by Cindy Hirschfeld
For skiing or snowboarding, you can’t beat the ski-in/ski-out access of the massive Zephyr Mountain Lodge, just 100 feet from one of the ski area’s main chairlifts. The one- to three-bedroom units in this condominium hotel have full kitchens and gas fireplaces (no individual washers or dryers, though; those are elsewhere in the building). Decorated in a luxe mountain rustic style (think lots of wood and natural stone accents), the lodge is one of the nicer family-friendly places you can stay in Winter Park. A fitness center and four outdoor hot tubs are onsite.
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- Four hot tubs onsite
- Ski-in/Ski-out slopeside condos
- Kids' programs at the Kids' Ski & Rides School
My husband and I decided to take a ski trip for our 10 year anniversary with our 8 and 6 year old. We booked through a TA for flight, rental car and Zephyr Lodge. I did the reservations for equipment, ski lift and ski school. Overall it was an easy process, I called the resort and asked a million questions. I received the confirmation via email and a few months late, I emailed back was one more question about snow tubing. Great customer service! We decided to pay extra for the resort since it was out first time to ski. The rentals seemed good quality, no problems at all there. Zephyr lodge was so close to the slope which we were thankful for after skiing all day. There were lockers on the first floor which also made it easy. Ski school was great! My husband was more advanced than me but I learned enough to get myself safely to the bottom each trip. We made reservations for Sunset Lodge for dinner one evening and it is absolutely overrated. Don't waste the money for this place. There was also a false alarm fire while we were there. Unsure if it was real or not, we tracked down the stairs but then could not find an exit. The lowest level is the parking garage and the second level led us out a door that was covered in about five feet of snow. So we end up going back up three flights of stairs and out to the lobby where we were told it was a false alarm. They may want to update some signs for that.
by Arthur H
We snuck out for a 3 day mid-April ski trip. The condo was quiet, convenient and well appointed. Best was convenience with the parking garage underneath, ski lockers on the main floor, and hot tube outside. The elevator made access to everything easy.