For summer, enjoy Mountain biking, Music Festivals, hiking, and golfing . Winter Park boasts a number of fine restaurants and pubs . Visitors to Grand County are quick to realize the magnificence of their surroundings, being engulfed by the Continental Divide it is hard not to . Visually it can be overwhelming one can easily neglect the history behind the rustic mountain towns that make Grand County what it is .
Winter Park began as two small settlements, Old Town and Hideaway Park . Old Town came into existence because of the construction-taking place on the Moffat Tunnel . Hideaway Park came to be simple because it is located near the ski Resort . It began as a small settlement with only a handful of buildings and people . On August 1st 1978 the town was founded and became Winter Park . Shortly after that Nick Teverbaugh was elected mayor and has remained the mayor for over twenty years . In 1980 Winter Park grew again incorporating the West Portal Village . The West Portal Village became the home of the Mary Jane Base and various other buildings at the resort such as the Iron Horse Resort . With the mission statement being, to actively develop as a quality resort community, which reflects the beauty of our natural surroundings, visitors can be certain to have a unique experience taking in the culture of such a passionate town . Minutes away from the excitement of the ski slopes and conveniently located .
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