Sure, Winter Park Resort has been serving up a little slice of paradise since 1939, but with this much snowfall, we’re talking about a whole new level of utopia.
With recent snowfalls bringing our season total to 293 inches (and falling) and a resort snow base of 6.5 feet, the outlook for spring is looking great, with an anticipation that the entire mountain will be skiing well, long into April.
If you’ve been waiting patiently for that steal of a deal, or you want to get one last fix before the season ends, the smart money’s on April.
Long hailed by the locals as their favorite time to ski, April serves up long, warm days of largely empty slopes for skiers. Plus, there is all kinds of end of season revelry to get involved in during the annual Springtopia & Spring Splash weekend.
Winter Park Resort Triple Play Pass – On Sale Now For $109
Check out the Triple Play Pass (available with lodging reservation) that is currently on sale for $109. It entitles the holder to enjoy three, unrestricted days of skiing in the month of April (yep, skiing for $36/day). The price will be increasing as the season progresses, so grab your pass soon!
April Lodging Deals
In addition to the discount skiing available, you’d be amazed at what you can pick up a vacation rental for during the month of April. Given that Spring Break has come to a close by April, most companies will offer reduced lodging rates for the last few weeks of the season. Check out Winter Park Lodging Company’s April lodging special here.
Sarah March 6th, 2014
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We are very happy to announce that we have answered your requests and extended our EasySki services to include quality car rentals at affordable rates.
Driving in the Colorado high country can be a bit of a daunting experience at times, so we’ve teamed up with one of the nation’s most reputable car rental companies, Alamo, to offer our guests a discounted rate on their fleet of 4-wheel drive, SUVs.
Talk to us about your size preferences and we’ll help you pick out the best fit from standard, midsize, full size or premium SUV. Got ski gear? No problem; all of our Alamo SUV rentals come with a full ski rack to transport that treasured gear up to the mountains.
The Alamo Car Rental company are a 24 hour service, and are located on-site at DIA, and about a 5 minutes bus ride from the main Jeppesen Terminal (baggage claim). The Alamo courtesy shuttle is easily accessible at pick up/drop off point 6 on level 5 of the terminal. When you arrive at the Alamo lot, pop inside to the guest representative and give them your booking reference (supplied by us when book with EasySki), sign the paperwork, and grab your keys.
When you get settled into your ride, you’re an easy 1.5 hour drive away from Winter Park, with total freedom to stop off along the way if you want to check out some of the areas other attractions, such as Red Rocks Ampitheater & the Idaho Springs Gold Mines.
If you are planning a Thanksgiving trip to Winter Park, check out our great introductory rates for November 27 – December 1st.
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For further details on our car rentals, and all other Winter Park Lodging Company discounts, call our main number above, and ask to speak with our EasySki Team.
Sarah November 5th, 2013
It is fair to say that when the snow starts flying, the big focus in Winter Park is the world class skiing to be had at Winter Park Resort. But we all need a day away from the slopes from time to time, and with so many other activities on offer, it would be a crying shame to go home without trying out at least a couple of the following.
Zip your way up to the Continental Divide and feel like you are on top of the world with Grand Adventures Snowmobile Tours. Take in incredible views of the Winter Park Ski Resort, Fraser Valley & the Front Range Mountains during this beginner friendly 2 hour tour. Perfect for the beginner to intermediate riders and families looking to experience Colorado’s backcountry on a snowmobile.
There’s something distinctly romantic about ice skating on a real pond as snowflakes fall around you. Winter Park has a variety of ice skating venues on offer at little or no cost to any would be Nancy Kerrigans out there.
If you’ve ever yearned to take a break from the high speed chase we call modern life and make a return to the more traditional values of good old fashioned ranchin’, it’s time you took a Feed Sleigh Ride at Cabin Creek Stables of Devil’s Thumb Ranch.
If you’ve ever longed to feel like Nanook and command your own sled of dogs, have we got the adventure for you. Winter Park Lodging Company has partnered with Dog Sled Rides of Winter Park to provide our guests with an exhilarating-once-in-a-life-time ride.
A favorite activity among locals and visitors, young and old, families and friends is snow tubing and sledding. Winter Park and the Fraser Valley has a variety of locations to choose from.
