This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Winter Park. To help you make friends with Winter Park before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
This snowy town in Colorado in USA is the ultimate place to visit for skiers, snowboarders, or anyone who likes to play in the cold. Winter Park, aptly named, is one of the top mountain holiday destinations in the state, and as such there is something for everyone, from beginners to experienced snow-sport enthusiasts. If you like the winter weather, and everything involved, whether that be the sports or the apres-ski,then Winter Park is the perfect American town for you.
Winter Park is based in the Rocky Mountains, and as such the scenery is breathtaking. Frosty peaks mixed with the green of trees below are sure to give you something beautiful to look at. However, although it is beautiful, most travellers to this town are not just here for the sights. They are here to take part in all the different activities that Winter Park has to offer.
Besides the snow-sports, there are also great, affordable restaurants, a few shops, and of course spas and places to relax after a long day on the slopes. However if you aren’t as much into the snow, Winter Park is still a great place to visit in the summer months. Instead of skiing, you can hike the mountains, and the Rocky Mountain National Park is close by to make a day trip out of it.
Although hostels in Winter Park are on the pricier side of normal hostel costs, this is usually because they are lodge style and offer more luxurious means. You can find a hostel for a cheaper cost, as the town is used to students and backpackers looking for a more economic place to stay. As food and drink is cheap, hostels work out best in the long run for accommodation here, and as you will be spending your time skiing, there is no need to worry about sharing a room with other people - you will most likely be exhausted from a day of exploring the mountain and enjoying the snow.
Written by local enthusiast for Winter Park hostelsJakob Lombardi