2018 Community Spotlight

The Town of Winter Park strives to actively develop as a quality resort community, which reflects the beauty of the natural surroundings. This report highlights the Town’s accomplishments and milestones achieved in the past three years and how they relate to Council's strategic goals. See the downloadable PDF

Economic Development

Recent Improvements Made

  • New parking garage
  • Old Town upgrades
  • Kings Crossing road enhancements & stoplight
  • Two railroad quiet zones installed
  • Commercial Enhancement grants exceeding $300K to local businesses
  • Completed a Town broadband infrastructure study

Imagine Winter Park
The Town is in the process of updating its 2006 Town Plan. The new plan is created through public input and will guide the town for the next 10 years. Learn more

Roam Development
Town Council agreed to annex and zone 172 acres of unincorporated land, mostly south of the downtown core. The mixed-use Roam development will contain up to 1,079 residential units, 440 hotel units, and 72,00 sq. ft. of commercial space.

Affordable Housing

Partnership Highlight: Winter Park Housing Assistance Fund
The Winter Park Housing Assistance Fund was created with funding by Winter Park Resort and the Town of Winter Park in partnership with the Grand Foundation. The fund aims to help full-time residents successfully live and work in Winter Park.


By working with Fraser, Granby, and Grand County, the Lift transit system is able to serve these communities and unincorporated parts of the County during peak times of the year.

Public Safety
Recreation & Culture


  • 15 additional miles of trails
  • Trails Master Plan developed
  • Parks & Open Space Master Plan developed
  • Gained 6.5 acres of park land in the Roam annexation
  • Wolf Park expansion, which received GOCO Starburst Award

Tourism & Culture

  • Named 2017 Top Colorado Adventure Town by Elevation Outdoors
  • Added over 40 events & increased Town funding for marketing by 41%
  • Ski train returns with a platform at the Resort
  • New Zephyr Express gondola in the works at the Resort
Financial Security
Operational Excellence
Environmental Friendliness

In 2017, the Town joined forces with the Compact of Colorado Communities and pledged to develop innovative ways to address climate change. Winter Park joined 27 cities and 6 counties that were already a part of the initiative.