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Winter Park Resort in Colorado to Open Early for 2011-2012 Ski Season

November 8, 2011 By: Adam Leposa


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Following an early snowstorm in Colorado, Winter Park Resort is opening four days earlier than originally planned this ski season on Saturday, November 12. 36 acres and five trails will be accessible via four lifts: Arrow, Gemini, Endeavour and, depending on conditions, Discovery.

“Winter Park Resort is responding to the high demand for early season access to the slopes from Colorado’s Front Range skiers and riders. Also, by opening ahead of schedule we are putting seasonal employees to work earlier than originally expected,” said Gary DeFrange, president and chief operating officer at Winter Park Resort. “Thanks to the hard work of our snowmaking and grooming crews, plus early season snowfall, the runs are primed and ready to go.”

First chair is at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 12, and the resort will be open daily through April 22, 2012, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. weekdays and 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on weekends. On opening weekend lift tickets will be $69 for adults and $49 for children.

The resort will also offer free garage parking at The Village at Winter Park through Tuesday, November 15. The free Cabriolet lift from the Vintage Hotel parking lot to The Village at Winter Park will be running on opening day, but the free shuttle “The Lift” will not be running until Wednesday, November 16.


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Adam Leposa
Adam Leposa is the Online Managing Editor of He has worked as an Editorial Associate in the Children's Division of Simon & Schuster. He is a graduate of...

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By Adam Leposa | November 8, 2011
Four days earlier than originally planned, Winter Park will open this season on Saturday, November 12.