For the avid skier, the 2020 ski season was a dismal affair. Many of the resorts dotted around Winter Park’s gorgeous real estate, and the greater Colorado area, were either totally closed or only allowing a small amount of daily traffic up and down the mountain.
Some have described this scene of virtually untouched powder, neglected at the height of the state’s busiest tourist season, as “spooky;” a veritable ghost town of ski lifts and lodges, lying dormant as we were forced to walk away from the slopes in the wake of COVID-19.
Happily, 2021 will see business resume as usual, as the numbers of vaccinated individuals go up and the daily coronavirus cases go down.
A Season Unlike Any Other
In light of everything that has gone on, it is alright to feel a bit rusty when it comes to preparing for this unique season of winter sports. Planning a great winter for you and your family will hinge on learning all that there is to do and then employing some creative calendaring to fit it all in.
There is certainly no shortage of fantastic attractions that will leave happy memories for you to enjoy for the rest of your life — there’s a reason Winter Park homes for sale tend to go fast!
Checking the Lodges
The first order of business is to review the schedules of Colorado’s best resorts to see when they are opening — a state with such world-famous snow is full of incredible experiences, all vying to be the most popular slopes in the country. For its part, Winter Park Resort is Colorado’s longest-running resort, covering over 3,000 acres of forest and mountain landscapes!
Crossing what’s known as The Seven Territories, Winter Park boasts some of the most diverse skiing real estate in the country.
- An average of 326.9 inches of annual snowfall.
- Base camp sits at 9,000 feet above sea level, with a vertical rise of over 3,000 feet.
- Ski runs are rated for every experience level, from beginners in Discovery Park to experts in The Cirque.
- World-class dining is available in each of the territories, with some of the tastiest craft beers and ales made especially for the lodges.
In Colorado, there is never a shortage of places to ski and experiences to have. Once you’ve decided where you want to go, there are plenty of surprises in store.
Due to the historic lull in skiing caused by this historic coronavirus pandemic, many of the lodges around Winter Park, Colorado’s famous real estate thought that a historic price drop should accompany the return of the ski season in 2021.
For skiers who prefer to travel throughout the state to places like Vail, Breckenridge, and Crested Butte, the forthcoming season will let everyone experience more while paying less.
- The Epic Local Pass, Colorado’s most commonly-purchased ski pass is currently at a 20% discount for the season.
- Prices across the board are lower than they’ve been in almost 10 years.
- Experts predict that the ‘21-’22 season will be the nation’s biggest season for ski passes in the history of the sport, bar none.
For those who are itching to get out and hit the slopes, this is surely to be the best year for newcomers and old pros alike. Book your Winter Park experience today to secure the finest reservations available for this historic season.