Skiing and riding is what brings us together. At the end of the day, we all just want to keep carving down the mountain and finding joy in the outdoors. The health and well-being of our guests, our employees, and our community remain our top priority. With that in mind, we’re asking anyone who comes to Winter Park Resort this season to follow our 2021/22 winter season guidelines, which we’ve outlined on this page.

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Plan Ahead

For your best resort experience, we require lessons, rentals, and activities be booked at least 72 hours in advance. You will be able to buy walk-up, day-of lift tickets again this year, but to minimize lines and wait times, we encourage you to buy your lift tickets in advance as well.

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Avoid Peak Times​

We get it. We want to be on the slopes on the weekends, too. But weekends and holidays continue to be popular times for everyone to get out on the mountain. Instead, find your best days to ski and consider mid-week trips. Fuel up outside of peak dining times, use mobile ordering while you’re on the lift and have your lunch ready when you get to the top.

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Embrace Time Outside​

We know we're not your mom or dad, but don't forget to layer up and come prepared for a day in nature! For everyone’s well-being, we’re encouraging guests to continue to gather outside instead of inside whenever possible. Masks are required indoors for all guests. Plan ahead, know what the weather will be, bring plenty of hand warmers, put on boots in your car, and pack accordingly.

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Follow All Guidelines​

Know the up-to-date health protocols, and make sure you're doing your part to follow them. Make sure you understand adjustments in our guidelines and protocols and have your mask handy! While we don’t currently have mask requirements outdoors, we are asking unvaccinated guests to continue to mask up indoors.

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Currently, Winter Park Resort does not require proof of vaccination to stay in our lodging, eat in our restaurants or play on our mountain. However, we are asking anyone who is unvaccinated to wear masks indoors in any of our buildings, including bars and restaurants unless actively eating and drinking.

The Denver Health clinic at the base of Winter Park Resort and our facilities within the U.S. Forest Service may be subject to stricter guidelines and rules.

Mountain Access

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We are not planning to implement a reservation system to access the mountain this winter season.

Learn more about season pass options including the new Winter Park Midweek Pass here.

Guests will be able to buy day-of, walk-up lift tickets again this year, but we strongly encourage advanced purchase to help minimize lines and wait times once at the resort.

Flex Lift Ticket holders are welcome to use their ticket as they normally would and head straight to the lifts this season. For the best availability, be sure to plan ahead for anything else you may need such as additional lift tickets, lessons, rentals, and activities.

Flex Lift Tickets are subject to the following blackout dates during the 21/22 Winter Season: 12/20/21-1/2/22, 1/15-1/17/22, 2/19-2/21/22

What To Expect

Guests can show up and park as they normally would.

For the 2021/22 season, shuttles from parking lots to the resort will run mostly at full capacity. Many of the resort shuttles are run by third parties and their policies may be different and are subject to change. We ask that all guests riding shuttles follow posted signage, which may require masks, when loading, unloading, and riding the bus.

The Lift is a free bus service run by the Town of Winter Park. The Lift will be running at mostly full capacity this season based on state and local guidelines. To view The Lift schedule, and learn more about their operations, please visit their website.

We will be loading lifts and the Gondola at full capacity this season. We will have singles lines to help fill each chair and move guests up the mountain as efficiently as possible.

We will have indoor dining this season. We will not have capacity restrictions in our dining establishments, but we may reduce seating or use other tactics to reduce occupancy during peak times. We are asking that unvaccinated guests continue to wear a mask indoors for all indoor food and beverage locations.

Winter Park Resort Lodging facilities, including The Vintage Hotel, Zephyr Mountain Lodge, Fraser Crossing/Founders Pointe, Iron Horse Condominiums, and Parry Peak Lofts, look forward to welcoming you back for the Winter 2021/22 season.

Non-vaccinated guests are asked to wear face coverings while in all indoor common areas.

We have amenities open, such as pools and hot tubs, but we continue to evaluate those operations for the health and well-being of our guests, employees and community.

Please note that some lodging facilities are operated by third parties and have policies and guidelines different from Winter Park Resort Lodging. Those policies and guidelines are subject to change without notice.

We encourage all guests to plan ahead to help ensure the best experience possible by booking all your lessons, rentals, and activities online at least 72 hours in advance.

All of our tours and activities will be operating this Winter, including tubing, snowshoe tours, ski bike tours, ski and ride guides, uphill tours, and day and evening snowcat tours. Please check the activity web pages for specific requirements, additional information, and to book your adventure.

Winter Park Resort is requiring vaccines for most employees. Those employees who are not required to get vaccinated will be tested regularly.

For additional questions please call 970-726-5514 or email wpinfo@winterparkresort.com.
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Carefree Cancellation

We understand your travel plans may need to change, so we’re proud to offer our guests Carefree Cancellation with every booking. All lift tickets, activities, lessons, and rentals can be cancelled for a full refund up to one week prior to your arrival. Condo and hotel reservations with Winter Park Resort Lodging can be cancelled for a full refund up to three weeks prior to your arrival. If you are past the cancellation window, guests can re-book for later in the season or the following season with no additional fees. Should the product or lodging accommodations you booked become unavailable for the date you have booked, we will provide a full refund.