About Our Area
Maybe it'll be your first visit. Betting it won't be your last.
Winter Park & The Fraser Valley is not just a year-round mountain destination resort in the heart of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Granted, it has breathtaking scenery and being just 67 miles from Denver, it's easily accessible.
But what makes our destination resort different from all the other fabulous Colorado resorts?
Most importantly, it's where outdoor enthusiasts will find a quality experience, no matter what their ability level.
It's true. Many skiers and snowboarders already know Winter Park for its winter playground, being it's home to Winter Park Resort, Colorado's Favorite® and the National Sports Center for the Disabled, the world's largest disabled program. But beyond the ski area, all the way to Rocky Mountain National Park, there is almost every type of outdoor recreation possible.
In the winter, being tucked against the Continental Divide ensures dependable snow. Skiers are happy between two downhill resorts, with learn-to-ski-and-ride parks for those learning and Mary Jane sized moguls meant for the die hards, and four cross-country resorts with plentiful groomed tracks. Families love slipping, sliding and gliding on the four tubing hills and numerous skating rinks, which vouches for our family-friendly activities. For the once-in-a-lifetime type activities, you can pick from a dog sled ride behind a team of huskies or a hot air balloon rider over the valley. There is more fun to be had than most can possibly squeeze into an action-packed vacation.
Now don't underestimate Winter Park in the summertime because of its name. There's a great deal of us locals that proclaim that they "came here for the winter, but stayed for the summer." Why is that?
The hikers and bikers have over 600 miles of trails to explore, dubbing the area Mountain Bike Capital USA™, and for good reason. The list of other summer fun ranges from rafting, fishing, golfing, horseback riding and an all time favorite with kids of all ages... the longest alpine slide in Colorado. With over 200 exciting events, from marquee music festivals to run, bike and skate events, there's plenty of good times to be had by all.
If we haven't given you enough reason to visit Winter Park & The Fraser Valley yet, there's more... thanks to our community. Not only will you find friendly folks here, there's a wide variety of affordable lodging, locally owned and operated services available from A to Z, over 60 dining and nightlife options to tantalize your taste buds and shopping from the Village of Winter Park to the towns of Winter Park and Fraser. Every place you go in the valley is casual. You can wear blue jeans to even the most high-end restaurant, if you'd like.
Winter Park is authentic and comfortable. Just like your favorite pair of blue jeans.
A Winter Park getaway can be your idea of quality, value and adventure.
Everyone is accepted here in Winter Park. No matter what level of "adventure seeker" they happen to be - beginner to expert, low key to high adrenaline. Everyone is made to feel welcomed. Many guests have comments that when they return to Winter Park, they feel like they're home. And when you're comfortable, you are more relaxed and have more fun, which creates not only lasting memories but the desire to return. And yes... we even have realtors to help you buy a piece of Winter Park & The Fraser Valley to call your home, if you're so moved.
Now then, enough said to give you a taste as to what the Winter Park & Fraser Valley is all about. We invite you to explore our pages to learn what us locals already know... there's Zero Reasons To Be Anywhere Else!