Day 95
Location: Winter Park, CO
Ski Areas: 47 out of 50

I had been to Winter Park twice before and both times I must have missed the entrance to the Mary Jane base area. This is the Winter Park I’ve been looking for. No crazy base village with pay parking lots and me getting completely lost in the basement trying to find the ticket counter. No sir. Mary Jane is the real deal.

I crossed Berthoud Pass to a sight I didn’t expect to see. Snow! Isn’t that something else this late in the season? Dust on crust conditions prevailed, but what the hell, who doesn’t like snowfall. I don’t care if the ski area is closing in six days. Let it fall!




The Cheat Sheet:

Winter Park Ski Resort
150 Alpenglow Way
Winter Park, CO 80482

Mountain Stats

Snowfall 351 in (892 cm)
Top Elevation 12,060 ft (3,676 m)
Bottom Elevation 9,000 ft (2,743 m)
Vertical Drop 2,610 ft (796 m)
Area Size 25 lifts | 143 trails | 3,060 acres (1,239 ha) acres
Night Skiing No
Terrain Park Yes
Halfpipe Yes