Long considered Colorado favourite ski resort, and quickly evolving from a secret mountain getaway to one of the state's top winter sport destinations, Winter Park is gearing up for another great season of snow and all that entails.

The end of 2007 will see significant progress made on the new village at the Winter Park base. Construction on a new parking facility and the first wave of slope side apartments is well underway, and preparing the way for a lively mountain village whose shops, restaurants, skating rink, and other projected attractions will enhance the Winter Park experience over the next several years.

Perhaps the most exciting of this year's new on-mountain developments is the completion of the Panoramic Express lift. Ready to be fully operational for the 2007/8 ski season, the Panoramic Express is already making a name for itself as the highest six pack chair lift in North America. Returning visitors will undoubtedly appreciate the Panoramic Express's faster, more efficient access to the former Timberline area. Whisking skiers and riders to an elevation of approximately 12,060 feet, the new lift will provide access to two new intermediate runs, better tree skiing than before, and the always popular Parsenn Bowl.

While Colorado's Favorite resort works to get guests up on the slopes like never before, one Winter Park couple is making it more convenient than ever to get to the mountain. Helen and Rob Brown, owners of Winter Park's only luxury chalet firm, Chalets USA, are getting ready for a third season of operation in Colorado, USA. The couple has found a niche in the market, helping the UK's most discerning ski enthusiasts discover some of the best snow in the US. Chalets USA offers easy, full service winter holiday accommodation, ski and board fittings, and pre-arrangement of lift pass and lesson packages. Groups of 6 or more can save up to 100 pounds per person when booking before October 31st. For further information or to enquire about booking a luxury chalet, contact Helen and Rob Brown

Helen Gienke / Rob Brown UK Tel 01223 655642 US Tel (001) 970 726 4857 (Open 2pm - 10pm UK time)

About the Author

Helen Gienke is a Brit living in Colorado, USA. She owns and operates Chalets USA offering luxury European style catered and self-catered ski chalet in accommodation in Winter Park, Colorado, USA.