With an average of 889 centimetres of snow a year (and plenty of snowmaking facilities on hand should the heavens misbehave), Winter Park is as snowsure as they come. The lifts get going in November and stay open right through until May, giving you heaps of time to explore this vast winter playground. Just try and avoid the weekends if you don't like queuing - the locals from Denver will be in town. Winter Park comes alive with festive cheer during the holidays. Watch a spectacular Torchlight Parade on Christmas Eve. And the atmosphere at the New Year's Eve fireworks display is electric! Oooo, ahhh!