In order to take advantage of opening weekend at Winter Park, Brandon and I had the pleasure of staying at the Winter Park Mountain Lodge where we enjoyed the snowy weather and hit the slopes for a fun-filled
snowboarding skiing trip! Come back next week to see why my attempt at snowboarding didn’t go over so well.
My most important advice when coming to Winter Park is try to plan around the weather. I cannot stress this enough. Brandon and I arrived on Friday night, just barely making it through the snow storm. All was going well on the drive from Boulder to Winter Park, until about the last 20 miles when the snow started coming down thick. The last 20 miles happen to be mainly curvy, mountain roads that became very slick on our uphill journey. If you can, arrive when it is still light outside to avoid having to take on the icy roads in the pitch black darkness. Finally, if you can take a car that has four-wheel drive, do it! My little Toyota Camry is a trooper, but we sure could have used a better equipped vehicle to make it safely to our destination.
If you are visiting in the winter you are likely planning on heading out to do some skiing or snowboarding. The hotel has a free shuttle service that picks up right at the front entrance and is only a few minutes to get to the slopes. Quick and convenient!
The staff was also very friendly and welcoming when we arrived. Despite the fact that there was an entire fraternity spending the weekend at the hotel, they made sure we were far from their rowdiness and, I must say, we had a nice quiet room up on the 5th floor!
Please note that we were hosted during our stay at a discounted media rate, however, this did not influence my review of this hotel. Additionally, some of the links on this page are affiliate links, and at no additional cost to you, I earn a small commission that will help support this site if you make a purchase. As always, all opinions are my own. If you have any questions about the hotel or services mentioned on this page, please reach out to me and I will happily answer them.