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Snow Report Dec 19: Winter Storm Finley Brings the Goods

Wow! What a week and what a storm at Winter Park! Ullr sent a strong flow out of the northwest that delivered the goods and then some. Turns have been deep and more terrain continues to open across the mountain.  As we approach Christmas and the New Year, Winter Park has plenty of great snow to shred and events to check out. Venture out to the mountains this holiday season and explore all Winter Park has to offer. 

Snow

It’s snorkel season at Winter Park! Over the weekend Winter storm Finley came out of the Northwest and brought the snow. Then more! Even some after that! In total, the mountain received its most significant accumulations of the year from the storm, a total of 28 inches throughout the weekend. That brought the season’s snowfall to 114 inches and built up a 51 inch base. According to Open Snow, the mountain currently has 159% of its 30-year average snowpack, meaning conditions are excellent for mid-December.  Turns are soft and satisfying and, although the storm has passed, plenty of fantastic snow remains to be found.  

Ski and Ride

Sunnyside and Pioneer chairs are now open for the season and offer access to some of the softest snow on the mountain. Check out trails like Bluebell, Aces and Eights and Gambler for some dream-like conditions and satisfying turns. With a deepening snow base, now is a great time to check out off-piste terrain like High Lonesome Trees for soul-satisfying cruising and secret powder stashes. If you’re looking for corduroy, take laps down Cranmer and Phipps for the smoothest turns. Thanks to the recent storm, over 1300 acres are now open for shredding. Four terrain parks are also dialed in for the jumpers and jibbers. With 31 features, skiers and riders have plenty of options to throw down on. More terrain will be added soon, so stay tuned for even more options!

Events

Thursday marks the start of another three days of Mountaintop Après at Sunspot so head on up after a day exploring the mountain for great drinks and views from nearly 11,000 feet. If you’re feeling tired and sore from shredding, check out Snowga, beginning Friday at 4:30 in the Village. Take advantage of a 30-minute yoga class led by a certified instructor to relieve tired muscles and be ready for the first chair Saturday morning!  

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