Top 5 Reasons People Love Living in Winter Park

Top 5 Reasons People Love Living in Winter Park

Winter Park, Colorado, home of the acclaimed Winter Park Resort, is sure to become one of your favorite places on the map (that is if it isn’t already). Located close to Denver and along the continental divide, the town has no shortage of activities all year round. Winter Park’s roughly 1,000 year-round residents have discovered many reasons to love living in the town, and thousands of seasonal visitors seem to agree.

Read on for our list of five reasons people love living in Winter Park. Don’t blame us if you’ll need your own slice of Winter Park heaven by the end of this list — you can contact The Grand Mountain Group Real Estate Team with Remax Peak to Peak to help you achieve your newfound dream!

1. Skiing

As you’ll soon discover, there are many things to do in Winter Park, and we have to start with the obvious. Winter Park has been voted the best ski resort in North America, and it will only take one trip for you to see why. Denver originally built the resort as a “winter park” for its residents, just 60 miles outside the city. The resort enjoys high average snowfall and is now the longest continually operated resort in Colorado.

The area contains about 3,000 skiable acres for all skill levels. The runs are spread over two mountains, including Mary Jane, known for its world-class moguls and alpine bowls. There have also been almost $50 million in recent improvements to the resort. Its modern features include:

  • The Coca-Cola Tubing run
  • Trails on the back side of Parsenn Bowl (accessible from a new triple chair)
  • Six-pack Panoramic Express lift that takes riders to the top of Parsenn Bowl
  • Renovations to the Snoasis Lodge
  • The new Lunch Rock Restaurant

2. Adventure

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If you prefer warmer weather, you’ll be at home in Winter Park. The town offers countless opportunities for summer adventures! Between hiking, bike riding, camping, fishing, and horseback riding, the possibilities are practically endless.

The area is home to hundreds of miles of hiking trails for hikers. The town’s location allows access to 765,000 acres of public land, including Rocky Mountain National Park. Hikers will be wowed by various terrains, including meadows, alpine lakes, impressive mountain peaks, and waterfalls, all bursting with natural beauty and wildlife.

The hundreds of miles of trails are also great for biking. Race through the mountain air on two wheels if that’s more your speed. With so many trails, there’s something for every difficulty level. If you prefer an all-inclusive and downhill biking experiences, try Trestle Bike Park with 40 miles of trails, rentals, and food and lodging.

For those looking for a slower pace, mount up on a four-legged friend for a horseback riding adventure. Several different ranches in the area can help you enjoy the slopes of Winter Park while riding tall in the saddle. You’ll return relaxed and in awe of Colorado from this vantage point.

Maybe your kind of adventure is staying put with a rod in hand. Winter Park. Fraser, Granby and Grand Lake have you covered there as well. There is no shortage of fishing opportunities in the area with nearly 1,000 miles of rivers and streams, 1,000 acres of lakes, and 11,000 acres of reservoirs.

As you can see, opportunity for adventure abounds in Winter Park! We could go on and on. Keep reading for even more reasons you’ll love living in Winter Park.

3. Spas

After hitting the trails — whether on skis, a bike, or your own two feet — you’ll surely need to unwind and relax. As a resort town, Winter Park has plenty of opportunities to pamper yourself in luxury. Visit Blue Sky Massage, The Salon at Winter Park, Alpenglow Massage, Ranch Creek Spa, or one of the other many spas in the area. What’s not love about a town where relaxation is around every corner?

4. Unforgettable fall foliage

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While many visitors flock to Winter Park during the winter months, don’t miss out on autumn as well. Visitors will be delighted as the leaves change to brilliant gold, orange, and red hues. Enjoy the fresh mountain air and these unforgettable sights on a hike or bike ride in the area.

If you’d rather see the sights in the comfort of your car, take a drive up Trail Ridge Road. At 12,000 feet above sea level, the road is the highest continually paved highway in the United States and is sure to provide stunning views of the fall colors on the area’s native aspen and willow trees. Or maybe sit back at one of several local craft breweries, wineries, and distilleries and take in the incredible scenery that will make you fall in love with Winter Park.

Either way, you won’t soon forget the beauty of fall in Winter Park.

5. Something for everyone

With world-class skiing, endless adventure, luxury relaxation, and unforgettable scenery, you’re probably ready to start looking for some Winter Park homes for sale. On top of the reasons we’ve already given, Winter Park real estate is also top-notch. Area buyers will find condos, single-family homes, beautiful new construction, and turnkey properties with all the amenities. Whether you’re looking for luxury or an investment opportunity, you can find it in Winter Park.

With few listings and an increasingly competitive market, you’ll need a qualified real estate professional to help you find the property that meets all your requirements. The Grand Mountain Group Real Estate Team knows the Winter Park real estate market and is ready to help you get your slice of Winter Park heaven.
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