Snowshoeing is a great and inexpensive way to escape the crowds and enjoy the simple splendor of reconnecting with mother nature. Winter Park is home to a vast network of public trails that offer everything from an easy stroll along a sparkling creek bed, to a heart pumping hike to the high ground.
Click here for our Favorite trails for snowshoeing in the Winter Park Area.
A hot air balloon ride is a wonderful experience in all year round. Believe it or not, Wintertime is a great time to take flight aboard a hot air balloon ride. The temperature actually rises as you reach higher altitude, so while the rest of Winter Park is shivering away below, you’ll be feeling warm and toasty in your hot air balloon.
Join in the hot new craze on the mountain: skibiking, aka Frankenbiking! Believe it or not, skibiking is very easy to learn and a really fun way to get around the mountain. Winter Park Resort offers beginner and intermediate skibike lessons daily, and even offer night rides when the Sunspot Restaurant is operating.
Sometimes a day off should be just that. If you want to sit back, relax and give your body a little well deserved TLC check out the plethora of pamper palaces on offer in the winter park area. A forty minute drive west of Winter Park will find you at the town of Hot Sulphur Springs, and the historic Hot Sulphur Springs Resort & Spa. Offering a full range of spa services, (including massage, body wraps and facials) and over 20 hot spring pools to choose from, the resort is a pure mecca of relaxation and natural wellness. A little closer to home is Devils Thumb Ranch, a true paradise of mountain beauty and charm, with a jaw droppingly beautiful spa that you’ll never want to leave.
Think ice-hockey minus the skates, pads and brawls. Broomball is a fun, free activity on offer at the Village Pond at Winter Park Resort.
Sarah October 4th, 2013
A ski vacation is one of the most fulfilling, fun and memorable experiences you can have, but getting all details in order can be a daunting experience. Worry not, the reservation team at Winter Park Lodging Company are here to help with their top ten tips to stretch your dollars, keep you smiling and make the most out of your next Winter Park ski vacation.
All seasoned skiers know that there is one golden rule when organizing a ski vacation…to get the best deal on lift tickets, equipment rentals and accommodation, you’ve got to book early. Sure, there’s a chance you might get lucky and find a last minute deal on lodging, but you’ll more than likely end up paying premium rates for your airplane flight, ski lift tickets & ski/snowboard rentals…and spend the better part of your first morning standing in a line for the privilege. When you book early, you don’t just get great deals, you can also move on from the booking process and start enjoying all the fun stuff: checking out local activities, events, restaurants, ski trail routes etc.
The beauty of working with a local vacation rental company, is that you gain access to a vast pool of lodging options that can cater to most budgets and criteria of potential guests. Before you begin your search for accommodation in Winter Park, talk to all of your group members and write down a list of your needs and desires. Top of the bill is of course dates, location, occupancy/sleeping arrangements, type of home (condo/townhome/stand-alone); but don’t forget to write down your additional preferences: do you want a second living room, or den for the kids? would you like a pet friendly home? do you want a private hot tub, washer/dryer, sauna? how many cars do you need to fit in the garage/driveway? The bigger the list, the better your reservation specialist can help you find your perfect vacation home.
Skiing at 10,000 ft + is no joke, so getting a little body conditioning under your belt before your trip will really help you make the most of your time on the Winter Park slopes. There are a lot of free a ski conditioning work outs available online, and committing to a few work outs a week, at least a month prior to your trip, will really make a difference to your balance, strength, and endurance on ‘the hill’.
Many ski resorts employ mountain hosts to be on hand to answer any questions, and even lead ski tours on the mountain. For example, Winter Park Resort offers free, 2 hour mountain orientation tours, departing daily at 10:30am and 1pm. Taking a tour with a mountain host isn’t just a great way to get a feel for the trail system, it’s also a chance to ask a local expert about the best restaurants, events, must see view points, and is well worth signing up for.
Whether you are a first time skier, need a refresher, or want to fine tune your established skills, a lesson is always a good idea. As ski equipment continues to evolve and develop, so too do ski techniques and styles. A quick lesson will set you on the right path for a successful ski vacation.
Yes, we know, you came to the mountains to ski. But a day away from the slopes will give your skiing muscles a well deserved day off, and let you discover more of the local area and the attractions it has to offer. Check out our list of discounted local activities and start planning that new snowy adventure.
