Which Territory Should You Ski or Ride at Winter Park Resort?

Coming to ski at Winter Park Resort in Colorado? Navigating around this resort can be a challenge, as it is SO BIG with an abundance of areas to enjoy and explore!

The seven territories encompass the entire resort, spanning across 3,081 acres of award-winning terrain, making for a winter wonderland for outdoor enthusiasts. From groomers to double black diamonds — tree runs and terrain parks and everything in between, there’s something for everyone at Winter Park Resort. Find out what makes each of the expansive Seven Territories unique below.


Known for its groomers, long cruisers, and all-levels & all-ages Ski + Ride School, Winter Park Territory is perfect for families who want to stay together… and for those times you just want to escape on your own to go tackle a diamond or two.

Must Do Experiences

  • First Tracks on fresh Cranmer corduroy
  • Ride in Discovery Park with the whole family
  • Get the giggles in Dilly Dally Alley
  • Grab a craft beer or cocktail creation at Doc’s
  • Soak up some sun on the Derailer Deck


Featuring some of the most consistent powder stashes on the mountain, Vasquez Ridge Territory is the very definition of “off the beaten path.” With intermediate and advanced terrain as well as hidden pockets of untouched snow, you can truly get away from it all!

Must Do Experiences

  • Solo run down Sundance
  • Warming up with a classic Frito Pie at Chili Hut
  • Scouting a powder stash on Aces and Eights
  • The view of the Cirque on a blue bird day
  • Finding hidden freshies
  • Finding some magic along Buckaroo


Parsenn Bowl is home to North America’s highest six-passenger chairlift ascending to incredible & breathtaking 360-degree vistas. But we swear it’s more than that! It’s an intermediate-friendly, high-alpine experience starting with a wide-open bowl and ending in gorgeous glades more than 1,600 vertical feet below.

Local’s Tip: Make sure you head to Parsenn Bowl on a powder day morning! You wont be disappointed.

Must Do Experiences

  • Being able to see Long’s Peak from the top of the bowl
  • Deciding where to head into the glades from your Pano ride
  • Big turns on a powder down the face of the bowl
  • Putting the 360/Panoramic mode on your phone to use
  • Scoring a bluebird day


Proof that jumps, jibs and rails are truly for everyone. The entire terrain park system features an 18-foot superpipe and more than 80 other innovative, progressive features that the resort is always re-configuring to enhance your experience & creativity on the slopes, making the seven terrain parks both a chilled-out home for beginners and a challenging test for expert riders in Lower Rail Yard.

Must Do Experiences

  • Following your kids through Ash Cat
  • Landing your first ‘clean’ rail slide in Rail Yard.
  • Sitting on Snoasis deck witnessing tricks on the last jump in Lower Rail Yard.
  • Hitting the Gong in Gangway


There’s only one Mary Jane. The legendary lady has been known for her world-class bumps and tree skiing for generations. But it’s her laid-back, welcoming atmosphere that keeps you coming back time and again.

Must Do Experiences

  • Moguls, moguls, moguls
  • Mountain-style tailgating like only the Jane can offer
  • Drinking a Mary Jane Ale at Lunch Rock while taking in the view of Parry Peak
  • Annual non-stop run down Outhouse, just to make sure you still can
  • Take the kids for their first runs on the Galloping Goose!