn! Great for all seasons. $135 - $235 for individual rooms, $195 - $285 individual cabins.  edit
  • Winter Park Lodging Company (WPLCO), 78260 US Highway 40 (Winter Park, CO), 877.329.1383, [7]. checkin: 4PM; checkout: 10AM. Reserve Winter Park lodging accommodations. The Winter Park Lodging Company provides new, clean condominiums, cabins, homes & town homes in Winter Park, CO plus lift ticket and ski rental deals. With over 100 properties WPLCo has the perfect accommodations for you. $175.  edit


Winter Park has great Sprint CDMA coverage. This coverage extends north to Frasier, but not much further. The hostel has dial-in on a public terminal.

Wireless Internet[edit]

  • Rocky Mountain Roastery and Coffee Company, with branches in both Fraser and Winter Park, have just recently (2004-08) added pay-per-use wireless internet connectivity.
  • Winter Park Coffee Company [17] has free wireless with a purchase. Located next to Deno's restaurant, in the main street Real Estate building.

Get out[edit]

Routes through Winter Park
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