The downside to skiing or snowboarding in Colorado is getting to the resorts and back, given road conditions and traffic along I-70 in winter. The Ski Train  is the answer to this problem, with weekend service to Winter Park from Union Station  in downtown.
Winter Park Ski Resort is owned by the city of Denver  and managed by Intrawest. The small town of Winter Park is to the west of the ski area. There are over 2,000 acres to ski and 134 runs on three mountains here.
In addition, transportation is available to nearby Devil’s Thumb Ranch , the state’s only resort devoted to cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.
It’s possible to walk from the ski resort to the town, but chances are you will need to put your gear in storage or lug it along. The resort provides shuttle service to town during peak ski months, so check www.skiwinterpark.com  for the latest schedules.