Happy Thanksgiving from Winter Park, where the 2019-20 ski and snowboard season is truly here. New terrain is opening daily and tomorrow, November 29, marks the season debut of the much-loved Mary Jane Territory. We are thankful for a great start to the season as Old Man Winter has provided some early bounty for all you snow enthusiasts. It’s a happy start to the holidays in the high country.
The past month’s weather helped Winter Park achieve its earliest opening to date on November 2 and the resort has already accumulated over 60 inches of snow. Turns have been smooth thanks to a couple of early-season storm systems, including a 13-inch dump on November 21 and 22. The mountain currently has a base of 25 to 27 inches and conditions are a mix of machine-made snow and packed powder.
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Ski and Ride
It’s the news you’ve been waiting for: the legendary Mary Jane Territory will be open on Friday, November 29. The Super Gauge Express and Galloping Goose lifts will be ready and waiting for you. Take advantage of over 300 acres of terrain and tackle the latest runs Winter Park has to offer including:
- Mary Jane Trail
- The Corridor
- Lower Arrowhead Loop
- Shoo Fly
The Winter Park territory has been rolling steadily into the new season with plenty of terrain to explore. Classic runs such as Hughes, Cramner, White Rabbit and Jabberwocky are groomed and perfect to wake up those ski legs and reintroduce yourself to your skis or snowboard.
Winter Park Resort has been making history, pioneering and offering fantastic skiing and riding to guests for 80 years. Come celebrate this legacy at the Cheers to 80 Years celebration at Sunspot on Friday, December 6. Enjoy a mountaintop concert by the Railsplitters, try Upslope Brewing‘s new Mary Jane Ale, and enter to win great prizes. Tickets are going fast so make sure to get yours while they’re still available.
The holiday season is here and Winter Park has plenty to see and do for all ages. Get in the spirit of the holiday season with the Holiday Market and Tree Lighting Ceremony on Saturday, November 30. Come out to the base village between 12 and 5 PM to peruse a variety of local crafts, jewelry, sweets and other authentically Coloradan gifts. Be sure to snag a commemorative holiday mug, which will also save you a dollar on any alcoholic beverage purchased at the warming tent. Sip your delicious drinks, let the kids take free pictures with Santa and, at 5PM, ring in the holidays with the Tree Lighting Ceremony as the Village is set aglow with the light of holiday festivities.