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Perfect Mountain Getaway - by Janene Johnson

Winter Park Resort, nestled in the high mountains of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado, is truly a phenomenal place to visit, winter or summer. It is located 67 miles west of Denver and boasts views and activities that will make anyone happy. Between the ski area at Winter Park Resort, the town of Winter Park, the lakes of Lake Granby, Shadow Mountain Reservoir and Grand Lake, the town of Grand Lake plus Rocky Mountain National Park, we have it all. According to the World Journal Report, and other publications as well, theyve ranked us in the top ten resorts in the United States. Other resorts mentioned in this exclusive list are: Lake Placid, New York; Park City, Utah, Sun Valley; Idaho; Girdwood, Alaska; Taos Ski Valley, New Mexico; Vail, Colorado, Schweitzer Mountain Resort, Idaho; Beaver Creek, Colorado; and Chena Hot Springs Resort, Alaska. This is quite an illustrious group, were proud just to be named in the same breath! Here is what the journalist had to say. #3: WINTER PARK RESORT, COLORADO I think Winter Park Resort is one of the coolest ski villages in America. Its lodges are filled with woodsy-but-modern condos with fireplaces and balconies, overlooking dramatic natural backdrops. There are plenty of cafes and boutiques, along with ski shops at which you can replace that item you accidentally left at home. There are playful little touches all around the resort, such as colorful outdoor chairs made of old skis, and xylophones (with loudspeakers) along the paths, on which you can hear your musical creations reverberate around the village. The ski-mountain boasts seven different "territories," ranging from "Chill" to "Challenge." And there's always a lot of apres-ski activity going on, both at the resort and in the colorful mountain town of Winter Park, only a few minutes away. - Source - Steve Winston, World Property Journal, December 25, 2014. Over the years, Winter Park Resort has also been named by other publications such as Skiing Magazine, Ski Magazine, Outdoor Magazine as being a bit of a hidden gem. The ski area is a world-class ski resort that offers everything from beginner terrain to extreme expert terrain, tree skiing, terrain parks and everything in between. Our brand new restaurant at the top of the Mary Jane, Lunch Rock, opened this ski season. Lunch Rock provides yet another spectacular restaurant and bar with vistas and sunshine for a much needed break during your ski day. Besides the ski experience, our winter activities include snowmobiling, ice skating, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, tubing and the newest crazy of bike riding on those wonderful fat tire bikes. In the Town of Winter Park, you can also find amazing restaurants, coffee shops, shopping, lodging and equipment rentals. Everything you might need for that perfect mountain getaway. Come on up, the snow is fantastic!

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