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Venture into the Colorado Front Range

Location: Winter Park

Winter Park Ski Resort

Whether you ski or not, attending the Arctic Workshop at the beautiful Winter Park Resort will be a memorable experience. The resort lies just west of the Continental Divide at an elevation of 9,000-12,000 feet (about 2740 - 3660 m).

Skiers and snowboarders should know that Winter Park has some of the best terrain in the country, from great beginner hills to the infamously challenging Mary Jane ski area and the Railyard, Winter Park’s nationally renowned Freeride Park. The resort consists of three interconnected mountain peaks — Winter Park, Mary Jane, and Vasquez Ridge — which share a common lift ticket. Winter Park is also home to a well respected ski school and the national program for disabled skiers.

March is a great time to ski. It has the highest snowfall of any month. And the base depth is often near its maximum.


Please join us for our post-Workshop Saturday SKI DAY. You can buy discount lift tickets via our Workshop registration system and save up to $34 per ticket! See our Winter Park page for more details. The hotel will extend your discount rate too.

The towns of Winter Park and Fraser

The town of Winter Park is located several miles north of the Ski Resort. Winter Park contains an eclectic mix of restaurants, shopping centers, mountain bike outfitters, and a town park. About 2 miles further north is the town of Fraser. Check out its western wear shops, and stop at the Fraser Valley Center for everything from groceries to gourmet cookware.


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Lodging near the slopes

Winter Park Hotel

The hotel is located just across the road from the Ski Resort and its base village. The village includes more resort lodging, shopping, restaurants, residential units, a skating/fishing pond, and open-aired gondola. Shopping and dining is located right at the base of the mountain. Free shuttle service is available to the village as well as for the several-mile-long trip to the town of Winter Park.

Free Wireless

Free wireless internet access is available throughout the Hotel (much better coverage and quality than 2010 Workshop).

Hotel group rate deadline:
Wednesday 17 February 2012

After the deadline, the special rate will be offered only if rooms are still available.

Everyone except Supported Student Presenters should make their own reservations and guarantee with their credit card. Supported Student Presenters should visit our Student Support page for instructions.

Group Rates: $75-$82 for one or two people (cost depends on view, forest vs mountain). Third and fourth person rates are an additional $15.00 per person.

Check-In/Check-Out: The hotel will offer the group discount rate for your whole stay, including those who arrive early or stay late (to ski).

Group code: call toll free 866 726-5151 or email Use reference code 3GN7W8 or 3GN7W9. If you forget the code, you can ask for the "University of Colorado at Boulder INSTAAR" rate. Sorry, but you cannot make your reservations online and get the group rate.


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