Winter Park Colorado hotels have dotted the snowy landscape since the 1940s, when the Winter Park Ski Area opened up nestled in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, featuring 3,000 acres of Colorado's deepest snow. In fact, Winter Park enjoyed a whopping 365 inches of snow last season! Compared to other Colorado ski vacation destinations, Winter Park is considered one of the more affordable, quaint and family-friendly options – more so than Breckenridge or Telluride. The reasonable prices and the close proximity to the Denver International Airport makes Winter Park an ideal Colorado ski vacation!

Visiting Winter Park Colorado hotels evokes the atmosphere of a 19th Century frontier town, with its log cabin lodges and rustic bungalows. However, it wasn't until the 1920s that the town really started to pick up, with railroad tunnels, waterwheels, service stations, cafes and tourist cabins popping up. Soon came a saloon, a garage, a nightclub and double the population, even though much of the country was in a depression.

Though the economy is troubled, many of the Winter Park Colorado hotels are booked for the 2009-2010 season already as ski-bunnies clamor to see the millions in renovations that the Winter Park Ski Area is ambitiously unveiling this year. There will be a new $5.8 million dollar air gondola transporting 2,800 people from the parking lot to the heart of the village. They've also spent $250,000 to upgrade their rental gear and spruced up the village with a number of new shops and restaurants, making this an exciting year for Colorado ski vacations, to say the least!

The best Colorado ski vacations often involve many friends and family members, as well as large buffet meals, luxurious bedding and convenient transportation to and from the ski resorts. When skiers aren't out on the slopes, they want to relax their tired bones by the fire or soak in a steamy hot tub. One of the popular Winter Park hotels is the Beaver Village Hotel offering Pine Rooms, Aspen Rooms, and Dorm Rooms to accommodate a variety of budgets and experiences. Those looking to save a buck can book a discounted all-in-one package through Beaver Village and can enjoy cooking meals in their own en-suite kitchen.

Guests staying at the Beaver Village Winter Park hotels, condos and resorts can keep their adventure on the slopes or can branch out, adding romantic sleigh rides and dinners, Winter Park Area tours or other entertainment options. With spacious floor plans and close proximity to all Winter Park Lodging amenities, Beaver Village has become a local favorite for couples, families and world adventurers.

 Author Resource:->  Despite economic downturn, Winter Park hotels continue to book up for the 2009-2010 season because of the affordable Colorado ski vacation offers and the many accommodation options. From hostels, dormitories and B&B's -- to condos, townhomes and private residences, there's something for every price range. Winter Park lodging remains a great place to take family and friends.