Winter_Park_-_Winter_Wonderland by marcusjames

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									Title:
Winter Park - Winter Wonderland

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571

Summary:
Come visit Winter Park, CO and stay at Vacations Inc. while you
experience some of the best snow on earth.


Keywords:
Winter Park, CO, Vacations Inc.


Article Body:
As the 2005-2006 ski season unfolds it appears to be heading for the
record books. The snowfall across Colorado has come in welcome piles of
powder throughout November and December. Revenue and smiles are up as
visitors pour into Rocky Mountain winter wonderland. Next up, breaking
the season barrier of 12 million skier visits.

Winter Park Ski Resort announced that 2005-2006 could become its best
season yet. Winter Park, with its close proximity to Denver, its ski
train (www.skitrain.com), and a small town charm is a local’s favorite.
Accommodations in the surrounding area are plentiful, but for a quaint
and charming retreat, a rental cabin or condo with fireplace is the
perfect choice for a snowy mountain escape. Vacations Inc
(www.vacationsinc.com) specializes in both large and small vacation
rentals for Winter Park and The Fraser Valley.

Winter Park has justifiably gained a reputation for world class skiing
and snowboarding, but many vacationers are now in search of unique
activities to add to the traditional fare of downhilling. In order to
achieve a more rounded winter vacation experience, the valley has evolved
to offer a host of outdoor winter activities both for the skier and non
skier alike.

Winter Park Ski Resort is 3000 acres of greens, blues, and blacks, both
groomed and knee deep in the white stuff. Winter Park is one of
Colorado’s premier resorts and is most easily accessible from Denver and
the airport. Cross country skiing is also popular in Winter Park with
over 260 kilometers of groomed trails. The Fraser Valley offers a wide
variety of choices for skating, classic or venturing off the track.

Numerous companies throughout the valley specialize in snowmobile rentals
and provide maps, grooming information, and guided tours. The snowmobile
tour offered by Grand Adventures (www.grandadventures.com), which aside
from being an exhilarating ride to the top of the Continental Divide and
back, follows the historic “Moffat” railroad route that trains had to use
up until 78 years ago when the tunnel through the mountains was
completed.
Sleigh rides are a romantic way to enjoy a starlit evening in Fraser
Valley. For the animal lover, Dog Sled Rides offer a thrilling journey
through Winter Park's beautiful backcountry. Snow tubing is an
exhilarating ride down the slopes and is a wonderful activity for both
kids and adults alike.

After a long day in the cold, hot mineral baths are great for getting rid
of a chill. Located about 30 minutes from Winter Park, the hot mineral
pools and baths once used by the Ute Indians for their healing powers are
newly renovated. Brian Lence, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for
Vacations Inc described the pools as the “ultimate unique experience…
imagine yourself relaxing in a 112°natural mineral pool, looking out
across the Grand County snow-laden vistas of rivers, meadows and
mountains, and right in front of you along comes a coal train or the
Amtrak California Zephyr to provide the sound effects. It doesn’t get
more unique than that!”

For those who prefer to remain indoors, Winter Park offers quaint shops
of all types and numerous dining locales, both fine and not-so-fine.
Also, the ski train provides an escape to the city lights of Denver’s
downtown for the urban minded.

This season is breaking snowfall records. Winter Park, Colorado’s winter
wonderland is your escape. Come enjoy the powder.

Visit www.vacationsinc.com for Winter Park activities and vacation rental
information.

								
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