Winter Park Resort Announces Series of Improvements, Including Doubling Expert Court

Sunset from Sunspot at Winter Park Resort
Winter Park Resort / Courtesy Photo

Winter Park Resort has announced a series of improvements for the 2022-23 ski season, starting with new land in Cirque Territory and Chutes on Mary Jane. The planned new terrain is called “Jelly Roll”, due to its steep terrain and ability to hold light, fluffy snow for days after a storm. Additional terrain within the falls includes avalanche controlled access to the popular “Powder Field” area between Trestle and the falls. The resort says skiers and snowboarders will have access to nearly twice as much expert terrain as last season.

Additionally, the station announced:

More grooming and sooner

Expect improvements to grooming operations which the resort says will allow for a more varied field opening sooner rather than later. With additional grooming resources and personnel, the resort will also be better prepared to make snow when and if conditions permit. Based on customer feedback, the resort will focus on grooming steeper terrain and other select runs, creating longer, steeper and more varied groomed runs for skiers and snowboarders. Winter Park grooming and snowmaking crews and technology help the resort have one of the longest winter seasons in Colorado.



Parking improvements

As Winter Park continues to grow and evolve, having adequate parking for guests remains a priority, and parking is a primary consideration as the resort creates and evaluates future development plans. For this season, expect a significantly expanded G Lot car park at the northern end of the Bonfils area opposite the main resort entrance. The expansion is expected to be complete by the time the resort opens for this season. The station is also widening a section of Mary Jane Road to accommodate more parking at the Mary Jane base. All parking improvements this season will result in almost 350 additional parking spaces.

More evening activities

Winter Park invests in evening operations, including ice skating, guided sunset skiing, and snowmobile and snowshoe tours with hot drinks and s’mores under a sparkling night sky. New this year, the Winter Park slide track will be open after dark. The resort is also expanding its mountaintop after-festivities at Sunspot to Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, starting in mid-December. The gondola is free after 4 p.m., so anyone can partake in the fun (and the views) at 10,700 feet.



About Winter Park Resort

Located less than 70 miles from the city of Denver and flanked by the Continental Divide, Winter Park Resort is defined by its pristine natural surroundings, strong pioneering heritage and unique Colorado culture of adventure. During the winter, Winter Park receives some of the most consistent snowfall in the state on its more than 3,000 acres of world-class terrain, and was voted the #1 ski resort in North America by USA Today three of the past four years. During the summer, the resort is home to the famous Trestle Bike Park and has been nominated numerous times as Colorado’s Best Adventure Town. For more information, visit http://www.winterparkresort.com.

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