Winter Park to become Vail?
A friend of ours was flying back home to Boston and found this interesting article about Winter Park Resort becoming the next Vail in the inflight magazine. The article title is “A Mountain of Opportunity”. I would like to think that Winter Park will be the next Vail and I wouldn’t mind if Winter Park got some of the attention Vail does but I don’t think this is going to happen tomorrow.
It is a pretty good read of an article, however, the author got a couple things wrong. The Winter Park Village actually is at the base of Winter Park Resort but the Town of Winter Park, which Google is now calling Hideaway Park, is 2 miles down US Highway 40.
My favorite part of the article is the part about the new Winter Park lofts:
“MODERATE: The nicest offerings at Intrawest’s new base area are the slopeside Lofts of Winter Park Village, luxury condos above the retail storefronts and restaurants. Finished with hardwood floors, granite counters, stainless-steel appliances, large balconies and fireplaces, the units are first rate but relatively affordable. A two-level, three-bedroom, 1,070-square-foot unit runs about $700,000.”
The lofts are fantastic. Right above the Winter Park Village and just steps from the Zephyr lift. Very very convenient location for ski lodging. When Winter Park Resort starts doing summer music at the base again the lofts will be the best place to stay I’m thinking.
Anywho, Winter Park Lodging Company offers two Winter Park Village lofts and if you are looking for lodging at the Winter Park/Mary Jane Base, the lofts can not be beat.
So, here is to Winter Park moving towards the likes of Vail but we really don’t want to be Vail.
Chris December 31st, 2009