The Seven Territories

With over 80 years of history, Winter Park Resort is Colorado's longest continually operated ski resort, featuring Seven Territories across 3,081 acres of award-winning terrain. From groomers to black diamonds and everything in between, there's something for everyone at Winter Park Resort. Find out what makes each of the Seven Territories unique below.

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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 Territory

Known for its groomers, long cruisers, and renowned Ski + Ride School, Winter Park Territory is perfect for families who want to stay together… and for those times you just want to escape on your own and tackle a diamond or two.

Must Do Experiences
  • First Tracks on fresh Cranmer corduroy
  • Ride in Discovery Park with the whole family
  • Get the giggles in Dilly Dally Alley
  • Grab a craft beer or cocktail creation at Doc’s
  • Soak up some sun on the Derailer Deck

Vasquez Ridge®

Featuring some of the most persistent powder stashes on the mountain, Vasquez Ridge Territory is the very definition of “off the beaten path.” With intermediate and advanced terrain as well as hidden pockets of untouched snow, you can truly get away from it all.

Must Do Experiences
  • Solo run down Sundance
  • Warming up with a classic Frito Pie at Chili Hut
  • Scouting a powder stash on Aces and Eights
  • The view of the Cirque on a blue bird day
  • Finding hidden freshies
  • Finding some magic along Buckaroo

Parsenn Bowl®

Parsenn Bowl is home to North America’s highest six-passenger chairlift ascending to breathtaking 360-degree vistas. But it’s more than that. It’s an intermediate-friendly, high-alpine experience starting with a wide-open bowl and ending in gorgeous glades more than 1,600 vertical feet below.

Must Do Experiences
  • Being able to see Long’s Peak from the top of the bowl
  • Deciding where to head into the glades from your Pano ride
  • Big turns on a powder down the face of the bowl
  • Putting the 360/Panoramic mode on your phone to use
  • Scoring a bluebird day

Terrain Park

Proof that jumps, jibs and rails are truly for everyone. Our entire park system features an 18-foot superpipe and more than 80 other innovative, progressive features that we’re always re-configuring to enhance your—and our own—creativity on the slopes, making our halfdozen parks both a chilled-out home for beginners and a challenging test for expert, but only after earning their way into Dark Territory®.

Must Do Experiences
  • Following your kids through Ash Cat
  • Hitting “A Horse Named Kid” in Railyard
  • Sitting on Snoasis deck witnessing tricks on the last jump in Dark Territory
  • Jumping the Galapagos Turtle in Gangway
  • Friday Night Mini Rail Jams in Bouncer

Mary Jane®

There’s only one Mary Jane. The legendary lady has been known for her world-class bumps and tree skiing for generations. But it’s her laid-back, welcoming atmosphere that keeps you coming back time and again.

Must Do Experiences
  • Moguls, moguls, moguls
  • Mountain-style tailgating like only the Jane can offer
  • Drinking a Mary Jane Ale at Lunch Rock while taking in the view of Parry Peak
  • Annual non-stop run down Outhouse, just to make sure you still can
  • Taking the kids for their first runs on the Galloping Goose
  • Pick up your No Pain No Jane® gear

Eagle Wind®

Three words: exhilarating tree skiing. And glades. Okay, that’s five words. Named to honor the area’s Native American heritage, Eagle Wind is home to pristine powder, tree and glade skiing, with expert, sidecountry-like terrain winding through a beautiful, challenging forest. All making you feel closer to the mountain spirits than perhaps anywhere else at the resort.

Must Do Experiences
  • Finding the Tree of Skulls
  • Trees and glades and trees and glades
  • Dropping in from Thunderbird Traverse for the first time
  • Black Coal on a powder day
  • Continuing your Cirque run from top of the bowl to Upper Egress

The Cirque

Encompassing 399 acres of our most extreme, double-black diamond terrain, The Cirque Territory offers the excitement of un-groomed, backcountry skiing and riding within a patrolled area. Expert skiers and riders will find The Cirque to be all the challenge they want and more.

Must Do Experiences
  • Dropping a cornice
  • The view from West Headwall
  • The butterflies you get on your first Cirque Sled ride
  • Creamy snow at the 100s
  • Doing your ABCs on the Alphabet Chutes