COMFY studio on the MOST DESIRABLE 5th floor with DIRECT ski-in ski out access to the Corridor Run and the Winter Park base, no need to climb stairs inside or use the elevators. Two secured storage room are available at the 5th floor skiing exit for skis and boots so you won't need to take them back to the room every time you ski. Our location is perfect for taking a break from skiing for a snack or lunch, avoiding the high costs, lines, steps, and other hassles at the base areas. Skiing in from the base of Mary Jane run - using the Mary Jane run - is easier than ever before.
NEW FOR THE 2018-19 ski season is a state-of-the-art snowmaking system and 10-person gondolas, replacing the old Zephyr lift. Winter Park promises a 50% increase in lift capacity for the gondolas, greatly reducing wait times for your first time up the mountain.
Along with the built-in queen-sized Murphy bed we have two twin-sized Lazyboy hide-a-beds. The decor is warm, comfortable, always PERFECTLY clean, and fun, including a clean, thermostatically-controlled gas fireplace. The kitchen is fully-equipped, with premium-quality cookware, utensils, knives, dishes and glassware, a full-sized refrigerator/freezer, a glass-topped range/oven, and dishwasher. The flat-screen TV receives Comcast cable and has a Blu-Ray DVD player connected. The condo has a full bath with a shower tub; body wash, shampoo, conditioner and a hair dryer are provided. Several popular board games (such as Scrabble, Clue, Yahtzee, Boggle), a deck of cards, a poker book and puzzles are available in the room.
The balcony and windows are directly over the pool and hot tubs, with a great southeastern view of the beautiful pines covering the mountainsides nearby, all the way up to treeline and a view of the Continental Divide. The building has free wi-fi Internet access. We also have Winter Park and Colorado travel guides for your stay. There is a big wall-mounted map of the Winter Park and Mary Jane ski areas in the condo, and the map includes a QR code you can scan to download the ski area map to a smartphone before you ski.
IRON HORSE RESORT:
Location and Skiing Access: The Iron Horse Resort's ski bridge to the Corridor Run is located outside the 5th floor, half way between the base of Mary Jane ski area and the base of Winter Park. Skiers ski out, down the Corridor Run to the new gondolas or chair lifts at the Winter Park base and ski in from Mary Jane. In the early Fall, Spring and Summer, the Corridor is usually a dry walking path, with easy access to the Winter Park base area restaurants, a Starbucks, and shops just 1/3 of a mile away, less than a ten-minute walk.
The Iron Horse Resort is actually IN the Arapahoe National Forest, surrounded by tall pines - which can be seen in the pictures - offering seclusion from the traffic and commotion of the base area.
The Iron Horse has a fully-enclosed, secure parking garage - free for every guest - an indoor-outdoor pool, two oversized outdoor hot tubs, spa facilities, a complete fitness center with TV, fully-equipped locker rooms with HOT, clean steam rooms, and a Breeze ski shop on-site - for equipment rentals and all kinds of Winter gear; www.skirentals.com. They offer a 25% discounts for Iron Horse guests.
THE SKI AREA:
Colorado is famous for its its amazing array of skiing options. Winter Park offers three main peaks, with a total skiable area of 3,060 acres for downhill skiing, snowboarding, and even some runs available for ski-biking at night! There are 144 trails available to skiers of all ability levels. Winter Park usually gets much more snow than most other ski areas in the state. With new snowmaking equipment for 2018-19, skiing may start in early November and extend to late April.
The Mary Jane ski area - which is connected to the Winter Park area - has some of the best mogul skiing in North America and several long ski runs that start well above treeline, with terrain that is perfect for intermediate to advanced skiers.
Winter Park is a town that has very comfortable, relaxed, authentic feel. A wide variety of restaurants are available, ranging from the basics, like McDonalds and Subway, to mid-scale bistros and brewpubs, to fine dining. Great barbecue, handcrafted pizzas, gourmet hot dogs, steaks, seafood, and Asian foods can all be found in downtown Winter Park. A convenient full-service grocery store recently opened in downtown Winter Park, Fireside Market & Eatery
Surrounded by the Arapahoe Forest, Iron Horse has a very pleasing setting for summertime visits. Gas grills and outdoor chairs and tables are available for Iron Horse guests. There is an attractive gazebo adjacent to a pond, with a pleasant brook running through the property.
The Winter Park area is a great place to escape the heat of the summer, while engaging in a range of casual to extreme outdoor activities. Great hiking, biking, and running trails abound, for all levels of personal fitness - with easy access from Iron Horse. The area offers opportunities for nature hikes, bike rides, wildlife viewing, and photography. The base area of Winter Park offers chair lift rides and chair lifts for exciting, hair-raising mountain biking, as well as miniature golf, disc golf, climbing walls, and the longest Alpine Slide in the state. Several excellent golf courses are nearby, giving golfers a chance to hit the longest drives in their lives, since the altitude is over 9,000 feet! Water-related sports and activities include boating, sailing, river rafting, kayaking, fresh water fishing, ice fishing, fly fishing, and hot springs pools. Hiking, horseback riding, rock climbing are available. A new bowling alley and 2-plex movie theater - The Foundry - opened in Winter Park in July 2012. Rocky Mountain National Park is nearby offering additional hiking, sightseeing, stream and lake fishing, nature and wildlife viewing, picnics, and other outdoor activities. At an elevation of almost two miles, Winter Park is a great summertime destination for activities ranging from EXTREME relaxation to EXTREME workouts - which could include training at high altitude in order to achieve a personal best in a 10K run, biking events, a triathlon, half marathon, marathon or ultramarathon - especially for events that are held at lower altitudes!
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