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Old 09-18-2006, 05:13 AM
 
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My daughter is going skiing in February with another family. Can anyone tell me anything about the ski resorts in Winter Park? How cold is it during that time? Is it a safe town or should I be concerned? Any info. would be helpful.
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Old 09-21-2006, 09:57 AM
 
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Default Winter Park Resort

There are two ski resorts in the Winter Park area: Winter Park Resort and Sol Vista near the town of Granby. Winter Park Resort is the main attraction along with it's sister mountain Mary Jane. It has alot of diverse terrain and is quite large. Sol Vista is a small ski area with beginner to intermediate runs. It's about 20 minutes from Winter Park.

As far as weather is concerned, it can easily get well below zero...during the day! It can be cold, but if you dress properly you should be fine.
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Old 09-21-2006, 10:40 AM
 
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Yes, it does get cold, but the humidity is so low that you don't feel it the way you do back east where we're from.

The area is stunning. We drove through there this past Saturday after it got six inches of snow.

Driving there from Denver can be tough, you have to go over Berthoud Pass at 11,000+ with steep grades and hairpin turns. A vehicle must be in good working order to drive it in the snow, and I believe C-DOT requires chains on tires when it snows, and closes the road when it snows a lot. Smart folks in Denver take the Ski Train to Winter Park, it stops right at the resort(s). Google it up and see if it works for your daughter. The train has run for decades and is one of the unique things that helps to make Colorado such a great place.

The locals pronounce Berthoud Pass as "birth-id pass, emphasis on the first syllable.

s/Mike

Last edited by Mike from back east; 09-21-2006 at 10:42 AM.. Reason: clarify
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Old 09-21-2006, 05:34 PM
 
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Thanks so much for the info. The family she is traveling with has a condo rented in Winter Park and they are renting a car. I told them about the train. I would rather they take it then drive. Thanks again
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