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The Alpenglo Lodge has an excellent location in the town of Winter Park with many restaurants and all of the shopping within a 10 minute walk.
The Alpenglo Lodge has an excellent location in the town of Winter Park with many restaurants and all of the shopping within a 10 minute walk. To make life even easier there is a free shuttle service to the base of the mountain at Winter Park resort. The Alpenglo is ideal for the budget conscious traveller; offering good value for money without compromising on comfort and quality.
Guest facilities include an indoor hot tub, complimentary continental breakfast, complimentary parking and complimentary WiFi.
All rooms feature a TV, tea and coffee maker, hairdryer and some rooms have a microwave and refrigerator for an additional charge. Rooms available are a Single room, Queen or King room, and the new ‘Super Suite’ which sleeps up to 6, has a sitting area, plus a wet bar and a microwave and refrigerator.
About Winter Park
Winter Park is the nearest resort to Denver and we think it may well be 'Colorado's best kept secret'. It really is a Coloradans' resort, with Denver folk driving or taking the weekend train up to the domain (67 miles). The town is nothing particularly special, but is typical of small-town USA. A purpose-built village should be in place this year.
There are plenty of genuine advantages - it's great value, there is good skiing for all, the lift system is excellent and there are wonderful views. On top of that, the snow is usually very reliable. Experts will love to get up the 'Vasquez Cirque' for some extreme off-piste. Boarders also receive great coverage, with 3 parks and half-pipes. Cross-country skiers are equally well cared for. The ski school has a very fine reputation and childcare is excellent.
Eateries are fine on and off the mountain, although those in town are rather spread out. Après-ski is quiet during the week, but once the weekenders arrive things definitely heat up. The only real criticisms are the weekend queues and the lack of off-snow activities. In addition you will have to take a free bus to access the skiing. Overall, though, Winter Park is a real gem, especially as it's only 1½ hours from Denver.
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