First Timer Tips

Sunset on the Divide

Welcome to a hobby that we hope you will enjoy for a lifetime. If you have ever wondered why most skiers would quit their jobs and move on a powder day, you are about to find out first-hand. Our Ski Patrol at Winter Park wants to ensure that you have every essential tool to make your vacation a great experience. Ski Patrol has put together some first timer tips that will get you on the path to the fun and exciting world of alpine sports.

While we highly recommend taking a lesson your first time, these tips will take away some of the surprises that you may encounter during your first day on the slopes. These tips were compiled by people who were most likely born on snow so they have most of the answers you need.

Remember to play it safe and know your limits. Like anything else, it is a learning curve towards a very rewarding lifestyle.

To download your first timer tips, click here.

Our Partners


Intrawest is the leading developer and operator of village-centered destination resorts across North America.

New Belgium Brewing

New Belgium Brewing, makers of Fat Tire Amber Ale and a host of Belgian-inspired beers is100% employee owned. This Colorado Brewer is a bicycle friendly business recognized as one of Outside Magazine’s Best Places to Work. New Belgium Brewing is the proud craft beer partner of Winter Park Resort.

US Forest Service

With our commitment to the environment comes close cooperation with the US Forest Service.


Coca-Cola® enjoys being the soft drink partner to Winter Park Resort and is honored to have the opportunity. Coca-Cola® offers a complete beverage experience while you are hard at work out on the slopes.


Monster is a proud energy drink sponsor of Winter Park Resort. Monster is...A lifestyle in a can.

GoPro, the world's most versatile camera and producer of some of today's most engaging content, enables people to capture footage during their favorite activities. GoPro products are sold in more than 30,000 stores in over 100 countries worldwide.

American Express®

American Express® is the official credit card of Winter Park Resort.


Coors Light® and Coors® Banquet are proud to be the Official Beer Sponsors of Winter Park Resort. After hitting the slopes, unwind with Rocky Mountain Cold® refreshment of Coors Light or the legendary taste of Coors Banquet.