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post #1 of 9
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A friend and I are thinking about doing WP for a week in February. Anyone ever stay at the Zephyr Mountain Hotel...it lists itself as ski-in/ski-out. Just checking!
post #2 of 9
momski is Director of Training at Winter Park. You might p.m. her. I doubt a place would pull that big a fast one if it weren't truely at the base area. The WP base area is very small.

I love WP/Mary Jane and the whole valley. It is a great town and reminds me of the way skiing was in the seventies. You have picked a great spot!
post #3 of 9
If you want to add something nice to your trip, when you get to Denver go from the airport to downtown Denver (Union station). Hop on the Ski train, it will drop you off @ the Zephyr.And yes its is a ski in lodge.The train does not run every day so check for dates.
post #4 of 9
Great choice....
You know....Now is the time to book your trip...
and Save money...There are alot of specials right now....

Check-out http://www.skiwinterpark.com

Go to the bottom and click on media center...
2003/2004 press kit..then go to..Calender of events...
and you can see that Feburary is a busy month...

if you need help with booking the total package Air/Transfer/Lodging
contact Winter Park Travel at
1 800 325-2748
They are experts in getting you the best deals.

I now you are going to have a GREAT TIME at Winter Park....
oh yeah....check out www.skitrain.com for more info on the schedules for the Skitrain from Denver to Winter Park...

""Why deal with the traffic on I-70 to get uphere...""
I feel for the people trying to get to Summit County.
"""TRAFFIC JAM"""
There are free shuttle's to get you around the Valley...

Come and.....

"Experience the RUSH of Winter Park & Mary Jane""
post #5 of 9
My daughter and I went to WP last January. We didn't stay at the Zephyr so I can't give any input on that but we really enjoyed our vacation there.

We took the train all the way there and I loved not having to worry about doing any driving. The shuttle system around town is great. We stayed in a condo within walking distance of downtown Winter Park and could be at the slopes within 10-15 minutes. With a teenager it was easier to keep her entertained when not on the hills being downtown rather than staying slopeside.

I agree with the recommendation of checking their website for deals. When I called them for reservations they were very helpful on picking out the right place for us to stay at (at a good rate)and the whole process went very smoothly.

I suggest taking the free "Meet the Mountain" class. It really helped in learning the layout of the resort.
post #6 of 9
Thread Starter 
We're booked in the Zephyr, mountainside one bedroom condo. All set, fair price with lift tickets. Looks like a great mountain for a beginner like me and its my friend's home mountain. I'm all set. I'll definitely look into the ski train. Thanks for all the advice. And I'll have to check in with momski since I'm definitely getting a lesson while I'm there! [img]smile.gif[/img] :
post #7 of 9
stayed a zephyr a few years ago..has spoiled us with its excellent condos...the biggest one bedroom condo i have ever stayed in for the money...although it is considered ski in/out, you do have to walk a little to get to the lifts(especially beginner slopes about 150 yards away)....shuttle always there to take you to town since not much happening at resort base(including the town also)....but overall, great skiing(we had a beginner group with us and loved the green skiing even being blue skiers).....say hello to jack kendrick for me
post #8 of 9
Winter Park has some excellent beginner terrain. Try Discovery Park off the Gemini and Endeavor lifts. Up higher on the mountain, try runs like Alan Phipps and Jack Kendrick. They are steeper than the Discovery Park runs, but afford nice views.
Have a great trip, and maybe I'll see you on the hill!
post #9 of 9
WP is great, probally my favorite overall ski area. If you feel comfortable on blues check out the Parseen Bowl if the weather is good, some great wide open runs up there. It might look scary but if your comfortable on a little steeper blues you should be ok, and there are some great views up there. Jabberwocky, Butch's and Cramner are also great runs. If your looking for some good pizza check out Hernando's (I don't know if that is spelled right, but ask anybody in town and they can tell you were to find it)
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