Having the right layering system can make the difference between a fantastic day on the slopes and a terrible day on the slopes. Choosing ski specific under layers made of natural fibers (such as wool) will wick any moisture away from your body when you are working up a sweat, and provide warmth and comfort when the temps are dropping. A breathable mid-layer will provide wind resistance, and your outerwear will keep you dry. All manner of color, shapes and styles are out there to tempt you, but when you find your perfect layering system, you’ll never let it go.
Mountain dining is pricey, and while we quite agree that having a burger at lunch is a wonderfully gratifying reward, keeping a stash of pocket snacks on hand will reduce your idle spending, and give you that little boost of energy throughout the day without breaking the bank. Some of our favorites are nuts, energy chews, dried fruit and…wait for it…beef jerky.
The town of Winter park sits at 9,100 ft, and during your day on the mountain, you could regularly be whizzing up as high as 11,200 ft. Although most people only experience mild reactions to vacationing at this altitude (shortness of breath, blocked sinuses, mild head ache), some may experience a more severe reaction (High Altitude Sickness) which is a serious condition that requires medical attention. Our number one tip for acclimatizing to the Winter Park elevation is to DRINK LOTS OF WATER, limit caffeinated/alcoholic beverages, and take it easy on your first day on the slopes.
The beauty of working with a local company when booking your ski vacation, is that they tend to have all kinds of connections within the local community. Here at Winter Park Lodging Company, we have given suggestions for the perfect place to propose, provided a surprise birthday cake at an overseas relative’s request, loaned sleds to properties with ‘the perfect hill’, and a whole lot more. If you have queries or needs during your stay, don’t be afraid to pick up the phone; we’ll always do our best to try to help.
Sarah October 4th, 2013
It’s only a few short months until ski season, and the savvy skier knows that the earlier you book your lift tickets, the better the deal.
If you are planning on staying with us and skiing at peak season (or any other time this winter), we strongly encourage you to buy your lift tickets early through our EasySki service, it will make a huge difference to your wallet!
If you have ever had the unfortunate experience of having to swallow the price of a prime time lift pass from the ticket window, you’ll agree that taking advantage of these early purchase deals is more than worth it.
But before we get into the nitty gritty of just how much you can save, a word to the wise: THESE LIFT TICKET DEALS EXPIRE SEPT 30TH, 2013 so don’t delay, call us today ON 877-536-5910.
Please note, we can only sell lift tickets to booked Winter Park Lodging Company guests, so check out our lodging deals first, and if you book, we would be happy to arrange these great discounts for you.
Skiing more or less days than 4 days during your stay? The four day pass is such a good deal, it may still be a better deal to buy this over a 3 day pass, or combine it with additional tickets if you would like to ski longer. We’ve done the math, and have put together our best rates for a 3 day, 4 day, 5 day & 6 day adult ski passes below.
3 DAY LIFT PASS (2013/14)
4 DAYS LIFT PASS(2013/14)
5 DAY LIFT PASS (2013/14)
6 DAY LIFT PASS (2013/14)
FOR ALL OTHER LIFT TICKET RATES, AND TO GET THE MOST UP TO DATE DEALS, PLEASE CONTACT EASYSKI ON 877-536-5910
Sarah September 5th, 2013
Sounds like a tall order I know, but we’re excited to give it a go. My friends (Ellie & Joe) are coming to visit this July 12th – 14th, and so for the sake of argument, we’ll use that particular weekend as our testing ground.
Day 1: Thursday 12th July
Activity 1: Yoga in Hideaway Park, 12 noon – 1 PM, FREE
Every Thursday, the Winter Park & Fraser Valley chamber of commerce puts on an hour long lunchtime yoga session, led by Mountain Moon Yoga. What better way for Ellie & Joe to stretch out those traveling aches and meet some of the friendly locals?
Activity 2: Walk the Fraser River Trail & return through Grand Park, FREE
The peaceful Fraser River Trail follows the meandering river to the town of Fraser and pops out by the Fishing Ponds near Safeway. When you get to Fraser, check out the Walk Through History Park and take a peek in the Kurtak Art Gallery & Winter Park Winery. To complete the loop and get back to Winter Park, add a little fun and play the frisbe disk golf course through Grand Park.
Activity 3: Dance the night away at High Note Thursday, FREE
A great way to end the day is to head to Hideaway Park and watch the sun set over the mountains, while enjoying live music care of High Note Thursday. Check out the High Note Thursday line up this summer.
