Winter Time in Winter Park, CO
Well, it is winter time here in Winter Park, Colorado. Lots of snow on the ground and pretty darn chilly each morning. Now is when the skiing gets good and the crowds are small until we hit the March spring break crowds (besides the pack of skiers here for Presidents weekend).
So far the snowfall in Winter Park has been somewhat short of the average but the forecast is calling for big storms thru the first part of February. Bring on the snow!
Now is the time to get out to Devil’s Thumb Ranch to do some cross country skiing or out the back door to take a nice snow shoe hike. Looking for something a little different, head out and take a dog sled ride at Winter Park Dog Sled Rides. Want to soak the cold from your bones, Hot Sulpher Springs Mineral Baths has hot pools to warm your cold bones. If you are looking for a little summer in Winter Park head to the new Grand Park Rec Center. The hot tub , steam room, sauna and water slide may fool you into thinking you are in Winter Park, FL not Winter Park, CO.
But why are most of us here in Winter Park? It is the skiing. Yes it may be a little cold but now is when you can get out and hit the slopes and you can find your own little sanctuary on the hill. Fresh tracks, runs with only you and your shadow is what this time of winter is about.
So, lets do our snow dance and hope the storms keep on hitting us and that we may get clobbered by that 20′ storm that is always just over the horizon.
Chris January 25th, 2010