Best Ski-in Ski-Out Hotels in Winter Park

If you’re headed to Colorado for a ski trip, & don’t need luxurious digs like those found in posh resort towns like Vail & Aspen: then Winter Park may be just what you’re looking for.  This is a challenging mountain, ranked in the top 10% of the most difficult ski areas in North America; a whopping 54% of its runs are marked “Expert.”  But if you’re skiing with beginners, don’t worry ~ about 25% of the terrain here is green (easy), & located in one specific area of them mountain.  To get you as close to the mountain as possible, here are the best ski-in ski-out hotels in Winter Park

Best Ski-in Ski-Out Hotels in Winter Park, Colorado, Girl Who Travels the World

Winter Park is the longest-running ski resort in Colorado, having served clients for more than 80 years.

And did you know: there’s really just ONE true ski-in/ski-out property here?? 

Find out which it is below…

Overview of Winter Park Ski Hotels

  • Zephyr Mountain Lodge ($184+/night): This is Winter Park’s ONLY true ski-in/ski-out hotel, with two buildings: Slopeside & Riverside. Slopeside is closer to the lifts; both buildings have hot tubs & ski lockers.
  • Frasers Crossing/Founders Pointe ($159+/night): Staying here requires a short, 4-minute walk across a busy street. This isn’t my favorite option for families lugging a bunch of gear & kids…that could get hectic. But for adults who don’t mind the walk: this is a great, relatively inexpensive option that puts you very close to the slopes. 

Zephyr Mountain Lodge

Frasers Crossing

Best Ski-in Ski-Out Hotels in Winter Park

1. Zephyr Mountain Lodge ($184+) = Winter Park’s #1 Ski-in/Ski-Out

If you’re looking for a true ski-in/ski-out in Winter Park, there’s really just one choice: Zephyr Mountain Lodge.  Even more specifically, request to stay in their Slopeside Building, which is just steps from the slopes.  Their Riverside Building requires a short walk to the slopes, but may be a little harder to navigate with kids.  Between the two buildings, there are 230 privately-owned condos ranging from 1-3 bedrooms.  Because they’re all individually-owned, you’ll definitely find differences in decor ~ but there are kitchens, fireplaces, balconies, & Wi-Fi in ALL units. 

You’ll also find a pool, hot tubs, ski lockers, & fitness center here….along with eays access to several restaurants.

Closest Ski Lift: Zephyr Express

Best Ski-in Ski-Out Hotels in Winter Park, Colorado, Girl Who Travels the World

Zephyr Mountain Lodge is the ONLY true ski-in/ski-out hotel in Winter Park. Photo by Booking.com

Best Ski-in Ski-Out Hotels in Winter Park, Colorado, Girl Who Travels the World

One of its cozy hot tubs in the Riverside building….Photo by Winter Park Lodging Co.

Best Ski-in Ski-Out Hotels in Winter Park, Colorado, Girl Who Travels the World

Beautiful ski slope views from one of Zephyr’s rooms in the Slopeside Building. Photo by Winter Park Lodging Co.

“Condos are spread across two buildings [at Zephyr]: Slopeside & Riverside. The Slopeside building is true ski-in/ski-out. Riverside requires a short walk across the plaza to reach the gondola. The two buildings are joined by an underground parking garage. While both have their own hot tubs & laundry facilities, only Riverside has a small gym. Each has ski locker rooms large enough for skis/boards + boots.”

 

– A Client from Memphis, Tennessee

Another Option with a Short Walk

2. Frasers Crossing ($159+) = Short Walk Across Winter Park Dr.

If you’re traveling as a family with little kids, especially if they’re beginners: I’d stick with Zephyr Mountain Lodge.  But, if you’re a couple of adults on a ski getaway, & don’t mind a 4-minute walk to the slopes: then Frasers Crossing/Founders Pointe is a solid option, located right near Zephyr.  Because you have to cross a major road (Winter Park Drive), this option is better suited for adults with less stuff to haul. 

But if the short walk doesn’t bother you: you’ll find hot tubs, fire pits, & very comfortable ~ though not luxurious rooms here.

Closest Ski Lift: Zephyr Express

Where to Stay by Ski Slopes in Winter Park, Colorado, Girl Who Travels the World

Frasers Crossing/Founders Pointe requires a short walk across a busy street to reach the slopes ~ so it’s not a true ski-in/ski-out.

Where to Stay by Ski Slopes in Winter Park, Colorado, Girl Who Travels the World

Enjoy some fireside time post-slopes. Photo by Booking.com.

Where to Stay by Ski Slopes in Winter Park, Colorado, Girl Who Travels the World

One of the rooms at Frasers Crossing: spacious & comfortable. Photo by Find Rentals.

“NOT ski in/ski out. The building is situated behind Zephyr Lodge, across busy Winter Park Drive. There’s no possibility to ski-in or out of this building, you must walk with your gear to the base of the resort. The listing says a 3-minute walk to the Gondola, which is true if you’re walking with no gear. Add all your gear & that of your children, & it’s much more of a haul.

 

Overall, Frasers Crossing is a very nice place to stay if you know what you’re getting into, & are ok with it.  If you don’t mind the walk to the lifts, this is a very comfortable place to stay.”

 

– A Client from Boulder, Colorado

Best Ski-in Ski-Out Hotels in Winter Park

If neither option looks like it will work for you: check out VRBO in Winter Park for a wider range of accommodations.  GWTW Tip: When looking on VRBO, make sure to filter your results with theSki-in/Ski-Out” option, to narrow it down to places that are truly next to the slopes…

xoxo Noelia

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