Trip Ideas: Winter Park, Colorado

Because who doesn't love a good bump session—and ditching I-70 early.

WHY: Winter Park is the perfect weekend trip from Denver: down to earth, not too far away, and full of knee-busting bumps. And you can smugly pull off I-70 while the rest of the traffic suffers on toward Summit County.

WHAT: Take the bump-skiing test piece: Outhouse at Mary Jane.

WHERE: In December, the resort opened a new restaurant at Lunch Rocks, on the top of Mary Jane. Real foodies, drive to nearby Devil’s Thumb Ranch.