Winter Park

85°F
Current Population
1,237
Elevation Level
9052 ft

About Winter Park

Winter Park is located in Grand County, Colorado, and is situated at an elevation of 9,000 feet. The valley is surrounded by the Arapaho National Forest and three Wilderness areas: Indian Peaks, Byers Peak, and Vasquez. Nearby Rocky Mountain National Park has set aside 265,727 acres of natural land and wildlife habitat for the public to enjoy. 

Tourism is the main source of industry in Winter Park and the surrounding area, while ranching and agriculture are the primary industry in western Grand County. The Town of Winter Park is 7.5 square miles, including the base village of Winter Park Resort – one of the most notable ski resorts in Colorado - and has long been popular with Denver metro residents. And with a name like Winter Park, it's easy to see why! Neighboring town Fraser is more service-oriented, housing a grocery store, elementary school, library, town hall, and drug store. Winter Park is only 90 minutes northwest of Denver, 90 minutes from Summit County, and two hours from the Vail Valley. Winter Park is easy to get to from Denver International Aiport, fly in from wherever and hop on the Winter Park Express Ski Train and be whisked away to Winter Park. 

Explore Winter Park

Entertainment & Culture

Winter Park features a downtown area and newer modern ski village that are occupied by  shops and restaurants that are unique to this mountain town. Winter Park has many fun events and festivals thoughout the year that encourage you to keep coming back!
 

  • Winter Park Resort many trails and terrains plus shops and restaurants as well as warm-weather activities. 

  • Arapahoe Ski Lodge is a relaxed hotel with an indoor pool and sauna. 

  • Rollins Pass is a popular recreational location for its spectacular views, wildflowers, hiking, and photography during the summer months.

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Popular Restaurants

Activities in Winter Park are sure to leave you hungry, and good thing there are many delicious restaurants, cafes, breweries and bars to fill you up! 

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Parks

It may not come as a surprise with a name like Winter Park that the cold-weather sports and activities are very popular in this mountain town. Outdoor enthusiasts enjoy skiing at Winter Park Resort and nearby Granby Ranch Ski Resort and you can also partake in snowmobile tours, sleigh rides, snowshoeing, tubing and dog sledding! 

However, the snow gives way to a beautiful summertime setting thats ideal for hikers, bikers, fishers and horseback riders. If you love being on the water, Winter Park is close to some of the largest lakes in Colorado - Granby and Grand Lake. 

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About the Community

East Grand Middle School

Summary
  • District East Grand School District No. 2
  • Phone (970) 887-3382
  • Address 251 W DIAMOND AVE
  • County Grand County
  • Grade 06 - 08
  • Instructional Level Middle School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten No
  • Kindergarten No
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement No
  • Before and After School Program No
  • Gifted and Talended Program Yes
  • Elementary School Indicator No
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct +10% to +15%
  • Total Reported Enrollment 330
  • Student Teacher Ratio 12

Fraser Valley Elementary School

Summary
  • District East Grand School District No. 2
  • Phone (970) 726-8033
  • Address 125 EASTOM AVE
  • County Grand County
  • Grade PK - 05
  • Instructional Level Elementary School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten Yes
  • Kindergarten Yes
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement No
  • Before and After School Program No
  • Gifted and Talended Program Yes
  • Elementary School Indicator Yes
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct +1% to +5%
  • Total Reported Enrollment 270
  • Student Teacher Ratio 14

Middle Park High School

Summary
  • District East Grand School District No. 2
  • Phone (970) 887-2104
  • Address 795 N 2ND ST
  • County Grand County
  • Grade 09 - 12
  • Instructional Level High School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten No
  • Kindergarten No
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement Yes
  • Before and After School Program No
  • Gifted and Talended Program Yes
  • Elementary School Indicator No
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct +1% to +5%
  • Total Reported Enrollment 400
  • Student Teacher Ratio 14

Population, Weather and Economics

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Population

Population Details
  • Population 1,237
  • Population 5 Yr Projection 1,424
Households
  • Total Households 598
  • Households 5 Yr Projection 689
  • Average Size of Household 2.00
  • Households With Children 75

Climate & Weather

Summary
  • Annual Precip In 22.93
  • Avg Jan Low Temp 1.73
  • Avg Jul Low Temp 40.25
  • Avg Jan High Temp 24.14
  • Avg Jul High Temp 67.20
Indexes
  • Ozone Index 140
  • Air Pollution Index 119
  • Earthquake Index 55
  • Hail Index 0
  • Tornado Index 2
  • Wind Index 25

Economics

  • Housing Median Built Yr 1981
  • Maintenance and Insurance Cost 74
  • Health Care Cost 81
  • Transportation Cost 82