It's Colorado Time

With spring comes the good, the bad, and the ugly for Winter Park, Colorado

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The Good, the bad, and the ugly
Spring time in the Colorado Rockies
Visit winter park co in the spring

Spring arrived early here in the Colorado Rockies, and with spring comes the good, the bad and the ugly.

The Good

Winter Park, Colorado becomes a lush green sea of new foliage as spring breathes warmth back into the Fraser Valley.

Animal encounters

Play it safe, be aware of your soundings as you begin to venture away from civilization and into the woods. If you are paying attention, you’re likely to see wildlife of some kind. I’m not promising that you’ll see one of the big animals we have here in the Fraser Valley, like bear, moose, elk, deer, mountain lions but you’ll see something.


Spring ushers in summer, and with summer comes a host of outdoor activities you’ve been craving since old man winter took hold of the valley.

Mountain biking
More Summer

Summer Adventure Series

Our Winter Park, Colorado summer adventure series begins again.

The Bad

The End of the 2016/17 Ski Season

The Winter Park Resort’s closing weekend is only a few weeks away. Meaning no more skiing at the Winter Park Resort until the 2017/18 ski season opens next winter.

The Ugly

Mud Season

Locals call our shoulder season, the time between the end of ski season and the beginning of summer biking, our mud season. It’s pretty self-descriptive. The snow begins to melt, and mud quickly replaces our pristine white snow.

Animal encounters

Animal encounters can be both the good and the ugly. Bears come out of hibernation and are as you would imagine, hungaaaary. From now until winter arrives and the bears go back into hibernation, we all need to be extra careful of our trash. Put your trash in a bear safe container (yeah right, bear safe).
Moose start eating the buds off of willows and teaching their newborns the way of the wild, don’t get caught between a cow moose and their calf. It will end bad and more likely ugly for you.

Did I mention the end of the ski season?

Mary Jane Territory Winter Park Ski Resort

The Good part two

I wanted to end on a good note because there’s nothing bad or ugly about Winter Park, Colorado.

The Winter Park Resort just announced that they are extending the season for the Mary Jane side until April 30, 2017.

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With Spring comes the good, the bad, and the ugly in Winter Park, Colorado
Short blog about springtime in the Colorado Rocky mountains.
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