View from Rollins Pass
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Winter Park is a year-round, high country playground that is unmatched in natural splendor. Everything is available from skiing to snowcat tours, mountain biking to Alpine Slide rides, and everything in between. Restaurants, shops, entertainment, accomodations -- it's all right here. Enjoy Colorado at its best!
The town of Winter Park grew out of a small unincorperated community developed around a gas station, a small motel, and a restaurant on Hwy. 40. On January 1st, 1940 Winter Park Ski Area was officially opened. In 1945, two lodges were built: Sportsland Valley (presently Beavers Village) and Miller's Idlewild Inn (which burned down in 1988). They accomodated weekend skiers, hunters, and summer vacationers. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, developers realized the potential of the area and constructed condominiums, motels, and retail shops. The village was incorporated in 1978 and the name was changed from Hideaway Park to Winter Park.
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