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Does Winter Park, CO have long groomed terrains?

post #1 of 14
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Does Winter Park, CO have blue/green wide long groomed terrain cruisers? If not that, then maybe intermediate-level slopes that will keep me interested for 3 days of skiing? I looked on their website, but it seems that Mary Jane is something more steep.

They have a good deal for 4-night stay 4-day ski package. I gave up on a deal for Loveland, CO, since I couldn't find shuttle from the hotel to the resort.

I still have in mind Deer Valley, UT, but they don't have the 4-night stay 4-day ski package yet.

Thanks.
post #2 of 14
yes

White Rabbit, March Hare, Cranmer (blue, but groomed 1/2 way across) - to name a few.
post #3 of 14
yes
post #4 of 14

go for it

You'll have a good time at Winter Park. There's a fair amount of discussion on the easier terrain there in this: http://www.dcski.com/articles/view_a...mode=headlines
post #5 of 14
There are plenty of blue/green cruisers to keep you busy, even on the jane
post #6 of 14
And the Vasquez area (not the cirque) is all blues and greens. WP has all those Alice in Wonderland runs and the Jane has the "flower" runs, (Columbine, edelweiss, bluebell, etc.) you can stay busy, no problem
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And the Vasquez area (not the cirque) is all blues and greens. WP has all those Alice in Wonderland runs and the Jane has the "flower" runs, (Columbine, edelweiss, bluebell, etc.) you can stay busy, no problem
Thanks Mom, I never knew edelweiss was a flower! I thought it was a town in Austria.
post #8 of 14
mary jane trail is one of the all time great blue cruisers! it essentially links the winter park side of the resort to the mary jane side.

i love the upper portion of march hare. it is a fairly steep green run and also fairly long. if it isn't crowded one can get moving at a pretty good clip. it is somewhat concave or shaped like a halp pipe near the top which makes it fun.

cranmer is a fairly steep blue groomer and again if not crowded is a wonderful place to ski fairly fast.

grab a grooming report in the morning and go explore. there is always plenty to select from.
post #9 of 14
Plenty of Blues, Green & Fun!

Many of the already mentioned runs are great. It depends on the atmosphere your looking for and whether your up for a challenge.

WP
For Greens:
Discovery Park. They have a little terrain park there too.

Blues:
The Eskimo and Olympia you can do laps and grab drinks and snacks at Snoasis.

The Pioneer is great too. It's also a bit of a hike over there. Long long cat tracks with great runs...my favorites Gambler & Ace's and Eights. The best part is there are not too many snowboarders over there due to the long flats.

Jane
Greens:
Not too much... Galloping Goose

Blues:
Sunnyside some really great views of the Continental Divide.
post #10 of 14
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mary jane trail is one of the all time great blue cruisers! it essentially links the winter park side of the resort to the mary jane side.
My first time skiing since the 80's was at Mary Jane with my brother at back in 1997/98. I rented some floppy k2's and we headed up the Summit lift. He says "you have skied before... right?"

I had been skiing three times in the 80's an each time was put on 210cm boats that I could not turn. Needless to say, I did not get hooked on the sport.

Anyway, the lift dumps us out and we head down Wistlestop a very easy, almost flat, green. I am thinking "this is not so bad... much easier than I remember." I could even turn the skis and was feeling very confident. Then...

We turned onto Mary Jane and before I knew what was happening it seemed like I was doing 60mph and was heading straight for the trees on the right as the run turns left. I went into them headfirst, and ended up in a snow well.

It took me a few minutes to get out, and my brother is about 1/8 mile below laughing. It took me about 25 minutes (and several yard sales) to get down the run. Howevere, I am stubborn enough that I kept doing laps the rest of the day on the same run. Somewhere along the way I got hooked on the sport.
post #11 of 14
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WP
For Greens:
Discovery Park. They have a little terrain park there too.
There are plenty of greens other than Disco Park, which is really a novice/beginner area. Jack Kendrick is the next easiest, then the runs off the Prospector High Speed, the Eskimo serves predominantly black bump runs (you can reach other runs such as Upper Hughes or Balch from there, but the Zephyr is easier access.)

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The Pioneer is great too. It's also a bit of a hike over there. Long long cat tracks with great runs...my favorites Gambler & Ace's and Eights. The best part is there are not too many snowboarders over there due to the long flats...
Um, Gambler and Ace's & Eight's are black bump runs. Really nice bumps for a level 6 or 7 skier/snowboarder.
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Does Winter Park, CO have blue/green wide long groomed terrain cruisers?
come see me at the adult ski school line up and i'll do my best to direct you to the days best groomers.
post #13 of 14
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There are plenty of greens other than Disco Park, which is really a novice/beginner area. Jack Kendrick is the next easiest, then the runs off the Prospector High Speed, the Eskimo serves predominantly black bump runs (you can reach other runs such as Upper Hughes or Balch from there, but the Zephyr is easier access.)



Um, Gambler and Ace's & Eight's are black bump runs. Really nice bumps for a level 6 or 7 skier/snowboarder.

I said they were my favorites... The "Pio" has Stagecoach, Sundance, Quickdraw, Shootout, Buckaroo...
and Big Valley and like I said it's quiet over there.
post #14 of 14
I would agree.

My only problem with the Vasquez Ridge area is the long slow way back (if you feel comfortable on blacks or blue/blacks, Chuckwagon is a good way back to either Olympia or Looking Glass lifts.
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