Winter Park Ski Resort, Grand County, Colorado


Ski lodges are much more than their name implies, they are wonderful mountain retreats any season of the year. Winter Park, located in Colorado's mountain paradise - Grand County - is much more than a winter wonderland.

Open for year-round fun and adventure, Winter Park is a family destination no matter the season. That's what makes it such a fantastic area to diversify your investments. There is no off season!

Not only a popular vacation destination, this gem is a favorite haunt for Denver and front range locals. Here's why:

Winter Park Resort Ski Lodges

Colorado boasts an average of 255 sunny days annually. Aside from having some of the best snow conditions in the world, here's what those-in-the-know do to take advantage of all that glorious sunshine.

Own the Outdoors

There are endless options for outdoor activities.

  • Hiking - Don't forget to bring your boots!
  • Fishing - Fly fishing in and around Winter Park is some of the best in the world.
  • Mountain Biking - Winter Park is known as the Mountain Biking Capital of the world.
  • Horseback Riding - Horses are a great way to experience the mountains.
  • Climbing - Tons of challenging routes can be found for all skill levels.
  • Hunting - Consistently in the top places in the country for elk, moose, and deer hunting.
  • ATV touring - Get the experience of full immersion in the backcountry.
  • Golfing - Enjoy a day on the links with longer drives in the thin air of high altitude.
  • Tennis - Enjoy the thin air and mountain sunshine on outdoor courts.

For Water Lovers

Coloradan's love to make a splash! With Grand Lake and Lake Granby nearby, plus rivers and streams, there are many places to get in and enjoy the water.

  • White Water Rafting - There are many outfits around that offer half-day and full-day trips.
  • Kayaking - Take your white water experience to the next level, kayaking is an exhilarating sport.
  • Paddling and Canoeing - Enjoy a canoe trip around Grand Lake.
  • Power Boating - Power boats can be rented or bring your own.
  • Sailing - Bring your sail boat or rent one to really enjoy the mountain breezes.
  • Water Skiing - Get your adrenaline fix by water skiing on Grand Lake.
  • Stand Up Paddle Boarding - Enjoy spectacular mountain views while getting full-body exercise.
  • And fishing on gorgeous mountain lakes, rivers, and streams

Up, Up and Away

For those who want to push altitude limits, there are choices!

  • Ziplines - Enjoy flying through the treetops and wonderful mountain views.
  • Hot Air Balloon Rides - There's nothing like a view from above. Enjoy peacefully floating high among the mountain peaks.
  • Colorado's Longest Alpine Slide - Experience alpine sledding at it's finest, this slide doesn't disappoint the adrenaline seekers.

After Your Outdoor Adventures

Pamper yourself, dine, party, and enjoy the finer things in life in our mountain community.

  • Art Galleries - Get an eyeful of the art inspired by the majestic mountains.
  • Shopping - Don't forget to take home some souvenirs!
  • Dining - From fine dining to rustic BBQ, there is something for everyone.
  • Massage - Get relaxed after a long day of adventure.
  • Hot Sulphur Springs - Soak in the natural beauty and therapeutic hot springs.
  • Live music and entertainment - Take in a little mountain town culture with music that will get you moving.

There's plenty of ways to play in Winter Park.

Parry Peak Outside of Winter Park

Top Ski Lodges in Winter Park

If you are interested in investing in Winter Park real estate to take advantage of this incredible lifestyle, you'll need a place to stay while you search for the perfect property. A great option is to choose a ski lodge to get the full charm and relaxed atmosphere of ski resort life. Here are some of our favorites.

Winter Park Mountain Lodge

If mountain views are your priority, this place will not disappoint. A contemporary facility with a rustic feel, this ski lodge is located within walking distance of the ski lifts and Colorado's longest alpine slide.

Amenities: Heated indoor pool, jacuzzi, dry sauna. A full-service ski and snowboard shop. A designated stop for the free downtown shuttle. On location is the Moffat Brewpub -- restaurant and microbrewery. Winter Park Mountain Lodge is also a pet-friendly facility.

Arapahoe Ski Lodge

Who said ski lodges can't be intimate and cozy? A home away from home atmosphere is what to expect at this family-owned and operated bed and breakfast. And when we say "home", think home-cooked meals too!

Amenities: Heated pool, sauna, and hot tub. A private rec room featuring ping-pong and billiards. A well-stocked lounge and bar. The menu at Arapahoe Ski Lodge offers gourmet comfort food, and did we mention it's all home cooked? It's worth mentioning again!

Woodspur Lodge

When it comes to mountain ski lodges, sometimes you want to take it old-school. That's why this privately-owned lodge goes out of its way to make every guest feel special. Included with your room is a complete hot breakfast and dinner (yes, dinner is included too), featuring a salad bar, fresh-made bread, and homemade desserts.

Amenities: Two outdoor hot tubs, sauna, on-site bar, and community area with gorgeous central stone fireplace, library, and game room.

The Vintage Resort Hotel

A Colorado landmark situated at the Winter Park Resort entrance, the hotel literally has a ski slope for a backyard - a 300-yard walk to be exact. Who wouldn't want the Rocky Mountains as their scenic backdrop?

Amenities: Studio rooms offer kitchenettes and the warmth of a fireplace. An on-site restaurant. Enjoy the heated outdoor pool and hot tub, plus dry sauna!

Fraser Crossing and Founders Pointe

This pair of ski lodges is located a mere 150 yards from the ski area base. Fraser Crossing and Founder's Pointe offer easy access to the ski slopes, village shops, and restaurants. And don't forget to stop by the Derailer Bar for live music every other Friday.

Amenities: Gas fireplace; with one and two-bedroom suites make the most of the view with private decks. Units with full kitchens are fully equipped with refrigerator, microwave, oven, dishwasher, ice maker, coffee maker, and the all-important blender for smoothies or cocktails.

The Viking Lodge and Ski Shop

A Winter Park icon, the Viking Lodge is quaint and in the process of some serious remodeling. But don't let that deter you. If you're looking for both down-to-earth and affordable you'll want to give it a try.

As their management says: "The carpets are old, the walls are thin, and the TV's are not flat screen." They're happy to offer accommodations that aren't budget-breakers at a location in the heart of downtown.

Amenities: Who wouldn't want to stay at a place where the website proudly announces that visitors receive "complimentary toilet paper" with each booking?

Winter Park: Your New Home Away from Home

A place to visit, a place to live, a place to retire -- Winter Park is truly the stuff of bucket lists.

Are you looking for an investment property in an up-and-coming part of the country?

A home to visit for some fresh mountain air and to stay cool during the summer?

Do you dream of retiring to a safe, active, healthy, and friendly community?

The homes at Lakota Park, located in the Trailside neighborhood offer all that and more. The best part is that with our semi-custom floor plans you participate in designing the home of your dreams.

For more information on living in Winter Park or the Lakota community contact us today. We're ready to set your dreams into motion!