Colorado’s resort towns are booming, and not because of the fresh pow. There has never been more to see and do in these so-called “seasonal ski spots” than now, which are evolving into year-round communities. With the increase of telecommuting, and an entirely new generation of employees and business owners working remotely, resort towns are seeing a surge of activity from buyers, not only looking for second-home escapes, but also to set up primary residences in the mountains.
Despite the population increase, much of the state’s resort town charms remain the same – world-class skiing, memorable après-ski, and an abundance of trendy bars, boutiques, and cultural attractions worthy of their own Instagram account. Ask any local and they’ll tell you the same thing, nothing beats Colorado’s mountain lifestyle. Today, we put the spotlight on Winter Park.
Located just 67 miles from Denver, Winter Park is a conveniently located mountain town nestled in the high country of the Rockies.It’s also home to the ski resort of the same name, Winter Park Resort, serving as Colorado’s longest continually operated ski resort with over 3,000 acres of award-winning terrain. Voted Colorado’s top adventure town, Winter Park affords family-friendly activities, eclectic dining, nightlife, and annual events to keep you interested throughout the seasons.
People in Winter Park love to visit Coca-Cola® Tube Park and for skiers aged 6 to 12 years old, there is great fun to be had at the Mini Rail Jam every Friday from 4-5pm where the kiddos can practice jumps and slides to the tune of DJ emcees.
Make sure to grab a coffee at Mountain Grind, which also serves fresh baked breads daily, delectable breakfast and lunch options, and organic sweets and treats. Other favorites include Winter Park’s original chophouse and watering hole Deno’s Mountain Bistro, and Volario’s, a mainstay for elevated Italian cuisine.