Acknowledging Native Land

In collaboration with indigenous and native skiers and outdoor industry leaders, Winter Park wrote its land acknowledgment statement as a foundational step toward recognizing the role native and indigenous people play in our past, present and future connection to the land and water. The statement was developed with the understanding that the land on which we now recreate is historical and ancestral land originally belonging to native and indigenous people and nations, including Northern Arapaho, Cheyenne and Ute tribes.

Winter Park Resort Land Acknowledgment Statement


Winter Park Resort acknowledges and honors that the land on which we operate today is the traditional and ancestral homelands of the Nookhose'iinenno (Northern Arapaho), Tsis tsis'tas (Cheyenne), and Nuuchu (Ute). We recognize and honor these Native Nations, their peoples, and their continued connection, as the original stewards of these lands and waters where we recreate today. We reaffirm and recognize that connection both through our words here and our actions.

Winter Park Resort was founded as a place for all people to renew and refresh through mountain recreation and adventure. While we operate on what is currently designated as U.S. Forest Service land, we accept that our mission must encompass access to this land and include all people regardless of their gender, ancestral backgrounds, race, ethnicity or religion. This acknowledgment is the access and inclusion we must practice in recognizing our institutional and inherited history, responsibility, and commitment to this mandate.

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Why Land Acknowledgment Matters
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The History of Eagle Wind
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The Connection Between Water and Skiing