Winter Park At A Glance
Take a Closer Look At Winter Park
Winter Park is a town of over 600 located west of Boulder and Denver in Grand County Colorado. It is home to the Winter Park Resort, a well-known ski resort which is owned by the City and County of Denver and managed by Intrawest. At an elevation of 9,000, Winter Park has the distinction of being the highest incorporated town in the United States.
The area was very sparsely inhabited. “Doc” Graves moved to the region in 1922 to open a drug store in Tabernash. In 1928 when the Moffat Tunnel was constructed, Graves moved his family to what was to become Winter Park. They named the area Hideaway Park and built 10 tourist cabins. This was the seed from which Winter Park grew.
In 1939 the Winter Park Ski Area was opened. The resort was independently operated by the city of Denver until 2002 when the city entered a partnership with Intrawest who currently manages the day to day operations. As one would expect, the resort offers a wide variety of winter sports activities. However the resort also offers summer activities like climbing and mountain biking.
With its small town charm and amazing skiing, Winter Park draws nearly 1 million visitors a year. Today tourism remains the core of the Winter Park economy. Many residents work in the tourism and hospitality industry. However many residents are affluent families who own ski villas.
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