Day 1 Budget Breakdown: Yoga + hike + gallery + frisbe golf + live music = $0.00
Activity 1: Mountain Biking, 20% discount on rentals, $22.40/bike/day
Explore more of the Winter Park & Fraser Valley under a little pedal power with a mountain bike rental from Epic Mountain Sports, where Winter Park lodging company guests get a 20% discount. With hundreds of free trails to choose from, ask the staff in Epic Mountain Sports for their recommendations based on your ability.
Activity 2: Friday Music At Winter Park Resort, FREE
There’s so much going on at Winter Park Resort, it’s really fun to just walk around The Village and take in all the action. Bands play at the outdoor Gazebo every Friday during the summer long Friday Music Series.
Activity 3: Music On The Mall, FREE
Cruise back to downtown Winter Parkand walk right across the street to Cooper Creek Square for yet more live entertainment at Music On The Mall.
Activity 1: Take a day trip to Grand Lake. Canoe rental, $20
It’s only a 45 minute drive from Winter Park to Grand Lake and well worth the effort. Top picks for things to do in Grand Lake are: hike around Monarch Lake (quintessential rocky mountain scenery), check out the stores along the board walk, and go for a canoe around one of the lakes. The dates of Ellie & Joe’s trip also happen to coincide with the Grand Lake Antique & Classic Boat Show, a free event where enthusiasts show off their prize possessions.
Back in Winter Park, the Eco Road Show (art, puppets, magicians & live music) is keeping the crowds entertained all day long in Cooper Creek Square. We’ll plan on heading back from Grand Lake in time to enjoy some of the show and also take advantage of a free horse-drawn carriage ride around the mall.
Activity 4: Happy Hour! FREE
As part of Ellie & Joe’s SolShine lodging special with Winter Park Lodging Company, they get a Happy Hour Voucher with their stay (worth two drinks & an appetizer) to enjoy at participating local restaurants.
SolShine Music Festival presents Quinn Sullivan & The Nevilles, live at Hideaway Park. This free concert at Winter Park’s favorite outdoor venue is a perfect way to end three day thrifty trip.
Day 3 Budget Breakdown:
hike + canoe + boat show + eco show + carriage ride + happy hour + the nevilles & quinn sullivan = $20
Sarah July 1st, 2013
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Get $50 on your Winter Park Key Card with stays between November 14 and December 31, 2012. Its easy as easy as 1,2,3 and you get fifty buckaroos.
Here are the details:
Check out the list of Winter Park Key Card participating merchants. We will get you your key card and load up your $50. Use the card like a credit card at any of the listed merchants. As we say as easy as 1,2,3.
Looking for lodging, lift tickets or ski rentals? Let one of Winter Park Lodging Company’s vacation specialists help you through the whole process. With WPLCo Easy Ski service getting to the ski hill is as easy as can be. We will deliver your lift tickets to your door, set up a custom boot fitting in your vacation rental and get you skis to the hill so there is no carrying for you. We can even book your Winter Park Resort ski lesson.
All this Winter Park Lodging Company guest service plus $50 for staying before December 31st. You need to book your trip now!
Sarah October 29th, 2012
Snow Cat Skiing in Winter Park, Colorado
Powder Addiction is offering up the cheapest snow cat skiing rates of the year with a 20% off sale through the end of August.
Powder Addiction will start up ski operations December 10, 2012 and the snow forecast is looking pretty good for this coming season, everyone knock on wood. If you have not been out with Powder Addiction to hit the powder of Jones Pass you are missing out. There is not a more fun, safe and exhilarating way to spend a winter day in Colorado.
Check out the trips we have had with PA here at Winter park Lodging Company:
Reservations open for the 2012-2013 season!
Book before Labor Day and get 20% off.
Book between September 3 & 24, 2012 and get 10% off.
*Discount for online bookings only.
Feeling like you want to wait to see if the snow conditions are going to be favorable to the Winter Park area? Check out initial snowfall prediction for the USA this coming ski season. Map brought to you by GEOEA.ORG. Read the complete US snowfall prediction for this coming ski season.
Think snow, snow. snow and and purchase your seat on a Powder Addiction backcountry snowcat ski trip early to save some cash.
Sarah August 17th, 2012