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Top Ten Ski Resorts
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#10 Ski Resort
Winter Park Ski Resort
Winter Park Ski resort is known as "Colorado's Favorite Ski Area" with 134 trails, 1,414 acres, and a 2,886 vertical drop.

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Winter Park, Colorado is only 67 miles from Denver! Winter Park offers three main peaks topped by a vast snowfield which combine to 134 trails, 1,414 acres and a 2,886 vertical drop. Average snowfall in Winter Park is approximately 365 inches per year.

The Winter Park skiing ranges across three main peaks, Winter Park, Mary Jane, and Vazquez Ridge — topped by a vast snowfield called Parsenn Bowl. Behind Parsenn is Vasquez Cirque, 435 high-expert acres. Winter Park also is home to the world's finest program for teaching the disabled to ski.

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Winter Park offers eight high-speed quads, four triples, seven doubles, three Magic Carpets, and three snowboard parks.

New to Winter Park is the Zephyr Mountain Lodge, a $70 million mixed lodging and commercial development, which is scheduled to be unveiled in February and will be the cornerstone of the new Winter Park resort village. On the mountain, the Eskimo Express, a high-speed quad, has replaced the old Eskimo double chairlift.

The Winter Park Season: Mid-November to Mid-April.

Winter Park Snowboarding: Three terrain parks, one half-pipe. Clinics are available.

Winter Park Terrain: Beginner 9%, Intermediate 21%, Advanced 13%, Expert 57%.

Average Annual Winter Park Snowfall: Winter Park receives approximately 365 inches of snow per season.

Winter Park Ski School: There are 240 ski school staff members at Winter Park. The Winter Park resort offers handicap ski school lessons, through the highly regarded Winter Park Sports Center for the Disabled.

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