Hotel at a Glance: Destinations West at Beaver Village Condominiums
Destinations West at Beaver Village Condominiums offers a nature-filled, family-friendly getaway on the edge of Winter Park Resort and the vast Arapaho National Forest. The spacious condos—685-square-foot one-bedroom units and 900-square-foot two-bedroom units—outfit guests with everything they’ll need, including fully equipped kitchens. You can spend an evening lounging by the fireplace or on your balcony, watching the sun set over the mountainous terrain. You’ll also have access to the clubhouse’s many amenities, including three hot tubs and an indoor pool.
- Added perk: Select options include a bottle of wine.
- Pamper yourself with a trip to the clubhouse’s detoxifying sauna.
- Winter Park Resort: Until Labor Day and continuing weekends only until September 27, guests can enjoy summer activities such as a bike park, alpine slide, and maze. Winter activities include skiing and snowboarding. The resort is also home to a small village with restaurants and shops.
- Complimentary winter shuttle: Starting in November, the Lift shuttle will take you on the 1.5-mile trip to Winter Park Resort.
- Go downtown to find several ski shops and dining options—among them, Chinese, barbecue, and Japanese cuisines.
Winter Park, Colorado: Year-Round Outdoor Adventures in Picturesque Ski Village
True to its name, Winter Park made its mark in the late 1930s as one of Colorado’s first ski towns. Today, the alpine berg draws sizable crowds during ski season, but still retains its small-town vibe with less than 1,000 year-round residents. Ski season typically runs from mid-November to late April, when an average of 327 inches of annual snowfall blankets the slopes of Winter Park Resort. Skiers and snowboarders have access to more than 3,000 acres of terrain, 25 chairlifts, and five terrain parks. Mary Jane Mountain proffers legendary mogul runs, leading Skiing Magazine to name it the No. 1 place for mogul skiing in North America.
Winter also brings ice-skating and horse-drawn carriage rides to downtown Winter Park’s quaint Cooper Creek Square. At the pedestrian mall, you can browse wares such as hand-painted Russian nesting dolls, jewelry, clothes, and ceramic pottery.
The park’s surrounding mountains and forests offer plenty to do off-season, too. Come summertime, Winter Park Resort is a popular mountain-biking destination, with 40 miles of downhill trails that feature tabletop jumps and banked cruisers. About 35 miles north of Winter Park, there’s fantastic hiking along a trail that skirts the Continental Divide, wending past waterfalls and through open meadows en route to Columbine Lake. Autumn is particularly scenic, as the leaves of native aspens turn red, gold, and orange.