Ski in, ski out resort nestled among the pine trees and mountain ranges of Winter Park is a gateway to a number of outdoor activities
Resort at a Glance: Iron Horse Resort
Nestled among large pines and surrounded by breathtaking mountain peaks, Iron Horse Resort is a natural escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life. A cozy lodging in Winter Park, the ski in, ski out resort rolls out the white carpet for guests ready to hit the snowy slopes of the Mary Jane ski area. Inside the resort are a variety of comforts like a game room, hot tubs, and heated pools, where guests can relax and warm up before venturing back out into the surrounding wintry wonderland.
- Condominium units are outfitted with fully furnished kitchens, dining rooms, and living spaces, as well as private balconies and roaring fireplaces.
- Hit the slopes at the Mary Jane ski area, featuring bumpy terrain and challenging tree skiing that is accessible right from the resort
- Take a dip in either the indoor or outdoor heated swimming pool, or soak up some warmth in one of the outdoor hot tubs
- Enjoy the outdoors in the picnic area that includes a horseshoe pit and charming gazebo
- Grab a bite at the Altitude Cafe, which serves Wisconsin-inspired dishes for breakfast and dinner, as well aprés ski beer and wine
- Relax with a Thai massage, one of the resort’s healing and wellness services
Winter Park, Colorado: Year-Round Outdoor Adventures in Picturesque Ski Village
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. Ski season—when an average of more than 320 inches of snow blankets the slopes of Winter Park Resort—typically runs from mid-November to late April. 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.
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.